Mardi Gras blew through NOLA last week and is settling down in Marlow’s Tavern for a Bayou ‘n Bourbon blowout going on February 16-March 29. Did we say settling down? Faux pas. Partying up is more like it -- and “parish” the thought of missing out on a lunch or dinner feast on Marlow’s fine mess of New Orleans dishes and “Mo’ Betta Drinks.” Joining the krewe of old friends like Roasted Chicken and Shrimp Gumbo, Daily Flatbread from the Bayou, Deconstructed Jambalaya and the highly popular Honey-Bourbon Bread Pudding are
- Bayou Lump Crab Dip - Creole-spiced lump crab, andouille, spicy mustard, Asiago, Parmesan crust and toasty French baguette ($9)
- N’awlins-Style Po’boy - fiery spiced red fish, apple-cabbage slaw, shredded lettuce, Roma tomato and Creole rémoulade on toasted baguette ($15)
- “The Big Easy” Muffaletta - imported mortadella, Genoa salami, spicy capicola, GG’s secret recipe olive salad, melting provolone on pressed ciabatta bread ($12.50)
- Sweet Bourbon St. Rib-eye - blackened Jack Daniel’s Honey-blazed rib-eye seasoned with locally made GG’s Fine Food creole seasoning, jumbo asparagus and a creamy crawfish pie ($26)
Marlow’s “Mo’ Betta Drinks” and ice-cold NOLA beers hit the spot, even if “Where y’at?” is ATL instead of Bourbon Street.
- “Pat’s” Marlow’s Hurricane – a New Orleans tradition jazzes Pat O’Brien’s secret recipe with Bacardi light rum, fresh orange juice and a floater of Bacardi. ($9)
- Bourbon Rum Punch – Old Forester, Meyer’s Dark Rum, vanilla, cream and nutmeg ($8.50)
- Bourbon Street Lemonade – house-made New Orleans original, Southern Comfort, lemonade, kiss of mint, fresh lemon and lime and a dash of simple syrup ($9.50)
- Sokol Blosser Evolution, Oregon 16th Edition – unique blend of nine different white grapes, produced and bottled in Oregon with hand-selected Oregon, Washington and California fruit, bright straw, exotic tropical citrus, hints of spicy apple with a lush, crisp, bright finish ($11/$44)
- ABITA Turbodog-Draught – Turbodog dark brown ale brewed with pale, caramel, chocolate malts and Willamette hops, rich flavors. ABV: 5.6 ($6.50)
- ABITA Wrought Iron IPA-Bottle - Abita Wrought Iron IPA is forged with intensity of Apollo, Equinox and Mosaic hops, perfect for a night on the bayou. ABV: 6.9 ($6)
At the end of Bayou ‘n Bourbon, one lucky country music fan and a guest will be Baton Rouge-bound for the Bayou Country Superfest thanks to Marlow’s partnership with radio station94.9 FM The Bull. Enter to win this bit of lagniappe on the station’s website. Fais do-do over to the restaurant'sFacebook page between February 19 and March 17 and enter contact information for a chance to win a drawing for a dinner for two ($50 value) or dinner for four ($100 value). And, even if you missed out on beads or finding the king cake baby during Mardi Gras, you might taste sweet victory by Instagramming your Bayou ‘n Bourbon experience with the tag @marlowstavern. Regrammed entries win a complimentary Honey-Bourbon Bread Pudding!