February. In Wisconsin this can be a pretty rough month. New Year’s Eve seems like forever ago, you somehow misplaced that W2, and it just keeps getting colder. Well, I have a not-so-well-known cure for those winter blues: Mardi Gras.
Mardi Gras is a phrase not commonly heard in Wisconsin. However, if there is a celebration to be had, Qdoba will sniff it out and cover it in queso. For those unfamiliar with Mardi Gras, it is French and translates to “Fat Tuesday”. This day is basically the last hurrah before the Lenten season. It is not nationally observed in the United States, but cities with a large number of French ethnicity have notable celebrations. The most noted celebration being in New Orleans. Although it has a religious origin, Mardi Gras in New Orleans has extended above and beyond. Mardi Gras has become a huge part of the city’s identity and embraced by the citizens no matter their belief. In New Orleans the celebration starts 11 days before Fat Tuesday and is full of parades, parties, balls, and plenty of debauchery.
I was very fortunate to have lived in New Orleans and experience Mardi Gras as a local. This means Mardi Gras sans Bourbon Street. This Mardi Gras may not be as well-known, but it is full of good people opening their doors to friends and neighbors and inviting them to enjoy a great meal and a good party. If my time in New Orleans taught me anything, it is that all you need to be happy is to surround yourself by good people and good food.
This is a motto we at Qdoba love to live by. We love our food. We love our family. More importantly, we love to help YOU enjoy our food with your friends and family. There is nothing better than when the two are combined. So instead of jetting down to the bayou for the festivities, I say bring Mardi Gras to Wisconsin! We have catering options for small or large groups and Catering Specialists to help anticipate the needs of your group. So whether you are having a small shindig or throwing a huge masquerade; grab your beads, grab your friends and put a twist on your Fat Tuesday party this Mardi Gras season and cater with Qdoba.
Contact our Catering Department at 888-CATER-WI (228-3794) and our Catering Specialists are happy to help.
Happy Mardi Gras – let the good times roll!