Trolley Culinary Tours

Join us for an all-inclusive culinary experience aboard the Excelsior Springs Chamber Trolley!

Your adventure begins in downtown Excelsior Springs at Ventana Gourmet Grill. Then you’ll hop aboard the trolley and head out to Elements Destination Restaurant. From there, you will return to downtown to experience more culinary fare from the 88 Restaurant at the Elms Hotel. Each stop will include a delightful pairing of food and drink. The featured menu will be different for each tour so you’ll have a truly unique dining experience every time!

Tours will run on the third Saturday of each month starting May 20 through October 21. Tours will start promptly at 3:30pm at Ventana Gourmet Grill and conclude around 8:00 p.m.

Tickets are $99 per person and include culinary “small plates” paired with an adult beverage at each of the three stops and transportation aboard the trolley. Each tour can accommodate up to 28 guests, while the minimum for the tour to run will be 15 guests. Private parties of 15 or more are welcome to book a tour any time the trolley and venues are available.

Themes and Menu for each tour:

June 17 – Farm to Table
Ventana: Steak with Watermelon Herbed Salad
Elements: Roasted Fennel Chicken
88 @ Elms: Garden Succotash, House Made Ice Cream

July 15 – Classic American
Ventana: Mini Burgers with Potato Salad
Elements: Bacon Wrapped Shrimp with BBQ Glaze and Chicken Satay
88 @ Elms: Spiced BBQ Gulf Shrimp and Aged Cheddar Stone Ground Grits, Sweet Biscuit Strawberry Shortcake

August 19 – French Cuisine
Ventana: Croques Monsieur, French fries
Elements: Chicken Crepe with Fresh Fruit
88 @ Elms: Cassoulet made with Cannellini Beans and August Farms’ Rabbit

September 16 – Best Of…
Ventana: Lasagna, Garlic Toast, Cheesecake
Elements: Italian Dip with Garlic Toast and Crab Cake
88 @ Elms: Barham Farms Fried Chicken with Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes and Braised Local Greens

October 21 – Rustic Fare
Ventana: Grilled Pork with Apple Compote and Glazed Carrots
Elements: Beef Burgundy with Mashed Potatoes
88 @ Elms: Steak Poutine with Hand Cut Fries and Edgewood Farms Cheese Curds

Tours are very popular and often sell out weeks in advance. In order for the venues to be adequately prepared, we can accept reservations up to 2 days before the tour. If you’d like to purchase tickets within 48 hours of the tour, please contact the Chamber to make sure that we can accommodate.

The Chamber reserves the right to cancel if there are less than 15 reservations, in which case, you can be moved to another tour date or your ticket purchase will be refunded. We also have a 48 hour cancellation policy, which states that no refunds are given within 48 hours of the tour.