Laissez Les Bon Temps with The Pearl Boston

New Orleans

Welcome to Laissez Les Bon Temps! Led by our esteemed host, Mika Winder, a seasoned culinary expert and renowned figure in the food industry, this five-day gastronomic journey to New Orleans promises an unparalleled epicurean experience. With her extensive knowledge and passion for cuisine, Mika will guide you through the vibrant flavors and rich culinary heritage of the Big Easy. From exclusive dining experiences to hands-on cooking classes, prepare to be enchanted by Mika’s culinary prowess as she unveils the secrets of Creole cuisine and invites you to indulge in the finest flavors of New Orleans. Get ready for a culinary adventure of a lifetime!

Experience New Orleans

With Mika Winder


April 2-6, 2025


From Airport: $5,939
Book Your Own Airfare: $5,299

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What's Included

  • Four nights at Virgin Hotel New Orleans, Chamber King or Queen/Queen
  • Air and Land Package includes Roundtrip Economy bookings from Boston to New Orleans
  • Deluxe Motor Coach for all outlined transfers per itinerary
  • Private welcome dinner at Arnaud’s
  • Farewell Dinner at Bayona
  • Private Swamp Tour and Crawfish Boil by private Airboat
  • Private Cocktail Class at Drink Lab NOLA
  • Oysters and cocktails at Drago’s
  • Private Hands-on cooking class
  • Breakfast Vouchers with Three Options
  • Tour Manager for all Inclusions
  • Gratuities to Tour Manager
  • Taxes and gratuity
Front of New Orleans


5 Days

Day 1 New Orleans

Depart from Boston for a four-night stay in The Big Easy! Upon arrival, meet your host, Mika Winder, at the airport for a private deluxe motorcoach transfer to the 5-star Virgin Hotel New Orleans. After settling in, gather for an exclusive dining experience at Arnaud's, where you'll enjoy premium cocktails and a curated menu of Creole-inspired specialties in a private dining room overlooking Bourbon Street. (D)

People in the streets

Day 2 New Orleans

Enjoy breakfast at your leisure before embarking on a private swamp tour by high-speed airboat. Explore the Louisiana wilderness and encounter alligators, owls, and other wildlife. After your tour, indulge in a classic crawfish boil. Return to the hotel for a free evening to explore New Orleans. Dinner is on your own. (B, L)


Day 3 New Orleans

Take advantage of the amenities at the Virgin Hotel New Orleans in the morning. In the afternoon, join Mika Winder for a private cocktail class at Drink Lab NOLA, followed by a visit to Drago's Bar for char-grilled oysters and premium cocktails. Enjoy a free evening to explore New Orleans and dine at your leisure. (B, L)

Drink Lab bar

Day 4 New Orleans

After breakfast, enjoy a leisurely morning before meeting Mika Winder for a private hands-on cooking lesson with renowned Chef Susan Spicer. Learn to prepare NOLA-style BBQ shrimp, fish amandine, and other classic dishes. Indulge in a farewell dinner at Chef Spicer's restaurant, Bayona, featuring a menu of exquisite dishes paired with complimentary beer, wine, and champagne. (B, L, D)

Cooked prawns

Day 5 Departure

After breakfast, transfer to the New Orleans airport for your return flight to Boston. (B)

Mika Winder

Dear Travelers,

Welcome to “Laissez Les Bon Temps…” Pearl Foodie Travel! I am thrilled to have you join me on this culinary adventure to the vibrant city of New Orleans. Over the next four days, we will explore the rich culinary heritage and cultural delights of the Big Easy, indulging in exquisite cuisine and creating unforgettable memories together.

As your host, it is my pleasure to guide you through a carefully curated itinerary filled with exclusive dining experiences, hands-on cooking classes, and exciting adventures. From savoring classic Creole dishes to exploring the Louisiana wilderness on a private swamp tour, each day promises to be a feast for the senses.

I look forward to sharing my passion for food and travel with you and ensuring that your experience in New Orleans is nothing short of exceptional. Let’s embark on this culinary journey together and make memories that will last a lifetime!

Warm regards,
Mika Winder

New Orleans

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April 2-6, 2025


From Airport: $5,939
Book Your Own Airfare: $5,299

Register Now

Protection Plans

We understand the importance of feeling secure while you travel. That’s why we include a basic protection plan in the cost of your program, ensuring you can focus on making the most of your journey. For those seeking even greater peace of mind, our upgraded coverage offers enhanced benefits, including the flexibility to cancel up to 4 days before departure and receive a full cash refund. Travel with confidence and enjoy every moment of your Encore Experience.

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