Venue Details

33 Star Starred
Embassy of France
Across Reservoir Road from Georgetown University 4101 Reservoir Road, NW Washington, DC 20007
202-944-6400
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Member Tips

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Fancy cocktail attire (designer if possible)
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Eat before you go
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Not much street parking, expensive lot parking ($25)
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If you arrive early it is possible to find free street parking.
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Not too conservative suit and tie is the way to go for guys.
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If you arrive at the start, go directly to the food line before it gets bad.
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29 events
5 reviews
25 stars
attended Feb 10 2012

It was OK. It was very crowded and the food lines were really long. Not enough tables to sit down.

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2 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Feb 10 2012

Over all this was a very nice event. The food was decent but not great. The desserts were by far the best part. The music was nice and really added to the atmosphere. The... continued

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7 events
1 review
3 stars
attended Feb 10 2012

The event was not as elegant as I had hoped. There were long lines all evening for food and beverage; so long that we in fact did not ever get to the main dinner buffet. We made do with appetizers and dessert. Standing in line is not elegant!

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More Information

Website

http://www.la-maison-francaise.org/start.htm

Description

Admission to La Saint-Valentin includes:

- A special Moët & Chandon Impérial Rosé Champagne open bar

- Special Grand Marnier cocktails from master mixologist Jason Strich

- An open bar with French wine, sparkling wine, spirits, soda, and coffee

- An extraordinary selection of savory French cheeses and hors-d’oeuvres

- A delectable desert buffet with authentic French pastries and crêpes

- Live music provided by Aaron Myers and the Black Fox Jazz Ensemble

- DJ dance mixes

- An intimate Roche Bobois lounge area

- Photo mementos in front of famous Parisian landscapes (for purchase)

- A luxurious silent auction

The full buffet will include:

Appetizers: Pains Surprises (assortment of mini bites), Gougères (choux pastry with cheese)

Main course: Grilled Salmon, Bouillabaisse, Chicken Marsala, Creamy Polenta, Saffron Risotto

Desserts: Crêpes Suzette, Champagne Sorbet, Ice Cream & Chocolate, Pièce Montée (cream filled pastries), Macaroons

Please note: Parking will be available on Reservoir Rd. and across the street from the Embassy of France at Georgetown University Hospital’s pay lot.