On Saturday, November 21st, French-Lithuanian Chamber of Commerce (Chambre de Commerce Franco-Lituanienne) will open the Christmas season at the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania. For the second year in a row the “Diner de Gala avec Martell“ will be held for the pleasure of 200 guests including top French and Lithuanian corporate executives, business partners, entrepreneurs of the two countries and the heads of public Institutions. Ambassador of France Philippe Jeantaud will give an opening speech. The guests will be treated to some of the favorite dishes that the Lithuanian nobility traditionally served on Christmas Eve, Christmas and New Year, whereas desert will be dedicated to the Epiphany. Lithuanian noble estates cuisine will be paired with the pride of France – its wine, “G. H. Mumm Cordon Rouge Brut” and “G. H. Mumm Le Rose” champagne and “Martell V. S. O. P.” cognac. The project initiated by the French-Lithuanian Chamber of Commerce is being organized in cooperation with the Embassy of France for the second year in a row. The aims of the evening are to promote the culture of Lithuania’s estates, to preserve cultural heritage and to strengthen ties between France and Lithuania. It will be hosted in three languages – French, Lithuanian and English – by well-known actress Jurgita Jurkutė-Širvaitė and celebrated writer and francophone Eugenijus Skerstonas. Ticket to the luxurious business and charity Gala dinner will be priced at EUR 150, including a EUR 45 donation. Money donated during the evening will be dedicated to a special purpose in the Palace of the Grand Dukes. Those wishing to purchase tickets for this glamorous business evening should contact the Director of the French-Lithuanian Chamber of Commerce, Otilija Snieškaitė: Director Chambre de Commerce Franco-Lituanienne Švarco g. 1, LT-01131, Vilnius Lithuania Tel: (370)655 77984 https://www.cci-fr.lt/