Mardi Gras Extravaganza Hosted by New Orleans Native and Celebrity Chefs

Mardi Gras Extravaganza DC is back with its third annual blowout party at The Showroom on 14th Street, Fat Tuesday, March 5, 2019 from 6-10PM. Join the only native New Orleans chef and TV personality in DC, David Guas, along with friends – celebrity chef Spike Mendelsohn, Micheline Mendelsohn, mixtress Gina Chersevani, Bruce Pike with Pike Productions and New Orleans native Simone Rathle for an ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT-DRINK-AND DANCE night of revelry benefiting DC Central Kitchen.


Under the helm of famed mixologist Gina Cherservani, over 12 mixologists will serve the best of New Orleans classics, in a competition to win title of Best Hurricane Cocktail.

A live broadcast of Bourbon Street projected on our custom LED Wall creates the perfect backdrop for the amazing sounds of the best Louisiana style bands jamming throughout the night.

Chefs David Guas and Spike Mendelsohn curate 25 chefs from around the region to highlight a NOLA inspired dish focused on deliciousness and sustainability and battling for the title of Best Chef Bite. Save some room for the original tri-colored King Cake stuffed with cream cheese by Chef David Guas, or explore something new – King Cake Doughnuts and Milkshakes!

Tables of complimentary masks and beads add to the spirit of this exciting evening. The rattling of the bartender’s shakers and the smell of shrimp po’boys, red beans and rice, and jambalaya with potent andouille sausage fill the air. It’s clear that an authentic celebration is taking place and it’s unlike any other event in DC.

This event is not to be missed. Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler!

Pay one price: $55 [+tax] to get your “Gras On” with award-winning chefs and mixologists in DC, and soul, rockin’ bands playing LIVE MUSIC all night.

Costume Contest and Hurricane Cocktail CompetitionGuests must be 21+.

Win A Party Package!

Follow, Like, Share and Engage with Mardi Gras Extravaganza’s TwitterInstagram and Facebook by February 24, and get everything you need to celebrate in style! We’ll pick 1 random winner from each platform.
  • Tickets for 4 guests to the best New Orleans Party in DC on Fat Tuesday
  • A delicious King Cake by Chef David Guas from Bayou Bakery
  • We, The Pizza gift certificate from Chef Spike Mendelsohn’s Capitol Hill spot for late night cravings
  • Buffalo & Bergen gift certificate from Mixtress Gina Cherservani for any “morning after” bagels and cocktails

Proceeds benefit DC Central Kitchen, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that helps fight hunger differently. The mission of DC Central Kitchen is to use food as a tool to strengthen bodies, empower minds, and build communities.

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