June 30, 2012
13th Annual Summer Wine Festival - “Everything French”
13th Annual Summer Wine Festival - “Everything French” Hosted by the French American Chamber of Commerce, Gulf Coast Chapter
On Saturday, June 30, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana, more than 20 local restaurants and plenty of summertime libations will set the scene for the 13th Annual Summer Wine Festival featuring “Everything French.” Level 3 of The Shops at Canal Place, located at the foot of Canal Street along the Mississippi River is the site for the event. The scene will be transformed into a “French Market” showcasing on site-cooking, vendor displays of sweet delicacies, beers, wines, spirits, and an auction too.
Attendees will be entertained by world renowned jazz accordionist Norbert Slama and his Quartet and the Courtyard Kings known around town for their gypsy jazz and hot swing. In addition, Carl Mack will present digital caricature and Jeanne d’arc models will make special appearances.
The French American Chamber of Commerce, Gulf Coast Chapter a non-profit organization that focuses on promoting French investment in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Southern Alabama and increased trade between the U.S. and France. The French Chamber abroad was established in New Orleans in 1876. The current Chamber was established in 1988 by Donald A. Hoffman, former President and founding member. This year’s event is dedicated in memory of Don Hoffman. This year’s festival will benefit the Gulf Coast Chapter, especially as it embarks as one of the sponsors to the Louisiana Trade Mission to France this October 16-23, 2012 to Paris, Rennes, Lyon, and Toulouse. Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne is the mission’s leader.
Advance tickets for the Summer Wine Festival are on sale now! The event is from 6-9 p.m. and tickets are $45 for members of the Chamber, and $55 for guests. All tickets at the door are $65.00. This event is open to the community and non-member attendees will have an opportunity to join the Chamber as guests that evening. For more information, or to make reservations, call 540-458-3528, email info(at)facc-la.com, or visit http://2012summerwinefestivaleverythingfrench.eventbrite.com/.