This Friday night, February 12, 2010, Mardi Gras comes to Key West.

The first party of this annual event will be the Royal Bal Masque held at the Gardens Hotel as a benefit for AIDS Help.

Included with the cost of admission is a Gourmet Cajun dinner featuring everything from Crawfish and Lobster Tail etouffe to Cafe du Monde Beignets by Master Chef Georgia Chase.

You and your partner can dance the night away to live New Orleans Jazz.

Get your free Hurricane in your souvenir glass and maybe you will find the baby in the King cake and become the honorary King or Queen of the night.

This event will be held at the Gardens Hotel, 526 Angela St., at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $100, suggested formal attire, masks and costumes encouraged. Enjoy a gourmet Cajun dinner, live New Orleans jazz music and dancing.

Contact: 305-295-7676 or 305-296-6196

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