Derek Dicenzo will give Fête-goers the ‘oh la la’s

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This year’s musical act will give you the oh la la‘s! It is with great pleasure that we announce the entertainment for Fête en Blanc’s 5th Anniversary. The incredibly talented Derek Dicenzo Quartet will be performing a blend of jazz and French tunes for Fête-goers. On lead vocals, piano, guitar, and accordion is our beloved local musician Derek Dicenzo, who has been playing a French Bastille Day show here in Columbus for well over a decade. His passion and love for music has taken him all over the world, playing with some of the finest musical ensembles. Joining Derek is his fabulous quartet, which includes Nathan Anders on vibes, Chris Berg on bass, and Joe Ong on drums. 

Fête en Blanc’s 2015 Picnic Package Partners

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Mon dieu! We have two fabulous Picnic Package Partners who came up with thoughtful – and very different- menus for those Fête-goers who do not have time to muster up a feast for the Friday night Fête-ivities. The Table and La Chatelaine, who is packing the first thirty orders in these cute white market bags!

Please read the ordering deadlines for each and place your order directly with them. The picnics will be delivered to and available for pick-up at the venue, beginning at 6PM when the gates open for set-up.

La Chatelaine- DEADLINE: Tuesday, August 25, 2 PM

La Chatelaine Fête en Blanc 2015 Menu (1)

The Table– DEADLINE: Friday, August 21, 4 PM

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Fete en Blanc 2015 tickets are on sale now!

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Reserve your tickets to the most unique party in town here!  Fete en Blanc 2015 is shaping up to be a beautiful event and we hope you can make it!

Mark Your Calendars!


Fete 2015 tickets will go on sale on Thursday, May 28th at 9am. We’ll have a link on this webpage, as well as on our Facebook and Twitter feeds.

Tickets are $25 per person and cover the cost of entertainment, the venue, as well as a charitable donation to our (to be revealed) 2015 non-profit partner.

We can’t wait!!!!

Save the Date: Fete en Blanc 2015 is August 28th!


We’re back with our 5th year of fun, feasting, and friends! Join us for Fete en Blanc 2015 on August 28th and help grow our “picnic with a purpose.”  We’ll be releasing tickets soon, as well as sharing our catering partners and our 2015 funding recipient.

Questions? Visit our Facebook page here and drop us a message!


Merci Beaucoup!!!


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!


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!


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!

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


Tickets for Fête 2014 are on sale now!

Go to our TICKETS page or click HERE to purchase tickets for Fête en Blanc!

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!


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