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Beaujolais Nouveau 2017 in Portland

The 16th Annual Beaujolais Nouveau festival will be held on Friday, November 17, 2017, at 6pm at the Heathman Hotel in downtown Portland. Click here to go directly to ticket sales.

Culinary partner, Headwaters at the Heathman, under the leadership of Executive Chef Tim Eckard and James Beard award-winning chef Vitaly Paley, will provide the gourmet buffet throughout the Heathman Hotels mezzanine and ground level Tea court. Look for many premiere French and American brands in seafood, meats, breads, cheeses, desserts and more.

The event, one of the largest of its kind on the West Coast, will feature tastings hosted by prestigious French-connected vintners and importers, including Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2017, WillaKenzie Estate, Pacific Rim, Ruby Vineyard, Anne Amie, Terroirs Originels, M. Chapoutier, Piper-Heidsieck Champagne, and Furioso Vineyard. Guests will sample spirits including Hardy Cognac, Balinoff Vodka, and more. Guests will also enjoy fabulous desserts provided by Pix Patisserie, St Honoré Boulangerie, la Petite Provence, and Smitten Truffles, as well as fresh-baked bread from Grand Central and fabulous French cheese from Lactalis USA. Other popular features of the event include the “Wall of Wine” and live music by Heather Keizur.

Ticket sales are brisk so click here to reserve. Ticket options include General Admission (non-reserved seating), Young Professionals (price discount for those under 35), and reserved seating in specially designated sections of the venue. Some categories are limited – reserve early.

The event will feature a raffle of two Main Cabin tickets on Delta Air Lines, for Seattle-Europe on Delta-operated flights. Full details are on the ticket purchase page.

Guests at the event often make a night of it by “taking the elevator home.” Snap up your hotel reservation early at the luxurious Heathman Hotel for the low, low price of just $169 plus taxes; use this link which gets you the low price!

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Carving Stations:

Round of Beef

Wild Mushroom & Potato Cakes, Natural Jus, Horseradish Cream

Roasted Porchetta

Cassoulet Beans, Pan Drippings, Mustards
Served with Grand Central Bakery Breads

Chilled Seafood Selection from Headwaters Raw Bar:

Hama Hama Oysters on the Halfshell, Smoked Penn Cove Mussels, Poached Prawns, Gerard & Dominique Seafoods Kippered Salmon, Lox, Smoked Trout, Mignonette, Poblano Aïoli, Cocktail Sauce, Brûléed Lemon

Selection of Artisan Cheeses:

Imported and Domestic Cheeses Provided by Lactalis, Darigold, and L’Ermitage
Grand Central Bakery Breads, Assorted Fruits, House Made Jams


Assorted Fabrique Délices Pâtés, Delpeyrat Jambon de Bayonne, le Bistro Jambon Blanc, Selection of Fabrique Délices Cured Meats, Salamis, Dijon Mustard, Pickled Vegetables, Grand Central Bakery Breads

Foie Gras & Sweetbreads:

Foie Gras by Nicky Farms USA
Foie Gras Torchon, Foie Gras Terrine

Cured Foie Gras, Smoked Hazelnut Butter, Huckleberry Jam, Brioche

Duck Rillette & Fois Gras Terrine

Crispy Sweetbreads, Cauliflower Purée, Apple & Celery Salad, Hazelnut Emulsion


Lemon Meringue Tarts, Chocolate Mousse Cups, Chocolate Chip Cookies,
Blondies, Brownies, Crêpe Cakes, Assorted Cheesecakes

Assorted Desserts from St. Honoré Boulangerie, La Petite Provence, and Pix Pâtisserie

Chocolates by Smitten Artisan Truffles

Water Avenue Coffee and Stephen Smith Teas

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(Menu subject to change, due to availability.)

This event benefits the nonprofit missions of the French-American Chamber of Commerce of the Pacific Northwest and the Alliance Française of Portland. Event support is gratefully acknowledged to Quintessential Wines, Handcrafted Wines, Perrier / Nestlé Waters USA, Young’s Market Company, Delta Air Lines, the Heathman Hotel, Headwaters at the Heathman, and many more. Interested in sponsoring? Email linda.witt@comcast.net

Friday, November 17, 2017 6:00 PM
Friday, November 17, 2017 10:00 PM
The Heathman Hotel
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1001 SW Broadway at Salmon, Portland, OR, 97205

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