Anybody interested in getting together around mardi gras?
I was thinking the sunday before (Feb. 25), because it lends itself to cool invitations using the “mardi gras minus two” formula in french. something like:
“Mon Dieu! It’s Mardi Gras Moins Deux!”
We could even do it Friday, Feb. 23, and call it “Vendredi Gras.”
There’s lots of cajun-creole places to gather, ranging from the kitschy (e.g. Razzoo’s) to the down-home (Dodie’s Seafood Café) to in-between (Crescent City Café). Of course, they will probably be crowded, so we’d better make reservations. Maybe the Razzoo’s at 635 and MacArthur in Irving?
I would be happy to host it at my place - I am a creole chef, after all - but if we do, could I politely request donations? I’d want to make seafood gumbo, and I’m-a tell you, mes amis, dat stuff ain’t cheap to make.
Let’s see how much interest there is… We haven’t gotten together in a while, don’t you folks love me anymore?