Bring your appetites and passports: On Wednesday, July 20th, we’re heading to Peru, Thailand and Mexico—without leaving Union Square!

We will nibble our way around the globe by visiting three different restaurants: Machu Picchu, Ronnarong Thai Tapas and Cantina La Mexicana. At each stop, we’ll chat with restaurant owners to learn about their cultural heritage and get the culinary backstories to the exotic fare being offered.

The tour will kick off at Machu Picchu with Passionfruit Pisco Sours and traditional Peruvian cuasas (featuring Peru’s most famous chile: ají amarillo). Then we’ll hop over to Ronnarong for papaya salad, paradise beef and Lemongrass-infused Thai sangrias (shown here). We’ll end our roving feast at Cantina La Mexicana to enjoy  several different Mexican bites and sample-size margaritas—your choice of prickly pear, blackberry, jalapeño or habanero. (Disclosure: We tasted a habanero margarita the other night. A mere sip was painful, but we know heat masochists out there enjoy this sort of thing.)

This Union Square tasting tour offers a great (and cheap!) opportunity to enjoy an array of the scrumptious offerings found in this up-and-coming food hub. If your mouth is watering, please sign up soon, because space is limited.

Date & Time:  Wednesday, July 20th; 7-10pm
Location: Meet at Machu Picchu, 307 Somerville Avenue
Cost: $20
How to register: Send an email to our fab ArtsUnion intern, Elysian McNiff:
Future tours: We’re guessing demand will exceed space on this tour; if this tour fills up before you have a chance to sign up, we’ll keep your name and hope to get you on a future tour.
Note: Tour goers must be 21 years of age