Staff pick: Fete en Blanc

From the August 9, 2012 edition

Unashamed Francophiles, unite and picnic. For the second year, Columbus is enjoying a tres Francais party under the stars, modeled after an elegant and exclusive event in Paris. In our Midwestern affair, though, participants pay a very egalitarian $10 to attend, dress in white and pack sumptuous meals to be shared on a summer evening.

Local grocery stores The Hills Market and Huffman’s Market are selling special Fete en Blanc picnic packages, and Pistacia Vera is encouraging consumption of beaucoup macarons with a 15 percent discount for Fete-goers.

Best of all, the location is kept secret and revealed only to ticket-holders on Friday afternoon. Snap up tickets now — they are going quickly.