Event Details

BLACK TIE EUROPEAN GALA AT THE EMBASSY OF FRANCE .. with a Touch of MONTE CARLO

Sat, April 21, 2018 @ 08:15 PM to 11:50 PM

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

$99 - $129

Details

Open Bar, European Ballroom Dancing, Casino Games, Late Night DJ,  Dancing, Chocolates from throughout Europe, and Much More! 


A EUROPEAN EXPERIENCE - with a special focus on Monte Carlo!   From the royal majesty of the Palace to the bustling excitement of the casinos, this spring, don your best tuxedo and dresses and travel to Europe  - on European Soil -  we invite you to a very special holiday gala. Partake in the games, dance in a ballroom fairy tale 18th Century Setting,  dance to a modern 21st century DJ, enjoy French desserts, experience wines, beers and other  drinks from throughout Europe, savor  chocolate from all over the Old Country... and win a trip to the Caribbean!

Your magical evening features:


BALLROOM DANCING with LESSONS
Travel to the  center of  Europe as you waltz, Fox Trot, Tango and even Swing  in an 18th century ballroom setting.  Ballroom dance lessons will be provided as an introduction r refresher.


CASINO: 
Take to the games and partake in mock gambling with a special Monte Carlo Casino, including Black Jack, craps,roulette and perhaps even a little poker . (Note: These games are just for fun. There is no real gambling involved. You can neither win nor lose money)

 

EUROPEAN NIGHTCLUB:
In the second half of the evening, we visit the hottest nightclubs from the south of France to L'Avenue des Champs Elysées as one of Washington's top DJs spins the best retro, swing and top 40 dance hits.

 

EUROPEAN/FRENCH BAR
After a special champagne welcome drink, we will present an OPEN BAR  of European wines European wines, beers and other non alcoholic refreshments.  Wines and beers from at least 5 different European countries will be on hand for you to sample and enjoy!


LES DESSERTS 
Marie Antoinette said "Let them eat cake!" And we will. As if picked from the best pastry shops in all of France, our dessert selection offers you a wide variety of assortment de Petites Patisseries.  Experience the exquisite French desserts found  in some of the finest restaurants, cafes and casinos in all of Paris and Monte Carlo. Catered by the French Embassy's regular chefs. The menu includes:

  • Chocolate croustillant
  • Choux with coffee cream
  • Bavarois cheese cakes
  • (More desserts TBA)



EUROPEAN  CHOCOLATES TASTING 
Sample, compare and conquer some of the greatest chocolates from throughout Western and Eastern Europe. 


WIN A TRIP TO THE CARIBBEAN
A drawing for all to partake in. One lucky person will win plane and hotel to Jamaica!

NEW:  SPECIAL EARLY VIP CHAMPAGNE RECEPTION
We are adding a special early entrance VIP French Champagne Reception for an additional $30. 
 

Suggested Attire

Black Tie Optional. Minimum of Suit & Tie for men. Casual wear, jeans or sneakers prohibited.

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Map

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

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