Colorful beads. Eclectic masks. Jazz music. And food. Lots of food.

Yes, that’s right. We’re talking about Mardi Gras.

Yesterday, people across the country celebrated Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday. As the name suggests, festivities are often centered around food. And not just any cuisine; the distinct Cajun and Creole flavors of southern Louisiana that are one-of-a-kind.

Last night, aspiring home cooks in North Hills looked to Sur La Table for a special lesson on the Creole style of cooking. Teresa Fox, resident chef of the North Hills location, brought the culture, taste, and festivities of New Orleans to Midtown with her Best of New Orleans cooking class.

Under the direction of Fox, students whipped up a three-course, Mardi Gras-inspired meal. Starting with chicken gumbo and concluding with pecan pralines, they practiced everything from making a proper roux to perfectly cooking shellfish.Mardi Gras

Students also worked with one particular ingredient that’s a staple of Cajun culture – andouille. A French novelty, this smoked sausage is made using pork, garlic, pepper, onions, wine, and seasonings.

This isn’t the first time Sur La Table has brought cultural novelties to North Hills residents and visitors. With classes like Tour of Italy: Tuscany, Date Night: Steakhouse Favorites, and Marvelous French Macaroons, Sur La Table offers a variety of lessons daily.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to sharpen your skills. Check out Sur La Table’s class schedule today to uncover your next cultural adventure!