Mardi Gras Extravaganza is all about creating an authentic evening that honors the cuisine, cocktails, and musical culture of New Orleans.
The overwhelming majority of attendees range from mid-to-late 20’s to early 50’s - professionals in the Nation’s Capital with an interest in culinary events and festivals. These are foodies from all over the world, highly educated, web-literate, and known as the “movers and shakers,” setting the pace for the country
Brand ambassadors are standing by with an ice cold beer, cocktail, or soft drink, with beer and liquor specialty stations sprinkled throughout the event. The band is playing jazzy funk, and second line dancing breaks out in the final hour. Guests are encouraged to enjoy the featured New Orleans-style food, served with a contemporary twist. Save some room for the original tri-colored King Cake stuffed with cream cheese by Chef David Guas, or explore something new - King Cake Doughnuts and Milkshakes!
The Showroom is Washington, DC’s newest, most exciting event venue. The open, modernized, industrial space allows guests to be greeted by a New Orleans marching band, the beat of the trombone getting everyone in rhythm before they even walk through the doors. Partygoers enter The Showroom to find purple, green, and gold beaming lights, shimmering streamers, custom-made Mardi Gras floats, and an iced luge for a select spirit setting the stage for our lineup of talented chefs and mixologists.
Tables of complimentary masks and beads add to the spirit of this exciting evening. The rattling of the bartender’s shakers and the smell of shrimp po’boys, red beans and rice, and jambalaya with potent andouille sausage fill the air. It’s clear that an authentic celebration is taking place and it’s unlike any other event in DC.
We have promotional videos of each participating chef and mixologist that will be shared through social media and all local DC/VA/MD media outlets.
The celebrity status of Chefs David Guas and Spike Mendelsohn has provided successful leverage in media opportunities with placements on local, regional, and national TV, radio stations, and in print to promote the event.