The Laffite Guest House, a great B&B has started a new summer culinary school.
An extraordinary culinary vacation and adventure
The event will take place on August 24-26 and will include a 3-night stay in the luxury boutique hotel in the historic Bourbon Street District and will offer expert instruction from a renowned local New Orleans chef, Greg Picolo of the Bistro at Maison deVille.
Hands on cooking experience
All classes are Hands-On and students will not only be taught about the food preparation but also the history and culture of the cuisine. All students will receive recipes for the menus prepared and will be presented with a certificate of completion.
The plan for Day 1
On your first day, enjoy an evening Cocktail Making Session with an expert mixologist, brewing up New Orleans cocktails (Sazerac, Ramos Gin Fizz, Hurricane, Pimms Cups, and even Mint Juleps). You will become an expert on entertaining New Orleans style. Chef Greg will show you how to pass a good time and dazzle your friends. The menu for the first day is awesome! How about, Oysters en Brochette - Crawfish Remoulade en Croute - Rosemary Scented Grilled Eggplant & Goat Cheese Roulades - Prune Rumaki - Crabmeat & Avocado Ravigotte/Gaufrettes - Frog Leg with Tabasco Glaze - Grilled Pork Tender Medallions, Yam Croute, Pepper Jelly.
Day 2 you'll learn Nouvelle Orleans Cuisine
The menu for this day includes; Creole Style, Alligator Sausage, Louisiana Crawfish and Okra Gumbo - Panned Catfish and Spinach Salad, with Creole Vinaigrette - Grilled Shrimp Creole with Pecan, Roasted Yam Risotto - Traditional Bread Pudding with White Chocolate Sauce.
Menu for the last day
MENU DAY 3:
Mimosas, and or Brandy Milk Punch - Traditional Oyster Soup - B.L.T. Salad with Maytag Blue Cheese Vinaigrette - Cheddar Cheese Grits and Frog Leg Grillades - Pain Perdu, with Seasonal Berries and Grand Marnier Chantilly.
The cost is $1200.00 for a single or $850 per person for doubles that includes accommodations, breakfast, food and wine with cooking instruction. There is a limit of 8 students per class so hurry and get your reservations .