Presented by the French-American Chamber of Commerce and the Alliance Française of Portland with partners, the Heathman Hotel and the Heathman Restaurant & Bar, the event is the largest on the West Coast, drawing 450-500 each year.
Vin primeur and Gourmet Buffet: Guests will enjoy the 2013 vintage, le vin primeur, of Beaujolais nouveau wines from Georges Duboeuf and Joseph Drouhin, wines from Terroirs Originels, as well as wine from premium Oregon and Washington wineries including WillaKenzie Estate Winery, Pacific Rim Winemakers (Riesling Rules) and Cooper Mountain Vineyard. Tastings of Pernod Absinthe, Hardy Cognac, European-style cider from Virtue Cider, European beer, and assorted Perrier will be enjoyed as well. Guests will also enjoy a multi-room gourmet buffet that will include Sylvie grass-fed beef, roasted pig, lamb, Hama Hama oysters, charcuterie, premium ham (Specialities Inc.), imported French cheese (Lactalis / Petersons), assorted fresh breads from Grand Central Bakery, and tantalizing desserts from St. Honoré Bakery.
Entertainment: Live music will open with Heather Keizur with French classics and continue with the popular Bobby Torres band. Event Emcee Sally Ramirez, Assistant News Director at KGW News Channel 8, will guide the revelers during the night’s activities including raffles, the “wall of wine” and more. Visit photos from previous years’ event to get a flavor or check out online videos from KGW’s Live@7 segment.
Reservations: Tickets are $70 for regular guest ticket (all-inclusive of buffets and all drinks), and $55 for a limited number of first-time revelers in the Young Professionals category (ages 21-35). A total of six VIP reserved tables (each seating 8 in a special roped-off section) are also available for $1250. New this year: a limited number of reserved seats at a Table d’amis in a private dining room at the event; reserved seats at the Table d’amis are each $120.
Reservations can be made online by clicking here or by calling 503.223.8388.
Sponsors and Event Partners:
Merci to Delta Air Lines, Georges Duboeuf, TV5MONDE, The Heathman Hotel, The Heathman Restaurant & Bar. Merci to in-kind sponsors: Perrier / Nestlé Waters USA, A. Hardy USA Ltd. (Hardy Cognac), Virtue Cider, Specialities Inc., Lactalis USA, WillaKenzie Estate, Pacific Rim / Riesling Rules, Cooper Mountain Vineyard, Terroirs Originels, The Oregonian, Grand Central Bakery, St Honoré Bakery, Nicky USA, Inc., Gérard & Dominique Seafoods, Hama Hama Oysters, Penn Cove Mussels, Darigold Cheese, Les Boulangers Associés, The Peterson Company and Smitten Artisan Truffles.