Since I had such a great experience at last year’s Mardi Gras event, I wanted to make sure that I got to go before this year’s foodie event came to a close. I may not have dressed as Fleur Delacour this time around, but I did make myself a shirt with the French witch/quarter-Veela on it.
The weather was perfect for walking around and eating (a lot). Good thing is, I worked it off with all the walking I did. Plus, it was totally worth it – the food was delicious. Read below for more on what I ate/drank!
What I ate/drank at Universal’s Mardi Gras:
Universal makes some awesome Bloody Marys. SO good that I went back the day after just to get a Bloody Mary to drink with my Traditional English breakfast at the Leaky Cauldron. FYI, the spicy version is not spicy at all. They have a mild version if you are truly against ordering the spicy one.
Vegan Samosas & Gaea Smash
The crispy vegan samosas are ﬁlled with potato, carrot, and peas and are served with a green chutney. I thought these were really good. My favorite part was the green chutney sauce. To drink, I had the Gaea Smash (New Amsterdam Gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, sparkling mineral water, and fresh purple opal basil). I did not really care for the drink, but the name drew me in (hello, Percy Jackson fan).
These were an excellent bang for your buck! The potatoes were crispy, and the sauce was incredible. The plate was also so cute and a great touch👌.
The Muffuletta (mortadella, salami, ham, mozzarella and provolone cheese, olive relish on a toasted sesame seed bun) is also a great bang for your buck. This sandwich is satisfying and mouthwatering (I really could go for one right about now).
Cape Guayaba Cocktail
This was actually better than expected. It was sweet and refreshing! The drink contained New Amsterdam Vodka, guava and lime juice, agave nectar, and fresh mint.
Nashville Hot Chicken Mac & Cheese
This really hit the spot! The chicken and mac and cheese were oh so satisfying. The Bloody Marys may not have been spicy, but THIS SAUCE was 🥵 – I loved it, though.
Tomato Basil Arancini
These fried risotto balls filled with tomato basil mascarpone with a arrabiata sauce were one of my favorites last year. This year, I still loved them.
I was so excited to have the Beignets! I loved them last time around, and I loved them again this year – I mean look at my face!
Alright, that is everything I devoured. There were still some things I wish I got to try.
Until next time,