When Carnival’s Mardi Gras hits the water in 2020, she will feature six, all new, themed zones. One of the zones is the French Quarter, designed to bring the essence of the Big Easy on board a Carnival ship. The heart of the French Quarter on Mardi Gras will be highlighted by Chef Emeril Lagasse’s first restaurant at sea, Emeril’s Bistro 1396. Carnival Cruise Line president Christine Duffy expressed her excitement for the new eatery in saying, “Mardi Gras is designed as the ultimate vacation experience, and that extends to the food and beverage offerings. Emeril Lagasse has brought the uniqueness and fun of New Orleans dining to foodies all over the world, and we’re thrilled that he’ll now bring that same experience to Carnival.” Given his inspirations and charisma, Lagasse is the perfect chef to bring the culture and cuisine of New Orleans to sea aboard Carnival’s Mardi Gras!
With much of his cuisine inspired by the cajun flair of Louisiana, Lagasse saw this as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. “I’ve developed restaurants all over the country, but to create my first restaurant at sea—on a ship named Mardi Gras with its own French Quarter, no less—was an opportunity I simply could not pass up,” says Lagasse. The menu of the new eatery will include classics like oyster po-boys, along with gourmet takes on classics such as a roasted duck gumbo. This eatery will offer unique breakfast options as well, with savory choices, such as a shrimp Creole omelet, and sweet treats like Bananas Foster.
Carnival’s Mardi Gras will set sail in 2020, and she is slated to have some of the best cuisine on any Carnival ship to date. With new restaurants, including Shaq’s Big Chicken and Emeril’s Bistro, space will fill up quickly. Call The Cruise Web today at 1-800-377-9383 to speak with one of our expert consultants about your next cruise on Carnival!
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