Rajun Cajun Festival at the Figge is Tuesday


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Posted Online: Feb. 27, 2014, 12:26 pm
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By Jonathan Turner, jturner@qconline.com
If you've never tasted alligator or liquid nitrogen, then head on down to the Figge Art Museum this Tuesday for the 10th annual Mardi Gras Rajun Cajun Fest, in the museum lobby, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport.

Chefs from the Figge, Machine Shed, Crow Valley Country Club, Sippi's, Johnny's Italian Steakhouse, Paddle Wheel, Thunder Bay Grille, Gramma's Kitchen and Select Specialty Hospital will be set up in the lobby from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and will cook Cajun-inspired dishes for guests to sample.

The dishes of the evening will include crawfish tacos, Cajun seasoned pork tenderloin topped with candied bacon, Cajun catfish sliders with Creole slaw, slow-cooked beef cheek with a Cajun crawfish celery root remoulade, Creole shrimp, spicy deep fried oysters with corn bread casserole, alligator gumbo, Louisiana stuffed jalapeno peppers with Cajun bacon, Cafe Du Monde liquid nitrogen ice cream, chicken and sausage etouffee and more.

Guests are invited to get into the Mardi Gras spirit by tasting all the flavorful dishes, participating in a make-your-own Mardi Gras mask art activity, enjoying a Mardi Gras themed photo area, partaking in a cash bar and casting votes for their favorite chef of the evening. The winning chef will receive a People's Choice plaque and bragging rights.

This is the second year the Figge has hosted this event and all proceeds will benefit the museum's art education outreach programs to thousands of area students. Visit figgeartmuseum.org to buy advance tickets for $25. Tickets at the door will be $30.




















 




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