Allens crowned as Mardi Gras royalty
CHIP AND JEANNE ALLEN will take the throne as the king and queen of Mardi Gras at Meadowcroft this weekend.
Sonoma residents Jeanne and Chip Allen have been named king and queen of the Meadowcroft Wines third annual Mardi Gras Celebration set for this Saturday, Feb. 9, from noon to 4 p.m. at the tasting room located within Cornerstone Sonoma, 23574 Arnold Drive.
“Chip and I are very excited about stepping up to royalty even if it’s just for a day,” said Jeanne Allen. “We hope many of our friends will come out and celebrate Mardi Gras with us as we assume the throne of the Krewe of Meadowcroft.”
The Allens have been Sonoma residents for more than 12 years. Jeannie Allen retired from Levi Strauss in San Francisco prior to moving to Sonoma and is past president of the Sonoma Valley Newcomers Club. Chip Allen, an attorney specializing in estate and business planning, is the outgoing president of the Sonoma Valley Chamber of Commerce and past president of the Rotary Club.
Entertainment for the celebration will be provided by Petaluma-based Rhythmtown Jive, who will also lead the annual Second Line Parade around the shops and through the gardens at Cornerstone. This year the parade will feature a variety of mini “floats” created by local organizations and businesses.
All the food for this Mardi Gras celebration is being flown in from Louisiana and includes crawfish etouffe served over rice arriving from Baton Rouge, red beans and rice with smoked Cajun sausage and more, each paired with Meadowcroft Wines.
The Krewe of Meadowcroft Mardi Gras party is $60 or $40 for Meadowcroft Wine Club members. Tickets may be purchased by calling 934-4090 or online at meadowcroftwines.com.