Mardi Gras 2015: Krewe of Lafcadio parade celebrated New Orleans culinary arts (photos)

One of the newer parades of the New Orleans Mardi Gras scene, the Krewe of Lafcadio, formed in 2012, pays homage to the world-renowned culinary arts hailing from the Crescent City.

The afternoon parade of Saturday (Feb. 14) featured a pre-parade party in the Atrium at Galvez Restaurant, then the lighthearted fun proceeded through the French Quarter. The krewe, named for local food writer Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904), celebrated the people and dishes that make New Orleans a world-class destination for foodies.

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Want to keep the party going?

There are more than 40 additional parades in the greater New Orleans area to come, and we have compiled an easy-to-use Carnival parade guide to each one, with route maps, times and themes at

Also, check out our one-stop, 'If You Go,' story with tips about parade parking, transit, regulations and other details.

If you are on the Uptown New Orleans route and feel those hunger or thirst pangs, visit our guide to 40 places to eat and drink along the Uptown parade route or browse our online restaurant guide and bar guide compiled by our staff critics.

We also have a handy guide to the quality local food trucks that will set up along the traditional St. Charles Avenue route in New Orleans.

Can't make it to the parade? | The Times-Picayune is live streaming many of the most popular New Orleans Carnival parade of 2015 at Grab a cold one, put your feet up and watch the processions from the comfort of home.

Watch more videos of Mardi Gras in New Orleans, like this one below.