Sponsored by the French American Chamber of Commerce of Dallas/Fort Worth (FACC), the Festival not only includes Beaujolais Nouveau, but additional French and American wines. Wines will provide a taste from Alsace, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Loire Valley, Rhône Valley, California, Washington and Texas vintages.
This year’s Festival takes place on Friday, Nov. 30 from 7 to 9:30pm, at the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas (ICCLC), being the first FACC event to be held in Irving and will host more than 2,000 attendees expected at what has now become the largest Beaujolais & Beyond Wine Festival in the U.S.
We are told that the convention center will be laid out to reflect Paris and while strolling through the Place du Tertre and past the marvelous Montmartre, guests may sample signature delicacies offered by some of the area’s top gourmet chefs and specialties including Boulevardier, Cadot Restaurant, Conti Gourmet Coffee, Cook Hall at W Hotel, Decanter Restaurant and Wine Lounge, Delice Chocolatier Selection, Empire Baking Company, Evian North America, Frogg Coffee Bar and Creperie, Henry’s Homemade Ice Cream, Hotel St. Germain, la Madeleine, Lavendou Bistro Provençal, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, Les Trois Petits Cochons, Main Street Bakery and Bistro, Marcus Café, Mozzarella Company, Parigi, Sambuca Uptown, Scardello Artisan Cheese, and more.
Guests will also have the chance to bid in a silent auction, be dazzled by a fashion presentation by Anne Fontaine, and entertained by cancan dancers, caricaturists, lively French music, and mimes. In attendance at the 29th annual Festival will be Consul General of France; one of the esteemed guests of honor, Frédéric Bontems and Miss Texas 2012 who seems to be making her rounds at a variety of events.
This is an opportunity to pull out that beret and soak up French culture.
Tickets are $65 per person in advance or $70 at the door. Parties of four or more are $60 each. Order by Oct. 31 and save $5 per ticket. Call (972) 241-0111 to order or register online at their website. Every ticket holder will receive a commemorative wine glass.