Marleaux’s Tavern Brings Mardi Gras to Florida with Bayou & Bourbon Celebration Menu

Beginning today, Marlow’s Tavern is celebrating Mardi Gras by offering the tastes of the Big Easy with the return of its Bayou & Bourbon menu for a limited time. Executive Chef, CEO and Co-founder John C. Metz is fulling embracing the Cajun flavors and temporarily changing the name of the neighborhood tavern from Marlow’s to Marleaux’s.  

Marleaux's Tavern Brings Mardi Gras to Florida with Bayou & Bourbon Celebration Menu

Inspired by the piquant flavors and vibrant attitude of Louisiana, Bayou & Bourbon is a celebration of all things Cajun. “Since we can’t be on Bourbon Street celebrating Mardi Gras this year, we decided to bring back our beloved Bayou & Bourbon menu that showcases some of New Orleans’ classic dishes. Guests can enjoy our po’ boy, jambalaya and of course our take on the famous hurricane cocktail. Cheers to dat!” says Metz. 

Marleaux's Tavern Brings Mardi Gras to Florida with Bayou & Bourbon Celebration Menu

Bayou & Bourbon is everything that Marleaux’s Tavern guests love, with a Cajun flair. Available for dine-in and takeout, the menu includes:  

  • Roasted Chicken and Shrimp Gumbo – A Louisiana tradition with a Marlow’s twist             
  • N’awlins-Style Po’ Boy – Tempura-battered shrimp and crawfish, apple cabbage slaw, shredded lettuce, roma tomato and smoked chili cream on a toasted baguette                                              
  • Deconstructed Jambalaya – Grilled Prestige Farms chicken, andouille sausage, house-made dirty rice and traditional crawfish creole sauce                                           
  • Honey Bourbon Bread Pudding –Honey and vanilla crème brûlée, soaked Cuban bread and a splash of Jack Daniel’s Honey 

Bayou & Bourbon also boasts a special menu of drinks and cocktails including: 

  • “Pat’s” Marlow’s Hurricane – a New Orleans tradition stolen from Pat O’Brien’s. His secret recipe is “jazzed up” with Bacardi Light rum, fresh orange juice and a floater of 151. Hold onto your beads!   
  • Bourbon Street Lemonade – house made with Southern Comfort (a New Orleans original), lemonade, kiss of mint, fresh lemon and lime and a dash of sweet. Just what the doctor ordered!  
  • ABITA® Strawberry Harvest – brewed just in time for Mardi Gras and gone by spring. Pilsner wheat, vanguard hops and filtered real Louisiana strawberry juice create a crisp lager and strawberry. Perfect for a night on the Bayou!  
  • ABITA® Amber – the first beer Abita Brewery ever brewed. This Munich-style lager is brewed with crystal malt and perle hops and is smooth and malty with a slight caramel flavor and a rich amber color. Voted “Best Beer” in New Orleans.  
Marleaux's Tavern Brings Mardi Gras to Florida with Bayou & Bourbon Celebration Menu

About Marleaux’s Tavern
Marlow’s Tavern was established in 2004 with the opening of its first location in Alpharetta, Georgia, and has continued to grow over the years, adding many Atlanta-area taverns, as well as locations throughout Orlando and Tampa, Florida. In 2020, the Georgia Restaurant Association named Marlow’s Tavern one of the Restaurant Neighbor Award winners. Each neighborhood tavern is open for lunch and dinner daily for dine-in or carry out, offering guests classic American tavern fare with an upscale twist. For more information and location addresses, visit marlowstavern.com.  

Stay social locally with @MarlowsFlorida on Facebook and Instagram. In-tavern and patio dining open for lunch and dinner 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. with happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. daily. Takeout, curbside pick-up and delivery are available to enjoy your Marlow’s favorites at home. Half off wine bottles and $15 create your own 6-pack beer to-go. (Offerings may vary by neighborhood tavern location.)