This 3rd Thursday of November, the French community here in the Philippines and friends will be celebrating Soiree Beaujolais, an annual celebration of French Wine, cuisine and tradition. This is in line with the worldwide French tradition where millions of cases of Beaujolais Nouveau young red wine make their way down the hills in the French region of Burgundy to the bars and cafés across France and the rest of the world. French communities all over the globe celebrate this harvest fest, making it the world’s biggest wine event.
This year is the 23rd year and the fete will be themed “Tradition and Innovation”, telling the story of France’s dynamic movement from the turn of the century in the 20s up to today by way of murals, visual collages, lighting, music, and the interpretative renderings in dance and other theatrical art forms.
This merry-making half a world away comes to Manila once more as the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the Philippines organizes this event yearly. Soiree Beaujolais will be held this November 20 at the Tent City of the Manila Hotel, Pasay City.
Enjoy the evening not only with French wine but also indulging in cheese and other delicacies especially flown in from France. The Manila Hotel will prepare even more gastronomical delights, including exotic hors d’oeuvres, charcuterie, fresh oysters, a myriad of salad concoctions, the hot French and continental cuisine, the pastries and fabulous desserts which the hotel is patronized for.
Major Sponsor EDI Peugeot will showcase its signature cars, and Marithe’ + Francois Girbaud will punctuate the evening with a dazzling denim show by the Philippine All Star performers.
Major Partners of the event are: Banco De Oro Unibank, Inc., Lafarge Cement Services Philippines Inc., Total (Philippines) Corporation, Pacific Hemisphere Development Corporation, and Thales Australia Limited Philippine Branch Office.
This yearly event is noted in Manila’s and is regarded as among the best with the grand food, entertainment and raffle it offers.
Book your ticket through the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry, by calling telephone number 02 4917708. You can also purchase tickets online at http://www.ccifrance-philippines.assetsdealer.com/
For more information, please visit: http://www.ccifrance-philippines.org/events/upcoming-events/vue-detail/d/soiree-beaujolais-tradition-innovation/
Here are some of the photos I have taken during the press conference where we enjoyed French wine and delicacies.