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New Delhi: IFCCI Annual Gala Dinner

The Indo-French Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IFCCI) organized its biggest and the most prestigious Social Business dinner of the year on Thursday, 22 November at the Pullman Aerocity, New Delhi in partnership with Atout France, themed ‘A Culinary Journey Through France’. The grand Gala dinner hosted over 300 corporate leaders under the aegis of H.E. Mr. Alexandre Ziegler, [Ambassador of France to India].

IFCCI tied up with 18 exclusive F&B brands from India and France which included French delicacies like macaroons, pâtisserie, cheese, cold cuts, desserts, wine, French cocktails, truffle chocolates and much more. Some of the key highlights included:

  • Welcome Drink by Chandon, Moet Hennessy
  • Keynote speeches by H.E. Mr. Alexandre Ziegler, IFCCI President, Mr. Guiilaume Girard-Reydet and Managing Director, Ms. Payal S. Kanwar

The guests got a chance to win exclusive Super Prizes and Lucky draw gifts which included:

  • Super Prize including an all expense paid trip in AirFrance business class to Lyon with a Michelin Star dining experience
  • A Royal Stay in Jaipur by Buena Vista Resort worth INR30,000
  • Lucky Draw prizes supported by Hermès, Forestessentials, Veuve Cliquot Champagne
  • Cigar Station by The Smoke Company
  • One of the highlights of the evening was: A 1.5 metre Chocolate Eiffel Tower created by L'Opéra with 20 kgs of chocolate made in a span of 3 weeks
  • Jazz Performance by India's leading Jazz singer - Sanjeeta Bhattacharya
  • Macaroon counter curated by the Macaroon Queen of India, Ms. Pooja Dhingra, Founder of Le15 Pâtisserie
  • French Cocktail bar by Monin
  • French Wine by Camas and Cheese by The Spotted Cow Fromagerie
  • Ricard Bar
  • Forty French dishes conceptualised with the chefs at the Pullman Hotel showcasing the North, West, East and Western regions of France
  • Surprise Return Gifts: Macaroons by Elior, Vouchers by La Vallee Village and specially curated exclusive Footstools by Parrot and Lily

IFCCI also felicitated Ms. Pooja Dhingra, founder, Le15 Pâtisserie and Ms. Tulika Bhatnagar, Founder Parrot and Lily on their contribution to French Pâtisserie and French ‘Art de Vivre’ in India, respectively.

A French food event of this size and scale was organized for the first time in India. The aim was to showcase French culinary excellence in India and promote French ‘Art de Vivre’.

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