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Overview

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 2‐hour 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.
  • 4-hour 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 and Pimm’s Cup
  • 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 4‐hour afternoon excursion begins. Grab a seat with fellow food enthusiasts for the 2‐hour 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!
Afterwards, 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 Pimm's Cup and 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!

Itinerary

10am Class at New Orleans School of Cooking
Monday: gumbo, jambalaya and pralines
Tuesday: corn and crab bisque, chicken etouffée and pralines
Wednesday: gumbo, chicken Creole and pralines
Thursday: gumbo, jambalaya and pralines
Friday: gumbo, jambalaya and pralines
Saturday: shrimp artichoke soup, chicken etouffée and pralines
Sunday: corn and crab bisque, chicken etouffee, and pralines

4pm Guided Cocktail Walking Tour at Gray Line Lighthouse (Toulouse Street at Mississippi River)


Reviews

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e
, Oct 2018

Michael the chef and Joe the cocktail tour guide were amazing such great stories and the food and cocktails were great. we had a blast.

S
, Feb 2018

This is a must do tour! Chef Michael was amazing and engaging giving not only food history but the history of New Orleans through food! And the drinks for the cocktail portion? YUMMMMMMMMM!

A
, Feb 2017

Food and drink in New Orleans. It doesn't get any better than this.

B
, Oct 2016

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.

J
, Sep 2016

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.

d
, Aug 2016

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.

S
, Aug 2016

great! food and drinks wonderful

C
, Jul 2016

This tour was amazing!

M
, Jun 2016

This was definitely a highlight for us. Apart from picking up some valuable hints on creole food preparation, we were highly amused by the humorous and uplifting personality of Kevin Belton.
Then our cocktail walking tour really completed a nice afternoon for us. We visited establishments that we most likely would not have sought out on our own The Court of the Two Sisters, Antoine's.The tour guide, Sandra Smith, was so entertaining and full of life that I considered her a real NOLA gem. She not only guided us through the Quarter but made numerous recommendations on where to eat during our stay.

M
, Jun 2016

Too bad I cant give the New Orleans Culinary tour with Big Kevin and the cocktail tour with Joe 10 stars. We loved this tour!


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