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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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borrum wrote a review Apr 2022
London, United Kingdom968 contributions335 helpful votes
We have much enjoyed our time in New Orleans and have no hesitation about paying “top dollar” for high quality experiences. This tour was promoted as a educative culinary and cultural experience, where we would “meet the people behind the scenes.” It wasn’t! i) Poor quality destinations - bars serving food; ii) indifferent quality and meagre portions of food on offer - small cups of jambalaya, gumbo, and red beans with rice; iii) only water was offered unless we asked and paid for other beverages; iv) absolutely no engagement with “people behind the scenes.” On the contrary, one establishment had released our seats to “their customers” and we had to wait in the street until alternative upstairs seating was arranged; v) of the 16 paying customers, four left before the end of the tour. This wasn’t an inexpensive culinary tour. It cost $85 per person to participate. We were very disappointed.
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Chris O wrote a review Oct 2021
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Laurent provided an exquisite experience and this was our favorite tour out of four that we took while in Née Orleans. Highly recommend this tour.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Chris K wrote a review May 2021
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We started our first full day in New Orleans with this tour and it was haha down the best decision. Favorite tour we went on the entire trip and learned so much that helped made our trip even better. Our guide Beth was fantastic...a wealth of knowledge and excitement for the city and it's food. Not too much food but it was the best food.... Best gumbo and muffeletta from our visit. And we tried to find better. Truly a great introduction to the city and it's history through the food we ate.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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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, Texas15 contributions6 helpful votes
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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