A few weeks ago, AFCDC teamed up with local boutique, Des Livres et Delices, to lead a virtual wine tasting. Board member Laure Levesque led a discussion with Nathalie Jeantet from Lestapis, a well-established wine boutique in Bordeaux, France, walking us through the wines and...Read More
Our annual May gathering to celebrate the anniversary of AFCDC NC was a great success. Normally celebrated at Mayor McFarlane's residence, our hosts this year were members Andrea & Ed Conner. Their home was a beautiful setting for our celebration and guests enjoyed the gorgeous...Read More
Donna Rhode and her husband, Dave, spent several days in Compiegne, France, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Raleigh / Compiègne Sister City relationship. On behalf of Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane, and the American Friends of the Château de Compiègne (AFCDC), Donna presented a...Read More
Another year, another successful AFCDC holiday party. Huge thanks once again to our gracious hosts, Rick and Jen Gardner, and our board for putting all the details in place!
If you weren't able to join us, we hope to see you at our next event. You...Read More
A new event but many familiar faces, our Dinatoire: a French cooking demonstration and tasting at Rex Heart & Vascular Center, highlighted some of the Triangle's favorite French chefs. We had cooking demonstrations and tastings from Chef Serge Falcoz-Vigne of St. Jacques French Cuisine, Dean Ogan...Read More
Thank you to our members and guests for another successful anniversary celebration, hosted by Mayor Nancy and Ron McFarlane. Delicious French canapés were provided by Chef Serge Falcoz-vigne of St. Jacques French Cuisine, and a wine tasting was provided by Laure Levesque and special guest, Alsatian...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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,...Read More
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...Read More