|Beck's King Cake--Where's the Baby?|
One particularly unique Mardi Gras tradition is the King Cake. The ring-shaped cakes, which are comprised of a yeast dough filled with cinnamon, cream cheese, nuts or fruit, are generally braided, decorated with the traditional Mardi Gras colors of purple, gold and green, and always contain a tiny plastic baby. The baby symbolizes the Christ child; when the cake is served, whomever gets the piece containing the baby is guaranteed good luck for the next year, and is obliged to host the next king cake party. Becks Cajun Cafe will be offering authentic King Cakes from now through Mardi Gras. While you're there, don't miss their other Cajun delights:
|Beck's Shrimp Creole|
|"Cajunista" with a menu favorite|
I highly recommend a visit to New Orleans. But if the plan does not fit into your immediate future, Beck's can certainly transport you there culinarily. Laissez les bons temps roulez!