It’s time, once again, for Showboat to show you why they’re known as the Mardi Gras casino in Atlantic City. Next Tuesday, Feb. 12 is “Fat Tuesday” and if New Orleans is a little too far for you to go, look no farther than 801 Boardwalk for all the Mardi Gras you need. There’s music, there’s a King Cake Eating Contest and there’s food for you, too!
So what's so special about king cake that it gets its own contest? Well, the King Cake is the Mardi Gras dessert of choice, a traditional cake baked with a small plastic baby inside. Tradition says that whoever gets the piece with the baby gets to host the next party. Some use an orange wedge or a handful of pecans instead and put the plastic baby on top of the cake. The cake is iced and trimmed in Mardi Gras colors of purple and green.
And what about you? After you finish cheering on your favorite King Cake gobbler, what are you going to eat? The French Quarter Buffet has that under very good control with their special Mardi Gras menu at only $29.99. Check out these choices!
- Whole Roast Pig ~ Cranberry Apple Chutney, Chimichurri Sauce
- Our Signature Louisiana Shrimp Boil ~ Shrimp, Corn on the Cob, Red Bliss Potato, Andouille
- Shrimp Étouffée
- Cornmeal Crusted Catfish ~ Grilled Lemon Tartar Sauce
- Chicken & Smoked Sausage Gumbo
- Shrimp Po’ Boys ~ Fried Shrimp, Cajun Remoulade
- Grilled Strip Steaks ~ Ratatouille
As you can see, all the flavors of old New Orleans are right here in Atlantic City.
So when your stomach tells you it’s time for Mardi Gras, make sure you bring it to Showboat, 801 Boardwalk, on “Fat Tuesday,” Feb. 12. Let Showboat take you to Mardi Gras. You'll never know you’re not in New Orleans.