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  • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Duration:  2 to 3 hours
Kick off the weekend with this laid-back Friday afternoon New Orleans cooking class that allows you to participate as much or as little as you like. Make southern appetizers such as pecan praline bites, asparagus salad with poached eggs and Lafayette potato salad, and shake up popular local cocktails as your guide explains how the food and drink culture of New Orleans has evolved over the years. Savor your meal with your small group limited to 16 people after your educational and interactive class.


  • New Orleans cooking class focused on appetizers and cocktails
  • Listen as your instructor discusses New Orleans's rich culinary heritage and explains various cooking techniques
  • Help cook and mix cocktails, or simply offer suggestions and help with presentation if you prefer
  • Make southern specialties such as praline bites, grits and gumbo
  • Savor several appetizers and three tasting-size cocktails at the end of your class
  • Take home recipes and a glossary of terms
  • Small-group tour limited to 16 people to ensure a more intimate experience

What You Can Expect

New Orleans Cooking Class: Appetizers and Cocktails

Cooking Class Prep

Head to the Faubourg Marigny neighborhood of New Orleans for your casual Friday afternoon cooking and cocktail-making class. Find all the ingredients for your meal chopped and measured so you can concentrate on using cooking techniques such as braising, sautéing and frying to help prepare the pre-set menu of Cajun and Creole favorites. If you prefer, offer tasting feedback and help with plating instead of cooking. Whatever you decide, the pace of the class is relaxed so you have plenty of time to take notes, socialize and enjoy a glass of beer or wine (own expense).

Your class menu includes three southern appetizers such as pecan praline bites, chicken and andouille gumbo, Lafayette potato salad, fried ham steak, braised bacon and smoked Gouda grits, artichoke and hollandaise sauce, and asparagus salad with poached eggs. In addition to whipping up these dishes, shake up a few classic New Orleans cocktails to start the weekend off right!

Throughout your class, your instructor helps your group prepare your meal on shared kitchen equipment and talks about the rich culinary legacy of New Orleans. Finally, it's time to enjoy the authentic local meal you helped create! Savor the hearty appetizers and three tasting-size cocktails with your small group. After the 2 to 3 hours you spend in class, walk away with recipes, a glossary of local lingo and a better appreciation for the world-class food and drink in New Orleans.
From USD $ 79.00

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