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New Orleans: Culinary Experience and Cocktail Tour

Product ID: 299015
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Explore the rich culinary history of New Orleans on a tour that combines a cooking class with a French Quarter cocktail tour.
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Learn how to make delicious New Orleanian dishes from a professional chef
  • Take recipes home with you to cook for your friends
  • Visit historic bars and hear the stories of classic cocktails invented in New Orleans
  • Discover New Orleans through the lens of its culinary history
Full description
Start your culinary experience and cocktail tour with a 2-hour cooking demonstration at the New Orleans School of Cooking. Watch as a professional chef prepares classic New Orleanian specialties such as jambalaya, gumbo, and pralines. The class is served with a side of local history which explains about the spices essential to Cajun and Creole flavors.

Learn about the roots and influences of French, Spanish, Native American, and African cooking in modern-day New Orleans cuisine. After your class demonstration finishes, snack on generous samples of the dishes, accompanied by complimentary coffee, iced tea, and beer. Be sure to take the provided recipe booklet to try making the dishes at home!

After your introduction to Cajun and Creole cuisine, stroll through the historic streets of the French Quarter on a cocktail tour with an expert guide. Learn about the origins of Southern Comfort, invented in New Orleans in 1874. Take the opportunity to purchase any of your favorite cocktails during stops at several historic bars.

As you walk through the French Quarter, look inside the city’s oldest restaurant to see its wine cellar and private dining rooms, where some of the most important deals in New Orleans were hatched. Examine the Spanish and French-inspired colonial architecture as your guide shares fascinating stories about the world-famous neighborhood, including the bars and cocktails created here.

After a fun and fascinating 4-hour culinary experience and cocktail tour, return to your starting point in the early evening to end your tour.
  • Guided cocktail walking tour
  • New Orleans cooking demonstration class
  • New Orleans School of Cooking custom spice packet
  • Generous sampling of all items at the cooking school
  • Coffee, iced tea, and beer at the cooking school
  • Recipes
  • Discounts at the general store
  • Drink special coupon
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Additional alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

New Orleans School of Cooking, 524 St Louis St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

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Important information
What to bring
  • Driver's license
Know before you go
• The minimum age requirement for this tour is 21 years old
• Drinks are available for purchase along the tour route
• This is a walking tour on uneven sidewalks and streets, so please wear comfortable shoes
• During warmer months, wearing lightly colored clothing, caps/hats, and umbrellas are recommended
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Gray Line New Orleans

Product ID: 299015