There is so much to do in New Orleans, from the city’s Creole and Cajun cuisine, riverboat cruises up and down the Mississippi River, to simply enjoying the jazz that is inherent to the region. Take a lazy ride down the Mississippi in an authentic paddlewheel riverboat for a Creole buffet, and enjoy a meal at the renowned Commander’s Palace! Your New Orleans adventure culminates during your class at the New Orleans School of Cooking, where you’ll learn the basics of food, folklore and Louisiana cooking!

Discover the New Orleans Sheraton Hotel, which boasts comfort and classic charm. Centrally located within an atmosphere of endless excitement in one of the world’s greatest cities, you’ll be in the ideal location on the historic Canal Street streetcar line overlooking the Mississippi River, French Quarter and Harrah’s Casino. You’ll be within walking distance of Bourbon Street, world-famous restaurants, live music clubs, the Aquarium of the Americas, IMAX Theater, and Riverwalk Marketplace.

Savor two Southern dinners! Since the 1880s, Commander’s Palace has been a New Orleans landmark known for the award winning quality of its food and many commodious dining rooms. Modern New Orleans cooking meets haute Creole in the kitchen, which prepares succulent cuisine with the flavor of distinctive Louisiana. You’ll also step aboard the Paddlewheeler Creole Queen and cruise into the night as you enjoy a lavish Creole buffet.

The entertaining classes at the New Orleans School of Cooking are held in a renovated molasses warehouse, built in the early 1800s in the heart of the French Quarter. The popular lunch classes include generous samplings of the demonstrated items as well as recipes, coffee, iced tea and beer.

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