Warm up for a gastronomic Tour de France!
In July of 1789, the French people rose up from the streets of Paris and stormed the gates of the Bastille to overthrow the monarchy. This exciting French revolution began the age of enlightenment and opened up a new world for France – and in fact, America, whose revolution around the same time was of the same philosophical and societal evolution.
Tonight, we let you eat cake – and a lot more as we take up the revolution ourselves and celebrate Bastille Day on French soil in the most elegant style yet!
On Friday, July 12, celebrate on French soil for Bastille Day 2019 with irresistible dance music and, as always, an exceptional selection of food prepared by the best local chefs. Presented by Comite Tricolore as part of their annual fundraiser.
Follow the gourmet steps of the mythic bicycle race - starting in Brussels, Belgium and ending in Paris, France.
Join the peloton to France by feasting on a selection from the best local chefs, participating in a silent auction filled with wonderful items, dancing, and savouring wine in the patio while listening to live music.
1) MULTIPLE FRENCH BUFFETS
Distinct Menus presented from a large array of leading chefs
2941 Restaurant, Amore Trade, Bastille Restaurant, Brabo Brasserie, Breakthru Beverages, Bridor, Convivial, Cuisine Solutions, Et Voilà Restaurant, Härth Restaurant, La Côte d'Or, Ottoman Taverna, Opaline at the Sofitel, Ronald Reagan International Center, Silverspoon, St Michel, Vinifrance, and many more to come soon!
2) OPEN BASTILLE DAY BAR:
French wines & Cocktails (Open Bar until 10 PM)
3) LIVE BAND:
The evening begins with a special live band celebrating the spirit of Bastille Day.
4) LATE NIGHT DANCING VIA PARIS NIGHTCLUB:
In the latter part of the evening, we will visit the greatest nightclubs off L ’Avenue des Champs Elysees as Washington, D.C.’s great D.J. delivers us the best in top 40 dancing – Parisian style!
5) FRENCH CHEFS DEMONSTRATIONS:
Watch live demonstrations from our featured master chefs.
6) SILENT AUCTION:
The evening will be spiced up with amazing auctions (both online and silent).
7) OPTIONAL VIP RECEPTION:
Includes early admission to the embassy, meet and greet with the chef, complimentary valet parking, a special reception, a unique giveaway tote bag, and a possible greeting by the Ambassador (pending his availability)
This event is presented by the Comite’ Tricolore All proceeds from this evening will help sustain its charitable mission throughout the year. $80 of Regular Tickets and $125 of VIP's Tickets Purchased are Tax Deductible.
ID & AGE REQUIREMENTS: Please bring a valid ID for security check-in. In accordance with federal legislation consumption of alcoholic beverages, this event is only opened to guests over 21 years of age.
SEATING: Limited seating will be available.
REFUND POLICY: Please note that all ticket sales are final. Refunds will not be available, with the exception of event cancellation. You may transfer tickets to a friend(s) provided we receive their name(s) no later than 3 days before the event.