Reston Town Center is celebrating National Picnic Day with a pop-up picnic today (Tuesday).
Several town center businesses will offer deals for the picnic, which will be located at 11900 Market Street. All are encouraged to bring lunch to the pavilion to “celebrate great weather” and a “fun picnic atmosphere,” according to event organizers.
Restaurants will offer the following specials:
- Balducci’s (1871 Fountain Drive) — 10% off entire purchase all day
- Le Pain Quotidien (11909 Democracy Drive) — Receive a free drink with purchase of the Tartine of the Day (Salmon & Ricotta)
- Peet’s Coffee (11830 Freedom Drive) — Purchase one pound of coffee and receive $2 off and a free drip coffee
- Ted’s Bulletin (11948 Market Street) — Receive a free Ted’s Tart with purchase of any take out meal
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Reston Town Center Association is hosting a lunch event at Reston Town Square Park tomorrow from noon to 1 p.m.
Gin Dance Company will offer a free one-hour performance. Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunch to the park. Vapiano and Le Pain Quotidien will offer brown bag specials for take-out orders placed between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
The event is produced by Reston Town Center Association and Reston Community Center.
Photo via Reston Town Center Association
The Belgian bakery and restaurant Le Pain Quotidien will celebrate its opening earlier this month at Reston Town Center today through a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony.
Light refreshments will be served from 5 – 7 p.m. The formal ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. Complimentary garage parking is available after 5 p.m.
The cafe opened on Nov. 2 at 11909 Democracy Drive. It is open from 7 am. to 9 p.m. daily. It will offer special seasonal items throughout the year. For the fall, they plan to offer treats such as a turmeric latte, spiced apple cider, Turkey Bánh Mì, a roasted pear and spinach salad, chicken “zoodle” soup and “Speculoos Tiramisu,” which the cafe describes as “a Belgian twist on the classic Italian treat.”
According to promotional material, LPQ is a privately-held company with headquarters in New York City and more than 200 locations on five continents. Its signature loaves come from the experiment of Alain Coumont, a young chef in Brussels, who opened a small bakery where he could knead flour, salt and water in 1990. Coumount struggled to find the right bread to serve at his restaurant.
For more information, visit the cafe’s website.
The European cafe will serve different offerings for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, and will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day, RTC staff said today.
“A morning at the bakery begins with Daily Blend smoothies, organic skillet eggs and egg dishes, in addition to a range of organic breads, pastries, yogurt, coffee and teas,” LPQ representatives said in a press release.
For brunch, lunch and dinner, the bakery will offer their signature “tartines” open-faced sandwiches, alongside savory soups, salads and quiches, and in the evening, LPQ plans to serve organic wine.
The bakery will also offer special seasonal items throughout the year. For the fall, they plan to offer treats such as a turmeric latte, spiced apple cider, Turkey Bánh Mì, a roasted pear and spinach salad, chicken “zoodle” soup and “Speculoos Tiramisu,” which LPQ describes as “a Belgian twist on the classic Italian treat.”
Le Pain Quotidien will be located at 11909 Democracy Drive in the Reston Town Center. For more information, visit their website.
Image of menu items courtesy of Le Pain Quotidien