Bars Events

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.

[scroll Gallery id=112]

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.

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*.

* UPDATED. For more photos of the opening night, visit Gourmantic on Facebook and Like the page

About the author

Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is a drinks writer, author of GROW YOUR OWN COCKTAIL GARDEN, SHRUBS & BOTANICAL SODAS and founder/editor of Gourmantic, Cocktails & Bars and The Gourmantic Garden. She has been writing extensively about spirits, cocktails, bars and cocktail gardening in more recent years. She is a spirits and cocktail competition judge, Icons of Whisky Australia nominee, contributor to Diageo Bar Academy, cocktail developer and is named in Australian Bartender Magazine's Top 100 Most Influential List. Her cocktail garden was featured on ABC TV’s Gardening Australia and has won several awards. She is a contributor to Real World Gardener radio program and is featured in several publications including Pip Magazine, Organic Gardener, Australian Bartender and Breathe (UK). Read the full bio here.