A Fleur-y of anticipation | Rock Candy

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

A Fleur-y of anticipation

Posted By on Wed, Jul 6, 2011 at 8:57 AM

OOH LA LA:  The Eiffeltini
  • Ilene Powell
  • OOH LA LA: The Eiffeltini
I’m really excited about this trip. Fleur Delicious kicks off tomorrow morning in Eureka Springs. A French festival featuring French cooking, French food… oh, there’s French music and French movies and all sorts of other French things, too — but this is what I’m looking forward to.

In the morning it’s a big to-do out at the Eureka Springs Farmers Market, with Chef Dave of The Grand Taverne kicking up some awesome French-inspired dishes made from local produce. Keel’s Creek Winery and Raimondo Cellars will both be represented — the former with wines right there from Eureka Springs and the latter with wines made from family grapes from California up in Gamaliel. I gotta tell you that story soon. Let’s just say I hope Margie brings some of those fabulous flavored oils and vinegars, too.

I digress. Also looking forward to sharing café au lait and beignets with artists and attendees at a special reception tomorrow night at Caribe. Artist Robert Norman, the fellow who designed the cool poster for the event, will be feted there.

I’m also looking forward to trying out some of the festival’s signature martinis, including the Eiffeltini (pictured to the left), which is a blend of Grey Goose Orange, St. Germaine Elderflower liqueur and Mango Passion Fruit Juice.

A waiter’s race, some pencil-thin moustaches with berets and a bevy of local restaurants and bed and breakfast establishments putting out their French favorites. You can find so much more on the website. I’ll bring you reports from the festival. As I mentioned, I’m pretty excited about this.

Tags: , , ,


Sign up for the Daily Update email
Favorite

Comments (2)

Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

More by Kat Robinson

Readers also liked…

  • Coming Monday: Little Rock Black Restaurant Week

    MoTown Monday is Ceci's Chicken and Waffles. Tasty Tuesday is Sims BBQ and Brewster's Soul Food Cafe. Wing Wednesday is Chicken King and Chicken Wangs. Soul Food Thursday is Lindsey's BBQ and Hospitality House and Food Truck Festival Friday is @station801. It's the first Black Restaurant Week.
    • Mar 8, 2017
  • New music from Isaac Alexander

    New music from Isaac Alexander.
    • Jul 14, 2017
  • No Small Talk Ep. 8: Katy Henriksen, Springs Arts preview

    A packed episode this week of "No Small Talk": a chat with Katy Henriksen, from Of Note on KUAF; Stephanie Smittle breaks down the Spring Arts issue; and we finish up with just a tiny bit of Oscar chatter.
    • Mar 9, 2018

Most Recent Comments

 

© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation