Tips & Techniques Entertaining Mardi Gras Celebration

Mardi Gras is a celebration of indulgence, from the classic New Orleans cocktails to the famous King Cake dessert. French for “Fat Tuesday,” the festivities culminate the night before Ash Wednesday, when the Lenten season begins – thus, this last hurrah centers on rich, spicy foods and bold flavors. Capture the spirit of The Big Easy with this party menu, which features traditional New Orleans dishes worthy of a street parade.