Secrets of Roux & Gumbo
As a Louisiana kid, your first memories in the kitchen are standing on a chair and watching someone stir a roux. It is the first technique a Cajun or Creole cook must master, and the color and quality of your roux will be debated by diners enjoying your final dish. Take a journey through the steps from blonde, to peanut butter, to milk chocolate and dark chocolate roux with our chef and learn which color is right for your dish. Follow our tips and tricks and you’ll be a master of roux in no time.
Bananas Foster & New Orleans Cuisine
We didn’t get into this business to avoid fire, and it always adds to the show. Join Chef Amy in learning about New Orleans’ signature dish- BANANAS FOSTER. It doesn’t get much better than enjoying bananas and warm caramel over ice cream —this sauce is begging for waffles, pancakes or really to be eaten as is out of a bowl. It is just that good! As time winds down on this event, guests will make a wish as we ignite our magic New Orleans stardust the pan and make their wishes come true.
Cocktails, Mocktails & Ghost Stories
Where was the cocktail invented? What is the difference between a cocktail and a toddy? Can a hurricane be perfectly balanced and delicious? You’ll know the answers to these questions and more after spending some time in this virtual event. Laissez les bon temps rouler is more than a local phrase. It is a rallying cry to embrace and enjoy life to the fullest. Let’s let the good times roll with a classic New Orleans hurricane, a French 75 or one of Chef Amy’s signature cocktails or mocktails. You’re “gonna pass a good time cher” during this festive virtual event, and if you’re lucky you will meet the resident ghost in the Langlois kitchen. Costumes and flair welcome.
New Orleans Culture & Cuisine
Sometimes you want to kick back, relax and chat with a chef about the food and fun that is New Orleans. Let Chef Amy take you on a virtual visit of Café du Monde, and learn about the history of Coffee in New Orleans—we were coffee cool before the rest of the country just ask us about it. While we are there she will show you a traditional beignet and why you should never wear black clothes when eating them. Throughout the time together ask her about the best things to eat, drink and do in the city. Debate with her on the best way to make gumbo or to really fire up a conversation with locals. This is a great welcome program for your opening session.