Key Ingredients to a Delicious Mardi Gras Season

One of the many perks of doing business in Louisiana is tapping into the rich cultural traditions that are unique to this region. Of all the cultural traditions associated with South Louisiana, none is more renown as Mardi Gras. Of course, we at Drakes know that with the music, the parades, the balls, and the revelry of carnival season, there is the food. Not just any food, mind you—Mardi Gras food.

Drakes Catering Gumbo

As the last of the Christmas decorations are taken down, purple, gold & green become the preferred palette in preparation for the great Laissez les Bons Temps Rouler. Every pot is filled with deliciousness to provide warmth to chilly party-goers with just the right bite of spice. Our revelers through the years have enjoyed our signature étoufées and gumbos and it’s hard to imagine a proper Mardi Gras gathering without a steaming bowl of each.

With many of its roots in New Orleans, crescent city favorites are a must have. A selection of poboys, muffulettas, and beignets served on a shimmering table of beads, doubloons, and masks beckons hungry guests to second-line their way back for more.

Of course, what Mardi Gras celebration is complete without a king cake? Drakes knows that this Mardi Gras essential can be traditional, stuffed, savory, or sweet and we’re happy to create whichever and whatever our clients prefer.

Surprised taste buds have been wowed by our Savory Cajun King Cake featuring house-made boudin with a bacon & pepper jelly glaze.

Drakes offers a stunning signature dessert we look forward to serving to our guests every carnival season. King Cake Bread Pudding is a delicious culinary achievement, combining two distinct southern confections into one luscious and luxurious dessert like no other.

This carnival season we hope you gather with friends and family, krewes and crews for good fun, great food, and at least one really cold and spicy Bloody Mary raised in honor of our beloved Saints as they (fingers crossed) go marching into Super Bowl LIII.