Twenty four years ago, when Vail Miller of Heidelberg and Mike Frank of Arrow Wine thought up the event that has come to be known as Fleurs et Vin, it was to bring wine to the people in a way that wasn’t stuffy and thus the Party in the Park began. Now moved on to the second generation of these influential families in the Dayton Drinking scene, the party continues to grow.
This Sunday, May 17th at 1pm there will be over 300+ wines to sample under a huge tent in Welcome Park, which is behind UD Arena. And we all know that the taste of wine can change when paired with food, so you’ll have food samples from 20 of the region’s finest independent restaurants. Offerings will include Lamb Taco’s, Slaw Dogs, Grilled Salmon, Carved Beef, BBQ Pork, Bacon Wrapped Dates, Chevre with Olive Tapenade, Shrimp & Crab stuffed Ravioli and so much more…
|2015 Fleurs et Vin Participating Restaurants|
Mudlick Tap House
Scratch Event Catering
The Deli at The Top of the Market
Dayton’s Premier Wine and Gourmet Food Festival also features a silent auction that has over 70 packages to choose from including autographed books, a handmade quilt, candles, jewelry and a sectional sofa rom Dayton Discount Furniture!
As well as Gift Certificates from Roost, TJ Chumps, Hairless Hare Brewery, Dayton Art Institute, My Pilates Studio, Briana Snyder Photography, Organic Trails Restaurant, The Dirty Gym, Baker-Bird Winery, Thai9, Lily’s Bistro, Houser Asphalt and 5 monts of house cleaning from Simply Green Maids.
Perhaps you’d prefer Tickets to Crowns by The Human Race, Cincinnati Zoo, Columbus Art Museum, Bach Society of Dayton, Shadowbox Theater, Dayton Funny Bone, Dayton Art Institute, Laser Web and ARC Ohio’s Masquerage.
Not a wine drinker? Relax in the Stella Artois Beer Garden, where Stella, Stella Cidre, Sam Adams Summer Ale and Goose Island brews will be on tap. Live music by J.T. Fedrick and the Sax Groove will provide a back drop for an awesome day of tasting at Welcome Park. The park, tucked behind UD Arena and Welcome Stadium is a new venue for this event and offers plenty of parking. Guests can enter gates B or C at the Arena, you’ll know you’re in the right place when you are welcomed by dancing grape, Kyle Cabernet.
Proceed for the event will benefit AIDS Resource Center Ohio. Tickets are $70 in advance, and can be picked up at Arrow Wine, Bella Vino, Liquor & Wine Warehouse, Miami Valley Spirits, Rumbleseat Wine, The Wine Gallery or purchased online at Fleursetvin.com. Tickets at the park will be $75. All guests at Fleurs must be 21 or older and the event is rain or shine.
Fleurs et Vin has partnered with UBER to offer first time users $20 towards your ride to or from the event by using code FLEURSETVIN15. Just download the app to get started.