October 4-8, 2018

Up in the Air Life Presents: The New Orleans Foodie Experience.  Prepare yourself for an experience like no other.  This is a chance to explore one of the world’s most dynamic cities through the eyes of its exquisite cuisine. Personally curated by a native New Orleanian, this is not your ordinary Big Easy weekend. Join us as we take you on a journey of discovery through a cuisine that’s rich in both flavor and culture. You’ll eat to your heart’s content at a variety of local restaurants, learn how to make some of New Orleans’ most famous dishes, have a mixology experience you’ll never forget, and surround yourself with the timeless sights and sounds of the Crescent City. Laissez le bon temps rouler!


Welcome to The Big Easy! Arrive at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) and proceed downtown to check into the hotel. Enjoy some free time exploring this vibrant city. A welcome reception followed by a group dinner will kick off a weekend of fun and fabulous food!


Enjoy breakfast at the hotel at your leisure.  Join us for beignets at the infamous Café du Monde before our food history walking tour. After some time for lunch and shopping, it’ll be time for our hands-on cooking class. We will cut, season, and prepare a complete 4-course meal with an expert chef. Then, we will sit down and enjoy the delicious meal we just created. The rest of the evening is yours to explore the many treasures of the city.


Enjoy breakfast at the hotel at your leisure. Spend the early part of the day exploring, or getting to know other guests. The afternoon will be all about cocktails! We will learn how to handcraft some of New Orleans most famous cocktails from the best mixologists in the city, followed by a tour of a local rum distillery. Tonight we will enjoy a multi-course chef’s table dinner with a native New Orleans executive chef and restauranteur. Prepare to taste some of the most exciting flavors that have made the city internationally known for it’s multidimensional palate and exceptional dining experiences.


Enjoy breakfast at the hotel at your leisure. There’s no better way to start off a Sunday in New Orleans than with a delicious brunch at a venue you won’t forget! We will spend the afternoon enjoying more of the music, food, and culture that the city has to offer–there’s something for everyone!


Enjoy breakfast at the hotel at your leisure on your last day in New Orleans. Farewell, and see you soon!