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Bastille Day Celebration at the Embassy of France

Sat, July 15, 2017 @ 06:30 PM to 11:30 PM

Embassy of France/La Maison Francaise
4101 Reservoir Road NW
Washington, DC

$121.74 - $184.94

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ALL ORDERS MUST BE MADE IN ADVANCE AND ARE DUE AT NOON SATURDAY!  NO EXCEPTIONS!

In July of 1789, the French people rose up from the streets of Paris and stormed the gates of the Bastille to overthrow the monarchy.  This exciting French revolution began the age of enlightenment and opened up a new world for France – and in fact, America, whose revolution around the same time was of the same philosophical and societal evolution.

Today, we let you eat cake – and a lot more as we take up the revolution ourselves and celebrate Bastille Day on French soil in the most elegant style yet!

On Saturday July 15, the Embassy of France will welcome Washingtonians to Bastille Day 2017 with a spicy gumbo of irresistible dance music and, as always, an exceptional selection of food prepared by the best local chefs. 

Let's celebrate together the exceptional bond between the United States and France, and remember that the entry of the United States in WW1 commemorated this year, also brought a new type of sound, a new type of music to France. Since New Orleans is the birthplace of jazz and holds the title of the most francophone of the US cities, we will highlight this amazing city on the eve of its 300th birthday!

Including:


1) MULTIPLE FRENCH & NEW ORLEANS STYLE BUFFETS

Distinct Menus presented from a large array of leading chefs

Restaurants/chefs/Participants include:  2941 Restaurant - Academie de Cuisine - Breakthru Beverages – Cafe Descartes - Cafe Du Parc, Willard Interncontinental Hotel – Capital Hilton – Central Michel Richard – Convivial – Dana Confections Co - The Fourth Estate Restaurant at the National Press Club – Garnier Thiebaut – t – Ici Urban Bistro at Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square - Panorama Baking Company LLC – Patisserie Poupon Bakery – Ris DC – Stratford University – Silver Spoon Caterers – The Ritz-Carlton – Vinifrance Imports, Inc Olivier Daubresse Selections. and more to come!

2) OPEN BASTILLE DAY BAR: 
French wines and champagnes & cocktails (courtesy of Breakthru Beverages)

3) LIVE BAND:  
Spend some time in the embassy ballroom and dance to the fantastic French and American music from famed musician Don Vappie and his Creole Quintet!  Throughout the early evening, they will fill the room with France’s and New Orleans greatest treasures as you dance in this revolutionary setting.

4) LATE NIGHT DANCING VIA PARIS NIGHTCLUB

In the latter part of the evening, we will visit the greatest nightclubs off L’Avenue des Champs Elysees as Washington, D.C.’s great D.J. delivers us the best in top 40 dancing – Parisian style!

5) FRENCH CHEFS DEMONSTRATIONS
… Watch live demonstrations from our featured master chefs.

6) SILENT AUCTION: 
The evening will be spiced up with amazing auctions (both online and silent) and the traditional Tombola...offering many exciting excursions to New-Orleans, Paris, NY city, Washington and more.



Presented in conjunction with The Comite Tricolore/ The Tricolore Committee

Proceeds from this evening will help to sustain the Comité Tricolore's mission throughout the year.

21 and OVER:  This is event is only open to participants who are 21 and over.  No exceptions! 

NEW: The world renowned jazz musician Don Vappie will lead his Creole Jazz Quintet

Participants from Previous Years. : 2941 Restaurant - Academie de Cuisine - Africa Gold Beverages – Bastille - Cafe Du Parc, Willard Interncontinental Hotel – Capital Hilton – Central Michel Richard – Convivial – The Fourth Estate Restaurant at the National Press Club – Garnier Thiebaut – Hilton Mclean Härth Restaurant – Ici Urban Bistro at Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square – L'Artisan – L'Hommage Bistro Francais – Moorenko's Ice Cream – Ottoman Taverna – Panorama Baking Company LLC – Patisserie Poupon Bakery – Ris DC – Ronald Reagan International Trade Center –Stratford University – Silver Spoon Caterers – The Ritz-Carlton – Vinifrance Imports.

VIP Receptions:   Includes early admission to the embassy, complimentary valet parking, a special champagne reception and food not available during the main event, and a possible greeting by the Ambassador (pending his availability). 

 

 

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Embassy of France/La Maison Francaise
4101 Reservoir Road NW
Washington, DC

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