56th Grand Induction & Holiday Gala
Tuesday, December 12, 2023
Join the Bailliage of Greater Washington, D.C., as we return to the Willard InterContinental for our traditional black-tie holiday gala! This year, we are celebrating the 56th anniversary of the Bailliage of Greater Washington. Bertrand de Boutray, Bailli Délégué des États-Unis (U.S. national president), will be our inducting officer.
The Willard is one of Washington’s most historic and beautiful venues. and is positively resplendent decorated for the holidays. Our Champagne reception and exquisite multi-course dinner will be in the Crystal Room, known for its rich architecture and elegance. The Induction Ceremony, during which we induct new members and promote officers, will take place in the gracious Peacock Lounge. A Société Mondiale du Vin induction caps the evening.
Our own Maître Hôtelier Markus Platzer, General Manager of the Willard, Maître Restaurateur Julia Rapley, Director of Catering and Event Planning, and Maître Rôtisseur Luca de Marchis, the Willard’s Food and Beverage Director, are making sure that this is a holiday event to remember. It promises to be a fitting celebration of another fabulous year for the bailliage.
Time: 7:00 PM-11:30 PM
1401 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Registration: Open until December 5, 2023 or until sold out.
Dress: Black tie with decorations.
7:00pm – Champagne Reception in the Crystal Ballroom
7:45pm — Induction Ceremony in the Peacock Lounge
Dinner in the Crystal Ballroom follows the Induction Ceremony
Bailliage member…………………………………. $285
Member’s first guest…… ………………………. $285
Additional guest (subject to availability)…….. $330
Valet parking available.
Please drink responsibly; don’t drink and drive
DC Chaîne members may reserve and pay for the Holiday Gala and Grand Induction Dinner online at lachainedc.com after their member login. Non-members or guests may call Judy Mazza at 301-469-0352 before December 5, 2023, to register via credit card. The registration deadline is December 5, 2023, or when sold out, whichever comes first.
We require that all attendees have been fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID 19 and not experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms.
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