One of the tastiest traditions of Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) is king cake, a sweet confectionery sprinkled with purple, green and gold sugar. Often compared to a brioche, king cakes have a tiny plastic doll (some say representing baby Jesus) hidden inside; whoever gets that piece of cake throws the next party!
Louisiana’s Office of Tourism is throwing its own party, serving king cakes in Mardi Gras-inspired food trucks in Washington, DC, Atlanta, Houston and Dallas. It’s free and our way of enticing tourists to visit Louisiana.
So come “pass a good time” Mardi Gras day, Tuesday, Feb. 13.
Find details here.
– Betsie Gambel, The New Orleans 100