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New Orleans: Combo Cocktail and Food History Tour

New Orleans: Combo Cocktail and Food History Tour

From $130 per person

This event is a feast for the senses! This is a 4-hour walking tour to different venues, featuring 4 cocktails and 9 food samples!

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Duration 4 hours
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  • Visit multiple award-winning restaurants and bars
  • Explore the wide diversity of the cuisine of New Orleans and Louisiana
  • Discover the origins of cocktails like the Hurricane and French 75
  • Enjoy classic New Orleans' fare like gumbo, muffulettas, and pralines
  • 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 sausage and seafood gumbo, with freshly-baked French bread and homemade butter. 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.  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. After Leah’s, visit the iconic Napoleon House restaurant for two of their specialties — muffuletta sandwiches and the refreshing Pimm’s Cup cocktail. 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. After Tableau, visit the Creole Cookery for their slow-cooked red beans and rice. 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.
  • Local guide
  • 4 cocktails
  • 9 dishes/samples
  • Water at most stops
  • Gratuities to servers/barstaff
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Gratuity to guide (optional)
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts, or a negative rapid test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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Meeting point

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

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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.
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Overall rating

5 /5

based on 62 reviews

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Ben was an amazing guide for our tour. We felt like we were visiting local favorites with an age old friend who knew the city like the back of his hand. We heard great stories of the history of New Orleans peppered with great humor while sipping cocktails and enjoying fantastic food. Other than the food, drinks, and stories, we really appreciated that most of the interactions, other than walking between locations, took place indoors with the AC and not outside in the July heat and humidity as several other tours we did during our trip were.

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August 6, 2021

This was a fun and educational tour with top quality food and drinks. We found ourselves returning to some of the bars and resteraunts during our week in New Orleans. We were very fortunate to have a private tour with our guide, Nate as we were the only couple scheduled for the tour that day. Nate is a history graduate of Loyola and had great historical knowledge of the city and the food and drink. It was a relaxed and fun afternoon with a really entertaining guide, so glad we chose this tour!!

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March 5, 2020

Our guide was Nate and he was absolutely amazing! Knowledgeable, entertaining, and answered all our questions. The places we visited had delicious food. This was a great way to savor N. O.'s cuisine and get the history and fun facts behind every dish and cocktail. I highly recommend this tour!!!

January 1, 2020

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