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Chicago Chapter: Le Carnaval Gala

Chicago Chapter

Friday, February 5, 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm

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You are cordially invited to an evening of virtual revelry for Le Carnaval hosted by the Chicago Chapter of French Heritage Society.

Join fellow merrymakers and exalt in the festival’s centuries-old traditions encompassing inclusivity, decadence, and whimsy. As a community, let’s celebrate the promise of a new year through joyful music, fun French history, prizes, and an opt-in dance party!

Local attendees can indulge their inner gourmands and pick up a delicious Carnaval-inspired menu prepared by Chicago’s premier French chef Dominique Tougne of Chez Moi and French Quiche. This is your chance to safely swap out your surgical mask for one over your eyes! Wear your bal masqué mask, formal wear, or PJs – the only rule is to embody Rabelais’ advice: Vivez Joyeux!

Ticket options follow, which are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.  French Heritage Society, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Please use the Paypal buttons below to purchase tickets. Multiple items can be added to your cart prior to checkout.

Option 1: Merrymaker – $20 (fully tax-deductible)

  • Admission to Le Carnaval: Join the fun from wherever you are! Order confirmation will include one Zoom registration link



Option 2: Reveler’s Repast – $75 per guest before January 31; $85  per guest from February 1 on (non-deductible: $30)

  • Admission to Le Carnaval: order confirmation will include one Zoom registration link
  • Entrée: buckwheat crêpe with smoked salmon and arugula (GF)
  • Plat principal: choice of either (a) navarin d’agneau (lamb stew with vegetables) and purée (whipped potatoes) or (b) cassoulet végétarien (white bean stew with vegetables; GF); both options include bread
  • Dessert: rum raisin bread pudding and pets de nonne (nun’s puffs)

Le Carnaval Reveler Repast



Option 3: Royal Repast – $250 – serves two guests; limited availability (non-deductible: $100)

  • Admission to Le Carnaval: order confirmation will include one Zoom registration link
  • Bottle of bubbles: Veuve Ambal Blanc de Blancs, Méthode Traditionelle, Bourgogne
  • Cheese platter: chef’s choice of cheese, dried fruit, bread
  • Entrée: buckwheat crêpe with smoked salmon and arugula (GF)
  • Plat principal: choice of either (a) navarin d’agneau (lamb stew with vegetables) and purée (whipped potatoes) or (b) cassoulet végétarien (white bean stew with vegetables; GF); both options include bread
  • Dessert: rum raisin bread pudding and pets de nonne (nun’s puffs)
  • Le Carnaval favors: two artisan-crafted party masks, carnaval beads, and table decor

Le Carnaval Royal Repast



Option 4: Family Fête – $250 – serves four guests (non-deductible: $120)

  • Admission to Le Carnaval: order confirmation will include one Zoom registration link
  • Entrée: buckwheat crêpe with smoked salmon and arugula (GF)
  • Plat principal: choice of either (a) navarin d’agneau (lamb stew with vegetables) and purée (whipped potatoes) or (b) cassoulet végétarien (white bean stew with vegetables; GF); both options include bread
  • Dessert: rum raisin bread pudding and pets de nonne (nun’s puffs)

La Carnaval Family Fete



Bacchanalian Beverages by the Bottle (nondeductible) – Use the dropdown menu to select your option

  • Sauvignon Blanc – $23: Thierry Delaunay, Sauvignon Blanc, Le Grand Ballon, 2019
  • Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot – $30: Château Ducasse, Graves, 2016
  • Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre – $60: Château Beauchene, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Grande Réserve, 2014

Le Carnaval Bacchanalian Beverages



Guests who have questions or need to request accommodations for dietary restrictions can contact Brooke Noonan, Gala Chair (xobrooke@yahoo.com; 773.407.7941).

Pick-up: Guests will pick-up cold food packages and wine at Chez Moi (2100 N. Halsted) on February 4, 3:00-8:00 p.m. or February 5, 3:00-5:00 p.m. You will be asked to designate your pick-up window following registration. Zoom links will be e-mailed prior to the event with instructions.

If you are not able to join the Gala, please consider supporting FHS with a tax-deductible donation.



Thanks to our gracious FHS Chicago Chapter 2021 sponsors  for making this event possible!
    

Details

Date:
Friday, February 5
Time:
7:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Venue

Zoom