So Frenchy So Chic 2023 announces the line-up

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So Frenchy So Chic 2023 celebrates a 12th year of indulgent summer escapism. Bringing the best of French culture to Melbourne’s Werribee Mansion and Sydney’s Bicentennial Park, this is a French garden party full of fun and frivolity.

So Frenchy So Chic 2023

Billed as the poshest picnic in the Southern Hemisphere but while there is French class, So Frenchy So Chic is a festival for all lovers of French culture. It’s also family-friendly and children’s tickets are available.


Music at So Frenchy So Chic 2023

As always, the music line-up for So Frenchy So Chic 2023 is guaranteed to have you kicking off your shoes and dancing on the grass.


Pi Ja Ma


Known for “gentle exuberance” and a paradox in which she is both a “lone wolf and addicted to love,” Pi Ja Ma’s sound is that of French pop with a distinct 60s influence — echoing SFSC’s 2022 project Yè-Yè 2.0, which saw top Australian female artists reinterpreting songs from that era. Listen to her here.





Rover, real name Timothée Regnier, is a powerhouse of vocal creativity. His self-titled 2012 debut album won the Revelation award at the Victoires De La Musique (the French equivalent to the Grammys) and reached Gold Disc status with over 50,000 records sold.  Listen to him here.



Fresh from performing at France’s summer festival circuit, Kalika’s voice has been described as “an iron fist in a velvet glove” and her music fearlessly confronts patriarchal standards. A night owl, she composes in the little studio she has set up in her Paris apartment. Listen to her here.





Suzane’s fast, fiery, and profound music earned her a well-deserved award at the Victoires De La Musique (the French equivalent to the Grammys) for Best Live Performance in 2020. She’s enjoyed multiple appearances in some of Paris’s biggest venues, thanks to a spectacular stage presence informed by her background in dance. Listen to her here.


DJ Set 

In both cities, So Frenchy So Chic festival founder Jean-Francois Ponthieux will make a rare appearance behind the decks alongside our star DJs for a special live radio set of French favourites new and old.


French food, wine and champagne at So Frenchy So Chic 2023

Of course, it’s not just about the music. After all, you can’t have a French festival without French food and wine. As always, So Frenchy So Chic 2023 has catered for all of your French food desires.


So Frenchy So Chic 2023 will be a wholly catered and licensed event, with feasts prepared by premiere French eateries in Sydney and Melbourne. Melbournians will enjoy offerings by Frederic Bistro, Prahran’s favourite French restaurant, L’Hôtel Gitan, and famous fromagerie Milk The Cow. The latter two will be the providers of the cheese and charcuterie hampers for Melbourne (which can be pre-ordered when you purchase your ticket (just look at the add-ons section of the ticketing website).

Sydneysiders can expect haute cuisine in a relaxed setting by Bellevue Cottage, headed up by Antoine Moscovitz, who trained under Alain Ducasse and was formerly private chef to House of Roederer Cristal Champagne. In addition, Rosebery French eatery, Frenchies, will be offering charcuterie hampers (which can be pre-ordered when you purchase your ticket (just look at the add-ons section of the ticketing website).


Food stalls will create an ambiance de marché will a wide selection of French food options including oysters, lobster rolls, croque monsieur, cassoulet, Basque paella, sweetcorn madeleines with blue swimmer crab and espelette, mussels, and pissaladière through to the ever-popular crêpes and crème brulée. As always charcuterie and cheese hampers will be available in both locations.


Champagne Lanson has been announced as the champagne partner for So Frenchy So Chic 2023 and will be poured alongside a curated selection of French wines and cocktails.


Premier pique-nique

Groups of 10 can treat themselves to an upgrade to the ultimate VIP experience with their own beautifully styled table with the best seats at the festival. These tickets include entry to the event, two bottles of Lanson champagne, two charcuterie hampers and two cheese hampers. These tickets cost $213.36 per person and can only be purchased as a group of 10.


Free Sun Umbrella

The first 500 tickets sold to So Frenchy So Chic 2023 will also receive a complementary SFSC sun umbrella/parasol which is perfect for adding some French flair to your outfit and shading yourself from the January Summer sun.

SFSC 2023 Charity Partner

When purchasing your ticket, you will also have the option to make a donation to So Frenchy So Chic 2023’s chosen charity: FareShare. It’s a charity that rescues food that would have otherwise gone to waste and turns it into nutritious meals for people in need.



WHAT: So Frenchy So Chic, a French festival celebrating French music, food, wine and joie de vivre


  • Werribee Park, Melbourne, Sunday 15 January 11:15am to 8:30pm
  • Bicentennial Park, Sydney, Saturday 21 January 1pm to 11pm

HOW: Purchase your tickets and pre-purchase your cheese and charcuterie hampers via the links below:

HOW MUCH: Early bird tickets are now on sale (and the first 500 adult tickets sold include a free SFSC sun umbrella) and are priced as follows:

  • Adult $85
  • Child 2-12 $14.07 (must be accompanied by a legal guardian at all times)
  • Teen 13-17 $54.95 (must be accompanied by a legal guardian at all times)
  • Students 18 and over $70.28


You can purchase a return bus ticket for transport from Melbourne’s Southern Cross Station to Werribee Park and back for $42.87. It leaves Southern Cross Station at 10:30am and departs So Frenchy So Chic 2023 between 8:30pm and 9pm.


What are you waiting for?!

Buy your ticket now at the early bird price and countdown ’til January for the ultimate French day out!



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Celebrate Father’s Day 2022 with French food in Australia 

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Father’s Day 2022 is next Sunday! If you’re looking for ideas of how to celebrate with Dad, check out the below French restaurant/patisserie offerings around Australia.

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Garçon Bleu proposes a 3 course lunch or an a la carte dinner in their award-winning setting for Father’s Day fête des pères 2022

Unwind over lunch with a 3 course set menu from $110 featuring Garçon Bleu’s signature dishes including Filet De Boeuf with truffle jus.

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Or indulge over dinner selecting from their à la carte menu meticulously designed blending French inspired cuisine and exceptional fresh local produce.


Garçon Bleu is partnering with Sidewood Estate for Father’s Day. All dads dining will enjoy a complimentary glass of wine, choosing from Sidewood Estate Shiraz 2020 or a 2019 Mappinga Chardonnay. Select Sunday 4th of September when booking online.


Sucre Patisserie has created a special cake for Father’s Day, that all of the dads out there are sure enjoy!

What’s a better combination than beer, chocolate & salted caramel?

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Inspired by Coopers Stout, added in some chocolate, took it to the next level with a salted caramel mousse and topped it with chocolate glaze, then made it that little bit more special with touches of gold.


Pre-orders required and the cake is only available for pick up from their Saint Morris store on 3 September only. Order via this link.




Boucher has a special menu for lunch and dinner on Father’s Day 2022.

Father's Day 2022Reservations can be made via this link.


Chouquette has created a special Black Forest for Dad for $10.

Chouquette Father's Day 2022

They also have a French Bakery Pack for Dad for $30.

  • Apple Turnover (Chausson aux Pommes),
  • Almond Croissant (Croissant aux Amandes),
  • Croissant Suisse, Ham and Cheese baguette and
  • an Orangina.


All orders need to be made 2 days before a pickup date.



Buvette Bistro is hosting a Father’s Day High Tea.

 Prices as follows:

  • $115 Free-Flowing Beer or Champagne
  • $80 Champagne
  • $70 Beer or Sparkling
  • $65 Traditional High Tea

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Bookings can be made via this link.



Bon Ap proposes a traditional French lunch for Father’s Day 2022. Their dinner menu will be available at this lunch.

Book via this link.


Frederic will be open for lunch with a special set menu of $95 per person offered on the day. Children’s menu will be available on the day.

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Bookings can be made via this link


Entrecôte is hosting a hearty four-course French feast. The whole family is welcome, and they have a three-course kids menu available on the special day for the little ones.

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  • Four course prix-fixe menu ($149,90pp)
  • Kids menu ($54,9pp)

They are open for lunch and dinner on Father’s Day 2022. Very few tables remain so book quickly via this link


Father’s Day Parisienne Brunch at Home

They also have a take-away and indulge at home option which is available for delivery on 3rd & 4th September or for click and collect 3rd to 5th September.


Treat Papa to a Parisienne Brunch table, delicious pastries, French charcuterie & bloody Marys! Dress the table with your best linen cloth and silverware and Entrecôte has done the rest for you. The best part of this menu? Absolute minimal preparation required, meaning you can spend more precious time with Papa.

The Father’s Day 2022 Parisienne Brunch Box contains:

  • 2 x Sourdough demi-baguette, French butter and Bonne Maman jam
  • 2 x Grandmother ham and cheese croissants
  • 2 x French pastries
  • 1 x French charcuterie pack
  • 1 x Granola Maison – almond and honey
  • 500g organic yoghurt
  • Strawberries
  • French gateau box – pistachio financier, Basque cheesecake, éclair au chocolat, custard tart
  • 2 x Entrecôte Bloody Marys
  • 2 x Entrecôte orange juice
  • Rosso coffee 250g – French press grind
  • Macaron gift box for Papa to enjoy later with a cup of tea!

It serves 4 people and costs $56 per person. You can order the Parisienne Brunch box via this link via this link.


French and Mor is open for its normal trading on Father’s Day 2022.


L’Hotel Gitan will be open for lunch only, offering a set menu of $95 per person.

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For bookings, please  follow the link.


Millstone Patisserie has designed a special Father’s Day 2022 duo of Millstone doughnuts for $16.50. The boxes come filled with 2 specialty doughnuts, especially designed for Dad:

  • 1 x Crème Brulée doughnut filled with cointreau spiked vanilla custard
  • 1 x ‘Homer Doughnut”, glazed with a shiny chocolate glaze and dusted with chocolate sprinkles

Pick up or have your box delivered to Dad! Order via this link via this link.


 Reverie Café by Pierrick Boyer has created a special cake for Father’s Day 2022.

Father's Day 2022

It is comprised of an orange and almond sponge, blood orange jam, dark chocolate mousse, crunchy hazelnut praline, chocolate sponge collar, cardamom, chocolate and blood orange Chantilly. Father’s Day Plaque included.

Only available when pre-ordered and from 31 August to 4 September.

Order yours via this link




French Sweet has created a special Father’s Day Eclair box, which contains:

  • Chocolate Eclair
  • Vanilla Eclair
  • Pistachio Eclair
  • Lemon meringue Eclair
  • Raspberry Eclair
  • Father’s day card (with personal message)La fête des pères 2022 / Father’s Day 2022

Order yours via this link.

The Eclair box can be delivered to any Perth suburb for $9.99 or can be picked up from one of their 4 locations.



Bitton Gourmet’s Alexandria, Oatley and Rose Bay locations are open for breakfast and lunch and offering a set menu for Father’s Day 2022


There’s a set breakfast menu $40 per person

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A set lunch menu for $95 per person

Bitton Gourmet Father's Day 2022


Children’s menus for those 12 years and under are also available: $20 for breakfast and $30 for lunch.

Reserve your table via this link.


Beckett’s Bar & Dining



Available Friday 2nd, Saturday 3rd, Sunday 4th September

Father’s Day is an ode to all the amazing fathers out there including Beckett’s very own Head Chef Jeff. While he may be positioned by the grill this Father’s Day, he has drawn up his ideal Father’s Day menu. Whether you follow it to a tee, or let your tastebuds guide you, here’s a little insight of what an evening at Beckett’s portends for the man of the hour.

Chef’s Choice Price: $188 for 3-course (dessert or cheese) or $200 for 4-course (dessert + cheese). Martinis, Wines, Whisky, etc, additional price on selection.


Bistro Moncur is offering a complimentary Moncur Negroni for all dads on Father’s Day. They are open for lunch and dinner and will be serving their usual menu.

Reserve your table via this link.


Bistro Rex is offering all fathers a complimentary beer on arrival!

Head Chef Leigh McDivitt has crafted up a selection of special mouth-watering dishes. A Pure Black Scotch fillet (marble score 5+) with mushroom ketchup. A champagne roasted whole chicken, Aged Cote de Boeuf and Suckling Pig.

Chef Leigh McDivitt

They also have a selection of delicious new wines and Japanese whisky on offer too!

Bookings can be made online via their website.


Brasserie L’Entrecôte proposes a 3-course lunch for $100 per person for Father’s Day 2022

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Book via their website or and by telephoning them on 02 8021 2433.


Le Coq Rotisserie has a 3 course menu available for lunch and dinner for Father’s Day 2022 for $85 per person.


Loulou will be serving its à la carte menu on Father’s Day.

Bookings can be made via their website.


Novotel Sydney Darling Square proposes a feast and a trim at Pumphouse Sydney.

Enjoy a Jack Daniels cocktail or mocktails upon arrival, shared two-course starter and main boards, and a complimentary hair or beard trim for Dad from The Barberhood.

There’s also a special two-course menu and complimentary face painting for kids under 12 years old.

Father's Day 2022

The cost is $79 per person and $24 per child

Book online here or, email direct on [email protected]


La fête des pères 2022/ Father’s Day 2022Four Frogs Crêperies is giving all dads who dine at their crêperies a glass of red wine of their choice from the following wines:


🍷Gamay, Trenel, Coteaux Bourguignon, FR

🍷Pinot noir, Henry & Lucas, Barossa Valley, SA

🍷Shiraz, Heidenreich, Barossa Valley, SA




Franca has a set menu for lunch for $135 per head for Father’s Day 2022 in Sydney.


Quartier Sydney at The Sebel Quay Suites Sydney has two offerings for the Father’s Day weekend.

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A set dinner menu available on Friday and Saturday before Father’s Day 2022, which includes a glass of wine or beer for $75.00 per person.


High Tea options available on 1st, 2nd and 3rd September from 12pm-2pm

$69.00 per person with the Silver Jubilee selection of Dilmah Teas & $89.00 per person to add Veuve Ambal sparkling Rose Brut.

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Bookings can be directly on their website  or email [email protected]  to make a booking.

How are you celebrating Father’s Day 2022?


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Father's Day 2022