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Recommendations for cooking classes in the city?

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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 www.neworleanscookingexperience.com.

    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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            1. I've been to just about all of them and the only one I will ever go back to is the New Orleans Cooking Experience at the House on Bayou Road.

              It is absolutely wonderful.

              1. Cresent City Cooks in the RiverWalk mall offer classes. I went to one and it was excellent(the best bread pudding I ever had) I play music in the Mall every Saturday so I see them doing the class and posting times outside the store. It's located on the 3rd floor.

                1. One thing you should know in comparing apples to oranges here, Crescent City Cooks and New Orleans School of Cooking are both demonstration classes where you get to eat the meal afterwards. New Orleans Cooking Experience is an actual hands-on class where you enjoy the meal and wine afterwards.