Historical and Architectural Tour and Dinner in Chinatown *Offsite*

The tour includes the history of Chinatown from 1840's till today and the major events that impacted its development. The history can be traced by observing its architecture, anywhere from Anglo-Saxon brick buildings to the art deco style incorporated into the garment district office buildings. The walking tour will take 1 hour and 15 minutes and followed by dinner in Chinatown. The tour will convene at Pai Fung Arch at the end of Beach Street in front of the Hot Pot Buffet restaurant. The Tuition includes the cost of dinner, soft drinks, taxes, and tip. The instructor will send a welcome information package via email one day prior to the class. Instructor: Elliot Savitzky



Start Date

October 7, 2021




Off Site





Thursday, October 7 from 6-9pm.

The class will convene at the China Town Gate located at the intersection of Beach St and John F Fitzgerald Surface Rd, Boston, MA 02111 (Google Map 42°21'04.6"N 71°03'35.2"W) and then walk to the restaurants together.

This class will meet offsite with a limited student capacity. Please view our In-Person Class Guidelines prior to enrolling.

Instructors: Elliot Savitzky


Elliot Savitzky

Elliot was previously an instructor for the Boston Center for Adult Education, where he shared his love of teaching Asian cooking. Focused on Chinese cooking, he taught "Dim Sum and Then Some," teaching small plate apps and desserts. Additionally, he taught 5 course dinners, soups, and even hand-pulled noodles. Elliot gained his love of Chinese cuisine while learning from Chinese chefs and has been practicing the art for over 30 years. He also taught classes in Pho, Ramen, Korean Fried Chicken, Nepalese trekking food and Deep Dish Pizza.

Another passion is exploring neighborhoods and cultures. This led to the creation of two tours in Boston: Tour of Chinatown, where he retells its history through architecture and food, and the Historical and Pizza Tour of the North End, tracing its history from the 17th century to the modern day, stopping in to three of his favorite pizza spots.