What To Wear To The Library Foundation’s Fabulously French White Party?

You know how much we love to eat and drink for a cause. Nothing like some community productive multitasking, right? And San Antonio has so much to offer. From Culinaria’s Jazz Brunch coming up next Sunday to The Library Foundation’s Nuit Blanche party tonight and much more in between. We are thrilled to share some fabulous food fundraising events that involve equally fabulous dining options.  Yet, what does one wear to these occasions? Delicious dresses? We think so…

Tonight we will be walking the white carpet with The San Antonio Library Foundation, trust us when we say, they knowhow to throw a party. Tonight marks the 5th Annual Nuit Blanche dinner at the Landa Library Gardens. This event screams fashion, fabulous food and fun.

The beautiful Landa garden is set to be “drenched in white French inspired decorations while vintage Parisian films procured by Ghost Town Ventures writer/producer/director Alex Schenker flicker in the background. The Foundation modeled Nuit Blanche after the fabulously famous “Diner en Blanc” held annually in Paris where thousands of fashionable Parisians, dressed all in white, converge on the city’s most picturesque locations for a feast where they bring their own epicurean banquet.”

So clearly we are thinking….

What do we wear to a Parisian inspired white party? Think beautiful library park meets this…

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And of course we have to add some of our favorite local restaurants and chefs like The Esquire Tavern, Larder at The Hotel Emma, Tim The Girl and The Hotel Valencia who will be providing French/Continental inspired meals to the overall look of the event.- So we put on our food-lover fashionista pants on and looked at some of our favorite sites for 3 white looks to compliment the party. Because when you live in Texas every season is white season….

We love modcloth.com for funky meets fun.

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These adorable shoes ($129.99) with the touch of turquoise combined with this little white dress ($59.99) screams outdoor dinner.

 

We also love the sleeves on this white dress combine it with a pair of boots, is the perfect white party meets fall look and the site gojane.com is also very affordable ($48.00).

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Maybe you want to find something local? May we suggest checking out Penny Lane in Alamo Heights- we found a little dress that looked like this on the sale rack- and we are thinking a pair of cute red shoes will compliment it perfectly.

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Party starts at 7pm and to check out the list of fabulous contributors, more incredible events that the Library Foundation is hosting and also more information  find all those details HERE.

And if you are what you eat, drink and wear make it all Delicious…

The Defining Delicious Events Team

Last day of San Antonio’s Restaurant Week Benefiting Culinaria…

Are we there yet? Seriously these past two weeks San Antonioian’s have been absolutely spoiled by San Antonio’s Restaurant Week benefiting Culinaria. In lieu of the celebrations of menus galore, we have recapped some of our favorite bites and highly encourage you to get out there tonight and try some menus before it’s all over.

We would love to thank Culinaria as well as all of our hard-working restaurant friends for your generosity and fabulously extended restaurant week(s) this post and toast is for you.

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Best Family-Friendly Menu: Orderup

3-courses including their incredible queso  choice of ABC burger, salad or fish tacos, chocolate chip cookie, and a kids meal (or glass of wine or beer) included (!!) all for $15, you seriously cannot beat it.

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Best Dish: CITRUS’s Thai Fried Chicken

Chef David Gilbert and his team at Citrus of Hotel Valencia Riverwalk, blew us away with his fried chicken dish. This is not like any other friend chicken you have ever had, it’s tangy, sweet and not greasy at all- the #SAFOODIE crowd seemed to love it too, check out this instagram feed from their menu tasting…

 

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Best Lunch: Zinc Bistro and Bar

Zinc’s Restaurant Week lunch was met with incredible wine pairing suggestions from our server and you cannot beat their patio, it’s seriously like Europe landed in San Antonio.

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Traveling Around Town?  Here are some other places to check-out today…

Alamo Heights: Paloma Blanca’s menu is stellar and be sure to get a margarita (Tier 1 so it’s on the cheap), El Machito has a great menu as well as margarita too. We loved Max’s menu as well, another friend chicken must-have….

Stone Oak area: SMOKE The Restaurant – you cannot go wrong in the hand’s of chef Brian West, we are also fans of Two Step, a little out of stone oak range but still right off the highway, and worth the drive.

Southtown: BLISS, La Frite and Bite have been the talk of Restaurant Week Southtown- be sure to call ASAP if you want to get in the last dinner service tonight.  We could not get enough of Bite and La Frite’s Mussels.

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Downtown: Boudros (a classic), LUKE, Kimura (have you been yet?- our favorite ramen around), and Omni La Mansion- for a romantic dinner and playing tourist for the night.

Full List HERE on Culinaria’s Website.

And if you are what you eat,

BE Delicious.

Emily

(Founder of Defining Delicious)

 

 

 

 

 

* Full- Disclosure: We work with a number of clients listed (zinc, boudros, culianria, citrus, orderup, however, all opinions are our own- we were not paid to post this- we just love their food, that is why we work with them :)

 

5 Delicious things to do in August 2015

August already? Here is a short list of some Delicious things to keep you busy this month.

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8/8 Rambling Rosé Click Here to View Event

You know how  much we LOVE Culinaria events, and what a better way to celebrate saturday than Rosé all day?  This event held at Becker Vineyards gives attendees the chance to sample some wonderful Rosé wines. Relax and make a day of it in the beautiful Texas Hill country.

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8/4 Celebrate Texas Tiki week in SA Click Here to View Event

Celebrate Texas Tiki week with an unofficial Texas Tiki Week Event from the crew of Mexcaleria Mixtli with drinks inspired by the Aztec Gods.

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8/12 Eat Bugs Click Here to View Event

When was the last time you had bugs for dinner? The Salud! Culinary Nights at the Witte has a special menu this month featuring bugs! Yes, it sounds weird to us too but who knows, this could be the next big food trend. Garlic crickets anyone?

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8/15-29 Restaurant week benefiting Culinaria  Click Here to View Event

This year San Antonio Restaurant week has expanded to two whole weeks, way to go Culinaria. Probably still not enough time to venture out to try ALL the restaurants but it is enough time to get in lunch or dinner at a few of your favorites or to try that new restaurant that’s been on your radar. Tell us what restaurants you’re excited about in the comments.

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Tuesdays-Saturdays Check Out the Pop-Up at SAMA Click Here to View Event

The cafe at the San Antonio Muesum of Art is getting a pop-up of French proportions. Try some croissants (I prefer chocolate) or a Quiche Lorraine on the grounds of SAMA. Only open till September be sure to catch them before it’s too late.

More events to come! Keep checking the Defining Delicious Calendar to stay up to date with Delicious events in San Antonio

 

Thank you for reading and if you are what you eat, make it Delicious.

The Defining Delicious Events Team