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Nov 18, 2008 09:52 AM

Recommendations for cooking classes in the city?

My husband and I will be spending a week in N.O. over Christmas and have been eagerly scrolling through the previous postings on this board as we put our restaurant wish-list together! ... We're also hoping to do a cooking class while there: we're staying in the Marigny area and will not have a car, so are looking for something in-town, and preferably less than a day (a half-day course would be ideal) since we also want to fit in lots of lunches, dinners, and generally exploring the city. Thanks for any suggestions!

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  1. The New Orleans Cooking Experience in Mid-City, in the House on Bayou Road B&B, about 10 minutes from the French Quarter, has classes five or six nights a week. The teachers include chefs Frank Brigtsen and Gerard Maras. It's a small class, with about a dozen people. The teachers prepare a complete dinner while giving instructions. Afterward, everyone sits down to eat. I highly recommend it. The telephone number is 504-945-9104. If you'd like, you can also stay at the B&B, a beautiful old plantation home. Check it out at

    1. I visited New Orleans back in August, and went to the New Orleans School of Cooking, in the French Quarter. The class was about 2 1/2 hours, and the instructor was great! It was a lot of fun, very reasonabley priced, and the food was amazing. I still say it's the best gumbo I had during my stay there.


        1. Check out the New Orleans Cooking Experience. The site can be googled.

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