Universal Orlando Resort Hotels Invite Guests to Savor the Flavors of Mardi Gras

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Guests of the Universal Orland Resort Hotels can enjoy specialty Mardi Gras offerings through April 16.

Mardi Gras is a grand celebration at Universal Orlando, with Universal Studios featuring fan-favorite parades and themed food throughout the parks. Universal Orland Resort Hotels are getting in on the fun as well, by inviting guests to stay and savor the flavors of Mardis Gras via specialty food and beverage offerings from now through April 16.

Related: Mardi Gras Parade is NOT to be Missed at Universal Orlando

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel guests can enjoy offerings like Cajun Jambalaya Pasta and Masquerade Cannoli at Trattoria del Porto, the Boulevardier specialty cocktail at The Thirsty Fish, and the Mojito Lemonade specialty cocktail at Splendido Bar & Grill.

Guests of the Hard Rock Hotel can head over to The Kitchen, which features Bourbon Street Beignets and the French 75 specialty cocktail, Velvet Bar which features N’awlins Po’ Boy Sliders and the French 75, and the beach club to enjoy a Hurricane cocktail.

Loews Royal Pacific Resort guests can check out the King Cake Pancakes at the Island Dining Room, the Orchid specialty cocktail at Orchid Court Lounge & Sushi Bar, and the Chocolate Bomb dessert at Tuk Tuk Market.

Guests of Loews Sapphire Falls Resort will want to head to Amatista Cookhouse for the Shrimp & Andouille Sausage Gumbo Pot Pie, Strong Water Tavern for the Cucumber Hurricane Twist, and New Dutch Trading Co. for the Traditional King Cake.

Offerings at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort include the Shrimp Po’ Boy with Zapps Chips and Laissez les bons temps Rouler Hurricane at the Galaxy Bowl.

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Universal’s Aventura Hotel features a Crawfish Etouffee at Bar 17 Bistro, a Muffuletta Sandwich at Urban Pantry, and two cocktails at Bar 17 Bistro & barVentura, the Hurricane and the Sazerac.

New Orleans BBQ Shrimp & Dirty Rice can be found at the Beach Break Café at Universal’s Endless Summer Resort: Surfside Inn and Suites. This resort is also featuring The Endless Carnaval cocktail at Sand Bar.

Last, but certainly not least, guests of Universal’s Endless Summer Resort: Dockside Inn and Suites can enjoy New Orleans Cajun Roasted Chicken & Dirty Rice at Pier 8 Market and The Endless Carnaval cocktail at Sunset Lounge, The Oasis Beach Bar & The Wave Maker’s Pool Bar.

Here is the complete, detailed list of offerings, including descriptions:


Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

  • Trattoria del Porto
    • Cajun Jambalaya Pasta – Shrimp, Smoke Sausage, Chicken, Onions, Peppers, and Mushrooms in a Creole Sauce with Fettuccine Pasta
    • Masquerade Cannoli – Mixed Berry Insalada
  • The Thirsty Fish
    • Boulevardier – Bourbon, Italian Liqueur, Fortified Wine
  • Splendido Bar & Grill
    • Mojito Lemonade – Vodka, Black Raspberry Liqueur, Simple Syrup, Raspberry, Mint

Hard Rock Hotel

  • The Kitchen
    • Bourbon Street Beignets – Bourbon Caramel Sauce, Powdered Sugar
    • French 75 – Gin, Fresh Lemon Juice, Sugar, Champagne
  • Velvet Bar
    • N’awlins Po’ Boy Sliders – Smoked Andouille Sausage, Sauteed Peppers and Onions, Cajun Remoulade, Toasted French Bread
    • French 75 – Gin, Fresh Lemon Juice, Sugar, Champagne
  • beachclub
    • Hurricane – Rum, Grenadine, Pineapple, and Orange Juice

Loews Royal Pacific Resort

  • Islands Dining Room
    • King Cake Pancakes – Lemon and Powdered Sugar Glaze, Spiced Walnuts
  • Orchid Court Lounge & Sushi Bar
    • Orchid – Gin, Elderflower Liqueur, Crème de Violet, Lemon Juice, Simple Syrup, Pea Flower Float
  • Tuk Tuk Market
    • Chocolate Bomb – Choose from: Chocolate and Caramel with Spiced Pecan with Mardi Gras Purple, Green and Gold Décor, S’mores or Cookies and Cream

Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

  • Amatista Cookhouse
    • Shrimp & Andouille Sausage Gumbo Pot Pie – Vegetables and Okra
  • Strong Water Tavern
    • Cucumber Hurricane Twist – Light Rum, Lime Juice, Midori, Sliced Cucumber
  • New Dutch Trading Co.
    • Traditional King Cake

Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort

  • Galaxy Bowl
    • Shrimp Po’ Boy with Zapps Chips – Crispy Cajun Fried Shrimp on a French Baguette, Topped with Creole-Inspired Creamy Remoulade Sauce
    • Laissez les bons temps Rouler Hurricane – Light Rum, Rum, Passionfruit Liqueur, Orange Juice, Lemon Juice, Grenadine; Served in a light-up souvenir Galaxy Bowl tumbler with straw. Refills will be $22 with the cup on Mardi Gras cocktail only.

Universal’s Aventura Hotel

  • Bar 17 Bistro
    • Crawfish Etouffee – Crawfish, Onions, Celery, Bell Peppers, Rice
  • Urban Pantry
    • Muffuletta Sandwich – Genoa Salami, Mortadella, Ham, Provolone and Swiss Cheese, Olive Salad
  • Bar 17 Bistro & barVentura
    • Hurricane – Dark Rum, Passion Fruit, Tropical Juices
    • Sazerac – Rye Whiskey, Absinthe, Simple Syrup, Bitters

Universal’s Endless Summer Resort: Surfside Inn and Suites

  • Beach Break Café
    • New Orleans BBQ Shrimp & Dirty Rice – Sauteed Shrimp, Worcestershire Sauce, Cajun Spiced Rice, Andouille Sauce
  • Sand Bar
    • The Endless Carnaval – Silver Rum, Spiced Rum, Passionfruit Liqueur, Pineapple Juice, Orange Juice, Dried Blackberries, Pineapple Wedge, Green Sugar Rim

Universal’s Endless Summer Resort: Dockside Inn and Suites

  • Pier 8 Market
    • New Orleans Cajun Roasted Chicken & Dirty Rice – Cajun Spiced Oven Roasted Half Chicken, Creole Rice, Andouille Sausage, Sweet Candied Bacon
  • Sunset Lounge, The Oasis Beach Bar & The Wave Maker’s Pool Bar
    • The Endless Carnaval – Silver Rum, Spiced Rum, Passionfruit Liqueur, Pineapple Juice, Orange Juice, Dried Blackberries, Pineapple Wedge, Green Sugar Rim

Ready to check out these Mardi Gras offerings in person? As an agent with Destinations To Travel, my travel planning services are provided at no additional cost when you book your Universal Orlando Resort vacation through me. Contact me so we can begin planning today!


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