Ambassador of France to the United States Philippe Etienne will deliver welcoming remarks as we start an evening filled with surprises.
- Our previous newsletters have presented you with the list of all the Chefs participating in the culinary delights, including Chef Gilles Epié and Chef Jean-Claude Plihon.
Our auctions - silent and online - are there to ensure that you will continue to enjoy the evening’s benefits over the next few months.
- And of course, no evening can be called truly French without the iconic ’Deux Chevaux’ that will be on display, weather permitting.
We are looking forward to seeing you on July 15th - 7:00 pm at the French Embassy.
Click here for the tickets - Only a few tickets left!
A silent auction to continue the fun over the year...
Bids will close at the end of our Bastille Day dinner when you will still have a chance to continue bidding on some of the items from our online auction, more than 100 altogether. They will be right there for you to see…and be tempted!
Here are some examples in each category:
- Blue Duck Tavern
- The Inn at Little Washington
- Auberge Chez François
- Brasserie Liberté
- Ottoman Taverna
- La Côte d’Or
- La Piquette
Station 4 Restaurant
- RW Restaurant Group/ Marcels
- Le Chat Noir Restaurant
- Del Ray Cafe - Alexandria
- Ris DC
- La Ferme
- City Cruises / Hornblower - Dinner Cruise
• Garnier Thiebaut collection of table, bed, bath and kitchen linens. Choose from a wide variety of linens with timeless designs for everyday or special occasions such as Isaphire Iridescent Tablecloth 69"x69", classically French.
DeBuyer- Copper Stew Pot 5.7 Qt Copper pans work extremely well for reduction cooking, thickening sauces, and so much more.
Art and Culture
Tickets to Opera Lafayette
Opera Lafayette is the pre-eminent American interpreter and producer of period-instrument opera from the 17th through the 19th centuries, and an international leader in this repertoire.
Two tickets to Opera Lafayette’s 2022-2023 season.
- Get your custom designed studio family portrait
This certificate is for a custom Masterpiece Portrait from Kramer Portraits. A studio family portrait (16 x 20) of up to eight individuals in your choice of six studio locations. The certificate is non transferable and the portrait is unframed.
Wine and Dine
- Wine and Cheese Party with the CheeseLoverShop. The best way to celebrate is by enjoying some delicious food with your loved ones, and the Cheese Lover Shop Boxes are the perfect way to make that happen. The boxes feature amazing cheeses with a variety of textures and rich flavors, paired with sweet and savory accompaniments.
Many ways to get pampered!
- Deluca Massage
Escape into a world of tranquility at Deluca massage & bodywork. One 60 minute massage (gift card) from Deluca Massage.
Where talented, passionate artists bring decades of experience to KARMA, with all you can dream of in terms of beauty services.
- Gift Certificate from Craft Asset Management
Participation of renowned Chefs
Chef Gilles Epié, who has cooked for George Bush, Gerald Ford and Bill Clinton will be a Guest Chef at our Bastille Day event. Chef Epié was voted “Best Chef in America” by Food & Wine Magazine in 1996 and has been featured on multiple television shows. He currently creates unique menus and signature dishes for 5 themed restaurants at the 5-star Turtle Bay Resort in Oahu, Hawaii.
Also with us that evening, Chef Jean-Claude Plihon, a Maître Cuisinier de France and a member of the Academie Culinaire de France, who was celebrated as 2017 Hyatt Culinary Leader of the Year and 2019 Texas Chef Association’s Dallas Chef of the Year. Chef Jean-Claude Plihon oversees all culinary operations for the award-winning Blue Duck Tavern of the landmark Park Hyatt Washington, D.C.
Our Online Auction
The most prestigious, and pricey, items are presented in our online auction:
CLICK on the link below to go directly to our Online Auction:
Get away from the cold weather this winter for two
- Club Med All Inclusive 7-night vacation
Complimentary Club Med 7-night land only vacation at one of the following resorts in Club Med North America:
• Club Med Cancun Yucatan / Mexico
• Club Med Turkoise / Turks and Caicos
• Club Med Sandpiper Bay / Florida, US
• Club Med Punta Cana / Dominican Republic
Art and Culture
• "Miroir d’aviateur"
This mirror is donated by the artist Dickson Carroll, a prominent artist in the DC area; he just exhibited in Georgetown at the Ripley Gallery.
Good luck to everyone and thank you for your support of the Comité Tricolore.
Bastille Day sponsors
Nothing says it better than an image. We are proud and grateful to have these companies as sponsors.