French Embassy Holiday Gala - An American in Paris
Attend on your own or with friends for an unforgettable and sophisticated rendezvous of cabaret, jazz, & opera followed by a Parisian discotheque with Dancing, wine & Parisian desserts! We are delighted to partner with the In Series to present to you a duo performing jazz standards & interpretations of "An American in Paris," a salute to Gershwin and the inspiration of the City of Light!
Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Embassy of France
4101 Reservoir Road NW
Washington DC 20007
Black tie optional or festive cocktail attire requested. All attendees must be strictly 21 and over and the French Embassy will be checking and validating all IDs.
Escape a cold winter nightand join us at one of the most exciting and elegant evenings of the year at the Embassy of France as we present a stylish soiree to celebrate the holidays! Attend on your own or with friends for an unforgettable and sophisticated rendezvous of cabaret, jazz, & opera followed by a Parisian discotheque with Dancing, wine & delectable Parisian desserts in the city of lights! In salute to Gershwin's genius and the inspiration of France, our program will include innovate interpretations of classic cabaret and opera presented at the beginning of the event by the In Series.
Enjoy an evening of music, wine, dance along with delectable desserts reminiscent of the selections from a Parisian café. As you meet and socialize with other attendees, dance the night away to our jazz band followed by a DJ performing dance music from around the world. A luxurious liaison awaits you in the City of Lights. Reserve your tickets now before they sell out and join us to celebrate the holidays in one of Washington's most magnificent embassies!
Guests will be served a delectable dessert buffet of Parisian desserts with an open bar. Please note that as stated on the agenda below, dinner is not served at the event so we recommend that you have dinner prior to arriving at the event. All attendees must be 21 and over.
Delightful Opera & Cabaret Performance by the In Series along with A Jazz Trio
The In Series, DC's own small company of "opera and more," teams up with the International Club of DC to lend its signature powerful voices and theatrical sensibility to the French Embassy for "Americans in Paris," a salute to Gershwin and the inspiration of the City of Light. In Series stars and an acclaimed Jazz Trio sets the scene for our Winter Gala with a magical prelude to a night of dancing.
Reserve a VIP Ticket and join us at 8:00 PM for a VIP champagne reception with performances of jazz, cabaret, and opera for a magical prelude to your evening of dancing. Enjoy delectable and exquisite Parisian desserts created especially for you by the pastry chef at the French Embassy.
General Admission guests join us at 9:00 PM for a continuation of our jazz, cabaret, and opera performances followed by dancing the night away to our DJ performing dance hits from around the world. Enjoy delectable French desserts along with drinks at the open bar.
:::: Your exquisite evening includes:
:: Champagne reception from 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM for VIP Guests.
:: Open Bar with wine and spirits.
:: Delectable French desserts by the French Embassy Pastry chef
:: Enjoy the music and dancing to our jazz trio
:: Parisian Discotheque Experience:Dance the night away to our DJ
Whether you attend on your own or with friends, join us to celebrate the holidays at the Embassy of France as a luxurious liaison awaits you in the City of Lights! Our holiday galas are always extremely well attended by individuals and groups alike. Reserve your tickets now before they sell out as only a limited number of discounted tickets are available.
:::: Tentative Dessert Menu (Subject to change) ::::
Creme Brulee Napoleon
Chocolate Croustillant Bar
Choux a la Creme
Decadent Chocolate Cake Layered with Chocolate Cream & Raspberry Jam
Delightful Almond Opera Torte with Coffee & Chocolate Cream
Mini Chocolate & Coffee Eclairs
Petite Fruit Mousse: Mango, Cassis, Passion fruit
Swan Shaped Cream Puffs with Whipped Cream
Fruit & Strawberry Tarts
Pistachio Almond Cookie with Pistachio Cream
Lemon Meringue Tart
Heavenly Chocolate mousse delights
All attendees must be 21 and over.