Mardi Gras Menu and Link to Photos

Cocktail Hour
Planter's Punch with Kumquats and Clove
Vignette Wine Country Sodas (Pinot Noir and Chardonnay)

Muffaletta Open-Faced Sandwiches with Applewood-Smoked Ham or Grilled Eggplant
Louisiana Barbecued Shrimp
Angry Fried Okra

Quincy Jean Tatin Domaine du Tremblay (2005)
Regis Cruchet Vouvray (2005)

First Course
Crab (Corn) Cakes with Beet Remoulade on Bed of Greens with Shallot Vinaigrette

Les Chaumiennes Pouilly-Fume (2004)

Main Course
New Orleans-Style Jambalaya with Catfish, Rock Shrimp, White Shrimp and Andouille Sausage
Red Beans and Dirty Rice

Domaine Cecile Chassagne Gigondas (2001)
Solanes Priorat (2002)
Domaine Charvin Cotes du Rhone (2004)

King Cake with Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream Smothered in Whiskey Pecan Sauce
Coffee, Courtesy of Cafe La Semuese ("never bitter")

Thank you to Ben L. for taking some photos.

Coming next: Vietnam April 7 (tent.)


Laissez les bon temps roullez!

When: February 17
Time: 7:30
Contribution: $45

Rum Punch with Clove and Kumquats
Open-Face Shrimp Muffuletta
Melissa's Salad
Seafood and Andouille Jambalaya
Red Beans and Dirty Rice
Wine Pairings (and maybe even some Shiner Bock if we can find it)
King Cake with Blood Orange Sorbet

As usual, the rest of the menu is subject to last-minute inspiration and what we find at the farmers' market. To rsvp (firmly!), please email us at, and we'll email you the location. Indicate the number in your party and if you'd like the vegetarian option. We'll take around 20 people.

Please join us! We will donate part of the proceeds to Hurricane Katrina/9th Ward rebuilding efforts.