I love cooking and I always want to learn about the history of food, different techniques, and unique recipes. Every time I see cooking classes online I always want to sign up. So when I found out that New Orleans School of Cooking was only a couple of blocks from our hotel, I knew I had to sign us up. As a matter of fact, I signed us up for two classes.
Since the school was so close to our hotel, we arrived a little early for our morning class. It was a good thing we did because there were so many fun things to look at in their little shop. Shelves and counters were filled with spices, books, jams, jellies, and even pralines they make right in the shop.
After spending a couple of hours having dinner and shopping, we decided to head back to our hotel. I was really worried that our pralines and cigars would have gotten wet if it had started to rain again. Can you imagine how sad it would have been if our pralines melted??
The rain had made the streets dark and shiny, which made all of the photos I took that night even more dramatic.
While the rain was still just a sprinkle, we shuffled our way down the street to get in some more sightseeing. After checking out a few shops, we stopped in at Cigar Factory New Orleans.
The first thing we noticed was the New Orleans Cigar Museum with lots of fun photos, illustrations, and artifacts. Apparently some of the items date back to the 1800’s.
After having dinner at The Star Steak and Lobster House, we decided to explore the French Quarters to find some dessert.
Thank goodness it had stopped sprinkling. Of course we didn’t bother packing an umbrella for our trip. Sadly, rain isn’t something people from Los Angeles are usually prepared for. Good thing we both wore jackets that had hoods.
We strolled down the street from our hotel, saw The Star Steak and Lobster House, and decided to go in for some dinner.
It was a small restaurant with red walls, mood lighting, and lots of framed photographs of old time actors and actresses. We quickly checked out the menu and decided to order.