Cajun Cooking Class
On our last visit to New Orleans (January, 2002)
we discovered this fabulously fun Cajun cooking class.
We used the Internet to research the cooking
school options before the trip. There were several schools close to the
downtown hotels that sounded more like cooking shows
for large groups of tourists.
Happily we found one establishment just across the river from downtown that appeared to offer a more intimate and
hands-on cooking experience. And it turned out to have one other
attraction: it is held inside a Mardi Gras warehouse, with an island
kitchen right in the midst of those famous floats. You get a cooking
experience and an opportunity to see the Mardi Gras floats up close.
The school is the
Mardi Gras School of Cooking
[***], headed by Chef Richard Bond. It's across the river from
the old town. There is
also an excellent guided tour of
Mardi Gras World
[*] after lunch.
The class and Mardi Gras tour will take the better
part of the morning and early afternoon.