Third Annual Fleur Delicious Weekend to be Held July 9-14

Fleur Delicious Weekend to be Held July 9-14 in the Historic Village of Eureka Springs, Arkansas

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Eureka Springs, AR (PRWEB) June 14, 2013

The third annual Fleur Delicious Weekend will be held July 9-14 in the historic village of Eureka Springs, Arkansas. It’s a French-themed weekend in which restaurants, bars, art galleries, boutiques, spas and music venues participate with French-inspired indulgences in food, wine, spirits, art and entertainment. The Fleur Delicious Weekend is a celebration of all the senses: sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch.

The first event of the festival is the Ciroc Vodka Bartender Competition on Wednesday, July 3, at 5 p.m. at Caribe Restaurante y Cantina, 309 West Van Buren. Bartenders compete to create the best drink made with Ciroc Vodka.

Weekend events will begin on Tuesday, July 9, as Chef Rob Nelson of Tusk & Trotter prepares “Samplings and Sips” at the Writer's Colony at Dairy Hollow, 515 Spring Street, from 5-7 p.m. Tastings will continue on Wednesday as Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art will host its weekly WOW (Wednesday Over Water) tasting from 6-7 p.m. The museum is located at 600 Museum Way in Bentonville.

On Thursday, July 11, Eureka Springs Farmers Market presents Cooking Demos with Chef Dave Gilderson of The Grand Taverne and KJ Zumwalt of Caribe Restaurante y Cantina from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. at The Village at Pine Mountain at 2075 East Van Buren. There will also be music from Ozark Flavor. Caribe Restaurante y Cantina will later present a three-course French-inspired farmers market dinner, featuring Railway Winery, from 6-8 p.m. Bob Norman will host a Burlesque Drink and Draw at Voulez-Vous Lounge at 63A Spring Street starting at 7 p.m.

Also on Thursday, The Stonehouse at 89 S. Main Street will begin its “Regions of France” wine tasting. Tastings will be held from 1-10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. The tasting will feature wines from Burgundy, Bordeaux, Rhone and Champagne. There will also be an optional cheese pairing to accompany the wine.

Friday’s events will begin with Vintage Cargo, a Euro-Vintage marketplace at 41 Kingshighway, serving up French café and pastries from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday evening’s feature event will be Bubbles & Boudoir – a champagne tasting and lingerie show courtesy of the Fine Art of Romance – from 4:30 - 6 p.m. at the Queen Anne Mansion at 115 W. Van Buren. DeVito’s of Eureka Springs at 5 Center St. will also offer a Fleur Delicious dinner menu and French wine flights starting Friday at 5 p.m. and continuing through Sunday at 5 p.m. each night.

All day Saturday, July 13, is the “Door to Door, Luxe Galore” shopping spree at participating boutiques throughout Eureka Springs. The Cottage Inn at 450 West Van Buren will offer a cooking class and luncheon with Linda Hager from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Also on Saturday, free music in Basin Spring Park will present the Hogtown Hot Club at 1 p.m. followed by Cabaret A Trois at 3 p.m. These are both cabaret-styled bands inspired by the French Jazz scene.

At 3 p.m., waiters and waitresses from area restaurants will race down Spring Street in the Waiter’s Race.

Saturday’s events will continue at the Mount Victoria Bed & Breakfast at 28 Fairmount St. as they will host a Fabuleaux Edible Art Cocktail Soiree from 4:30 - 6 p.m. Later, the Eureka Springs Gallery Association’s Gallery Stroll galleries will feature The Jewel Box, Quicksilver, Zarks, Artifacts, Eureka Thyme, Iris at the Basin Park, Prospect Gallery, Fantasy in Stone and Studio 62 from 6 - 9 p.m. Susan Morrison's Signature Gallery at 78 Spring St. will also host a Wild Foods and Wines' reception from 7-10 p.m.

Sunday brunch will be served by The Crystal Dining Room at The Crescent Hotel at 75 Prospect Ave. The brunch will include French champagne and a French food station from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sunday evening events will begin with the Eureka Live Underground’s Costume Contest and Drag Show and Let Them Drink Cake Party at 4 p.m. at 35 N. Main St. Also on Sunday, Keels Creek Vineyard will host "Sips at Sunset", serving wine and light French inspired finger foods at 6:30 p.m. Meanwhile, The Cottage Inn Restaurant will celebrate Fleur Delicious Weekend and Bastille Day with a French Wine Dinner, at 7 p.m.

Throughout the entirety of Fleur Delicious Weekend, The Preservation Society of Eureka Springs presents its Grand Illumination, where paper lanterns will be lit around historic Eureka Springs. For more information, contact: Ilene Powell 504-421-2461 or Teresa DeVito 479-253-6807 or visit http://www.fleurdeliciousweekend.com.
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