Champagne Gala & Ball at the Embassy of France
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The last date listed for Champagne Gala & Ball was Saturday November 5, 2011 / 7:00pm.
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The elements our patrons have always prized — the glorious Champagnes, the gourmet food — will naturally be part of this sparkling event, but this year your updated Champagne experience will take place in a different dimension of sophisticated elegance.
As you approach La Maison Française, leave your car with our valet parking service and stroll down our welcoming red carpet. Once inside, you will be presented with a flute that you can fill and refill with Champagnes from France's finest Champagne houses. Savor food from the most prestigious area restaurants; then move your feet on the ballroom dance floor to live music provided by the Bob Hardwick Orchestra!
G. H. Mumm, Perrier-Jouët, Gosset Champagne, Champagne Henriot, Champagne Lanson, Louis Roderer, Moët & Chandon, Nicolas Feuillatte, Pol Roger, Pommery, Heidsieck, Taittinger, Ruinart ...and more to be announced!
*Champagne brands subject to change without notice.
Beginning at 8:30 p.m., the ballroom dance floor will sparkle as guests dance to the incomparable sound of Bob Hardwick Orchestra, declared by People Magazine to be "the orchestra of princes and presidents". From performances at the Château de Versailles to U.S. Presidential Inaugural balls, this eight-piece combo serves up every sound, from pop and rock to contemporary tunes — and French ballads, bien sûr!
The Silent Auction
Featuring items ranging from moderate to luxurious, this exclusive silent auction will raise funds to help support the numerous and varied activities of the French-American Cultural Foundation and La Maison Française. When you bid, you’ll not only have a chance to win marvelous items, you’ll also be helping to promote French-American cultural exchanges.
Chefs from area restaurants will offer a buffet of mouth-watering creations! Restaurants include Taberna del Alabardero, Evo Bistro, Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center, Circle Bistro, Café Dupont, Bistro La Bonne, Neyla, Moorenko’s and Ici Urban Bistro at Sofitel Lafayette Square.
*The list of restaurants is current at time of publication, but subject to change without notice.
Proceeds from this event will go to the French-American Cultural Foundation, a U.S. 501(c)(3) collaborator of La Maison Française.