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Second Annual Turtle Parade at Brennan’s
Saturday, March 12, 2016 from 11:00am-2:00pm
As “Breakfast at Brennan’s” has become part of the common parlance — so have the “Turtles at Brennan’s,” named for the five ‘Mother Sauces’ of classical French cuisine so essential to New Orleans fare: Béchamel, Espagnole, Hollandaise, Tomate, and Velouté. In accordance with the distinctive local lingo, the group has been dubbed “The Muthas and the Othas,” the “othas” bearing the names of five other sauces that complete a New Orleans menu: Remoulade, Ravigote, Bordelaise, Mignonette and Cocktail (the only male out of the ten.) As mascots to the legendary establishment, they have garnered quite the following on their @BrennansTurtles Twitter page, sharing their antics and adventures along with chatter on the celebrity clientele.
All are invited to march along with the Krewe of Turtles as they parade along the streets of the Vieux Carre and return home to the glorious historic residence with a blessing, champagne sabering, and complimentary hors d’oeuvres and confections. Out of regard for their mascot-status, the turtles will be formally pardoned, ensuring that none will ever land in a Brennan’s signature Turtle Soup!