Le Gamin Announces Fête Paradiso at Governor’s Island

The French bistro will host a weekly festival of vintage carnival rides
Vintage bumper car.
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Vintage bumper car.

New York City’s French bistro Le Gamin announced their new venture into vintage French carnivals with Fête Paradiso, said a press release. 

The series, which will be held every weekend until September 29th, will begin July 13th at Governor’s Island in New York.  The restaurant converted a bumper car pavilion from 1900 for their new restaurant, and will repurpose it into a unique event space that will house vintage French carnival rides and carousels.

Chef Cristophe Beat will use his French upbringing to provide authentic fare to patrons, who can expect classics like croque monsieur, and crêpes as well as summer favorites like hamburgers and fries. A selection of beers and French wines will also be available.

The festival is intended to evoke sentiments of an old French film, and includes a 19th century bicycle carousel along with flying swings and vintage carnival games. A carousel from 1930 has been renovated into a stage, where live performers will play themed music. 

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