Shortcut to Europe
From 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, take a rare behind-the-scenes look at the European Embassies, many of which are among Washington’s historic and architectural treasures. Each Embassy offers a unique program featuring the country’s cuisine, its music and special events. In 2008, more than 50,000 visitors experienced the diversity and richness of European culture during the EU Open House.
Taking place on Europe Day, the 2009 EU Open House kicks off Europe Week, a celebration of European culture in the US capital and around the country. For more information on Europe Week, please see our brochure and visit our calendar of events organized and hosted by EU Member State Embassies, the European Commission Delegation in Washington and other organizations affiliated with the EU in the United States.
For the Open House: no registration is necessary, but please bring identification. All Embassies will conduct security checks. Please avoid bringing large bags and backpacks. Photography is prohibited at some locations.
And on this special day, have Lunch at the Embassy of France!
Explore France … and enjoy a delicious meal on this special day!
This special French lunch at the Embassy’s cafeteria will include: salad bar, main course, assorted cheeses, and assorted pastries for dessert. Tickets are only $25 and wine is additional ($4 by the glass & $18 by the bottle). Seating is limited so purchase your meal tickets now! Bon Appétit!
Timeslots: (11:00am - 12noon; 12noon - 1:00pm; 1:00pm - 2:00pm)
M E N U ($25 - price does not include beverage)
Taboulé, mesclun (mixed greens with vinaigrette), farfalle pasta salad
Entrée (choice of one)
Filet of cod Marseillaise (with Saffron sauce and fresh tomatoes)
Braised lamb with vegetables
Sides (choice of two)
French green beans - amandine style
Puree of carrots
Assorted cheeses & breads
Assorted pastries (chocolate éclairs, crème brûlée, lemon cake, fresh fruit tarts, and more…)
Wine (additional charge)
By the glass: $4.00
By the bottle: $18.00
See you in Europe on May 9!