Bourbon Street Party at Cockatoo Island

The Island Bar on Cockatoo Island is set to be transformed this weekend into Bourbon Street in the French Quarter, New Orleans’ oldest neighbourhood.

The summertime bar will take on a festival vibe for Mardi Gras with top bartenders showcasing the traditions and history of cocktails from New Orleans such as Maker’s Mark Mint Juleps, Cruzan Rum Hurricanes and other classics.

Maker's Mark Juleps
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Bourbon Street at Island Bar
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Blue Tongue Brass Band
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Hurricane
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Hot dog stand
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Jambalaya style hot dogs
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Naked chicken strips
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Gumbo
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Cajun Pizza
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Crepes
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Marco Faraone
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Bourbon Street at Island Bar
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Bourbon Street at Island Bar
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Cruzen Rum & coconut Slushie
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Luke Redington, Babs Hernandez, Marco Faraone
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To get into the Creole-style atmosphere, visitors will be given beaded necklaces and festival masks on arrival to party in the bar festooned with lighting and jester hats. Food carts will serve Louisiana cuisine including Creole pizzas straight from the wood-fire oven, Louisiana “hot” dogs and spicy Cajun chicken strips.

The event runs from the evening of Friday February 15, then Saturday 16 & Sunday February 17, 2013 from 12:30pm until late. Entry to the Bourbon Street party is free; alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and food will be available for purchase from $5.00. Island Bar on Cockatoo Island is a 12 minute ferry trip from Circular Quay.

Gourmantic will be there to bring you updates and photographs of the event so check back later for the full review*.

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Bourbon Street Party at Cockatoo Island was last modified: December 20th, 2015 by Corinne Mossati

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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the founder and editor of Gourmantic. An avid scribe, she has taken pen to paper since the age of five. Her repertoire includes long works of fiction, short stories and travelogues. She is a winner of the GT travel writing competition, has judged the Australasian Whisky Awards and several cocktail competitions. She is also named in the Australian Bartender Most Influential List.