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  2. Louisiana
  3. New Orleans
  4. French Quarter

New Orleans: Combo Cocktail and Food History Tour

Product ID: 76243
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This event is a feast for the senses! This is a 4-hour walking tour to eight venues featuring 4 cocktails and ten food samples!
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit multiple award-winning restaurants and bars
  • Explore the wide diversity of the cuisine of New Orleans and Louisiana
  • Discover the origins of the Sazerac
  • Enjoy classic New Orleans' fare like Boudin, Beignets, Pralines and Gumbo
  • Learn the "big picture" history of Cocktails
Full description
The walking tour begins at the award-winning Red Fish Grill in the French Quarter neighborhood of New Orleans. Begin with two dishes: Alligator Boudin with 3 Mustard Sauce, followed by an Alligator Sausage & Seafood Gumbo. This part of the tour focuses historically on the colonial period of Louisiana history, and usually lasts about 35 minutes. 

Moving four blocks down you will enter Pepper Palace,  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 when shopping there. 

The next stop is two blocks away and known as Saint Lawrence, an off-the-beaten-path gastropub with a huge beer selection, craft daiquiris & upscale bar bites. You will experience a true New Orleans rite-of-passage: a frozen Pimm’s Cup “to-go”.

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

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 or gin, and bubbles. As you learn about Louisiana's 19th century influences, sample artisanal cheese boards, spicy Tabasco caramel popcorn, and sweet potato fritters made with local red fish.

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, sample their unique curry pork skins and a classic daiquiri of Caribbean white rum, fresh lime and sugar.

Then move on to Trinity Restaurant, a sleek new venue focused on elevated Creole dishes with seating on the upstairs balcony. Wrap the tour with Crawfish Fontina Beignets, and your choice of a Sazerac or craft Hurricane.

Includes
  • Local guide
  • 4 cocktails
  • 10 dishes/samples
  • Water at most stops
  • Gratuities to servers/barstaff
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Gratuity to guide (optional)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Red Fish Grill, 115 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70130.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Know before you go
• You must be 21 or above.
• This tour features a set menu and does not have a gluten-free or vegetarian option. However, please notify the operator of any food allergies (not aversions) during check-out.
Customer reviews
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based on 18 reviews
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Value for money
4.7/5
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Doctor Gumbo Tours

Product ID: 76243