As a Francophile, I knew I had to take my kids to Richmond’s French Food Festival last weekend. The Festival is a mission of the Little Sisters of the Poor, who assist the elderly poor with independent and assisted living as well as nursing care. Richmond has plenty of food festivals, from Greek to Indian and every type in between, but the French Food Festival was a great opportunity to try foods from all regions of France and introduce my kids to some French culture.
There were bouncy houses for my younger son to play in and a marketplace full of vendors to explore with items from gourmet foods and home decor to clothing, books and more.
For lunch, we tried a bunch of different things: Ratatouille, Beef Bourguignon and Coquilles St. Jacques for lunch and crepes and la glace (ice cream) for dessert.
The food was delicious and my kids enjoyed trying new things, especially the desserts!