Nouveau and aged Beaujolais wines over-flowed to wash down cheese and charcuterie in wide variety that were partaken by guests of the annual Soirée Beaujolais organized by the French Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines-Le Club last Thursday, 18 November 2010, at the Fiesta Pavilion of Manila Hotel.
Also flown in from France was a group of artists from Brittany, from the lace and embroidery town of Pont l’Abbé “Pays Bigouden” to take center stage and show this year’s featured region’s culture and tradition through music and dance.
Together with members of the International and French communities, Metro personalities and celebrities indulged in French dishes and authentic Breton galettes and crepes while some P850 thousand worth of prizes were raffled off, including fabulous jewelries and two round-trip business class Manila-Paris tickets from Etihad Airways.
The success of the Soiree Beaujolais was made possible by the generous support of the sponsors: Supply Oilfield Services, Etihad Airways, Le Cellier French Wine Selection, Asiatype, Chloride Secure Power Phil., Sanofi Aventis and Sanofi Pasteur, Total Phil. Corp., BNP Paribas, Marco Polo Hotel Cebu, Pamatec, The BeauFort, Jewelmer, Brasserie Boheme, Manila Hotel, M. Lhuillier Jewellers, AGS Four Winds, Banco De Oro, SM Hamilo Coast and Tagaytay Highlands, AMEX Adventure International Tours, PDP Digital, Business World, Lifestyle Asia, Concept One, Asian Eye Institute, Bellarocca Resort, Red Coconut Beach Resort, Embassy of France, SOS International, Deco Candles, and SDV Philippines