Celebrate 10 Years of French Flair at OCabanon's 3-Day Anniversary Celebration!

By Vicki Denig

Á table! This week, family-run French kitchen OCabanon celebrates 10 years of bringing French gastronomy, wine, and culture to the heart of New York City. Over the course of three days, guests will delight in the chance to sip curated Champagne, indulge in world-famous gastronomic favorites—including cassoulet, foie gras, and raclette —as well as get a leg up on holiday shopping.  


OCabanon’s 10th anniversary celebration will kick off on Thursday, December 7th with a handful of opening festivities, including a chopping party with French Wink complete with complimentary Champagne and small bites, as well as an exclusive art of perfumery workshop. The festivities continue on Friday, December 8th with a special Ocabanon Cassoulet feast, hosted by French-American ‘queen of foie gras’ Ariane Daguin, as well as ‘Cassoulet Confessions’ author Sylvie Bigar, who will be on-site for a special book signing. A specially crafted menu by Ocabanon featuring D’Artagnan cassoulet will be followed by a number of surprises, including a raffle and special gifts from New York’s French-American community.  

The three-day event will conclude on Saturday, December 9th with a Brunch Extravaganza and wellness workshops, followed by a joyous ‘grand finale’ cocktail party featuring Palmer Champagne, live music, and an official 10th anniversary toast at midnight! To get your tickets, click here.  

Established in 2013, OCabanon is a family-run kitchen dedicated to bringing high-quality products and a French-inspired spirit of conviviality to New York.“The name OCabanon comes from the grandmother of my business partner, Alexandre Mur, who lived in the south of France and had a small kitchen at the back of the house that she called her ‘cabanon,’” co-founder Armel Joly explains. Contrary to operating simply as a restaurant, OCabanon fully embodies the cave á manger spirit, offering both on-premise food and wine experiences as well as a retail shop to boot. 


“The main difference [between a restaurant and a cave á manger] comes from the fact that we suggest to our customers to first choose a wine and then pair it with a dish,” Joly reveals, highlighting the encouraged notion of shared plates, so as to highlight the conviviality focus of the experience. Simultaneously, Joly cites OCabanon’s emphasis on human connection, which played a big role in the partnerships created for the celebration. “We selected our partners because of the stories / connections we have with the people that represent the brands,” he says, citing a unanimous affinity for wines made by people with passion and love for their product. “We want to share their passion,” he affirms.  

In addition to operating as an on-premise location, OCabanon also offers catering services, as well as boasts a small on-site grocery store, called La Boutique. “You can find anything you may miss from France—Dijon mustard, paté, and foie gras, cookies and candies, etc.—but also products from our partner, French Wink (clothes, beauty products, toys for kids, etc.),” says Joly. As to what’s next for OCabanon, Joly shares the company’s plans to expand their consulting business. “We want to help other people realize their dreams in New York.” 

OCabanon’s 10th Anniversary celebration runs from Thursday, December 7th through Saturday, December 10th.
To get your tickets, click here
OCabanon’s restaurant is open from 12pm to 11pm from Monday through Friday and 4pm to 11pm on Saturdays. 
La Boutique’s hours are 10am to 8pm Monday through Friday and 12pm to 8pm on Saturday.  

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