French Embassy Beaujolais Nouveau Wine Celebration: Evening of French Wine, Cuisine, Live Music, and Entertainment
Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé! Savor the latest Beaujolais Nouveau wine. Join us on your own or with friends to meet and socialize with ICDC members and guests of partner organizations as you enjoy an evening of music, wine, and French cuisine at the French Embassy!

Event Date

Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 7:00 PM

Event Address

Embassy of France
4101 Reservoir Road NW
Washington DC 20007

Requested Attire

Cocktail attire suggested. All attendees must be strictly 21 and over with the French Embassy checking and validating IDs of guests.

Event Description

Each year, in November; a fresh batch of Beaujolais Nouveau wine is released in France, shipped throughout the world and enjoyed by thousands! This special tradition is celebrated each year in partnership with the French-American Chamber of Commerce at the Embassy of France and is a must for party-goers who appreciate French "savoir-vivre." What better way to celebrate the end of the 2022 wine harvest in style than at the Embassy of France at DC’s only official celebration.

Enjoy Beaujolais Nouveau wine all night long, sample food from some of Washington’s best French restaurants, and dance the night away at The Wine Event Of The Year!

Join us for a joyous and lively evening featuring*:

Delicious French food prepared by:

- Chef Daniel Labonne, Executive Chef at the Embassy of France

- The French Chefs from Cuisine Solutions

- Chef Hughes Cossard, Chef and President/Owner of FoodExpression

Open bar all night

- Beaujolais Nouveau all night

- Champagne and bubblies from France

- Excellent red, white and rose wines from Bordeaux, Burgundy, Loire Valley, Alsace. Rhone, Provence, etc.

- European Beers

Entertainment all night

- Wine tastings

- French photo backgrounds for great-looking selfies

- Art

Music All Night

Jennifer Bergamot Rose charms with her interpretation of classic French songs

DJ Slaya and DJ Dark Fader will be spinning French songs, get your dancing shoes!

*? All advertised entertainment is not guaranteed, as details and entertainment offerings are subject to change.

The Beaujolais Nouveau celebration is a French cultural "Fete" that will take place in accordance with popular French annual tradition and custom for uncorking the Beaujolais Nouveau wine. We will serve light fare from leading DC restaurants, accompanied by French breads, cheeses, pâtés and pastries. Guests will be treated to free-flowing Beaujolais Nouveau wine. Don’t miss this fun-filled and free-flowing annual tradition at the Embassy of France! We encourage you to purchase tickets soon, as this event sells out quickly every year.

The event is organized as a festival of wine. As such there are many facets to the evening and the evening is planned so that you can mingle and walk inside the embassy to discover and celebrate French culture and cuisine. Kindly note that the event is not organized as a seated function or dinner event but rather as a cocktail reception with light fare.

Due to security considerations at the embassy, we are unable to accept walk-ins. You must reserve a ticket in advance to attend this event. Absolutely no door sales. All guests must be strictly 21 and over.


5 Types of Tickets:

Premier Cru: Enter at 8pm, then enjoy wine, food, music and entertainment.

Grand Cru VIP: Enter at 7pm and enjoy delicious hors-d'oeuvres and special wines in an open bar setting and live piano music for the first hour. Of course, you then stay for the rest of the night.

Chateau Table Service for Singles: You will seat at a reserved table in a roped-off prime area but with up to 3 other guests, with unlimited Champagne, wine and personal service all night. Very limited number of tables so reserve early. An opportunity to make new friends!

Château Table Service for Couples (table for 2): You will seat at a reserved table for just you two, in a roped-off prime area, with unlimited Champagne, wine and personal service all night. Very limited number of tables so reserve early.

Chateau Table Service for up to 4: You will seat at a reserved table with up to 3 of your friends, in a roped-off prime area with unlimited Champagne, wine and personal service all night. Very limited number of tables so reserve early.

Please note that the total number of tickets is limited. They will go fast so register early. We were sold out last year.

Additional Info:

For security reasons, all persons attending the event must be registered via this site. No multiple registrations under a single name. ID will be required to enter the Embassy grounds.

For security reasons, there will be no parking inside the Embassy. Public parking is available on Reservoir Rd and across the street at Georgetown University Hospital's parking garage. Please check cost and availability at time pf parking.

This is an adult-only event. No one under 21 allowed.

Dress Code: Cocktail attire. French accents welcome.

No refunds.

 

           TICKETS           
All online ticket sales are final. We are unable to issue refunds for tickets purchased due to expenses incurred to present the event.

Event Agenda (May change)

Due to security considerations at the embassy, we are unable to accept walk-ins. You must reserve a ticket in advance to attend this event. Absolutely no door sales. All guests must be strictly 21 and over.
 
Admission commences at 7:00 PM for VIP ticketholders and 8PM for others.

We Are Grateful for Your Support

We greatly appreciate your contribution towards the International Club of DC Inc by making your reservation. Your support makes it possible for us to present diverse cultural events to our members. Kindly note that your contribution is unrelated to the embassy or venue the event is being presented at and all proceeds from the event are used solely by International Club of DC Inc. to cover expenses related to presenting cultural events to our members.

Map/Parking

If driving, street parking will be available on Reservoir Road and throughout the surrounding neighborhoods. Also, there is a pay lot located across the street at Georgetown University Hospital. Due to security considerations, parking WILL NOT be available on the grounds of the Embassy of France.

If using public transportation, the D6 Metro Bus towards Sibley Hospital drops off directly in front of the embassy. Due to limited parking, we recommend Uber, public transportation or a cab.


Please note that the map is enclosed below as a courtesy to you and for your convenience but we do not guarantee the accuracy of the map or the directions provided by Google. It is your responsibly to arrive safely and on time at the address of the event disclosed above.

Parking is limited to street parking in the vicinity of the venue. Kindly note that, as is the case in most major cities, the availability of street parking in Washington DC is limited and beyond our control. Due to the limited availability of parking, we highly recommend a cab, Uber/Lyft or other transportation option. The event start at the designated time so please allow sufficient time for traffic/travel/transportation and parking as these factors are beyond our control.

Event Notes

All ticket sales are final. We are unable to issue refunds for tickets purchased due to expenses incurred to present the event.

Kindly note by purchasing a ticket, you accept responsibility to arrive for the event on time. Due to expenses incurred, we are unable to offer refunds if you are unable to attend the event for any reason. Purchase of tickets for the event constitutes your acceptance of our no-refund policy. Event details, including menus and musical programs, are subject to change as we continue to refine the event. Tickets will be released to the person who purchased the tickets upon presenting photo ID. If you purchased more than one ticket, please arrive for admission with your guest(s).

All online ticket sales are final. No cancellations or refunds on tickets for any reason.

By participating in the event, you accept responsibility to arrive for the event on time. Due to expenses incurred, we are unable to offer refunds if you are unable to attend the event for any reason. Purchase of tickets for the event constitutes your acceptance of our no-refund policy. Event details are subject to change as we continue to refine the event.

Tickets will be released to the person who purchased the tickets upon presenting photo ID. If you purchased more than one ticket, please arrive for admission with your guest(s).

By participating in the event, you agree to follow the DC COVID guidelines in effect at the time of the event: https://coronavirus.dc.gov/

By purchasing a ticket, you accept the risk of being exposed to, contracting, and/or spreading COVID-19 or any other pathogen along with all consequences resulting from exposure or infection, including but not limited to physical injury, illness, temporary or permanent disability, death, and economic or financial loss. By participating in the event, you agree that while we have communicated health and safety measures along with DC COVID guidelines, we do not have police or law enforcement powers to enforce health and safety measures or mandates. Therefore, you agree to hold International Club of DC, Inc. and its officers, employees, members, staff, partners, contractors, and volunteers harmless for any noncompliance of the health and safety mandates by another attendee, event participant, or third party.

By participating in the event, you agree to release, to the fullest extent permitted by law, for yourself, all of your family members and your heirs, International Club of DC, Inc. and its officers, employees, members, staff, partners, contractors, and volunteers from any and all liability for personal injury, including death, and property damage that arise out of the activity.

By participating in the event, you agree, to the fullest extent permitted by law, for yourself, all of your family members and your heirs, not to make negligence claims against International Club of DC, Inc. and its officers, employees, members, staff, partners, contractors, and volunteers for losses, debts, demands and/or damages for personal injuries or wrongful death suffered as a result of participation in the activity.

You understand and agree that by taking part in this ticketed activity will have the effect of releasing, discharging, waiving, and forever relinquishing any and all actions or causes of action that you may have or have had, whether past, present, or future, whether known or unknown, and whether anticipated or unanticipated by you, arising out of your participation. This release constitutes a complete release, discharge, and waiver of any and all actions or causes of action against International Club of DC, Inc. and its officers, employees, members, staff, partners, contractors, and volunteers.

You understand and agree that by participating in this ticketed activity, you are to release, indemnify and hold International Club of DC, Inc. and its officers, employees, members, staff, partners, contractors, and volunteers harmless from any and all liability or costs, including attorney fees, associated with or arising from your participation in activities.

You also agree to convey these terms to your guests and ensure their acceptance and agreement of these terms prior to attending the event.