Billed as “La Guinguette (restaurant or drinking place) du Languedoc-Roussillon” at East 74th Street between Fifth and Madison on a June Sunday, this street fair offered a taste of the South of France for those of us too lazy (poor, tired, etc.) to fly there. It was a block party organized by Sud de France with the French Consulate and Accueil New York (hospitality) and made for a nice destination to stroll around in. Some New Yorkers stretched out on sling chairs
Families sat on benches that went the whole length of the block and relaxed in the sun or shade.
We All Scream for Ice Cream
The ice cream truck arrived from Brooklyn bearing Van Leeuwen’s artisanal selections, both dairy and vegan, and you might pay a pretty hefty sum for two half scoops of their very rich ice cream, but you could get lavender honey, ginger, and of course, some fine vanilla and dark chocolate.
Following the Miss Piggy diet (if you want a hot fudge sundae, don’t eat it after lunch, eat if for lunch) many of us stood on line for our lunch of chocolate and pistachio ice cream with the best hot fudge I’ve seen since Wil Wright’s (see previous post for heavenly memories) delivered with great delight by the purveyors.
A list of street fairs of all types and varieties can be found weekly at: