- November 26, 2019
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
PAN has been attending Thanksgiving dinner at Joe Allen’s for more years than I can remember. However, last year there was a change in management and instead of offering the meal plus beverages for 50€, beverages were separate and the meal alone was 50€. I tried to factor in the cost of beverages (cocktail and wine) by charging 62€ per person, but PAN suffered a hefty loss that evening – I guess we all drank more than I planned!! In addition, I personally found the meal and the service less enjoyable than in previous years, and other members confirmed my impression.
SO, THIS YEAR WE’RE GOING TO TRY SOMETHING NEW AND DIFFERENT!!!
The AUC (American University Clubs) has also been organizing a Thanksgiving dinner each year, and past president Patricia and I never publicized their meal which was often the same date as PAN’s. They tend to change venues every year, and recently have been able to pull off some pretty prestigious ones. They used to be more expensive than Joe Allen, but with their change in policy, this is no longer the case, and the AUC price is less than what PAN would have to charge.
This year they have outdone themselves and retained an exceptional venue, the historic Ecole Militaire, near the Champs de Mars. This site is normally only open to the public during the European Heritage Days for 2 days each September. I visited it several years ago and it is sumptuous (we also toured the stables, but I doubt we’ll be eating there!).
The full meal, with beverages, is 59€ for AUC members (PAN is an AUC member). When you register, in answer to the question “What American university or universities did you attend?”, choose Paris Alumni Network in the drop down list. I’ll ask them to reserve a table(s) for PAN, and we’ll also meet and mingle with alumni from other US schools.
See details below.
Registration closes on November 12th or when all the places are sold.
The AUC link to register and pay is HERE
(For help with your registration, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org)
To let us know how many PAN people will be attending, please also sign in above.
TRADITIONAL THANKSGIVING DINNER AT THE ÉCOLE MILITAIRE
Tuesday November 26, 2019
Dear AUC Members,
The American University Clubs cordially invites you to join us for our traditional Thanksgiving dinner on Tuesday, November 26th, 2019 at 7:00 pm at the Ecole Militaire.
An exceptional historic venue and menu await for what we hope will be a memorable evening!
Registration is limited, so be sure to reserve your spot soon.
THE ECOLE MILITAIRE : A BEAUTIFUL HISTORIC VENUE
AUC will partner this year with the Ecole Militaire. Founded in 1750 by Louis XVI for the training of military officers, it is a beautiful piece of French patrimony. Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to enjoy exclusive access.
A TRADITIONAL THANKSGIVING MENU
A four course meal will be served, starting with an apéritif.
Entrée: Velouté de potiron servi à l’assiette
Plat: Tranches de dinde farcie aux deux farces (servies à part), purée de pommes de terre et jus de dinde, accompagnés d’un bol de maïs, d’un bol patates douces cuites en morceaux et sucrées, ou d’un bol de haricots verts
Dessert: Pecan pie avec chantilly et glace vanille
Wine and soft drinks included.
Vegetarian menus will unfortunately not be offered.
ALL INCLUSIVE PRICING
Rates are as follows:
AUC members: 59 euros
Non-AUC members: 69 euros
1 place Joffre, Paris, 75007