Mardi Gras Flavors from Coast to Coast

Febraury 2016
By: Food Network

Acclaimed New Orleans Chef John Besh opened his first restaurant outside of his home state when he opened Lüke, where authentic German and French cooking is served with a Creole touch. With Chef John Russ at the helm, the casual eatery hosts Downtown Tuesday happy hour each week, but for Mardi Gras the celebration will go well beyond 8:30 p.m. NOLA-style jazz band The San Antonio Spiders will bring the boogie while fare like crawfish, meat pies, Gulf oysters, fried chicken and shrimp etouffee will be served beside the regular menu. Katrina’s Folly, Russ’ twist on the hurricane cocktail, features three kinds of rum with fresh-squeezed passion fruit, orange, lemon and lime juices to loosen things up.
Photo courtesy of Besh Restaurant Group.