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Cabaret and Cabernet at UCF Rosen College

Oui Oui! The UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management is hosting their 6th Annual Cabaret and Cabernet Paris/Moulin Rouge themed fundraiser April 9th, 2016. Guests will enjoy a delicious meal that embraces the love of all things French, including the most “civilized” part of any meal (as the French would say!)… WINE. (It isn’t called Cabaret and Cabernet for nothing!)

cabernet cabaretHospitality industry executives and community supporters will be out in full force for some joie de vivre (exuberant enjoyment of life) at this full evening of fun, food and entertainment.

Sponsors include Freeman Audio Visual Solutions, PRG Orlando Production Services, Max King Events Rental Service, Frontline Event Services, Ritz Cartlton, Universal Studios, Puff n Stuff Catering and Walt Disney World.

Festivities begin at 6 p.m. and end at 10 p.m. Limited tickets are available and cost $75 each with profits benefiting Rosen College of Hospitality Management student projects. To purchase, visit goo.gl/dceLDC.

To reserve a full table or for sponsorship opportunities, please contact Suzan Bunn at Suzan.bunn@ucf.edu or 407-903-8212.

“La vérité est dans la vin”  Translation: There is truth in vine.

Bastille Day Bash

By Kelly Green
Aka SeaWorld Mommy

Oui oui! C’est fantastique! Audubon Park Garden District’s 7th annual Bastille Day Bash is this Saturday, July 11, 2015 and will feature all things magnifique. (It’ll kind of be like being in Paris, but without the traffic jams.)

Starting off the day is a crepe breakfast (savory or sweet crepes, $20 adults, $15 kids) by East End Market’s chef-in-residence Jessica Tantalo from 9:30 a.m.–11 a.m. to the sounds of the Gypsy Swing Trio.

Bring your beret for a free open-to-the-public French-themed street fair where you’ll enjoy the pop-up Rouge Rouge vintage market with seven unique vendors from 4–7 p.m. at Redlight Redlight Beer Parlour, 2810 Corrine Drive, Orlando.

From 4:30-7 p.m. enjoy the Fourth Annual Artisan Cheese and French Wine Pairing by East End’s ever fabulous La Femme du Fromage ($30; $25 APGD members; ticket required; $45 day of IF available), Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 1603 Winter Park Road, Orlando 32803. Chef Tonda will showcase five select wines, paired with five artisanal handmade cheeses, finished with a sweet treat.

Want to meet the Queen of France and of Navarre? From 6 – 9 p.m. the Street Fair continues with food trucks, crêpes, wine, baguette fencing ( En garde!) and a Marie Antoinette photo booth. #FrenchQueenSelfie? Join in on the fun on Winter Park Road outside Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 1603 Winter Park Road, Orlando 32803.

Sadly the French-themed Dinner Party Project is sold out. Quel Dommage!


You can still head on over to Bikes Beans & Bordeaux at 7:30 (no cover!). Actually, you can hang out there all day if you like: the Tour de France will be live in the morning. They’ll have Mimosas, French beer (Kronenburg), French treats all day.

There won’t be a bridge with Locks of Love, BUT if you’d like to decorate something (in a way that doesn’t destroy a structure with weight) , enter the FREE Bastille Day Decorated Bicycle contest, since we love bycicles and hoverboards, we even got online to find what is the hoverboard 300$ best? to get for our children. Bling it, flower it, encrust it with “locks” and then ride it to the street celebration outside Emmanuel Episcopal Church. They’ll be judged and prizes will be handed out around 8 p.m.

To purchase tasting or dinner tickets and for more information, visit the Audobon Park Gardens website or their Facebook page.