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How do you say "Picnic" in French?

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Spring is in full swing and we know that this means folks flock to the great outdoors every weekend to soak up the sun. Le Picnic des Chefs is an event run by the Club Culinaire of French Cuisine, and this year marks the 25th anniversary of this annual event. The picnic--oh, pardonnez nous--le picnic takes place in Griffith Park, in the Crystal Springs picnic area. The event features a full menu of gourmet food from various regions in France. Apertifs kick off the fun at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch, and some games, such as petanque, soccer, volleyball, and badminton. The Patje Band will be providing musical entertainment, and once you get a belly full of wine and cheese, you may well want to dance. There will be DJ Moon Bounce and Games for the kids, plus a Live Fruit Carving Demonstration by Jacques Tokar. You can't say no to a live fruit carving demo, n'est-ce-pas?

Adult tickets are $40.00, and are all inclusive. Children's tickets are $20.00 (for kids aged 12-21 years). Children under 12 free when accompanied by one paid adult. Raffle Tickets are $2/each. Reservation coupons are available for download from the Club Culinaire's home page, or for more information call (949) 295-0506