Mardi Gras Overture

Mardi Gras was the last day Christians could eat des mets gras (fatty foods) before enduring 40 days of prayer and meat abstinence, until Easter. This day announced the beginning of Carême (Lent). It marks in a climactic fashion the end of la semaine des sept jours gras (week of seven fat days fat), once called jours charnels (carnal days).

For one evening, we invite our friends to join us for our own Jour Charnel, a lead-in to the festivities extending to Tuesday.

We will share a five-course meal with wine pairings, celebrating the marriage of French and American traditions with Bayou plates and American wines inspired by the French old-country.

Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 7 PM

$120/person. Not inclusive of tax or gratuity.

Reservations required.
Weather permitting.

Reservations

This event is now booked.

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Maurice Ox

Native of Hawaii, Maurice was shot dead in the early 1970’s. Once a WILD boar, she has now relocated to Virginia, settling down to a more sedentary lifestyle. Proud of our work to bring humanely raised meats to hungry humans, she volunteers by posting to our Facebook Group, smiling at children, and dressing up for important holidays.