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Combo Cocktail and Food History Tour

Price USD$120.00


Combo Cocktail and Food History Tour
Combining the history of Louisiana cuisine and New Orleans-style cocktails, this event is a feast for the senses!

Along with your guide you will visit 8 locations: classic Creole restaurants, craft cocktail lounges, neighborhood sandwich shops, pre-Civil War bars, artisan candy stores and more. Once inside you?ll sample 8 different dishes and 4 full-sized drinks that represent the breadth and diversity of our culinary and cocktail heritage: dishes like gumbo, beef brisket, muffulettas, praline and cocktails like the Sazerac, Brandy Crusta, Vieux Carré and more!

With so many dining and drinking options in New Orleans, why not try 8 different places in one fell swoop?!

The walking tour begins at SoBou Restaurant and Bar in the French Quarter neighborhood of New Orleans. You will begin by being introduced to the background of the culinary, cocktail heritageand sample the first two dishes Shrimp and Tasso Pinchos followed by Sweet Potato Beignets. You will then move on to try two pre-Civil War cocktail recipes the Sazerac (1830s) and the Brandy Crusta (1850s). This part of the tour usually lasts about 45 minutes.

The next stop is three blocks away known as Leah\'s Praline\'s, a 3rd generation family owned candy store. You will sample traditional pralines and their unique Bacon Pecan Brittle.

The third stop, Little Vic\'s Sicilian Street Food Café, is another block away and once inside you will sample the Muffuletta sandwich. Little Vic\'s version includes homemade ciabatta bread, olive salad, provolone cheese, sliced ham, mortadella and imported salami.

You will then move on to the luxurious Bourbon Orleans Hotel\'s bar, the Bourbon \"O\", managed by the most published author on cocktail-related books in the world, Cheryl Charming. You will indulge in the classic highball drink of 1840\'s New Orleans known as the Roffignac, along with the first beer in the world made with whole-roasted pecans.

Stop five is NOLA Poboys, a funky dive with great poboys. You will sample their Fried Catfish Po-boy on fresh New Orleans French Bread.

You then move on to the second oldest restaurant in the city, Tujague\'s, which has been open in the original location since 1856. You will dine on their slow-cooked Creole Beef Brisket dish, and wash it down with a Vieux Carré cocktail and a Tujague\'s original from 1919, the Grasshopper.

Moving one block over you will enter Pepper Palace and sample an unlimited variety of hot sauces, BBQ sauces, Buffalo Wings sauces, salsas, olive oils, dry rubs and more. Customers on the tour will also receive a free bottle of Louisiana-style hot sauce when shopping there.

The tour then moves to the kitchen-viewing area of Cafe du Monde, open since 1862. Watch the kitchen staff toss fresh cuts of dough into the hot oil to make New Orleans-style beignets.

Arriving around 4:15pm the last stop is Dickie Brennan\'s Tableau Restaurant, a gorgeous 3-story Creole restaurant facing the main square of the city, Jackson Square. The tour concludes with a delicious Seafood Gumbo made with shrimp (prawn), crab, local oysters, along with two more craft cocktails the Pimm\'s Cup and the French 75.

Guests are encouraged to stay at Tableau past the tour to enjoy Happy Hour and live music.

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Combining the history of Louisiana cuisine and New Orleans-style cocktails, this event is a feast for the senses!

Along with your guide you will visit 8 locations: classic Creole restaurants, craft cocktail lounges, neighborhood sandwich shops, pre-Civil War bars, artisan candy stores and more. Once inside you?ll sample 8 different dishes and 4 full-sized drinks that represent the breadth and diversity of our culinary and cocktail heritage: dishes like gumbo, beef brisket, muffulettas, praline and cocktails like the Sazerac, Brandy Crusta, Vieux Carré and more!

With so many dining and drinking options in New Orleans, why not try 8 different places in one fell swoop?!