Fat Tuesday aka Mardi Gras!
A holiday that celebrates "pigging out" before the Lenten season and partying all night until you can't anymore. In America, the biggest Mardi Gras party is down in New Orleans or 'N'awlens'. I did not celebrate in New Orleans, but at the closest thing we have in Milwaukee - Crawdaddy's restaurant. (We went there for my dads birthday last month posted here) My parents do an annual outing to Crawdaddy's for their car club and this was my second year in attendance. We had a larger group - 12 of us - and it was really fun night! Ofcourse being one of the their busiest nights of the year, they did the best they could for a large group.
Like I said in my earlier post, they have phenomenal food!
I made the people sitting around me wait to eat so I could get some yummy pictures for you:
|Pecan Crusted Veal Tenders|
This was a special item for Mardi Gras - not sure if it will be on the menu any time soon!
Twin steaks w/ their signature Hollandaise sauce
|Chicken Pontalba |
2 Crispy chicken breasts covered in hollandaise sauce over a bed of
sauteed potatoes, mushrooms & onions. YUM-O!
I wanted to try something new and this was definitely delicious! Our entire table had gotten something different and everyone was very happy with their choices. I took leftovers (wayyy to much food for 1 sitting!) and can't wait to eat them tomorrow for lunch!
I hope everyone had a great Fat Tuesday! Here's to Lent & giving up something for next 6 weeks.. oh boy!