New Orleans Culinary History Tours
Some say the cuisine of New Orleans is the most distinctively recognized regional cuisine in the United States. The cuisine of New Orleans is heavily influenced by Creole and Cajun food traditions. Of course, seafood also plays an important role when it comes to cooking in New Orleans. We at New Orleans Culinary History Tours are committed to preserving and teaching this unique part of our country’s and this city’s cultural heritage. If you join our tours, you will learn how to cook traditional New Orleans dishes and the history behind them. Take a look at some of our tasting tours:
Tasting Tour of the French Quarter
This tour gives you the chance to immerse yourself in the history of New Orleans while learning how its unique cuisine evolved. We will tour select historic restaurants while discussing their culinary contributions – including the two oldest (Antoine’s and Tujague’s, established in 1840 and 1856, respectively). You will will learn to appreciate the differences between Creole and Cajun cuisine, and will hear of the varied ethnic influences that contribute to New Orleans cuisine. Also, enjoy a Roux cooking demonstration by a creole chef. Food samplings include: Seafood Gumbo Creole, Turtle Soup, Shrimp Arnaud, Muffaletta, Cannoli’s, Gelato, Brisket with Creole Sauce, Red Beans and Rice and Pralines. Book here today!
A New Orleans Cooking School Culinary Experience
Start your adventure with a New Orleans Cooking cooking school demonstration and learn the basics of Louisiana cooking while enjoying a tasty lunch. A culinary tour of the French Quarter will follow. During the tour, you will learn about the history of New Orleans and how its unique cuisine has evolved. We will teach you some of the differences between Creole and Cajun cuisine and you will discover the varied ethnic influences that contribute to New Orleans cuisine. Book here today!
New Orleans Cocktail Tour
This tour visits some of our most historic French Quarter restaurants and bars, and celebrates some of our classic, historic drinks. You will learn about the history behind such classics as Absinthe and the Sazerac, declared the official drink of New Orleans by our state legislature. You will also find out more details about the Choctaw Indians who knew of the special properties of the water now used in the production of our very own Abita Beer. Book here today!