On February 9th, 2013, the Fess Parker Winery held its 3rd annual Big Easy Mardi Gras party to celebrate the newest release of our Big Easy red wine. The party took place after hours in our tasting room which was transformed into the wine country version of Bourbon Street.
With plenty of Big Easy opened and ready to pour the Fess Parker crew welcomed wine club members and guests to a night full of wine, food, and music.
To accompany the Big Easy red wine we had a menu full of Cajun themed appetizers and desserts coming out of the Fess Parker kitchen. Traditional jambalaya was served along with Lousiana style wontons with a Lousiana hot sauce crema, crab cakes with remoulade, parmesan polenta cakes with sautéed shrimp and an apricot-ancho chile barbecue sauce, as well as a crostini with goat cheese and Kalamata olive tapenade. For dessert, chicory root coffee chocolate truffles were served as well as a traditional New Orleans king cake.
No Mardi Gras party would be complete without having some live jazz music to enjoy. We were lucky enough to have the always great sounding Jerry Coehlo Trio jazz band come and play for us and keep the party jumping.
This year’s Mardi Gras party was a lot of fun and we can’t wait for next year’s. Thank you so much to everyone who attended and helped make this such a great party!