The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco, an AAA Five Diamond hotel in the heart of downtown, continues its series of interactive, engaging and delicious culinary tours this fall and winter, led by Bay Area broadcast veteran Liam Mayclem. The Inside the Kitchen culinary tours, originally introduced in July, are exclusive, behind-the-scenes excursions that showcase the craft, talent and history of San Francisco’s remarkable food and beverage community. Offered to hotel guests and members of the community throughout the year, the next series of tours will take place on November 10, November 16, December 7 and December 14. Curated by expert guide Mayclem and featuring notable local chefs, artisans and bartenders, each Inside the Kitchen tour will explore a different theme — from San Francisco’s cultural history and food legends to craft cocktails and holiday entertaining. The Inside the Kitchentours are inspired by San Francisco’s neighborhoods, as well as the city’s food history and current trends. Each tour includes round-trip luxury transportation from The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco, at least four tour stops with complimentary tastes and fun surprises along the way, special keepsake mementos, a Ritz-Carlton signature tote and, at the conclusion of the evening, an optional four-course group dinner at Parallel 37, the acclaimed Union Square restaurant, by Chef Michael Rotondo. This season lookout for tours of Valencia Street, San Francisco’s iconic Chinatown, holiday shopping and tastings at the Ferry Building, and a festival cocktail tour to some of the city’s top watering holes. Each Inside the Kitchen tour is US$199 per person, with a maximum of 12 guests per tour. The four-course dinner in Parallel 37 isUS $100 per person, including beverage pairing, tax and gratuity. www.ritzcarlton.com/sanfrancisco.