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New Orleans Lunch & Lesson: Cajun & Creole Cooking Class

1. New Orleans Lunch & Lesson: Cajun & Creole Cooking Class

Learn the basics of Louisiana Cooking with cajun and creole chefs teaching New Orleans specialties such as Gumbo, Jambalaya and Pralines, seasoning them with history, trivia and tall tales. The chef will share the fascinating history of New Orleans, and how culture and cuisine are interwoven. Follow along and learn how to make mouth-watering creole and cajun dishes and dig in after the class. At the end of the class, you will receive a coupon to use in the general store and are encouraged to go home and try to make the dishes yourselves.  The general store, as well as the classroom, are both located in a renovated molasses warehouse built in the early 1800s in the heart of the French Quarter. The store has a thoughtful collection of the best locally sourced products and is the home of the famous Joe's Stuff Creole Seasoning, used and loved by local chefs and visitors alike. Program of Menus: 10 AM Class · Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday: Gumbo, Jambalaya, Bread Pudding and Pralines · Monday: Gumbo, Red Beans and Rice, Pecan Pie and Pralines · Tuesday: Gumbo, Jambalaya, Bananas Foster and Pralines · Thursday: Corn & Crab Bisque, Shrimp Creole, Bananas Foster & Pralines · Friday: Crawfish Etouffee, Shrimp and Artichoke Soup, Bread Pudding, Pralines 2 PM Class · Saturday: Crawfish Etouffee, Shrimp and Artichoke Soup and Pralines · Sunday, Tuesday: Corn & Crab Bisque, Chicken Etouffee and Pralines · Monday, Thursday, Friday: Gumbo, Jambalaya and Pralines · Wednewday: Gumbo, Chicken Creole, Pralines

New Orleans: Culinary Experience and Cocktail Tour

2. New Orleans: Culinary Experience and Cocktail Tour

Discover the rich culinary history of New Orleans on a tour that combines a cooking class with a French Quarter cocktail tour. First, learn about the basics of Louisiana cuisine from a professional chef during an entertaining demonstration, then sample classics such as jambalaya, gumbo, and pralines. When your cooking class ends you'll have a few minutes to shop in the General Store before your tour guide arrives at the school to pick you up for the second part of your tour. Admire the architecture of the French Quarter as you stroll through the neighborhood, stopping in historic bars to sip the Big Easy’s most celebrated cocktails. Discover the flavors and culture of New Orleans during this fun and informative tour.

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What people are saying about New Orleans School of Cooking

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 161 reviews

A really interesting and informative experience! Not just a cooking class, sort of a look at the history of New Orleans and it’s people. Be sure to take it with Pat! I can’t tell you how much our group of 6 enjoyed the experience.

Wonderful value for money, great Chef with light banter, coupled with deep knowledge of the cuisine history. Such a positive vibe.

This stop was a wonderful highlight of our fourth trip to NOLA. Highly recommend!

Very engaging and interesting informative good value loved it food was delicious

Harriet was a wonderful instructor and the food was great. Highly recommend!