French Embassy Monte Carlo Gala
Open bar, food, European Ballroom Dancing, casino games, late night DJ dancing, chocolates from throughout Europe, and hundreds of young professionals.
A EUROPEAN EXPERIENCE - with a special focus on Monte Carlo! From the royal majesty of the Palace to the bustling excitement of the casinos, this spring, don your best tuxedo and dresses and travel to Europe - on European Soil - we invite you to a very special holiday gala. Partake in the games, dance in a ballroom fairy tale 18th Century Setting, dance to a modern 21st century DJ, enjoy French desserts, experience wines, beers and other drinks from throughout Europe, savor chocolate from all over the Old Country... and win a trip to the Caribbean!
Slip on your gowns and tuxedos for a night of dinner, music, and dancing as you celebrate the season with your fellow young professionals in this truly unique setting!
Your magical evening features:
BALLROOM DANCING with LESSONS
Travel tp center of Europe as you waltz, Fox Trot, Tango and even Swing in an 18th century ballroom setting. Ballroom dance lessons will be provided as an introduction r refresher.
Take to the games and partake in mock gambling with a special Monte Carlo Casino, including Black Jack, Craps, and Texas Hold 'em Poker (admittedly, a little American touch). (Note: These games are just for fun. There is no real gambling involved. You can neither win nor lose money)
In the second half of the evening, we visit the hottest nightclubs from the south of France to L'Avenue des Champs Elysées as one of Washington's top DJs spins the best retro, swing and top 40 dance hits.
After a special champagne welcome drink, we will present an OPEN BAR of European wines European wines, beers and other non alcoholic refreshments. Wines and beers from at least 5 different European countries will be on hand for you to sample and enjoy!
Marie Antoinette said "Let them eat cake!" And we will. As if picked from the best pastry shops in all of France, our dessert selection offers you a wide variety of assortment de Petites Patisseries. Experience the exquisite French desserts found in some of the finest restaurants, cafes and casinos in all of Paris and Monte Carlo. Catered by the French Embassy's regular chefs. The menu includes:
- Chocolate croustillant
- Choux with coffee cream
- Bavarois cheese cakes
- (More desserts TBA)
(Note, we may be hosting a pre Gala VIP reception with a dinner buffet. If interested, upon registering for the gala, please email events@thingstodoDC.com for a special invitation.)
EUROPEAN CHOCOLATES TASTING
Sample, compare and conquer some of the greatest chocolates from throughout Western and Eastern Europe. Including Chocolate from France, Belgium, Italy, Poland, and two surprises!
WIN A TRIP TO THE CARIBBEAN
A drawing for all to partake in. One lucky person will win plane and hotel to Jamaica!
Black Tie Optional. Minimum of Suit & Tie for men. Casual wear, jeans or sneakers prohibited.
NEW: CHAMPAGNE VIP RECEPTION
This special new addition includes:
1) Special chapagne not available during the gala
2) Special Desserts not available during the gala
3) Early admittance to the gala (7:30 PM)
4) Special optional ballroom dance lesson
NOTE; Once purchased these tickets are NON REFUNDABLE (unless the event is cancelled). In the event you cannot make it, you may transfer the tickets to a friend.