Historical Tour & Dinner in Chinatown *Offsite*

Let's spend the afternoon strolling through Boston's Chinatown. We will be visiting many different locations and retail establishments during the tour such as dim sum, BBQ, Pho, hot pot, noodle shops, as well as restaurants of various cuisines. We will also stop by bakeries, bubble tea shops, herbal medicine shops, live poultry markets, grocery stores, and a ginseng coop, all while discussing the history and architecture of Boston's Chinatown. This will not be a "tasting tour," rather, during the last stop, we’ll enjoy a delicious meal together. Please see the section description for the meeting point. 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

July 14, 2024




Off Site





Sunday, 11am-3pm. Jul. 14. The cost of tuition includes lunch in Chinatown.

The class will convene at the ChinaTown 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. 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.