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American Friends of the Château de Compiégne, North Carolina Chapter
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Recent Events

Pastry Demonstration at lucettegrace

On January 30, we kicked off 2017 with French flair. Following a meetup at Sitti Restaurant, we headed a couple blocks over to lucettegrace, a contemporary patisserie in downtown Raleigh. Daniel Benjamin, Executive Chef and Owner of lucettegrace, graciously hosted the group. Not only did we...

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2016 Holiday Celebration

On December 5, 2016, we gathered at the beautiful home of members Rick and Jen Gardner for our second annual Holiday Celebration. We enjoyed an evening of wine, hors d’oeuvres, French-inspired sweets, camaraderie, and a whole lot of holiday spirit. We were able to admire the...

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2016 Chateau Donation

We started the NC Chapter of the AFCDC with a mission to preserve the beauty of the Château de Compiégne by raising money to support renovations to the historic estate. We’ve hosted many events and built a wonderful network of members over the last year,...

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Picardie – A Taste of Its History and Its Wines

Picardy (Picardie as written in French), lying between Paris and the Pas de Calais area, is a relatively unknown region of France, even for the French. Nestled in one of the most significant centers of Western Europe between Paris, Amsterdam, and London, Picardie was the...

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1st Anniversary Event

In 2015, we launched the American Friends of the Château de Compiégne – NC Chapter. Over the past 12 months we had the honor and privilege of hosting a number of amazing events, with the goal of bringing the joys of French culture to our...

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2016 UNC REX Hospital Wine Dinner

On April 14th our wonderful friends at UNC REX Healthcare graciously hosted us for an amazing food and wine event. Award-winning Executive Chef Ryan Conklin, who led a team of UNC REX Healthcare chefs on to win the final Battle of Champions in the statewide “Got...

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