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    Garden District & Cemetery Tour

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    Excluded from early 19th Century Creole society, newly arrived Yankees got to work creating their own city. The Garden District. "Lafayette City," as it was once known, is just a short streetcar ride from the French Quarter, but it feels like a world apart. You'll love exploring one of New Orleans's most desired neighborhoods, home to the rich, the famous, the strange -- and the dead! As you wander the cobblestone streets, you'll visit Colonel Short's Villa, Rosegate, Commander's Palace Restaurant, Manning House and Lafayette Cemetery. This walking tour is not just mansions and manicured gardens, but stories of legends, tragedy, epidemics, lost causes, movie stars, celebrity chefs, and haunted spirits.
    Garden District & Cemetery Tour

    2770 Prytania St, New Orleans

    • Tour the stunning neighborhood of The Garden District
    • Visit beautifully preserved 19th century mansions, gardens, and cemeteries
    • Learn about the Garden District's famous residents, past and present
    • Get an inside look at one of New Orleans' most desired and storied districts
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    Food and History Tour

    Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we eat leftovers from the fridge! This New Orleans food tour has every culinary taste covered. With a history-savvy guide leading the way, you'll walk from classic Creole restaurants and neighborhood sandwich shops to hot sauce bars and artisanal candy stores. Visit up to seven locations to sample diverse foods representing the breadth of Louisiana's culinary heritage, including dishes like seafood gumbo, Creole brisket, po-boys and pralines. Learn about the historical origins of each cuisine and, when possible, hear the chefs discuss their influences. Better eat up before you have to scrounge around your fridge again!
    Food and History Tour

    310 Chartres St, New Orleans

    • Get a taste for NOLA the best way you possibly can -- through it's food!
    • Follow your history-savvy guide to sample the diverse food of Louisiana's culinary heritage
    • Try dishes like seafood gumbo, Creole brisket, po-boys, and much more
    • Enjoy a day of eating and walking, getting to know NOLA's history along the way
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    Making Cajun Sauces

    They say hunger is the best sauce, but after this class we're not so sure you'll agree. Come to the Mardi Gras School of Cooking for a special cooking class devoted to sauces! After you take a ferryboat at the foot of the famous Canal Street to the West Bank of the Mississippi, you'll begin your fun-filled day of cooking, learning and eating. One cold sauce and three warm sauces are prepared throughout your class. You'll boil jumbo shrimp and make a Remoulade sauce to serve over the shrimp on a bed of chiffonade romaine. Next up, you'll make oven-roasted asparagus over sliced tomatoes with a hollandaise sauce, surrounded by grilled sea scallops. Also, a classic trout Meuniere shows you the four stages of butter. Finally, soft shell crabs, deep-fried, with a tomato and basil Beurre Blanc conclude the class. How could you not sign up for this after that mouth-watering description?
    Making Cajun Sauces

    232 Bermuda St, Louisiana

    • Learn to make a variety of delicious sauces from a professional chef
    • Enjoy a peaceful ferryboat ride from Canal Street to the kitchens located on the West Bank
    • Make dishes such as jumbo shrimp in Remoulade sauce, roasted asparagus, deep-fried crab and more
    • Go home with a bunch of new recipes to impress your guests
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    Cooking Cajun Cuisine

    Tired of eating the same old leftovers from your fridge? It's time you learned how to make some killer new recipes at home! Come to the Mardi Gras School of Cooking for a hand-on cooking class! After you take a ferryboat at the foot of the famous Canal Street to the West Bank of the Mississippi, you'll begin your fun-filled day of continual cooking, learning and eating. During your class you will learn some of the history of New Orleans and food, recipes and cooking techniques. You'll start the class by making chocolate bread pudding with a Chocolate Mocha brandy sauce. Next, you will chop everything needed for the dishes. Yes, you do all the chopping and will learn proper techniques for this as well. Then you'll do a study in rouxes where you will learn to make a roux four different ways -- making a Cajun roux for a gumbo and then a Creole roux for a Shrimp Creole or a Crawfish Etouffee. Wine will be served at the end of class, and you will get the recipes to take home with you. And of course, you get to eat everything! You should thank your instructor for the awesome tips, but it might be hard with all the food you're devouring.
    Cooking Cajun Cuisine

    232 Bermuda St, Louisiana

    • Learn to make a variety of delicious dishes from a professional chef
    • Enjoy a peaceful ferryboat ride from Canal Street to the kitchens located on the West Bank
    • Learn to make four different types of roux, bread pudding, and more
    • Go home with a bunch of new recipes to impress your guests
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    Edgar Degas House Tour

    Led by the great-grandniece of the famous Impressionist artist himself, this guided tour of the historic Degas House takes you through Edgar Degas' former New Orleans home and art studio. Experience first-hand the setting that inspired many of his masterpieces, and tour the surrounding Creole neighborhood to see locations referenced in Degas' New Orleans letters. Take a walk along New Orleans' tree-lined Esplanade Avenue to the Degas House, the only home of Degas anywhere in the world that's open to the public. This historic house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is included in the French National Order of Arts and Letters. Here, you'll meet the great-grandnieces of the legendary French Impressionist artist himself. One of these professional art historians will be your guide for this walking tour, providing you with personal insight and intimate details about the artist's life and work. Start by watching the award-winning documentary Degas in New Orleans, a Creole Sojourn. Travel back in time to the 1800s to when Degas was one of the leading artists of the French Impressionist movement. As you'll learn, his full talent didn't truly emerge until he spent a year living at the house with his family, prominent New Orleans cotton brokers, from 1872 to 1873. According to art historians and Degas scholars, all of his 18 paintings made in New Orleans were created in this house. You'll tour both the two main houses - which double now as a museum and bed and breakfast - as well as the courtyard and the artist's studio. Beautifully restored period furnishings are on display inside the house, re-creating the ambience of Degas' times. As you wander, you'll see first-hand the settings outside of Paris that inspired many of Degas' most famous paintings, and you'll admire reproductions of his paintings adorned the walls. Be sure to check out the gift shop for one-of-a-kind Degas-inspired souvenirs!
    Edgar Degas House Tour

    2306 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans

    • Explore the former home and art studio of French Impressionist artist Edgar Degas
    • Learn intimate details about this historic home from your guide, Degas' actual great-grandniece
    • See first-hand where Degas found inspiration for many of his greatest masterpieces
    • Peruse the gift shop for unique Degas-inspired souvenirs
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    Cajun Taste Tour

    Ever had boudin? What about king cake, etouffee, gumbo, fried seafood boil, or cracklin'? If you said yes to all of the above, you're either a Cajun or a food critic -- BUT, have you ever had them all in one day? It's no myth that Cajun might just be most fantastic food in the world. So if you're in Lafayette, you've no excuse not to try out the best edibles the earthlings have to offer -- after all, you're about as close as you're ever gonna get to culinary heaven. Take this tour by Cajun Food Tours to visit 6 stops along the way. You'll discover exactly why Lafayette has earned the recent titles of "Best U.S. Food City" (Rand McNally-USA Today, 2011) and "The Tastiest Town in the South" (Southern Living 2012).
    Cajun Taste Tour

    1879 W Pinhook Rd, Lafayette

    • Take a short drive west to Cajun Country and hop aboard a spacious bus for this fun and tasty tour of Lafayette's best Cajun treats
    • Enjoy a fun, comfortable way to travel with up to 14 passengers while seeing all of the sights through large viewing windows
    • Stop at 6 locations to get a taste of local favorites -- you'll enjoy all kinds of Cajun originals!
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    Dinner & Jazz Reservation Package

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    Dinner at someone else's maison is always way more fun. Forget cooking and dishes, and treat yourself to a relaxing night of good food and music! You'll enjoy reserved VIP seating at trendy restaurant and venue that pulls in some of the best jazz band acts in New Orleans. In addition to prime viewing of the stage, this offer includes one entree from the Maison's award-winning menu, and a speciality drink to pump up the fun. This is a great way to spend some time with friends, family, or a significant other, while getting your fill on food and music at the same time! Ah, New Orleans. Never change.
    Dinner & Jazz Reservation Package

    508 Frenchmen St, New Orleans

    • Treat yourself to dinner and a show at a hip restaurant and jazz music venue
    • Get one of the best tables in the house thanks to reserved VIP seating
    • Enjoy one included entree and one speciality drink with ticket purchase
    • Have a great night out with friends or family while discovering some new music
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    Fabric Manipulation Dance

    Have you always had a hard time making props looks sexy? Don't know how to incorporate that boa into your routine without looking ridiculous? We have just the class for you! At New Orleans School of Burlesque, you'll learn to take it off slow through sultry movement with poi style fabric and object manipulation. You'll discover how to add a special something to your performance by creating a partnership with your costumes and props. Practice whirling and manipulating various fabrics and objects to learn to take greater advantage of your environment. Darling Darla James is a multifaceted entertainer who will be there to walk you through the moves step-by-step and answer any questions you have. After this class, you'll definitely be giving some props to the New Orleans School of Burlesque!
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    Fabric Manipulation Dance

    830 N. Rampart Street, New Orleans

    • Learn to manipulate fabrics and create a partnership with your props that will add to your performance
    • Build your stage character and express your personal flair and panache
    • Get a great workout as you tap into your sexy side
    • Make some new friends in a warm environment and strut your stuff
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    Haunted Cemetery Tour

    Break out your voodoo doll and get ready to experience a side of New Orleans you've never seen. This tour will take you through the streets of the French Quarter and then straight into the St. Louis cemetery. As your tour guide leads you, you'll hear all about the darker happenings in the city's history and come face to face with locations known to be occupied by more than mere mortals. Learn how bizarre burial practices and voodoo have played into the city's beginnings, creating an environment of black magic, and explore historical accounts of ghosts and ghouls haunting the very places you'll stand.
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    Haunted Cemetery Tour

    700 Decatur St, New Orleans

    • Tour the French Quarter and St. Louis Cemetery as you learn about the darker side of New Orleans
    • Listen to tales of bizarre burials, voodoo, and the history of ghosts and ghouls in the city
    • Feel your heart race as you stroll through haunted habitats
    • Discover a side of your favorite city that will send shivers down your spine
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