27 November, 2022, 08:33

Celebrate Fat Tuesday At Kingfisher With Classic New Orleans Cuisine

Fat Tuesday Menu
Feb. 9, 5-11pm

Kingfisher Bar & Grill

2564 E Grant Rd
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For 22 years, Kingfisher Bar & Grill has brought a New Orleans-style Mardi Gras feast to Tucson. This year the Fat Tuesday festivities take place Tuesday, February 9 from 5 to 11pm.

Fat Tuesday is the last day of Mardi Gras celebrations before the beginning of Lent, a season of preparation and penance for Christians.

The à la carte menu options include classic Louisiana dishes, like seafood gumbo, deep-fried cornmeal crusted catfish, and beignets. Hurricanes, Sazeracs and a selection of Louisiana brews, such as Dixie Lager and Abita Turbodog, will also be offered. The regular Kingfisher dinner menu will also be available.

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In the spirit of the holiday, guests will be offered Mardi Gras beads and a chance to win a Fat Tuesday t-shirt if they “find the baby” in the King Cake. Much like Mardi Gras itself, the King Cake has surpassed its religious roots and become a widely-celebrated, non-denominational tradition. The tiny plastic baby hidden within the cake originated as a symbol of the Epiphany, a Christian holiday celebrating when the three wisemen first saw Jesus as a newborn.

The Old Pueblo Jazz Band will kick off the celebration at Kingfisher at 5:30pm followed by Dr Mojo and the Zydeco Cannibals from 8:30 to closing.

Kingfisher “Fat Tuesday” A La Carte Menu

  • Baked Oysters “Storyville” – Champagne, crabmeat, cayenne, crème fraiche, Parmesan cheese
  • Old N’awlins Seafood Gumbo – Shrimp, oysters, seafood, crawfish, Cajun mirepoix, okra, andouille sausage, scallions, Texmati rice, dark brown roux
  • Cajun Red Beans and Texmati Rice with Andouille Sausage
  • Shrimp, Andouille Sausage and Tasso Ham Jambalaya – Garlic, scallions, sauce piquant, tasso, shrimp, Cajun mirepoix, Texmati rice
  • Deep-Fried Cornmeal Crusted Catfish – Texmati rice, honeyed carrots, sauce remoulade
  • Flaming “Bananas Foster” for Two Brown sugar, banana liquor, rum, oranges, cinnamon, sweet cream butter, bananas, vanilla ice cream
  • New Orleans King Cake
  • Beignets
  • New Orleans Bread Pudding – Served with Warm Whiskey Custard Sauce

For more information, visit kingfishertucson.com.

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