New Orleans Culinary And Cocktail Walking Tour

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Explore 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. Afterward, 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. You'll discover the flavors and culture of New Orleans during this fun and informative tour!

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Start your food and cocktail tour with a 2-hour cooking demo at the New Orleans School of Cooking. A professional chef prepares classic specialties such as jambalaya, gumbo and pralines while you watch and learn. The class is served with a side of local history that goes into the spices that are essential to Cajun and Creole flavors. The modern-day cuisine of New Orleans opens a window onto the citys rich cultural history, with its roots in the traditions of French, Spanish, Native American and African cooking.

When the class demonstration finishes, snack on generous samples of the dishes, accompanied by complimentary coffee, iced tea and beer. Be sure to take the provided recipe booklet to try making the dishes at home!

After your introduction to Cajun and Creole cuisine, stroll through the historic streets of the French Quarter on a cocktail tour with an expert guide. Learn about the origins of Southern Comfort, invented in New Orleans in 1874. The classic Sazerac cocktail goes back even further to 1850! Purchase any of your favorite cocktails during stops at several historic bars.

As you walk through the French Quarter, look inside the citys oldest restaurant to see its wine cellar and private dining rooms, where some of the most important deals in New Orleans were hatched. Examine the Spanish and French-inspired colonial architecture as your guide shares fascinating stories about the world-famous neighborhood, including the bars and cocktails created here.

After a fun and fascinating 4-hour cooking class and cocktail tour, return to your starting point in the early evening to end your tour.

Please note: Participants do not cook during the culinary demo.

Inclusions for New Orleans Culinary And Cocktail Walking Tour

  • 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

Exclusions for New Orleans Culinary And Cocktail Walking Tour

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


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)

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Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Following your culinary class, immediately walk to the Light House departure point at Toulouse Street at Mississippi River for your Cocktail Walking Tour

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

Adult pricing applies to all travelers

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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

  • 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.

  • great! food and drinks wonderful

  • This tour was amazing!

  • Chef Kevin was knowledgeable and entertaining. We have done a number of cooking classes and this is the best demo class ever.

    The cocktail tour was equally entertaining and informative. The timing between the 2 tours is a little tight, but we made it withvno problem.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • Excellent experience all around. The chef was awesome. Great show, great food, great stories. Cocktail walking tour always a plesure early on in a trip

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