Learn the complete culinary history of America’s oldest settlement while strolling through historic downtown Pensacola. You will experience abundant and diverse flavors from specially selected destinations of Pensacola’s colorful restaurants ranging from traditional foods to nouvelle cuisine. Are you ready for the flavor-bombs?
Come hungry. This is where the fun begins. You will visit (5/7) restaurants and eat food that is diverse and eclectic, just like Pensacola. Along the way you will learn what people ate throughout the entire history of Pensacola, beginning with the native indigenous population 1,000 years ago. You will find out what the earliest Spanish settlers brought with them, as well as what people ate through every occupation of Pensacola through English, French, Confederate, and as a city of the United States. This is a lunchtime tour. The price is $55.Palafox Trot
Our dinnertime tour. This is an evening in old Seville. You will be tasting greatness from five of downtown’s destination dining spots. Most of the historical tour is the same as the Palafox-Trot with some different historical info on the area around Seville Square park. The cost is $65.Seville Stroll
Come get caffeinated. Pensacola is home to numerous excellent coffee houses and this tour will take you directly to them. You will visit five premiere coffee vendors and sample their diverse specialties ranging from dark roasts, oat milk cappuccino, cold brews, French Presses, and iced coffees. There will even be a nibble or two. You will be sampling multiple coffee drinks, none are full size but please be aware you will be ingesting caffeine. The price is $35Bayou Buzz
We worked diligently with State of Florida and University of West Florida Historians and Archaeologists.
On local foodways and historical documents, shipping manifests and European period culinary traditions
Consumed while writing the tour
Duel Christian is the founder/historian/and guide for Seville Savories. His maternal great grandfather was an early naval aviator at Pensacola NAS in the early 1930’s. Duel currently lives in the same home he purchased in 1936. His grandmother, Mary Wesley, was a past president of the Pensacola Historical Preservation Society, as well as a curator and tour guide for the Walton House and Quina House Museum. Duel grew up immersed in the deep history of Pensacola. For nearly three decades Duel was a television producer/director. His first job was as a camera operator on a nationally syndicated PBS cooking show, Gourmet Cooking with Earl Peyroux. His job was to get closeup shots on Earl’s hands while he cooked. From there Duel went on to produce/direct over 300 cooking shows on various network affiliates around Northwest Florida/Southern Alabama. Duel has been a freelance writer and was a feature writer for Florida Wildlife Magazine for six years where he developed recipes on cooking game and fish. As a Celtic musician, Duel traveled all over the southeastern U.S. singing and performing Celtic music in pubs and festivals for a couple decades. It was Duel’s love of history, cooking, and performing that lead him to this place. He gets to have an audience, share his love of food and history, and promote local restaurants in his beloved hometown.