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Merci Beaucoup to Zahira Benabdallah for the fantastic photos!

The 28th Annual
Savor Festival

Celebrating the Arrival of the 2018 Beaujolais Nouveau from France

Wines of the World

A French Philadelphia Cultural Tradition


​Thursday, November 15th, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

In partnership with:









William Penn Room
BNY Mellon Center, 1735 Market Street, 52nd Floor, 
Philadelphia, PA  19103


Despite a terrible snowstorm and freezing rain, over 60 French, American and international Francophiles participated in the FACC's Fall Fundraiser. This French-Philadelphia cultural tradition, has been celebrated for the past 28 years in conjunction with 21 FACC Chapters nationwide and French Chambers of Commerce & Industry around the globe.

The 28th Annual Savor Wine Festival featured table-to-table tastings of wines from around the world and the first release of the 2018 Beaujolais Nouveau in Philadelphia from the pre-eminent French Beaujolais winemaker, Georges Duboeuf.  Guests also enjoyed a buffet of French-inspired savory hors d'oeuvres and decadent desserts prepared by the Pyramid Club's new Executive Chef Sylva Sénat of Top Chef fame, a selection of French cheeses from Savencia, fun and fabulous networking, and a business card drawing for prizes. 


Globally-minded, internationally-astute business professionals gathered to expand their network of trusted experts, clients, contacts and friends, and toasted to new connections, unlimited business opportunities, and the FACC's mission to welcome French companies that drive economic vitality and business development throughout our region and the US!

Much Appreciation to Our Corporate Sponsors

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Extraordinary French-inspired Menu by "Top Chef's"

Sylva Sénat
Executive Chef

Hors d'oeuvres


Tuna/Avocado in Cones - Tea Sandwiches - Duck Brochettes


Goat Cheese Mushroom Tart - Pork Rillettes - Beef Wellington


Pomme Frites with Aiolis - Antipasto




Eclairs - Macarons - Cake Pop Truffles



Savencia Cheese Board


Saint-André, Saint Agur, Etorki

French Bread and Crackers


Featuring Fabulous French Cheeses Courtesy

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Lauber Fine Wine
& Craft Spirits
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Many Thanks to Our Generous Prize Donors

Two 5.5lb Bags of Belgian Callebaut Semisweet Gourmet Chocolate
Stay Healthy Homeopathic Basket
Savor Wine Purveyors
Basket of Cheer
Lunch for Two

Proceeds from this event help sustain the FACC's Mission to promote trade with France, foster cross-border business development, and strengthen the economic vitality of our region. The FACC educates, assists and mentors French companies ready to launch in the US, and guides US companies interested in doing business both with and in France. Additionally, we provide a warm and welcoming forum for the mutual interests of local French, American and international business professionals, who seek new business connections and opportunities through frequent networking and the cultivation of a broader base of trusted contacts, experts, clients, and friends. 

About the FACC Philadelphia  Founded and incorporated in 1989 by local French and American business leaders, the FACC Philadelphia is a 350-member-strong, non-profit business association, supported and funded by the Corporate and Individual Members we serve in Pennsylvania, Delaware and Southern New Jersey. Our programs and events are conducted in English to attract the broadest audience possible. Speaking French is not a requirement to join our organization, however, all of our local French Members, our management, and many of our American and international Members are bilingual. 


The FACC Philadelphia ranks among the largest and most dynamic of 12 binational Chambers of Commerce in our tri-state region. ​ Other binational Chambers of Commerce promoting international business in our region include the Asian, British, Chilean, Eur-Asian, German, Israeli, Italian, and Swedish-American Chambers of Commerce. 

The FACC Philadelphia is part of a network of 21 FACC Chapters in major cities throughout the United States. Our French-American Chambers of of Commerce have joined forces with the CCI France International, which unites 123 French Chambers of Commerce & Industry (CCI) located  in 92 countries with the French Chambers of Commerce & Industry within France. ​

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FACC Chapters in major US cities and French Chambers of Commerce around the world
celebrated the arrival of the Beaujolais Nouveau,
starting the third Thursday in November and throughout that weekend.

For info about other FACC Beaujolais Nouveau Festivals in the US, Click Here!
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