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Bastille Day at the Embassy of France
Friday, July 13, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 11:55 PM (EDT)
FRIDAY, JULY 13 FROM 7PM – 12AM
at La Maison Française
- General: $100 ($60 tax deductible - limited availability)
- Benefactor: $150 ($110 tax deductible + includes access to the
embassy’s parking garage)
Metro: D6 Metrobus
Parking available on Reservoir Road and across the street from the Embassy of France at Georgetown University Hospital’s pay lot.
This year’s theme: Flowers & Fragrance!
On Friday, July 13, the Embassy of France will welcome Washingtonians to Comité Tricolore’s spectacular annual Bastille Day celebration. Chefs from the most prestigious area restaurants will offer a buffet of mouth-watering creations! Throughout the evening, patrons will revel in an intoxicating mix of live jazz music, while enjoying cocktails served from the open bars and perusing the luxurious items in the one-of-a-kind silent auction!
Thanks to the traditions of each region in France, its diverse and refined cuisine is a major contributor to precious shared moments and lasting friendships. Come savor a delectable buffet of mouth-watering creations — both classic French dishes and modern twists — with some of Washington’s most renowned chefs (with the participation of the students of Académie de Cuisine)! This Parisian celebration will also include authentic French pastries and an open bar of French wine, spirits and bubbly. Enjoy it all with friends and family during this rare evening behind the gates of the Embassy of France!
Bastille Restaurant - Bistro Cacao - Bistro La Bonne - Bistrot Lepic & Wine Bar - Boulangerie Paul - Food, Wine & Co - Georgetown Cupcake - Ici Urban Bistro at Sofitel Lafayette Square - Michel Richard Citronelle - Moorenko’s Ice Cream - Newton's Table - Panorama Baking - Pâtisserie Poupon - Petits Plats - Ris Restaurant - The Ritz-Carlton - Tuscany Café - Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center - Silver Spoon!
NYC's Avalon Jazz Band!
A Parisian ensemble offering a bridge between French charm and American glam. Dance to French jazz, American standards, and swing, among many other timeless classics!
Listen on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBHncqy9myE
Following the Avalon Jazz Band, D.C.’s DJ Saharty will spin tunes to keep the dance floor moving!
The silent auction
Take an imaginary trip to France as you visit different Parisian "arrondissements" (neighborhoods) throughout the evening. Cocktails and a silent auction will begin the festivities. Guests will have a chance to bid on restaurant and hotel vouchers, pieces of art, as well as luxury items!
A round-trip for two to Paris, courtesy of Air France!
The Comité Tricolore — a coordinating committee of French and French-American associations in the Washington, DC metro area — is a non-profit volunteer organization that provides healthcare support to the sick and elderly in the local French and French-American communities. Proceeds from the evening will sustain this mission throughout the year.
Celebrate Bastille Day at the Embassy of France and support a worthy cause!
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