Celebrate France’s fête nationale — commemorating the storming of the Bastille and the birth of the modern French nation — with a fun and festive party hosted by FIAF at the beautiful Van Vleck House & Gardens in Montclair.
Cocktail Hour & Gourmet Feast
Michelin-rated chef Nicolas Houlbert (Boulud, Ze Kitchen Galerie, and Mavrommatis) and local owner/chef boulanger Arben Gasi (Le French Dad Bakery & Café), will oversee this year’s gourmet buffet campagnard with a New Orleans twist. The evening will begin with a Cocktail Hour from 5-6pm featuring cocktails and a selection of amuse bouches. The buffet from 6-9pm will feature paté, charcuterie, crudités & crostinis, tartlettes, Louisiana salad, artisanal breads, and cheese; as well as miniature versions of classic French cakes and tartes for dessert, and of course refreshing French wine.
Music & Dance
GUMBO ROYALE is New York’s favorite one stop shop for all New Orleans Jazz / Dixie Swing lovers. The band holds true to its name, tastefully blending pop, jazz, blues and world classics with its unique Southern spice.
Linus Wyrsch (Sax/Clarinet)
Dallas Vietty (Accordion)
Gizem Gökoğlu (Voice)
Larry Cook ( Bass)
Take home fabulous French-themed prizes! Each guest will receive one complimentary prize drawing ticket. Additional prize drawing tickets can be purchased on site.
Don’t miss this fabulous celebration!