Once again, the American Club of the Riviera is hosting a gala Thanksgiving luncheon on Thursday, November 28 at the Hotel de Paris in Monaco. (Capacity is around 170, there are 30 seats left and Monday is the deadline to sign up.) The menu includes all the traditional holiday dishes and the event kicks off with a Champagne reception. The Hôtel de Paris is, of course, where Alain Ducasse has his sumptuous Michelin three-star restaurant Le Louis XV.
The Thanksgiving guest list includes members of the US Air Force, who are spending this quintessentially American holiday serving their country far from home.
This year's speaker will be Dr. Os Guinness, who will discuss "What Made America Great?" Dr. Guinness was born in China--where he witnessed the end of the Chinese Revolution-- and educated in England; he holds a Doctorate in Philosophy from Oxford. He has written or edited 30 books including The Free People’s Suicide … Sustainable Freedom and the American Future. Dr. Guinness has worked for the BBC and the Brookings Institution; he's spoken on scores of university campuses, including Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, Princeton, Yale and Stanford. In 1759 his family began the Guinness Brewing Company in Dublin, but today he lives with his American wife Jenny, just outside Washington D.C.
*Reservations and tickets: Click here. Last call is Monday, November 25.
*Venue: Salle Empire at The Hôtel de Paris, on the Place du Casino, Monaco (location and directions here).
*Date: Thursday. November 28th, 2013. Champagne reception starts at 12:30, followed by lunch and presentation.
*Dress: Jacket and tie required.
*All-Inclusive Prices: € 80 per person for members of the American Club of the Riviera and their immediate families. € 90 for members of affiliated clubs. € 95 for non-members.
*More questions? Contact ACR president Burton Gintell: firstname.lastname@example.org, 06 20 40 11 28.
Photos: The Restaurant Salle Empire and the splendid Hôtel de Paris in Monaco.