Saturday, February 19, 2011

Mardi Gras specials at Bayou Bakery and Acadiana

Beginning Friday, February 25 – the day of the first parade down historic St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans, Bayou Bakery will begin offering daily King Cakes – just in time to throw your first Mardi Gras party. Bayou Bakery’s king cake is laced with cinnamon and topped with traditional sugar tinted  the colors of Mardi Gras – gold for power, green for faith, and purple for justice. Tucked inside this treat is a New Orleans style, tiny plastic baby that just may end up in your piece…and crowns you King for the day. Available on a first come, first serve basis, there will be a limited number of cakes available each day beginning at noon through March 8. Whether you get the slice with the plastic baby or not, you’ll want to wash down the king cake with Bayou Bakery’s own Parade Punch. On Mardi Gras day, March 8, Chew Dat Hot Plate Specials like Shrimp Creole are sure to bring out the parade route spirit.

And for the grand finale on Mardi Gras, head downtown to the district’s own Louisiana fish house, Acadiana, and be welcomed with a Mardi Gras mask and beads as well as a menu featuring specialties of the season such as Jambalaya, Rabbit Etouffée and more. In keeping with the festive spirit, enjoy specially priced cocktails including the Dark and Stormy, Category Five, Pimms Cup and Bourbon Lemonade, and at the bar munch on good ole’ New Orleans Street Fare offerings such as House-Made Cracklin’, Southern Sliders, Louisiana Crawfish Bread, and Cajun Pop-Corn Shrimp.

Bayou Bakery Coffee Bar & Eatery - 1515 N. Courthouse Rd. Arlington, VA 22201 - 703.243.2410.

Acadiana Restaurant – 901 New York Ave. NW Washington, D.C. 20004 – 202.408.8848

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