Lagniappe celebrates Fat Tuesday

MARQUETTE – Lagniappe Cajun Creole Eatery, celebrated Fat Tuesday in true New Orleans fashion – a two–line parade, beads, and plenty of music, as this enthusiastic group marched around downtown Marquette.

They say this day is one they look forward to every year. And no person, car or moose was safe from the bead givers.

“We want to bring that New Orleans tradition, that southern tradition of hospitality of friends and family getting together celebrating something good, with good food, good times and laughter. Show our little piece of heaven right her in the U.P.,” said Christopher Durley, Manager, Lagniappe’s.

The Carnival continued as the celebration moved indoors. Guests were treated to an extensive buffet of Creole favorites and of course, more music. Those young and old enjoyed the head nodding and foot tapping tunes.

Lagniappe’s Dining Manager, Robert Rust shared his excitement about the Fat Tuesday menu, “We got a lot of special stuff, Creole favorites, Jambalaya, catfish, crawfish etouffe, bread pudding, you can’t have Mardi Gras without King Cake, all hand made by house.”

The cooking started early and the celebration, as in true New Orleans tradition, continued late.