There's an abundance of treats for taste-buds on this delightful culinary tour.
Learn to cook Louisiana-style at a famous School where fun is an essential ingredient in the kitchen. Enjoy listening to history, tall tales and trivia as you watch Creole and Cajun experts demonstrate specialties such as Gumbo, Jambalaya, and Pralines.
Sample classic New Orleans fare at lunch before exploring the French Quarter in the company of an expert on culinary history. Enjoy the ambience of one of America’s most interesting neighborhoods and try out delicious dishes at renowned eateries.
To round off your day of gourmet pleasures, relax ‘Big Easy’ style while enjoying dinner and a drink at the renowned Tujague's Restaurant.
This is a flexible package so, instead of doing all the activities in one day, you could spread them out over a period of time. It's your call.
The package is designed so you can easily cover all the venues in one day. However, your voucher is valid for one year after purchase, so you can spread the activities out over a period of time if you prefer.
Your first destination, at 10:00am, is the famed New Orleans School of Cooking at 524 St. Louis Street. Housed in a renovated 19th century molasses warehouse in the French Quarter, the School teaches the basics of Louisiana cooking in a way you'll never forget.
The classes are led by well known local chefs skilled in the arts and traditions of Cajun and Creole cuisine. These experts will show you how to make New Orleans specialties such as Corn & Crab Bisque, Gumbo, Jambalaya, and Pralines. As they demonstrate the world-famous dishes, they will entertain you by adding fascinating snippets of folklore, fun and trivia to the culinary mix.
As a souvenir of your master class you will receive a complimentary copy of the ‘Class Act Cookbook’ to help you create delicious New Orleans-style meals at home.
You will enjoy lunch at the New Orleans School of Cooking. Menus vary but a sample of what you might expect is given below:
Red beans and rice, gumbo, corn and crab bisque or shrimp and artichoke soup
Corn bread, jambalaya, shrimp creole, or crawfish etouffee
Pecan pie or bread pudding; and pralines
Beverage of ice tea, coffee, water, Abita root beer, or Abita beer
Your visit to the School of Cooking ends at around 12:30pm.
You will then have some free time in the French Quarter before making your way to the meeting point for the New Orleans Culinary History Tour. This is at Antoine's Restaurant, located at 713 St. Louis Street. Please arrive before 1:50pm when the tour begins.
During your 3-hour New Orleans Culinary History Tour, your expert English-speaking guide will reveal the rich culinary history of New Orleans. You will stroll through the fascinating French Quarter, over 200 years old and one of the most interesting neighborhoods in the whole of the US.
On the way you will sample delicious food selections at historic restaurants. Your walk will also take you past notable landmarks such as St. Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square, where musicians, artists, fortune-tellers, jugglers, and performance artists often gather.
Your culinary history tour ends at around 5:00pm. If you wish, you can then make your way to Tujague's Restaurant at 823 Decatur Street.
Located in the heart of the French Quarter, Tujague's is the second oldest restaurant in New Orleans. Here you can enjoy an unforgettable dining experience in the original Creole tradition. Dinner is not included in your package but you are entitled to a complimentary drink with your dinner purchase. Tujague's is open between 5:00pm and 10:00pm.
Your delightful day ends at Tujague's and you need to make your own arrangements for getting back to your accommodation.
New Orleans School of Cooking: Daily
Tujague's Restaurant: Daily
New Orleans Culinary History Tours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday
Up to 12 hours including travel time.
New Orleans School of Cooking class: 10:00am
Tujague's Restaurant: Open between 5:00pm - 10:00pm
New Orleans Culinary History Tours: Open between 9:00am - 5:00pm
Duration: Up to 12 hours including travel time (Cookery Class & Lunch: 2.5 hours, Culinary History Tour: 3 hours, Dinner: 1 hour)
You need to make your way to the below addresses for the various elements of this package. For transport advice please consult your hotel concierge or www.neworleanstransportation.com
New Orleans School of Cooking: 524 St. Louis Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
Tujague's Restaurant 823 Decatur Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70116
New Orleans Culinary History Tours Antoine's Restaurant 713 St. Louis Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
The tour ends at Tujague’s Restaurant
Wear comfortable walking shoes for the culinary history tour
Your package is valid for one year after purchase, so you can either choose to do all the activities in one day or spread them out over a period of time
For the New Orleans School of Cooking, you should present your voucher to the Register Staff. Please call the telephone number given on your voucher as far in advance as possible to reserve your place. Reservations must be made at least 24 hours before the class date. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the schedule class start time of 10:00am.
For the New Orleans Culinary History Tour, you should present your voucher to the tour guide when you meet at Antoine's Restaurant. Please call the telephone number given on your voucher as far in advance as possible to reserve your place. Reservations must be made at least 24 hours before the class date.
For Tujague's Restaurant, you should present your voucher to the table waiter.
To book a table, please call the telephone number given on your voucher. The restaurant is open between 5:00pm and 10:00pm
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