The Krewe of Bacchus
Today is Sunday, which means we’ve got the second super krewe of Mardi Gras, the Krewe of Bacchus, rolling through! For a little background on the mythology behind this parade’s namesake, here’s an excerpt from the official Krewe of Bacchus’ website:
“First, as the god of vegetation specifically of the fruit of the trees. Eventually, he became the popular Greek god of wine and cheer, and wine miracles were reputedly performed at certain of his festivals. According to tradition, Bacchus died each winter and was reborn in the spring. To his followers, this cyclical revival, accompanied by the seasonal renewal of the fruits of the earth, embodied the promise of the resurrection of the dead.
The yearly rites in honor of the resurrection of Bacchus gradually evolved into the structured form of the Greek drama, and important festivals were held in honor of the god, during which great dramatic competitions were conducted.”
The Krewe of Bacchus begins at Tchoupitoulas and Napoleon and culminates at Convention Center Boulevard. For the full parade route and more info on Bacchus, click here.
The Irish House
So fellow Locavores, who’s excited for Bacchus?! I know we are…but even more so to enjoy a nice locally sourced meal! Today we’re focusing on The Irish House. The Irish House offers a variety of delicious food and refreshing drink, but 2 dishes in particular stand out:
1) Bayou Teche Crawfish Boil Quesadilla | served with a creole tomato pico de gallo & Harp Shanty sour cream
2) Coup de Fraises | Ponchatoula Strawberries with a creole cream cheese & local honey with Kleinpeter Farms cream
Both of these plates incorporate locally sourced ingredients, so you can guarantee that these meals will be fresh and support our local New Orleans producers. You can find The Irish House at 1432 St Charles Ave. It is open from 9AM – 10PM today. We hope to see you there and as always, keep it local this Mardi Gras!