West of New Orleans is a region known as Cajun Country. Here you
can hear the sounds of Cajun French spoken in small, sleepy towns.
You can taste the robust flavors of dishes like jambalaya,
boudin, and file gumbo. And you can dance the night away
to the tunes of Zydeco and Cajun music.
Go deep in the heart of Cajun Country on this four-day culinary tour. You'll stay at the exclusive Carriage House Hotel located at River Ranch in Lafayette. Hands-on cooking lessons will be taught by Patrick
Mould, award-winning chef, cookbook author, television personality
and a leading authority on Cajun and Creole cuisine. At night, dine
in local Cajun restaurants and visit dance halls to hear Cajun and
Day One (Thursday)
Arrival on your own in Lafayette, considered to be the center of
Cajun lore and life.
Tonight enjoy a welcome dinner at Prejean's restaurant.
Day Two (Friday)
Morning cooking lesson with Chef Patrick. Today's lesson will
focus on the basic's of Cajun cooking with such recipes as pear
gorgonzola sweet and spicy pecan salad with cane syrup vinaigrette,
shrimp Mirliton corn macque choux, jambalaya, and Acadian bread
pudding with roasted rum pecan sauce. Lunch follows the lesson.
Afternoon walking tour of Vermilionville and the Acadian cultural
center where you will learn about the rich heritage of the Acadian
settlers of the 18th century.
Tonight enjoy dinner at a local restaurant then go out for Cajun
music and dancing.
Day Three (Saturday)
Morning cooking lesson focusing on the basics of Creole cooking.
You'll prepare shrimp remolaude, shrimp Creole, seafood okra gumbo,
and banana's foster. Lunch after the lesson.
This afternoon venture to Avery Island, one of five salt dome
islands rising above the flat Louisiana gulf coast, now home of
world famous Tabasco sauce. Tour the pepper sauce factory and
island's fascinating gardens.
Join Chef Pat for a graduation dinner at Charley G's featuring
six courses and matching wines.
Day Four (Sunday)
Morning check out and departure.
PRICE PER PERSON
INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM
Taxes, tips and gratuities
Participants must have their own
NEW ORLEANS EXTENSION
Stay in New Orleans for an extra
night or two. Prices upon request.
Tour dates available upon request
for two or more