Celebrate Mardi Gras and Carnevale at Disney Springs
By: Kelsey Noland, of Disney Parks Blog
Calling all foodies—Mardi Gras and Carnevale is back at Disney Springs and I’ve got all the delicious details to share with you! From the flavors on the streets of New Orleans (where Mardi Gras is most famously celebrated) to the beautiful city of Venice, you’ll discover the perfect way to celebrate with entertainment that will have you “jazzed” up and ready to party.
Step into the streets of Italy at Carnevale returning to Maria and Enzo’s now through February 29. Every night from 5-10 p.m. the restaurant transforms into a festival atmosphere filled with live entertainment including musicians, balloon artists, and mask painters where you can request your own unique mask to wear during the event. (Perfect fun for adults and kids!) The famous Carnevale menu returns jam-packed with delicious Sicilian delicacies like antipasti, salads, soups, pasta, entrees and more. (Ask your server about the limited-time drink specials too.) Reservations are recommended and can be made online or by calling (407) 560-8466.
Down on the West Side, House of Blues Restaurant and Bar is getting ready to celebrate Fat Saturdays this month with authentic New Orleans-style food and music. Join in on the party in the courtyard on February 15 and 22 from 5-9 p.m. with food and drink specials plus live music from the Brown Bag Brass Brand. Returning favorites on the menu include Bread Bowl Gumbo, Jambalaya and their famous Bread Pudding at the Smokehouse just outside. If you pop into the restaurant, I highly recommend the Shrimp & Crawfish Etouffee—you won’t regret it!
If you’re looking for something for your sweet tooth, swing by Sprinkles Cupcakes for the new Bananas Foster Cupcake packed with caramelized banana-infused rum sauce and topped with vanilla buttercream frosting with Mardi Gras themed sprinkles. (Available starting February 17-March 1.) Or pop over to Vivoli il Gelato for the ultimate royal “treat”ment. It’s called the King Shake and it’s an over-the-top shake made with cake gelato spun with milk, a waffle cone, a cinnamon roll, and topped with whipped cream.
We hope to see you real soon at Disney Springs to celebrate this popular holiday. As always, tag your photos with #DisneySprings on social media so I can check out all the fun you’re having!