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New Orleans Cooking Class & Cocktail Walking Tour

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US$ 72.00
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    What to Expect
    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!
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    New Orleans School of Cooking, 524 St Louis St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
    Departure Time
    2:00 PM
    Return Details
    French Quarter, New Orleans, LA, USA
    • Guided Cocktail Walking Tour
    • New Orleans cooking demonstration class
    • Generous sampling of all items at the Cooking School
    • Coffee, iced tea and beer at the Cooking School
    • Recipes at the Cooking School
    • Discount at the General Store
    • New Orleans School of Cooking Custom Spice Packet
    • Drink Special Coupon
    • Gratuities
    • Alcoholic beverages
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Entry/Admission - New Orleans School of Cooking
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Your experience will start at the New Orleans School of Cooking
    • Please note: This is a demonstration class only; there is no hands-on training
    • In order to help preserve the French Quarter from vehicular traffic, it is requested that you please walk, if possible, to the convenient tour departure point - just a short stroll from most downtown hotels
    • Minimum age is 21 years
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    What fun! Really enjoyed the cooking class. Our chef was knowledgeable and entertaining . Food was delicious. Can’t wait to try the dishes ( especially the soup) at home. Second half was a walking tour of some bars of note in the area. Made some...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Diane Z
    Reviewed 31 August 2019

    Entertaining, plenty of food. Tried new things. Was worth every penny. Take the time take a class!!!’

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank TURNER8512
    AdrienneGLNOSC, Guest Relations Manager at Gray Line, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2019

    The class is wonderful and did you take the cocktail tour to follow. Great combination of New Orleans.

    Reviewed 8 June 2019 via mobile

    Would do again if I ever return to NOLA. Pat (our cooking class instructor) and Brian (our cocktail tour guide) were both FANTASTIC! Pat reminded me of my grandmother. Knowledgeable, sassy, and talented. Brian was a breath of fresh air. He knew as much about...More

    1  Thank hanitup
    Reviewed 25 February 2019

    Pat was amazing. A fantastic storyteller. She demonstrated the cooking of classic New Orleans dishes while relating the history of New Orleans and it's food. The corn and crabmeat bisque was delicious. Cannot wait to make it.

    Date of experience: December 2018
    Thank dominickp850
    Reviewed 1 March 2018

    The cooking class is worth the money. The teacher is great and she gave a great history of the city as she cooked. I did expect that I could cook something myself but it’s all demonstration. I must not have read the fine print. Still...More

    Date of experience: February 2018
    7  Thank saraaZ9420CM
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    • Duration: 4h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Languages Offered: English
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