Mark your calendars for Saturday, February 25 at 7 p.m. Thatâ€™s whenÂ LuLu’s Destin will host their inaugural Birds of Paradise Mardi Gras Ball presented by Krewe De Lu Roux. Feast on a delicious buffet dinner with a freshly prepared menu unique to the evening featuring an open bar with select wine, beer and liquor at this all-inclusive event.
Dress is island elegance and guests will enjoy a festive evening with live entertainment bringing funk and Motown classics to the stage with Hotwire. From Mobile, Hotwire is known for â€œbringing the house downâ€ entertaining guests with the best dance songs of many genres.
Join the welcoming and official coronation of the Ballâ€™s first Mardi Gras King and Queen. The King will be community leader Cory Fosdyck, who is a senior vice president of Merrill Lynch in Destin and well known for his community involvement. Fosdyck was the chairman of the Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation (DCWAF) in 2014-15, and he has served as chairman of the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce, and is on the board of the Destin Chamber of Commerce. He co-founded Young Professionals at the Beach, now called YP @ THE Beach. The Queen will be food critic, artist, travel writer, speaker and blogger Susan Benton. A world traveler and veteran to the food industry, Benton founded 30AEats.com and is a contributing writer to many magazines. As well, the culinary enthusiast has judged numerous food competitions and is a member of many food related professional associations.
Lucy Buffett, restaurateur, author, and sister of famous crooner Jimmy Buffett, commented, â€œLuLuâ€™s is celebrating Mardi Gras the only way we know howâ€¦a real party! Weâ€™ve been hosting a Birds of Paradise Mardi Gras Ball at our Gulf Shores restaurant for the past five years and it has grown into a highly anticipated, must go to event. We want the Destin Ball to be a night to remember. LuLuâ€™s will be closed to the public February 25th, and tickets are limited for the comfort and exclusivity of our guests.â€
The Mardi Gras Ball is a 21 and older event. Tickets are limited and the all-inclusive cost is $65 per person. Order on-line at www.lulubuffett.com, by telephone (850) 710-5858, or at the restaurant. LuLuâ€™s is located in Destin at the foot of the Mid Bay Bridge, next to Legendary Marine.