New Orleans for Halloween

New Orleans for Halloween



Small Group of 22

We Are Proud To Partner With This Guy

Ric Orlando; Chef at New World Bistro Bar
Ric Orlando; Chef at New World Bistro Bar


Ric Orlando is a chef and activist working in the Hudson Valley of New York. He directs the Capital Region's award winning New World Bistro Bar.  He has claimed victories on TWO Food Network Series: Beat Bobby Flay & twice on Chopped. He been people's choice winner Best Chef from both Albany Times Union (2015, 16 & 17) and Hudson Valley Magazine (2014, 15 & 17)

Ric brings an inspired blend of lust for life, outspoken passion for the flavors and ingredients of the world community, and nationally renowned cooking prowess to his roles as chef, lecturer, author, and media source. His tireless work in promoting the products, people, and beauty of the region combined with his quirky sense of humor and rock and roll pedigree has made him one of the Hudson Valley’s leading culinary spokespeople and best foodie draws for events, fundraisers and festivals. He has been called the Pioneer of Hudson Valley Farm to Table cooking.

Jazz Muscians of NOLA
Jazz Muscians of NOLA
Brennan's for Farewell Brunch


October 28 - Flight from Albany to New Orleans. Private Transfer from Airport to Hotel. Check-in for 4 Nights at Hotel Monteleone w/ daily breakfast. Group Welcome Dinner: Location TBD.  (D)


October 29 - Today, visit SoFAB, the Southern Food & Beverage museum with a culinary demo! We'll enjoy lunch at Toups South. After lunch we'll head to Mardi Gras World to learn all the behind-the-scenes fun that creates festivities of Mardi Gras. Afternoon at leisure, dinner on own. (B, L)


October 30 - This morning we'll enjoy the Garden District & Cemetery Tour. Today's lunch will be at Commander's Palace. Afternoon at leisure. Tonight we'll walk to our dinner arrangement at NOLA by Emeril Lagasse. (B, L, D)


October 31 - After a leisurely morning, we'll head over to the Crescent City Farmer's Market with Ric to see how he chooses the ingredients for his delicious creations. After the farmer's market, we'll head to Tujague's to meet with Poppy Tooker while enjoying refreshments; then it's on to the Walking Tour of the 'Ghostly' French Quarter, with history & cemetery included. Enjoy dinner on your own. After dinner, we'll meet to enjoy Halloween night festivities at the Frenchman Halloween Festival! (B) 


November 1 - Our journey comes to an end today, but not until we have our Farewell Bananas Foster & Champagne Brunch at Brennan's! After brunch we'll have a private transfer from hotel to the airport for our flight home! (B, Br) 

Farmer's Market with Ric Orlando
Farmer's Market with Ric Orlando
Poppy Tooker

Pricing Information

$2,250/person (Double Occupancy)*

Single Supplement: Additional $450 (Single Supplements have limited availability, based on first come first serve!)

*Pricing Includes: Round trip Airfare from Albany, 4 Nights in Luxury Hotel Monteleone, 9 meals (daily breakfast, 2 Lunch, 2 Dinners & 1 Brunch), and tours as listed!

Pricing Does NOT Include: Transportation to the airport in NY, gratuities, meals not listed or recommended Travel Protection Insurance (additional $145/psn). PlanDocument (8)

*Pricing is based on small group size of 20 people! Itinerary is subject to change based on availability! 

Payment Schedule:

6/15/2018 -  $250/person

9/7/2018 - Final Payment Due

Hotel Monteleone