Tales and Tastes

Your Ultimate Food and Cocktail Tour

So, you want learn about New Orleans Cuisine? You definitely want to eat New Orleans cuisine, BUT you really don't want to walk or drive all over the place to do it just to get a few bites of each dish.

Perfect ! We have a one of a kind experience you will love! Come sit down with us in the Napoleon Room of The Old Absinthe House and enjoy a full 5 course fine dining meal featuring classic Louisiana dishes elevated and reimaged for our guests. Trust us, you won't leave hungry. Your host and entertainment for the evening will be a fully licensed New Orleans Tour Guide who will regale you with 300 years of food, history, and culture. Learn about the origins of New Orleans Cuisine and why many say it is the only true cuisine developed in the United States. Learn about the contributions of the many different peoples and cultures that would come to define the food of South Louisiana, and enjoy hearing some of the tales, legends, and stories surrounding our most famous dishes.

Tales + Tastes

Another one of the most exciting and unique features of our Taste and Tales experience is guests get to enjoy their own private Bourbon Street balcony. Part of your two hour dining experience will be reserved for "cocktail time" on the balcony. Here you will be able to view the Bourbon Street nightlife and engage in the time honored tradition of "Hey Mister, throw me some beads" except you will be the one doing the throwing (beads provided). Of course, don't worry, no gastronomic experience in New Orleans would be complete without some alcoholic accompaniment. Two drinks are included in the price of your dinner. You may choose between the classic New Orleans Sazerac, the "sneaky" Hurricane (you won't know what hit you, and made from scratch - NO MIX), or a local beer on draft. Additional drinks as well including authentic absinthe, are available at an extra charge.

Tales + Tastes


Culinary Creations by Chef Octavio Ycaza - Paris, Ecuador, New Orleans

Absinthe Demonstration and Tasting: (full Absinthe available in addition at an extra cost)

1st Course: "Traditions" Red Beans and Rice Petit Four
2nd Course: “A Tale of Two Sandwiches” - Mini Muffuletta and Smoked Oyster Po Boy
3rd Course: “ A New View on Stew” - Seafood Gumbo Skewer
4th Course: "Festival Food" Crawfish Pie
Cocktail: Choice of Hurricane, Sazerac, Dixie Beer Draft
5th Course/Dessert: Chocolate Death Mask with Bananas Foster Ice Cream

Tales + Tastes

Tales + Tastes

Tour Info

Tour Info - Tales + Tastes

Tours begin at 7 pm, Thursday through Sunday evenings
Length: 2 hours
No Walking - this is a Seated Dinner
24 hour advance Reservations Required


13 and older: $99.99
ONLINE DISCOUNT: Save $10 - cost $89.99
7-12 years old: $59.99