New Orleans Bayou Bash! kicked off February 10 with fantastic live music, Disney characters and over-the-top street performers, but let’s be honest – for some of us, it’s really all about the food!
From 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on select dates through March 11 in Disneyland park, you can nosh on everything from bacon-cheddar popcorn to a steaming bowl of bouillabaisse with lobster, red snapper, cockle clams, shrimp and mussels at Blue Bayou Restaurant.
Other savory favorites include Fat City Snapper at Café Orleans with pan-seared snapper topped with tomato Scotch Bonnet sauce and mango pineapple relish, served with crispy onion straws, asparagus, rice and red beans; Mardi Gras Southern meatloaf and a French-style chicken-pork sausage sandwich with homemade apple-carrot slaw, both at French Market Restaurant; and Mardi Gras Southern corn chowder in a sourdough bread bowl at Harbour Galley.
Oh, the sweets are hard to resist: fresh fried apple fritters a la mode at Blue Bayou Restaurant; chocolate and red velvet cupcakes (almost too beautiful to eat) and bananas Foster cheesecake with caramel rum sauce at French Market Restaurant; Royal Street bananas Foster crepe at Café Orleans; beignets at the Mint Julep Bar; and apple fritters rolled in cinnamon sugar at Royal Street Veranda.
It will take several visits to try it all – have you found a favorite?
Remaining dates are February 17-21; February 24-26; March 2-4 and March 9-11. Laissez les bons temps rouler!