Louisiana Restaurant Association Taste of Mardi Gras

Louisiana Restaurant Association Taste of Mardi Gras

Join us for a Spectacular Night of Flavor, Fun, and Fundraising!


The Louisiana Restaurant Association proudly presents the 30th Annual Taste of Mardi Gras event, taking place at the picturesque Randolph Riverfront Center in Cenla. This unforgettable evening is a celebration of Louisiana’s rich culinary heritage, with all proceeds dedicated to supporting local charities and the advancement of culinary education in Cenla.

Entertainment Lineup:

Opening Act: The lively New Natives Brass Band

Headlining Band: The sensational Chee Weez, a high-energy New Orleans cover band


All funds raised at Taste of Mardi Gras will directly contribute to the following local charities and initiatives:

  • LRA Programs (Education Foundation & Louisiana ProStart)
  • Children’s Miracle Network
  • Manna House Ministries
  • Children’s Mardi Gras Parade
  • Food Bank of Central Louisiana

Event Highlights:

Dance the night away with live music.

Savor a wide array of delectable dishes and refreshing beverages from renowned regional restaurants, all under one roof.

Experience the vibrant and family-friendly Mardi Gras atmosphere.

Important Information:

Time: The headlining band, The Chee-Weez, will take the stage at 8 p.m.

Beverages: A cash bar will be available; please note that no trays or coolers are permitted.

VIP Experience: Secure a VIP table for 8 at $750 and enjoy an hour of early entry to the event.

Admission Fees: Children aged 10 and under have a $25 admission fee, while adult general admission is $50.

Ticket Prices: Prices will increase by $10 on the day of the event.

Dress Code: Dress in your finest dressy-casual and embrace the Mardi Gras spirit by donning beads, wigs, and attire in vibrant shades of purple, green, and gold.

Support and Sponsorship:

For those interested in sponsorship opportunities, please reach out to Britney Ford at bford@lra.org or call (225) 240-7189.

Join us for an evening filled with incredible food, lively music, and the spirit of Mardi Gras. Taste of Mardi Gras is not just a celebration of Louisiana’s culinary heritage but also a testament to our community’s generosity. So, put on your Mardi Gras attire and be part of an unforgettable night of fun, all in the name of a good cause. We look forward to seeing you there!

DATE: Friday, February 9, 2024
TIME: 7:00 pm
- 11:30 pm
VENUE: Randolph Riverfront Center
ADDRESS: 707 Second Street Alexandria, LA 71301 US
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