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2022 Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras. I made on riff on a classic Champagne Gloria Swanson, using Armagnac instead of Cognac and rose champagne. I much prefer Armagnac and I'm more likely to have it in my liquor cabinet. The c...

2021 Mardi Gras

Hope those of you without power are warm and safe. Strangely, our weather has shot up into the 50s today up here.

Still, it is our day of days, the most Tuesday of Tuesdays. Yes? Yes.

I've finally...

2020 Mardi Gras

Psst. Pssssssst. It's that time again: our most Tuesday of Tuesdays. We've ordered our king cakes from a New Orleans bakery as usual, and decked out the house. A lovely breakfast of Eggs Sardou starte...

2019 Mardi Gras

Tasty things so far today: Scallops Creole, Trout Pontchartrain with hollandaise & crab sauce (topped with sweet peppers since I forgot to buy mushrooms), Eggs Sardou, Garlic Mussles, and lovely Orlea...

2018 Mardi Gras

Rise and shine! We've taken the day off and here's our 2018 Mardi Gras Menu for today!

This year's star ingredient: Shrimp!

  • Eggs Sardou - Poached eggs with hollandaise, creamed spinach & spicy boi...

2017 Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras has grown to be our biggest holiday of the year. It's our Christmas; it's better than. There's no stress of wishlists or presents or wrapping or naughty kids. It's a pure joy holiday where...

2016 Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras Menu 2016, cooked by yours truly! No king cake this year as I'm a bit peaked on sweets.

Breakfast: Eggs Sardou & Fried Oysters Lunch: Crawfish & Andouille Étouffée Shrimp Gumbo - Haile...

2015 Mardi Gras

House and patio prepped for Mardi Gras! Now for the Mardi Gras Menu:

  • Alligator Étouffée
  • Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo
  • Fried Oysters (Fried Ersters)
  • Homemade King Cake
  • Drinks: Champagne Cocktail...