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SOIRÉE PROVENÇALE: Spring Gala April 23 at the MAC

The Soirée Provençale is coming sooner than you think – Saturday, April 23, 2016 – at the Multnomah Athletic Club, and tickets are going fast.

 width=Inspired by the fêtes de villages of the sunny south, the event highlights Provence, a region known for its warm Mediterranean climate, abundant seafood, robust wines, and beautiful fields of lavender.

Did we mention that there’ll be a great auction? Fine wines from the Willamette, an apartment overlooking Lake Geneva, sailing in the San Juans, French Immersion on the Riviera, a private concert – these are just a few of the tantalizing items you’ll find at the Soirée auction – preview auction here and online here.

What About Tickets?

For a mere $75 ($85 non-members), you’ll get it all – an intriguing silent auction and an exciting live auction, not to mention entertainment from the Northwest Children’s Theatre artists, the music of gypsy jazz trio Boy and Bean, great wine, and of course the lavish seated dinner created by the award-winning chef Philippe Boulot.

Splurge for a Patron ticket at $115 for preferred seating. And a few Sponsor tables for 8 including premium wine service, VIP gifts, and front row seating are still available. Click here to reserve your place at the Soirée, or call the Alliance at 503-223-8388 with questions or to reserve by phone.

About the Event

The talented Susannah Mars, one of Portland’s top musical stars, will emcee the evening’s events.

Doors will open at 5:30pm with wine and hors d’oeuvres during the French-themed silent auction. Stop off for some fun posing in the photo-booth. During the seated dinner, a professional auctioneer will orchestrate a sizzling live auction with fun things to do, places to go, and experiences to share.

Then dance to the gypsy jazz trio and hot tunes from our DJ until the lights dim. Click here to see photos from our past soirées.

A Gourmet Dining Experience from Executive Chef Philippe Boulot

The evening  features a gourmet Provence-inspired dining experience created by the MAC’s Executive Chef Philippe Boulot, a James Beard Award winner and Officier de l’Ordre National du Mérite Agricole. (The French are serious about food.) The celebrated Chef Boulot will present an unforgettable culinary experience with a Mediterranean twist.

Menu Provençal

Hors d’œuvre/Appetizers:

Brandade de morue/Whipped salt cod

Frites de pois chiche, aïoli épicé/Garbanzo bean fries with spicy aioli

Pissaladière: galette aux oignons, anchois et ail/Onions, anchovies, and garlic on flat bread


Salade d’asperges mimosa/Asperagus salad mimosa

Bouillabaisse marseillaise/Bouillabaisse from Marseille

Option végétarienne: Tian de ratatouille/Vegetable casserole as a vegetarian option

Petits pains/Freshly baked rolls and butter


Tartelette au citron avec de la lavande cristallisée/Lemon tartlet with candied lavender

Macarons de la boulangerie Saint Honoré/Marcaroons from Saint Honoré Bakery


The Alliance Would Like to Thank Its Inkind Sponsors

A Word About the Organizers

The Third Annual Spring Gala is an important fundraiser which benefits the nonprofit missions of the Alliance Française de Portland and its event partner, the French-American Chamber of Commerce of the Pacific Northwest and is endorsed by Françoise Aylmer, the Honorary Consul of France (Oregon) and Jack Cowan, the Honorary Consul of France (Washington). The Alliance serves nearly 2000 students per year.

Saturday, April 23, 2016 5:30 PM
Saturday, April 23, 2016 10:00 PM
The Multnomah Athletic Club
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1849 SW Salmon Street, Portland, OR, United States, 97205

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