Our last destination on our LA to LA Road Trip was New Orleans, Louisiana. While there we opted to take a food tour of some of the famous French Quarter eateries and experience some not so-famous ones. We signed up with New Orleans Culinary Food Tours, who offered several different options. We choose the French Quarter tour , complete with discussion on Cajun vs Creole cooking and a roux cooking demostration.
We met up at the infamous Antoine’s Restaurant and was introduced to our tour guide, Mary. She has grown up on New Orleans and knows everything about the French Quarter. Antoines, is the oldest French-Creole Fine Dining Restaurant in New Orleans. Opened in 1840 and still owned by the same family. They have over 14 different dining rooms and can serve up to 700 people.
Next stop was across the street at Leah’s Praline Shop. Started in 1933 as Cook’s Confections and Leah bought it in 1944.
In 1918, a French wine salesman named Arnaud Cazenave opened up Arnaud’s Restaurant. He featured fine Creole cuisine.
We stopped at Muriel’s in Jackson Square. We were served a boiled beef with a horseradish sauce.
Our last stop was a roux cooking demonstration, at Creole Delicacies, Cookin Cajun, Cooking School