Merci Beaucoup to Zahira Benabdallah for the fantastic photos!
The 28th Annual
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:
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!
Extraordinary French-inspired Menu by "Top Chef's"
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
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.
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.