Saturday, February 28, 2009

Taste of Mardi Gras - Alexandria Style!

The Taste of Mardi Gras 2009 was held at the Alexandria Riverfront Center on February 20, 2009. With over 3500 in attendance, we had a steady stream of tasters for 3 hours. Rick and I laughed and reminded each other that this was like those days back at LSU when we worked concessions! We also reminded each other that we had done that many years ago and that we "still have it!" Too much fun, with the neighboring booth being frozen hurricanes and margaritas, not only were we in an awesome location, but we were in the "fun zone."

We served our Mardi Gras Coleslaw in Asian Boxes with wooden chopsticks and our now famous "N'awlins Style Bread Pudding with the Pecan Praline Sauce". We served 39 full steamtable sized pans of the pudding topped with 8 gallons of the praline sauce and over 1500 boxes of the coleslaw.

Next year we will bring the entire family up from Baton Rouge and get them a table to enjoy the festivities. Over 38 food and drink vendors participated and we are proud to say we were among the best!

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