New Orleans Cocktail and Food History Tour

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  • 4 hr

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 up 6 locations: award-winning seafood restaurants, James Beard Award-nominated craft cocktail lounges, Creole restaurants, artisanal candy stores and more. Once inside you’ll sample up to 8 or more different dishes that represent the modern expressions of our culinary heritage: classic dishes like gumbo, and muffulettas, but also new interpretations like savory fried plantains and curried pork skins! We'll also enjoy 4 full-sized cocktails like the refreshing Pimm's Cup, the rum-heavy Hurricane, the classic Daiquiri and more! This 4-hour gastronomic odyssey is our way of showing you where we like to go now, and what we like to eat and drink once we're there. With so many dining and drinking options in New Orleans, why not try up to 6 different places in one fell swoop?! Note: all venues subject to change based on availability.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Doctor Gumbo Tours

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Bourbon Street

The walking tour begins inside the award-winning Red Fish Grill in the French Quarter neighborhood of New Orleans. You will begin with Alligator Sausage & Seafood Gumbo. We also kick the party off with our first cocktail here: the Cat 5 Hurricane. This part of the tour focuses historically on the pre-colonial and colonial period of Louisiana history, and usually lasts about 35 minutes.

Duration: 35 minutes

Stop At: Pepper Palace

Moving four blocks down you will enter Pepper Palace, where we begin to discuss the Cajun influence, and sample an unlimited variety of hot sauces, BBQ sauces, Buffalo Wings sauces, salsas, dry rubs and more. Customers on the tour will also receive a free bottle of Louisiana-style hot sauce.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Royal Street

From there you move 4 blocks up to Leah’s Pralines: a 3rd generation family-owned candy store. You will sample traditional pralines and their unique Bacon Pecan Brittle.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: French Quarter

The next stop is two blocks away and known as the Napoleon House, a legendary New Orleans restaurant in an 18th century building with a beautiful courtyard. You will experience their unique Muffuletta sandwich, chicken & andouille sausage jambalaya, and their iconic Pimm's Cup cocktail, a drink introduced to the Americas by the Napoleon House in the 1940's.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Jackson Square

Three more blocks over and you will arrive at the award-winning Dickie Brennan’s Tableau to sip your next cocktail: the refreshing French 75, a combo of fresh lemon, brandy and bubbles.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Decatur Street

From there you pass through famous Jackson Square towards Café du Monde, then along the French Market area, ultimately landing at the James Beard Award-nominated Cane & Table. With a focus on rustic colonial cuisine and playful rum drinks, you will sample plantains and curry pork skins, and a classic daiquiri of Caribbean white rum, fresh lime and sugar.

Duration: 45 minutes
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