Fleur Delicious kicks off Thursday, July 5

Monday, July 2, 2012

EUREKA SPRINGS -- The Second Annual Fleur Delicious Weekend kicks off Thursday, July 5 with a bartender's competition.

The four-day, French-themed festival will give residents and guests the opportunity to experience the town's cuisine, art, wine and entertainment.

The festival, with its street fair atmosphere, will be a celebration of the senses. The city of Eureka Springs, its lodging, retail/gift shop, spa, restaurant, bar, gallery and entertainment venue businesses will be participating.

Thursday, July 5

Voulez-Vouz Lounge will host the Ciroc Vodka Bartender Competition at 7 p.m. There will be $5 cover charge for guests. 63A Spring St.

Tuesday, July 10

"Uniquely Edible Arkansas" presents samplings and sips at the Writer's Colony of Dairy Hollow from 5 to 7p.m. 515 Spring St

Wednesday, July 11

Drink and Draw at Chelsea's will feature Bob Norman as the host of the Fleur de Lis Art Jam beginning at 7 p.m. 10 Mountain St.

Thursday, July 12

Eureka Springs Farmers Market at Pine Mountain Village will feature a cooking demo, wine tasting and french music from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Caribe Restaurante y Cantina presents the Fleur de Lis Drink and Draw Art Exhibition and Reception hosted by Robert Norman, with a French inspired jewelry show from 6 to 8 p.m. 309 Van Buren.

Friday, July 13

Vintage Cargo will serve French pastries in a cafe setting from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 41 Kings Highway Rd.

Voulez-Vous Lounge hosts a Champagne Tasting at 5 p.m. 63A Spring Street

Saturday, July 14

The Spring Street Waiter's Race begins at 3 p.m.

Eureka Springs Gallery Association Gallery Stroll celebrates the "Freedom to Create" and will serve French inspired refreshments from 6 to 9 p.m. Participating galleries include The Jewel Box, Quicksilver, Zarks, Artifacts, Eureka Thyme, Iris at the Basin Park, Prospect Gallery, Fantasy in Stone, and Studio 62.

Sunday, July 15

The Crystal Dining Room at The Crescent Hotel will serve Sunday Brunch with French champagne and a French food station from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. 75 Prospect Ave.

Cottage Inn Restaurant will celebrate the weekend with a French wine dinner beginning at 7 p.m. 450 West Van Buren.

Sunday Night Movies at Basin Spring Park will show "An American in Paris" at 7p.m. The evening begins with Music in the Park, featuring the Fine Art of Romance's "Cigarette Girls".

Thursday-Sunday, July 12-15

Basin Spring Park Entertainment schedule:

*Thursday, July 12 from 3-5 p.m. Chuck Onofrio and Steve Jones

*Friday, July 13 from 4-6 p.m. Brick Fields

*Saturday, July 14 from 1 to 3 p.m. Chuck Onofrio and Steve Jones, 3-5 p.m. Hogtown Hot Club (jazz ensemble), 5:30-7:30 p.m. Phillipe Family Quartet (classical string quartet)

*Sunday, July 15 from 1-3 p.m. Chuck Onofrio and Steve Jones

The following restaurants will offer French specials and spirits: Autumn Breeze Restaurant, Caribe Restaurante y Cantina, Casa Colina Grill and Cantina, Cottage Inn Restaurant, Crystal Dining Room, DeVito's of Eureka Springs, Eureka Grill, Gaskins Cabin Steakhouse, Pied Piper Pub, Sparky's Roadhouse Café, The Grand Taverne, Rockin' Pig Saloon, The Rowdy Beaver Den, The Stone House, and Voulez-Vous Lounge. Please visit their websites or Facebook pages for menus, times, and additional details.

The Bed and Breakfast Inns of Eureka Springs will serve French themed breakfast, afternoon refreshments and desserts. Participating B&B's are Arsenic and Old Lace, Bridgeford House, Crescent Cottage Inn, 5 Ojo B&B, Heartstone Inn and Cottages, Main Street Inn, Red Bud Manor, Ridgeway House, Rock Cottage Gardens, and 11 Singleton House. 

Gryphon's Roost offers couples massages, enhanced with French lavender aroma therapy, body polishes, facials with a variety of spa services infused with French herbs. 137 Spring St.

The Spa at Grand Central Hotel offers a quiet, elegant atmosphere. A 20% off Essential Oil Aromatherapy Delight Massage is offered by Lindsey and 10% off Manicures by Chris. 37 North Main St.

For more information and a full calendar of planned events visit the website at www.FleurDeliciousWeekend.com.

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