Parlez vous manger? You don’t have to speak the language to dig into some delicious French food this weekend at the French Food Festival. Once a year, Richmond’s famed French chef Paul Elbling comes out of retirement to help raise money for the Little Sisters of the Poor. This year, it’s Saturday (4/30) from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
There will be plenty of opportunities to dig into French fare, with regional specialties like boeuf bourginon and coubiliac de saumon (crusty filet of salmon with spinach and lobster sauce), as well as regional desserts like apple tart, chocolate pate and cream puffs. This year, there’ll also be a crepe station with a variety of those tasty, freshly made Frenchie-style pancakes. Is your mouth watering yet?
To wash it all down, there’ll be wine and beer for sale. Plus, a French marketplace will have books, preserves and other fun stuff for sale. Bands will play from 11 a.m. through 5:45 p.m.
Plan to go, throw your diet to the wind and stuff yourself silly. It’s for a good cause, after all.