I’ve a Gra for Mardi Gras… ask your Irish friends. Or a Murty Gras if you like.
Forget the soggy pancakes, you guys in the Americas and the Caribbean have got it right with your dancin’, drinkin’ and dinin’.
But if you can’t get to see how they do Mardi Gras around the world just now then why not let our Travel friends bring the world to you?
And who better at it than Universal Orlando?
Universal is serving up a real treat with its International Flavors of Carnaval from February 6 to March 28.
Eat around the world
When it will showcase dishes from New Orleans, Puerto Rico, Trinidad & Tobago, Brazil, Spain and er Germany (who knew?)
Glasgow Bar with owner Karl in Tobago
Of course carnivals have long been choreographed to the minutest detail so you’ll not even notice social distancing.
There will be floats throughout the park and a Big Easy Bash.
Jambalaya mia my-oh
And from personal experience it is the done thing to start at breakfast time with Jambalaya, a Sazerac and a jazz brass band.
You want a taster of some of the other culinary delights.
Moe’s and Jimbo’s
- Cajun cuisine from New Orleans, such as a Crawfish Boil, Jambalaya, Beignets and other Big Easy delights.
- Classic Carnaval dishes from the islands, such as Pernil & Mofongo from Puerto Rico, a vegan Pholourie from Trinidad & Tobago and Jerk Chicken from the Bahamas.
- Pork Schnitzel Sliders and Bavarian Pretzels from Germany, iconic Paella Mixta and Leche Frita from Spain and Belgium Liege Waffles from Belgium.
- Other flavours from Brazil (Moqueca de Camarao), Canada (Beef Short Rib Poutine), Colombia (Carnitas Arepas), Cuba (Cuban Sandwiches), Italy (Caneloni), France Poached Pear Creme Brulee Crepe) and more.
There will also be themed menus on CityWalk and at the Universal Orlando Resort Hotels while there are rides aplenty.
And isn’t it just what you need? A bit of escapism, either Harry Potter’s Wizarding World or The Simpsons’ Springfield.