Some New Orleans visitors take home Mardi Gras beads, souvenir cups, and trinkets from the French Market; others buy art from the galleries on Royal Street. If you're here, it's because you're interested in one of the city's greatest gifts: our uniquely delicious cuisine.
At Langlois Culinary Crossroads, you get more than recipes and a cooking class: guests are treated to an entertaining and interactive culinary experience that ends with a restaurant quality meal you can easily recreate at home. For a moment in time, you get to live (and eat) like a local. From Creole and Creole classics to modern interpretations of our favorite dishes, you'll take home an authentic taste of New Orleans. Classes last 2-3 hours depending on menu and participants.
We encourage our guests to cook! The menu is posted during class and we ask for voluntary participation throughout the process. If you aren't cooking, you may be tasting, plating or offering suggestions on the dish. So in summary, our class is hands-on if you want, and hands-off if you would rather sit back and relax. Everything for class is ready for you, so no need to chop or measure. This allows you the chance to take notes, relax, make friends or enjoy a glass of wine. Please keep in mind that we do not set up individual stations for each guest. All meals are prepared as a group on shared kitchen equipment including commercial burners, ovens, and induction ranges. We want our guests to learn techniques such as sauteing, frying, braising, blending, mixing, whipping, baking, plating, roux making and the list goes on!
Class rates include a full meal, coffee, tea, water, instruction, recipes and glossary of terms, history and tax. Gratuity is not included, feel free to provide a gratuity to your class team at the time of the event. We do offer a full wine and beer list available for purchase at the time of your activity. Please note that we reserve the right to prevent participation or minimize participation in class for guests who consume considerable amounts of alcohol or who appear intoxicated.
Everyone knows the best meals in New Orleans require a reservation or an invite to a local's dinner table. So consider this an open invitation to come over to our house for supper, and join the Langlois chefs for an intimate evening of eating and drinking like a local. The menu is decided the day of the meal and guests at our table get a bit of cocktail history and how-to, plus an unforgettable dinner often based on what's fresh-picked from our farm and daily catch from local fishermen.
In Louisiana, our seasons are Shrimp, Crab, and Crawfish, and we live for feasts around newspaper-covered tables piled high with hot, boiled seafood. Scoring an invite to a backyard boil is a seasonal rite for locals, so here's your official invite: come over to our place, grab a koozie and a cold one, and watch the Langlois crew prepare a boil, plus all of the classic boil fixins. Shrimp, crab, or crawfish -- we'll throw a mess of one in the pot based on what's in season and show you exactly how it's done, from seasoning to serving. Get an up-close tutorial that includes the recipes, techniques, and secrets of a classic boil, plus appetizers, and of course, plenty of local beer. We'll even show you what to do with the leftovers!