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New Orleans Culinary History Tours

New Orleans, LA, USA
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About New Orleans Culinary History Tours
This walking and tasting tour of the French Quarter will immerse you in the history of New Orleans and how its unique cuisine evolved. We tour select historic restaurants and discuss their culinary contributions - including the two oldest (Antoine's and Tujague's, established in 1840 and 1856 respectively). Visitors will learn the difference between Cajun and Creole cuisine, and will hear of the varied ethnic influences that contribute to New Orleans cuisine. Food samplings include Seafood Gumbo, Turtle soup, Praulines, Brisket with Creole Sauce, Shrimp Remoulade and more. Come join us as we walk talk and taste our way through the rich culinary history of New Orleans.
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Learn the difference between Cajun and Creole cuisine and visit some of New Orleans’ oldest restaurants and sweet shops on this walking food tour through the French Quarter. With all tastings included, it's a delicious way to avoid the tourist traps and experience authentic local flavor, dished up with a side of New Orleans history.
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Roam630758 wrote a review Mar 2020
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We tried. We really did! We had good attitudes we stayed positive throughout. And we did not bail though we thought about it several times. Main points: 1)there was over an hour between the first nibble of food and the second. 2) drinks were scarce and not offered unless we paid and or asked for water and then had to get it ourselves. 3)we seemed like unwelcomed guests at all but one stop. We were literally yelled at to NOT sit at a table we were brought to. And instead had to circle up chairs without a table to awkwardly eat gumbo on our knees. 4)the food was mediocre at best. 5)and finally this was not an inexpensive food tour. We paid $65 for what amounted to the equivalent of a bad happy hour. I’d like to add that we are forgiving and mellow people who would just like those three hours of our life back. Do yourself a favor: don’t make our mistake and skip this one.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Awade1016 wrote a review Mar 2020
Dallas, Texas8 contributions
We did this tour at the second part of the Cooking School Tour. Wish we would have done this on our first day because you learn so much about some of the specials at the restaurants. Portions were fine for us because we got full at the cooking school. By the time we were done my stomach was about to bust. Food was delicious and for someone who comes to NOLA a lot I was able to ask many local questions. Only two others signed up so we almost had a private tour. Guide was great and very knowledgeable. I had eaten at almost everyone of the restaurants but learned things about the specials that I would never know.
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Awade1016 wrote a review Mar 2020
Dallas, Texas8 contributions
Great experience! Info here is for what you should know but nothing was bad. The school doesn’t put together this so you are in with people who are just taking the class. Most tables are tables of 6 or 8. They let you in the room based on when you booked so book early. Try to sit facing the front. If you sit in between the tables you’re going to get the crap knocked out of you during the whole class. Food was amazing and a lot of food, Pictures of beer service throughout. Chef Gumbo Marie was amazing. Then you get an hour break before you need to meet at one of the restaurants for the rest of the tour.
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Kara K wrote a review Feb 2020
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I highly recommend this tour with Annette. She is knowledgeable, fun, and a great guide. Food was in perfectly manageable portions.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Curiosity06299661189, Owner at New Orleans Culinary History Tours
Responded Mar 4, 2020
Thank you for your review. Annette is a great guide and we are fortunate to have her on our team. We will be sure to share your review with her.
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floydzillow wrote a review Feb 2020
Warrenton, Virginia11 contributions
This tour wit Annette was a highlight of New Orleans trip. Unique access to historic restaurants and private museums along with diverse tastings of local favorites. A must if in town for 3-4 days.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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