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Private dinner in modern Marigny home

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 9 reviews.New Orleans, United States

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Experience hosted by Kimberly

2 hours
Includes food, drinks
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

This is a Private Dinner Party in our home - we treat you the way we treat our visiting friends and family.

We start by welcoming you to our home with a specialty welcome cocktail and snack. Over introductions, Chef Ben will talk to you about the differences between Cajun and Creole cuisine and give a quick demonstration on how to make the roux for our gumbo. Then we move the party outside where you’ll be seated at the outdoor dining table and served a 3 course plated meal with wine accompaniment. The menu always features classic New Orleans foods. We all eat together and get to know one another over a great meal and conversation.

We’ll wrap with coffee and dessert - including an awesome bananas foster flambe done table-side right on the grill. After dinner, we’ll send you off with our recommendations for great LOCAL neighborhood spots to keep the party going.
This is a Private Dinner Party in our home - we treat you the way we treat our visiting friends and family.

We start by welcoming you to our home with a specialty welcome cocktail and snack. Over introductions, Chef Ben will talk to you about the differences between Cajun and Creole cuisine and give a quick demonstration on how to make the roux for our gumbo. Then we move the party outside where you’ll be seated at the outdoor dining t…

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What's included

  • Food
    Welcome snack: Pimento cheese and local New Orleans French bread * | * Pl...
  • Drinks
    Welcome specialty cocktail * | * Wine with dinner * | * Post dinner c...
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Meet your host, Kimberly

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 9 Reviews
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We are a chef, tour guide, and architecture aficionado. And three great friends who love sharing our New Orleans lifestyle with friends and guests. Ben is a classically trained chef with over 30 years of experience. He has cooked in fine dining establishments throughout New Orleans and loves fishing, brewing beer, and boiling crawfish.

His wife Laila has worked in bars and restaurants for over 20 years. She headed her own catering enterprise and is now a licensed tour guide, leading food and cocktail tours in the French Quarter.

Their friend Kim is a local tech exec with a slight obsession with modern architecture. Her home in the Marigny received the Honorable Mention award at the AIA New Orleans 2015 Design Awards and will be the setting for your Dinner Party Experience. *You can also book an Airbnb stay in her guest suite!
We are a chef, tour guide, and architecture aficionado. And three great friends who love sharing our New Orleans lifestyle with friends and guests. Ben is a classically trained chef with over 30 years of experience. He has cooked in fine dining establishments throughout New Orleans and loves fishing, brewing beer, and boiling crawfish.

His wife Laila has worked in bars and restaurants for over 20 years. She headed her own catering enterprise and is now a licensed tour guide, leading…
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Where you'll be

The entire experience will take place in an AIA honored private residence in the Marigny, which is a 10 minute walk to Frenchmen Street, just outside of the French Quarter. You’ll spend time inside and outside in multiple courtyards and decks at the modern renovated home that blends new and old - kind of like New Orleans itself.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 9 reviews.

Sarina
September 2019
What an incredible evening! Amazing food, wonderful company, and the house was just about the coolest space I have ever seen. This truly felt like a visit with friends for a home cooked meal and was so much more special than eating the same dishes in a restaurant. I learned so much and the food was really delicious.
What an incredible evening! Amazing food, wonderful company, and the house was just about the coolest space I have ever seen. This truly felt like a visit with friends for a home c…
Zain
September 2019
This experience is a true taste of New Orleans and Louisiana cuisine in a gorgeous home. I learned so much about Cajun and Creole food from Chef Ben. Kim's home is a perfect place to be able to watch a chef at work and then to enjoy a tropical oasis outside to dive into the meal. Her pool and outdoor space is incredible. Kim is fun, accommodating, knowledgeable, and knows the city. We left this experience with a first class dining experience, but also ready to take on the city's best local spots to hang out. Also left feeling like true friendships had been made.
This experience is a true taste of New Orleans and Louisiana cuisine in a gorgeous home. I learned so much about Cajun and Creole food from Chef Ben. Kim's home is a perfect place…
Mary
September 2019
I couldn't recommend this experience highly enough! Kim is an amazing host and her house is incredible - a fancy modern home but with beautiful French Quarter-style courtyards. And OMG the food - among the best I've had in New Orleans. Chef Ben is awesome - he's super relaxed and a local service industry veteran, so you get the same food as you would in a top restaurant but with the chance to learn about the cuisine. (It was ideal for me because I love the idea of a New Orleans cooking lesson but don't actually want to cook.) Finally, Kim, Ben, and Laila (a local tour guide, perfect) and I had a great conversation about local spots, which of course led to a discussion on not only local history but what's happening in New Orleans right now. It made me feel like I really got to know the city and its people. I definitely will be coming back for this experience! 
I couldn't recommend this experience highly enough! Kim is an amazing host and her house is incredible - a fancy modern home but with beautiful French Quarter-style courtyards. And…
Alana
September 2019
If you ask a New Orleans local where the best (insert traditional New Orleans dish) can be found, you’ll often hear, “my family and/or friend’s kitchen.” Because of this experience I can say the rumors are true! The best New Orleans cuisine is found in a local’s kitchen. Chef Ben did an absolutely fantastic job preparing fresh ingredients while making sure we felt involved in the process. If you’re seeking a relaxed dinner in a cool environment with great locals, this experience is for you!
If you ask a New Orleans local where the best (insert traditional New Orleans dish) can be found, you’ll often hear, “my family and/or friend’s kitchen.” Because of this experience…
Geraldine
September 2019
Kim, was a fabulous hostess, and her home is beautiful, unique, and welcoming. The dining experience provided was unlike any experience I would have had elsewhere. Certainly there are no shortage of fine dining establishments in New Orleans, but this was truly special. I left full, feeling like I'd made new friends, and the food was phenomenal.
Kim, was a fabulous hostess, and her home is beautiful, unique, and welcoming. The dining experience provided was unlike any experience I would have had elsewhere. Certainly there…
Butch
September 2019
This was a great experience. Being welcomed into Kim’s home felt inviting and comfortable. We talked, had drinks, and laughed- all while listening and watching Ben make some incredible dishes. It was great to hear the explanations of what was happening, and also understanding more of what went into these classic New Orleans foods. The backyard is lovely, and it was so nice sitting out, amongst the others, and getting to know a little about the people that were there and the area. The Marigny is a great neighborhood. Afterwards, we took some of their recommendations and wandered the streets, having a few more drinks in some great, local hangouts. Would Highly recommend.
This was a great experience. Being welcomed into Kim’s home felt inviting and comfortable. We talked, had drinks, and laughed- all while listening and watching Ben make some incred…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 17 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

We host part of this dinner outside on a beautiful covered deck. It’s New Orleans so it can be warm but it’s usually very comfortable in the evening. **Of course if the weather is too much or terrible we can move it inside.

What to bring

Your appetite is the only thing you REALLY need to bring! We provide enough wine for 2-3 glasses per person. If you want more or something else, you can certainly bring your own.