The French-American Cultural Foundation is once again delighted to join with the famed French film director, Jacques Perrin, as he embarks on his newest project, “The Photographer.” Perrin’s new film will tell the story of the American West seen through the eyes of the early photographers who risked their lives to capture the beauty of the landscapes and the wildlife in the late 1800’s. Because of them, the American public discovered these amazing places and asked Congress to create the National Park system to preserve them. Jacques Perrin, with the generosity of the Richard Lounsbery Foundation, and the help of the French-American Cultural Foundation will begin his exploratory research for this new film in 2018.  After filming and post-production Perrin’s newest film will introduce new audiences to the natural wonders of our country and the need to protect and preserve our wildlife and wilderness areas for the future. The French-American Foundation is accepting donations for this project, and hopes every American will help to make this new film project a reality.

The Renaissance Dinner and Ball

On March 21, 2018, under the patronage of Ambassador of France Gérard Araud, the Embassy of France will host The Renaissance Dinner and Ball to celebrate Goût de France/Good France, an annual event organized by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and held worldwide to celebrate French gourmet cooking. The dinner will be dedicated to raising funds, through the Resources USA Foundation 501 (c)(3), for continued improvements to La Maison Française, the home of French culture in Washington, DC.

Join us for an exclusive 6 course dinner prepared by no less than 12 talented and prominent Washington-area chefs to showcase French-American friendship and our shared passion for fine cuisine.

You will also be delighted by exceptional Vintage wines, live music and a live auction featuring exceptional items.

Your chefs for the night will be:

Bertrand Chemel – 2941

Mark Courseille – Café Descartes

Alvin Dela Cruz – Westend Bistro

Xavier Deshayes – Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

Mark Furstenberg – Bread Furst

Sébastien Giannini – St. Régis Hotel

Jon Krinn – Clarity

Frederic Loraschi – Frederic Loraschi Chocolate

Cédric Maupillier – Convivial

Claudio Pirollo – Et Voilà!

Nicholas Stefanelli – Masseria

Robert Wiedmaier – Marcel’s, Brasserie Beck, Siren

Live music

Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra String Trio

and Baritone Kevin Short, Washington Opera Society

Black tie, valet parking