It may surprise you to learn that Mardi Gras is a Catholic term, created to describe the festivities that lead up to Lent. The Carnival begins on the day of the Christian feasts of the Epiphany, and finishes on the day before Ash Wednesday – commonly known as Shrove Tuesday, or Fat Tuesday.
The Carnival is a festival of gluttony – essentially, people celebrating as hard as they could to ‘fatten up’ before the season of Lent, which is 40 days of fasting and sacrifice.
The festival can be traced back to medieval Europe, passing through Rome and Venice to the French House of the Bourbons.
So we thought why not bring it to the Isle of Man in 2019.
Since the whole reason of Mardi Gras is to “Fatten up”, we would like to invite you to our 10 course taster menu of new Orland’s style food, with a themed evening to make if feel as if you are there.
Tickets are only £27.95 per person and yes that does include the 10 courses.
When we were picking the dishes to suit Mardi Gras we wanted to go traditional but also modern. Below we have attached our fantastically chosen menu.
Yakamein Soup, picked up the name “Old Sober” in New Orleans, for its alleged healing powers in warding off the after-effects and resulting hangover from late night French Quarter partying. (So this dish is for you)
The king cake tradition is believed to have been brought over from France in the 1870s. Originally, king cakes were a simple ring of dough with a small amount of decoration. After the rich dough is braided and baked, the top of the cake is covered with delicious sugar toppings in the traditional Mardi Gras colours of purple, green and gold (purple for “justice,” green for “faith” and gold for “power).
Gumbo is one of the best known New Orleans dishes. A thick stew of meat and okra served on rice.
You really don’t want to miss out on this one!
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