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Mardi Gras Feast to feature New Orleans fare

CRYSTAL LAKE – You don’t need to travel to the French Quarter in New Orleans to enjoy a fun-filled Mardi Gras with a traditional Cajun feast.

A Mardi Gras Madness dining event is planned from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 12, offered by McHenry County College’s Continuing Education Department.

The Fat Tuesday festivity takes place at 1776 Restaurant, 397 W. Virginia Road in Crystal Lake.

Diners will feast on chicken gumbo, salad cascabel vinaigrette, followed by the main course choice of shrimp étoufée or jambalaya and a dessert of dark chocolate and pistachio torte.

The wine discussion will focus on spicy foods and wine pairings to bring out the most robust flavor in both. Wines will include champagne, plus an older vintage German wine, a Mencia, and a local port from Grayslake.  

The cost is $75 per person. Use course ID: NCU S81 002 when registering.

Register by Feb. 6 to ensure a seat. To register, call the MCC Registration Office at 815-455-8588.  

For information, call Tracy Berry at 815-455-8758 or Claudia Terrones at 815-455-8782.

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