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Get the full Louisiana dining and imbibing experience with a New Orleans cooking class followed by French Quarter cocktail tour. Learn the fundamentals of preparing classic Creole dishes such as gumbo, jambalaya, and pralines during a live chef demo and tasting. Then visit historic French Quarter bars with a cocktail‐savvy guide. Sip on handcrafted mixes and learn the origin of New Orleans most celebrated drinks.
Combination cooking class and French Quarter cocktail tour in New Orleans
Learn to prepare classic Cajun cuisine during a cooking demonstration by a professional chef
Sample generous portions of New Orleans favorite dishes
Take recipes home with you to cook for your friends
See New Orleans through the lens of its culinary history
Visit historic bars where you hear the story of classic New Orleans cocktails, such as the Sazerac
Enjoy the beauty of the French Quarter during your cocktail walking tour
Take your gastronomic tour of New Orleans to a new level with a lively cooking class and a historic cocktail tour! First, make your way to the New Orleans School of Cooking in the French Quarter, where your afternoon excursion begins. Grab a seat with fellow food enthusiasts for the session, during which you’ll get to know a professional chef and hear the history of Louisiana’s soulful cuisine, including the melting pot of cultural influence that distinguishes Cajun and Creole dishes.
As your chef prepares classic dishes such as gumbo, jambalaya, and crawfish etouffée, learn traditional techniques—such as the importance of a good roux—and the variety of unique spices that give classic Louisiana fare its distinctive flavor. After each live cooking demonstration (participants do not cook in this session), indulge in hearty samples paired with tasty local beer, iced tea, or coffee. Take home a complimentary recipe book to hone your cooking chops!
Afterward, take a welcome stroll through the timeless French Quarter. You’ll accompany a local cocktail‐ophile on an evolutionary tour of spirits and drink in New Orleans, stopping at several historic bars to sample iconic cocktails including a Sazerac – invented in 1850!
Between stops, admire the incomparable Vieux Carré (‘Old Square’) – the city’s oldest neighborhood and remaining cultural hub. Learn about French, Spanish, and Creole influence on this famous neighborhood, and view centuries‐old bars and eateries, including the city’s oldest restaurant for a peek at the wine cellar and private dining rooms.
Your combo tour ends back at the starting point with plenty of time to check out a few other favorite local drinking holes—so be sure to get recommendations from your guide!
Reviews by Viator travelers
Cooking and Cocktail tour
, Sep 2019
Highly recommend! Harriet was amazing, made the cooking demo all worthwhile; Joe on cocktail tour A+
Sandi as part of the cocktail tour was wonderful. She was very entertaining and took us to some interesting locations. The food was good as part of the cooking class but I was hoping it would be more hands on. Beware this tour is heavy on the cocktail and light on the food so pace yourself.
Chef Brandon was entertaining, informative, and a great cook. We enjoyed his historical perspective on ingredients and recipes and his permission to make our own versions.
Joe was a very knowledgeable guide of restaurants and bars and provided much little known information on places we visited. More fun than we expected. Anton’s was interesting to visit, but expensive. I would avoid as an Act our place to eat/drink.
Sandi was our guide and literally made our trip! She took us to the coolest bars we’ve ever been and would never have known. She was hilarious and funny and we loved her. We’ll be back and we’ll ask for Sandi for sure!
The highlight of our trip was the cooking class and cocktail walking tour. The chef was fun and gave us great tips for making mouth-watering gumbo, jambalaya and pecan pralines. The walking tour was a blast as tour guide Joe native New Orleanian shared the origin and history of local restaurants and bars, along with the unique drinks created at each bar on the tour. Bring some cash and/or your credit card so you can buy and taste the local drinks at each stop.
Great class at NO cooking school. Excellent tour guide for the cocktail walking tour.
However, we had to call Viator customer service to receive our vouchers for both activities as the email was not received within 48 hours of my booking the tours.
The 4 star rating is an average:
5 stars for the New Orleans Culinary experience. Chef Kevin personality and food are worth the cost. 0 stars for the Cocktail Walking tour weather. A tornado sprouted just before the tour started. Unfortunately, my wife and I could not reschedule because we were departing the next day. 5 stars for Viator and the tour company for handling the refund.