King for a Day

Companion's Chef Josh Galliano is putting his New Orleans background to work and will be making King Cakes for Mardi Gras!

Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) is February 13th, and king cakes will be available through the week before (February 7-8). Email your order for pickup starting next week, January 24-25. Let us know the number of cakes and date needed, please.

Galliano King Cake: $15/ea.

For those of you interested in learning all about the king cake tradition, below is a good blog, complete with explanation, origin, history, and what that baby in there means!

https://www.eater.com/2017/1/11/14168802/king-cake-history

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