Carnival has begun!
You don’t have to travel to Louisiana to enjoy the tastes made famous by the annual Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras Festival in New Orleans. We northerners need a little jubilation of our own for surviving another frigid Ohio winter. Since carnival is in the height of its celebration our “krewe” needs no further excuses to throw ourselves into all the merry-making.
The season of carnival, which begins on Epiphany and ends with a bang on Fat Tuesday (Feb. 13, 2018), is a time to enjoy all the rich decadent foods that can’t be savored during the season of Lent. Let our Rex, George, lead a parade of creole food that is famous in the Crescent City.
Carnival themed dishes with the vibrant flair of Cajun and Creole flavors will be served all season long. Here are some of the tantalizing courses:
- Muffuletta Sandwiches
- Shrimp Po’boy
- Classic Purple, Gold and Green Treats
The parade revelers wear masks and extravagant costumes and throw or beg for beads in colors of purple, gold and green. But you can’t eat a bead. So instead, don on your bedazzled masks, beads and garments of gold, green and purple and if you say “Let the good times roll!”, we will give you a sweet treat.
So, if Fat Tuesday is your last chance to whoop it up before your Lenten fasting and you can’t go New Orleans to partake in the festivities there, then indulge with us at Lehman’s Deli and feast like a king.