Central Michel Richard’s 5th Annual Mardi Gras Party



Experience the soulful spirit of the Big Easy all month long at Central Michel Richard!  Michel’s award-winning bistro in the heart of downtown DC will once again be featuring New Orleans’ most beloved cocktails during the month of February:  warm up to the sultry old-school strength of the Sazerac, bask in the creamy, voluptuous Absinthe Suisesse, or kick-start the party with that most Mardi Gras of cocktails, the Hurricane.


The drinks of New Orleans are, of course, only a prelude to the eclectic and vibrant cuisine, and starting on Friday, February 17th Central will also be bringing you a taste of the Crescent City with a special insert Mardi Gras Menu, served in addition to our regular menu.  Choose from New Orleans classics such as Turtle Soup, Shrimp and Crawfish Etouffe, or a spicy Cajun Gumbo.


All of these specials lead up to the culmination of the Carnival season-Mardi Gras! On Fat Tuesday, February 21st, Central will let the good times roll with our 5th Annual Mardi Gras Party!  You and your fellow revelers can enjoy New Orleans Cajun cuisine and cocktails all night long while scatting away to the sounds of the fabulous Dixieland jazz quartet Laissez Foure, who will play from 7-10pm.  From the first sip of your Cyclone to the band’s final downbeat, you won’t want to miss one of the most anticipated events of our year!

Central is located at 1001 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC   Lunch: Monday - Friday, 11:45 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.; Dinner: Monday - Thursday, 5 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.; Friday - Saturday, 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.; Sunday closed.  For further information and reservations, call 202-626-0015.

All photos courtesy of Jaqui DePas.