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Mardi Gras Celebration: The King of Taste


Mardi Gras Begins:

Our office came alive with Mardi Gras spirit as we gathered for “The King of Taste” King Cake Tasting event. Mardi Gras, with its rich cultural roots and lively celebrations, inspired us to explore flavors and foster festive camaraderie.

Mardi Gras Origins:

Before we dive into the decadent world of King Cakes, let’s appreciate the origins of Mardi Gras. It stems from ancient pagan celebrations, later intertwining with Christian traditions. It represents revelry before the solemnity of Lent, evolving into vibrant celebrations, especially in New Orleans.

The King Cake Tasting: “The King of Taste”:

Five delectable king cakes awaited us, each promising a unique flavor experience.

  1. Vegan Chocolate from Yum Y’all (Mitch Nguyen): Mitch Nguyen brought a vegan chocolate delight from Yum Y’all, proving plant-based treats can be indulgent.
  2. Chantilly from Village Dough (Destany Fitzgerald): Destany Fitzgerald treated us to a Chantilly-flavored king cake from Village Dough, adding elegance to our tasting journey.
  3. Cream Cheese from Meches Donut King (Katie Griffith – Part 1): Katie Griffith contributed not one but two tempting king cakes. The first, a rich and creamy cream cheese flavor from Meches Donut King.
  4. Lemon Filled from Rouse’s (Katie Griffith – Part 2): Katie Griffith’s second offering brought a burst of citrusy goodness with a lemon-filled king cake from Rouse’s.
  5. Walnut Amaretto – “The King of Taste” from Keller’s Bakery (Mark Hollier): Mark Hollier presented the crowned jewel – a walnut amaretto king cake from Keller’s Bakery, unanimously winning “The King of Taste.”
A tantalizing spread of Mardi Gras King Cakes – vegan chocolate, Chantilly, cream cheese, lemon-filled, and the crowned Walnut Amaretto from Keller's Bakery.

Dive into the feast! Our Mardi Gras King Cake Tasting showcased a symphony of flavors. Can you guess which one was crowned ‘The King of Taste’?

A Few Pounds Later:

Our King Cake Tasting event was a delightful journey through diverse flavors, showcasing local bakeries’ creativity. The winning Walnut Amaretto from Keller’s Bakery, brought by Mark Hollier, was truly the epitome of indulgence.

As we savored each bite, Mardi Gras’s cultural significance became apparent. The sense of community, celebration, and joy echoed the essence of this vibrant tradition. Though a few of us may have left a bit heavier, the memories and shared joy made it worthwhile.

In the spirit of Mardi Gras, “The King of Taste” event added a flavorful and festive touch to our office, bringing us together in a celebration of good food, company, and the rich cultural tapestry of Mardi Gras.

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Frank Plaisance, Lead Technical Consultant

Frank Plaisance is a leader in technical consulting, project management, and customer satisfaction. He has extensive experience in the Managed Services Offering at Perficient, where he works as a Lead Technical Consultant and Service Delivery Manager (SDM) at the Lafayette - US Delivery Center. He is involved in every stage of the project lifecycle, from presales to delivery, and ensures that the clients are thrilled with exceptional support from his team. Frank enjoys working in a dynamic and collaborative environment that fosters innovation and excellence. As a blogger, Frank likes to share his insights and stories about the Culture & Philanthropy events that his office participates in. He believes that having fun and giving back to the local community are essential aspects of his work culture.

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