Preview: Rendez-Vous: Fromage Edition Meet & Speak 6:30-8:30PM

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Date(s) - 04/02/2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

FIAF (Alliance française)


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What’s up?  Whether you are a native speaker, aspiring learner or just want meet new people, the French Institute Alliance Française invites you to sample French-immersion classes, wine and cheese.

Damage? Free for members (open to the public – $12 for non-members for the Rendez-Vous Mix and Mingle in the Skyroom.

FIAF (c) Brittany Buongiorno

FIAF © Brittany Buongiorno

Why you should go. Parlez-vous français?  A fantastic way to meet other Francophiles after work and chat over a glass of wine and nibble from a cheese plate. It doesn’t matter whether you’re an absolute beginner.

Meet fellow French-speakers of all levels and enjoy a cheese tasting courtesy of Président®, paired with delicious wines by Gabriella Fine Wines.

Play fromage-themed trivia with fellow students and members for a chance to win prizes.

If you decide to become a member of the Alliance française, take advantage of the annual summer 10% discount promotions. They have a fantastic library, a movie theatre and regularly hold events in addition to offering classes.

Useful tips:

  • Attire? Casual / or business casual. Be clean and presentable.
  • Business cards are always a plus.
  • Alone or with friends? Either or. (Friends works better.)
  • Travel lightly. Coat check not always available.
  • Don’t be intimidated. If you’ve never taken a French class, this can be fun for everyone and the instructors are charming and encouraging. And the location is fantastic!
  • Nightcap recommendations?
  1. The Bar Room 117 E. 60th Street. New York, NY 10022. between. Lexington & Park. Almost hidden but beautiful interior with a full bar tons of craft beer, wines and spirits. Great burgers!
  2. Fig & Olive 808 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10065 (lower level) Mediterranean-inspired cuisine with full bar.
  3. The Jeffrey Craft Beers and Bites – It’s great to see a little craft beer elegance in Midtown East with this Bohemian and comfortable boozer!
  4. The Plaza Hotel Food Court by Todd English 1 W 59th St, (5th Ave) New York, NY 10019 basement level, everything imaginable is available with seriously good options. Unfortunately, crowded and with limited seating.
  5. The Regency Bar on Park Av. 540 Park Ave, New York, NY 10065 (by 60th St)
    (212) 759-4100 – a high end bar with an endless wine/ spirit selection. Cozy and old school elegance.