French-American Chamber Plans Wine Harvest Event


The French-American Chamber of Commerce, Michigan Chapter, the Alliance Française de Detroit/French Institute of Michigan, and the Alliance Française de Grosse Pointe will host a Beaujolais Nouveau Day celebration on Thursday at The Stand Gastro Bistro in Birmingham.

Beaujolais Nouveau is a red wine produced in the Beaujolais region of France. France recognizes Beaujolais Nouveau Day on the third Thursday in November and celebrates the first wine of the harvest with great fanfare, including fireworks, festivals and parties. Under French law, the first wine of the season is released at 12:01 a.m., just weeks after the wine’s grapes have been harvested.

The event includes a Georges DeBoeuf Beaujolais Nouveau wine bar and a French-inspired menu. Cedric Ballarin, FACC Michigan president and a vice president in the Michigan headquarters of France-based Faurecia, shared his enthusiasm for the upcoming event.

The FACC Michigan Beaujolais Nouveau Day celebration is from 6-p.m. at the Stand Gastro Bistro, located at 34977 Woodward Ave., and includes a French-themed strolling dinner of French appetizers, cheeses, charcuterie and desserts.

Tickets are $45 for FACC Michigan and Alliance members and $55 for non-members. To purchase tickets, register online here For questions, contact Stephanie Salvadero, executive director of FACC Michigan, at