He and She Said:
Welcome to the 2012 King Cake Death Match presented by He Said/She Said NOLA pregame show, with features, analysis, and breakdown on the epic pastry showdown.
(We’re still in negotiation for named sponsors for next year’s event. The Mercedes-Benz King Cake Death Match has a nice ring, doesn’t it?)
We have on board a ridiculous
ten eleven (!) bakeries ready to duke it out in a one-of-a-kind exhibition of the sweet science. As you prepare for the stretch run of Carnival season, this is your chance to sample the best NOLA has to offer in one spot and add some new favorites to your own gatherings.
And we need you to vote!
We will declare a winner: this ain’t no fancy-pants build-your-self-esteem every-kid-gets-a-trophy suburban feel good soccer league. We keep score. We’ll tally your votes and declare a winner on the spot. Here’s the details:
Admission and tasting are free, begins at 7pm sharp at Patrick’s Bar Vin on Bienville in the Quarter, and concludes at 9pm with the announcement of the winner.
In addition to their normal selection, Bar Vin will offer $5 by the glass specials of king cake vodka on the rocks and Martini Prosecco to pair with your cake.
And speaking of cakes, what a lineup we have. In alphabetical order, here are the contenders:
Cake Cafe and Bakery
La Divina Gelateria
La Dolce NOLA
Maple Street Patisserie
The Praline Connection
Yeah, you might want to skip lunch Thursday.
You know how it is: you can’t throw a go-cup around here without hitting someone proclaiming that dawlin’, dis king cake is da best one, but dig a little deeper and you find out that more often than not the expert one bar stool down has been eating nothing but their cake of choice for the past ten years (not that there’s anything wrong with that). This is an opportunity to become something of a king cake savant, an aficionado of the pastry arts. We absolutely promise if you sample all eleven cakes you’ll go home Thursday a little more well-rounded than you arrived.
See ya Thursday!