Celebrity Chef Emeril Lagasse will be sailing on Carnival’s newest ship Mardi Gras during its Thanksgiving voyage this year.
Lagasse will join the vessel for her November 20 departure from Port Canaveral, and see his Emeril’s Bistro 1396 restaurant at sea for the first time. The venue is the hub of the ship’s French Quarter — one of six public area zones aboard Mardi Gras. The Bistro features Emeril’s signature New Orleans-style flavors and dishes, as well as a few special offerings just for Mardi Gras.
Menu items at Emeril’s Bistro 1396 include Creole Boiled Shrimp, Jambalaya, New Orleans Style Barbecue Shrimp, Crispy Boudin Sausage Balls, Cajun Caviar, and a Fried Shrimp and Oyster Po-Boy. Desserts include Strawberries Romanoff, Lemon Ice Box Pie, and Bananas Foster. Breakfast is also available. Pricing for this venue is a la carte.
While on board during the Thanksgiving cruise, Emeril will be a special guest at the morning show in the Grand Central atrium, and mingle with passengers at his restaurant.
Guests will also have the chance to win a spot in a special cooking class with Lagasse in the Carnival Kitchen cooking studio, and he’ll be a special guest chef in one of the Chef’s Table dining experiences during the sailing.
There are still a limited number of accommodations available for booking on this special November 20, 2021 sailing.
Other celebrity culinary partnerships that can be found on Mardi Gras include Guy’s Pig & Anchor Smokehouse | Brewhouse and Guy’s Burger Joint with Guy Fieri, Big Chicken created with NBA hall of famer Shaquille O’Neal, and Rudi’s Seagrill by Chef Rudi Sodamin, who serves as Consultant Master Chef for Carnival’s sister line Holland America.