Last time Fleur D’Elise came to RockPit a few months ago, people were stunned.
Word quickly spread the food they were serving was easily some of the best New Orleans fare anyone at RockPit had eaten in a long time.
Ryan, our bartender, said he hadn’t had food that authentically good since living in New Orleans several years ago.
A few days later, they reached out to us and asked us if they could do throw a party for us. A party Gypsy Elise from New Orleans is accustomed to throwing.
“Let’s throw an authentic Mardi Gras celebration.”
Gypsy Elise, owner of the Fleur D’Elise Food Truck, proposed we throw an authentic Mardi Gras celebration at RockPit. Complete with their French Quarter cuisine, beads, decorations, seafood boil, and even a Grammy-nominated and People’s Choice Award winning blues band to play at RockPit.
After they asked us, we thought about it for a while (about 45 seconds) and said,
I mean… come on now. When someone like Gypsy says they’re going to throw you an authentic Mardi Gras celebration, you say yes.
What food are we serving? French Quarter cuisine, of course.
The French Quarter cuisine available on Friday will easily be some of the best you’ll have in Central Florida. We’ll have:
Authentic New Orleans PoBoys (Chicken, Pulled Pork & Brisket)
Chicken & Andoulle Gumbo
Chicken & Andoulle Jambalaya
Slow Roasted Brisket
Slow Roasted Pulled Pork
Red Beans & Rice
Cajun Mac & Cheese
In other words, we’re transporting food right from Bourbon St directly to Illiana St (that’s where RockPit is located) for you to enjoy.
I know… You’re hungry now, right?
Live music starting at 5 PM (6 PM is the full band) by Grammy nominated “Gypsy Elise & The Royal Blues”
That’s right… Grammy-nominated and People’s Choice Award winning blues band “Gypsy Elise & The Royal Blues” will be live starting at 5 PM.
From 5 PM – 6PM, we’ll have traditional Mardi Gras music by keyboardist Ryan De Sade Way. Then starting at 6 PM, the full band will kick into high gear.
If you don’t know who they are, they’re kind of a big deal.
In fact, in 2013 they won the People’s Choice award for best band on Bourbon St.
Read that again. They won the People’s Choice IN NEW ORLEANS for the best band.
Meaning you probably won’t find a finer New Orleans blues band in Orlando (much less anywhere else). And they’ll be at RockPit this Friday.
Here’s a preview.
Seafood Boil & VIP Experience
Along with the French Quarter cuisine, we’ll also have a Seafood Boil and VIP experience available.
The seafood boil includes crawfish, blue crab, homemade andouille sausage, corn, potatoes.
If you want to feast on the seafood boil, you’ll need to pre-purchase a ticket (it’s only $25 and includes two beers). But we only have a limited supply of the seafood boil, so act quickly if you want it. Once it’s sold out, that’s it.
If you want the ULTIMATE experience, we have a small number of exclusive VIP experience tickets. VIP includes seafood boil, any four RockPit brewing beers (including the new release below), a VIP bag complete with big balls (highly coveted Mardi Gras beads), and exclusive seating for VIP guests.
Get VIP & Seafood boil tickets here: https://rockpitbrewing.com/event/pardi-gras-at-the-pit-vip-experience-seafood-boil-ticket
The Seafood boil starts at 5 PM. Food, fun, and beer (obviously) will be available throughout the day.
Not only will we have Bourbon St coming to RockPit, but we’ll also have another “Bourbon” debuting at RockPit.
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Diaz De Los Muertos will be released Friday.
Not only will we be throwing our Bourbon St party, but we’re finally releasing our Bourbon Barrel Aged Version of Diaz De Los Muertos.
Bourbon Barrel Aged Diaz De Los Muertos is our Mexican hot chocolate imperial stout aged on cacao nibs, vanilla, cinnamon, coffee, and cayenne pepper, then aged in a Buffalo Trace Bourbon barrel.
It will be available both on tap and in bottles. Both have super limited availability, so don’t expect it to be available after the weekend.
We’ll have some of the best French Quarter cuisine in Central Florida, a grammy-nominated and people’s choice winning blues band during our Mardi Gras celebration, along with a new Bourbon Barrel Aged Mexican Hot Chocolate Stout here on Friday.
I hope I made your decision about where you’ll be this weekend pretty easy.
Cheers and see y’all soon.
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