Bourbon Street took a sharp turn north on Fat Tuesday (Tuesday, March 5), as the Mardi Gras parade weaved its way through our dining room. Dixieland jazz filled the room and decorations in the colors of Mardi Gras, deep purples (representing justice), green (representing faith) and gold (representing power), hung from the ceiling. In the center of each table were yellow and green balloons surrounded by metallic Mardi Gras beads for all to wear.
With “When the Saints Go Marching In” playing, the Royal Court made their entrance to cheers and applause from our enthusiastic crowd.
Mother Margaret prepared a delicious Mardi Gras traditional dish of Jambalaya for everyone to enjoy. To counteract the mild spiciness of this authentic New Orleans dish, Mother also made pitchers of Hurricanes Cocktails. Traditional King Cakes were the perfect ending to our feast.
A delightful party of delicious food, drink and laughter filled our Fat Tuesday afternoon and gave us one last celebration before Ash Wednesday brings us into the Lenten Season.