Food for Thought

Mardi Gras Food Universal OrlandoA Mardi Gras celebration just isn’t a Mardi Gras celebration without delicious food. That’s why Universal Orlando has ensured guests get the most authentic New Orleans Mardi Gras experience, not only with the sights and sounds of the Big Easy but with the city’s mouthwatering food.

And to ensure guests were getting the authentic tastes of New Orleans biggest festival, Universal’s Executive Chef said he and his team “… studied and took trips to Mardi Gras to make sure that we got the food just right…” And the food is certainly more than just right!

Make sure you come to Universal Studios Florida hungry because just like the beads you catch, there will be so many delectable dishes being put in your face you’ll have to give each one a try.

Food booths located up and down the Bourbon Street area and in the French Quarter Courtyard will serve up some of the tastiest and spiciest Cajun dishes you’ll find this side of the bayou including Jambalaya with shrimp, Andouille sausage, chicken, ham and more; Creole gumbo; crawfish boil with corn, potatoes and more, red beans and rice and Andouille sausage with peppers and onions served on a French Quarter roll with spicy mustard on the side.

Guests can pair their dinner at the French Quarter Courtyard with musicians and bands straight from the Big Easy including Beth McKee on March 2, Gravy on March 9, Lil Brian and the Zydeco Travelers on March 15 & 16, Soul Project Nola on March 22 & 23 and many more.

And the food and fun doesn’t stop at the French Quarter Courtyard either. For dessert indulge in a piece of Mardi Gras’ traditional king cake, bread pudding, praline cheesecake or the famous beignets covered in powdered sugar and let the good times roll as you watch one of the highlights of the Mardi Gras event – the parade. With beignet in hand watch as new floats with vibrant colors and characters like the Elegance of India, Chinese New Year, Mexican Day of the Dead and the Jazz and Blues of New Orleans floats come to life for this year’s theme “Colorful Cultures around the World.” Each float will also feature new characters like stilt walkers from the Day of the Dead float, Imperial warriors with traditional lanterns that light up on the Chinese New Year float as well as plenty of belly dancers and musicians throughout the parade.

End your bayou bash with one more serving of Cajun food and a free concert by such famous musicians and singers as Demi Lovato, Montgomery Gentry, Sean Kingston, Matchbox Twenty, Austin Mahone, Phillip Phillips, Pitbull and many more.

You can indulge in the tastes of Mardi Gras on select nights now through April 20 with discounted Universal Studios tickets right here on Orlando Fun Tickets.