Moulin to open French Catering & Antique Store

Moulin will be opening a French antique store adjacent to Moulin in Newport Beach. The antique store will open a few doors down from Moulin in Plaza Newport in December and will double as an meeting space for prospective catering clients. “For the past 20 years, I’ve been sourcing unique vintage items from France, some of which have been used to furnish Moulin in Newport Beach and Laguna Beach,” comments owner Laurent Vrignaud who, in addition to his antique store, is currently developing Moulin’s third location. “Moulin is about creating connection through the authentic bistro experience. Our antique store will showcase furnishings that allow people to create that same vibe in their own home.”

The antique store will focus on “Art de la Table” and will offer a curated collection of vintage French finds sourced from various markets across France including the famous Les Puces in Paris. Focusing on brands like Maison Gatti, Tolix, and Fermob, the store will carry a variety of vintage furnishings and metal signage similar to those at Moulin. Everything at Moulin and the antique store has been hand-selected by Laurent on his frequent trips back home to France.

With the expansion of its pastry team, Moulin’s catering program has tripled in 2018. To meet the high demand for catering inquiries, the antique store will also serve as a meeting space for prospective catering clients.

In addition to its antique store, Moulin in Newport Beach will celebrate the holidays with the following special events in November and December:

Beaujolais Nouveau - Thursday, November 15th
Join Moulin in celebrating the release of the highly anticipated 2018 Beaujolais Nouveau. Best enjoyed young; its simultaneous distribution contributes to the hype of its release. The wine is made entirely from Gamay grapes hand-picked in the Beaujolais province of France, bottled just weeks after harvest. Beginning at 5:30 p.m., guests can enjoy and all-you-can-drink Beaujolais Nouveau with Moulin’s classic Entrecôtes Frite dinner for $39.00. Reservations can be made by calling 949.474.0920.

Parisian Holiday Market December 1st - 31st
Named one of the best holiday markets in the US by Food & Wine, Moulin’s Newport Beach patisserie will transform into a Parisian holiday market for the month of December. The walls will boast fine epicurean items sourced directly from France as the pastry case glistens with gilded pastries including large-format St. Honoré and Sesame-Fig Tarts, as well as artisan foie gras with Jurançon. A curated wine selection will offer everything from robust, vintage Burgundies to a Nebuchadnezzar of Taittinger’s Brut Reserve. From floor to ceiling, the patisserie will be brimming with beautiful holiday baskets ($49 - $259) of all sizes filled with everything a true Francophile could ever dream of.

Moulin has locations in Newport Beach (1000 N. Bristol Street) and Laguna Beach (248 Forest Ave.) Connect with @moulin on Instagram or visit www.moulin.com for more information.

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