San Marcos' own former and current Queens of Carnival will be serving up lunch at Cottage Kitchen this week. Photo courtesy of the Heritage Association
Queens of Carnival serve Cottage Kitchen lunch
In celebration of the carnival season, the queens of Mardi Gras and friends will host lunch at the Charles S. Cock House Museum, located at 400 E. Hopkins Street, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Friday, March 1.
The lunch will feature chicken and sausage jambalaya, rustic French bread, Creole sunburst salad, a dessert and beverage, all for $8 (cash and checks accepted only). To go plates are also available for pick up.
Former Mistick Krewe of Okeanos – San Marcos' original and only Mardi Gras crew – Carnival Queens Thea Dake, Shirley Rogers, Kathy Morris, Ellie Stewart, Frances Breihan and Nelwyn Moore along with this year's Queen of Carnival Cathy Dillon will serve lunch.
All proceeds benefit the Heritage Association of San Marcos, an organization that supports the preservation of historic buildings and celebrates the culture and traditions that beautify and enrich the San Marcos community.
Cottage Kitchen began more than 40 years ago inside the Charles S. Cock home, now listed in the National Register. Cock, a pioneer and former mayor of San Marcos, built the home in 1867 of pine, elm, cedar and native limestone. The tradition of the “Cottage Kitchen” continues to this day in what is now the oldest residential building in San Marcos.