An extended weekend of food, drink, music and art began today (Thursday, July 12) in the pleasantly beatnik town of Eureka Springs for the second annual Fleur Delicious Weekend. The event continues through Sunday, July 15.
The city, already known for its narrow streets, Victorian architecture and carefree attitude, has added several degrees of French-themed fun. Several area restaurants will feature French food and specials, and the streets will be active with live music, shopping and activities.
Some related events have already taken place, including one I wish I could have attended: “Uniquely Edible Arkansas” at the Dairy Hollow Writers Colony on Tuesday featured fellow blogger Kat Robinson, my former chef instructor Andre Poirot of the Peabody Hotel, and Margie Roelands of Raimondo Family Winery.
I’ll be participating by cooking — or getting in the way, depending on how things go — alongside the more experienced KJ Zumwalt and crew at Caribe Restaurant y Cantina (link is a fantastic story by the aforementioned Kat Robinson) on Saturday night. So if you’re in town, come have dinner with us and see how it goes.
Several hotels are offering specials for the weekend, so be sure to ask. And check the event’s Facebook page for up-to-the-minute photos and information.