Merci Beaucoup!!!

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To all of our friends, sponsors, vendors, and fans, and of course, Greenlawn Abby, we want to extend a heartfelt merci for making Fete en Blanc 2014 a smash hit!

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We had over 400 guests and while we are still tallying up the final bills and ticket sales, we are going to be able to make sizable donations to both St. Stephen’s Community House and Greenlawn Abbey Preservation Society. Keep an eye on this website and our Facebook page to see lots of great photos of a wonderful evening.

See you in 2015!

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Ready, Set, Fête!

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READY. SET. LET’S FÊTE! Join us on the lawn of the magnificent Green Lawn Abbey (700 Greenlawn Avenue, just south of downtown off Route 71). The 1927 building is on the National Register of Historic Places – NPS and will make the most beautiful backdrop for our Fourth Annual Fête en Blanc. Complimentary valet parking will be provided at the lawn entrance so you have a short distance to carry your picnic. And we have a few other surprises up our sleeve! À bientôt mes amis! www.greenlawnabbey.org

Wine Menu

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If you want to save yourself the hassle of lugging your adult beverages to Fete, we have a solution for you!

We’re excited to share our new partnership with Lomonico’s Restaurant & Catering, as they will be providing wine for purchase at Fete this year.  Here’s what they will be offering:

$12/bottle or $5/glass:
La Petite Perrier Sauvignon Blanc
Raimat Albarino
Lucky Star Pinot Noir

$18/bottle or $6/glass:
Bocelli Prosecco
Monchoff Riesling
Corvidae Lenore

$25/bottle or $7/glass:
Le Grande Courtage Blanc de Blanc
Mer Soleil Silver Chardonnay
Moniker Cabernet

Cheers!

Fête en Blanc 2014 est arrivée!

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Photo by Claire Jennings

We are thrilled to announce that Fête en Blanc 2014 will be held Friday, August 1 at a to-be-disclosed location (bien sûr!).  Tickets will be $25 per person and will go on sale this Friday, May 23rd at 9am.

This year, our food-related charity of choice will be St. Stephen’s Community House and their Food Pantry/Food and Nutrition Center.  St. Stephen’s has been a fixture in the Greater Linden community since 1965, providing a wide array of services to community members through civic and social service programs, youth and elderly programs, and emergency support programs. They offer childcare and after school tutoring, as well as summer job opportunities for neighborhood youth.  We are special fans of their newly improved Food Pantry, which provides thousands of meals to families in crisis in Central Ohio.

This year’s Fête promises to be a wonderful evening of friends, food, and a few surprises, so we hope that you’ll consider joining us on our ‘picnic with a purpose.’ Merci beacoup!

Fete en Blanc 2013 est arrive!

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Mark your calendars for Fete en Blanc 2013: Friday, July 19th!

This year, we’re trying something new:  we’re moving our (secret) location to a privately held venue.  It is incredibly beautiful and will make a magnifique backdrop for our picnic with a purpose.  However, it has a very minimal capacity, and there are going to be a very limited number of tickets available.

A couple updates for this year as well.  We’re continuing our commitment to supporting our local food system through a charitable partnership, and this year we’re pleased to be donating a portion of our proceeds to Hellwig Farm in Alexandria, Ohio.  This small (mom and pop) farm delivers baskets of fresh food and produce- free of charge- to families with a member suffering a health crisis, so they can eat healthy and have one less thing to worry about. We are thrilled that we can help contribute to their mission, and encourage you to explore their Facebook page to see what their all about.

Because of the smaller number of tickets available, we are raising the price of admission to $40.  Guests will still bring their own picnic gear and food (we’ll update you on catering options soon), but will have the advantage of enjoying valet parking for easy loading and unloading.

We are really excited about this year’s picnic with a purpose and think that our guests will revel in our secret location. See you there!

To order tickets, visit the tickets tab at the top of the page.

Allons-y!

Merci Beaucoup!

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Thank you, thank you to all of our guests who made Fête en Blanc such a beautiful success this year! Everyone looked marvelous and the tables were stunning.  Here’s just a few pictures (courtesy of Marcia Colucci) of the festivities, for more, we encourage you to visit our Facebook page.

A bientôt! See you next year!

Fête en Blanc at Goodale Park

Please join Fête en Blanc at GOODALE PARK, in the Short North, for an evening of friends, feasting, and fun under the night sky. The entry point will be set up on the Gazebo side of the park, near Park and Lincoln Street. You can arrive at 6:30 to start setting up.

Sous la pluie, sous le soliel…

As with all good outdoor events, eyes start turning toward the weather websites as we get closer to Fête.  While things look pretty good thus far, we do want to remind guests that we Fête in rain or shine, assuming we do not experience a hurricane.  If the weather looks a little grey on Friday, just plan accordingly. (But fingers crossed we have clear skies!)

Allons-y!

Ooh, La, La…Macarons!

As if amazing picnic baskets from The Hills Market and Huffman’t Market weren’t enough, Pistacia Vera has also joined with Fête en Blanc to offer macron packages sold as 6 or 12 piece assortments. They’re also offering a 15% discount to customers who are attending Fête.  In addition to macarons, they are suggesting their Summer Plum Almond Frangipan Tart and Fresh Lemon Tart as great picnic dessert fare.  All orders can be placed by calling 614.220.9070 and can be picked up at the store on August 10th.

Allons-y!

 

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