Once again, Marco Polo Plaza Cebu joins a world tradition of celebrating the grandest wine festival, the Soiree Beaujolais 2011.
Express your love of wine by joining this prestigious and sparkling social event this coming November 19, 2011, at the Marco Polo Plaza Cebu Grand Ballroom. In keeping with the tradition, Soiree Beaujolais 2011 will be featuring the unveiling of Le Beaujolais Noveau, a French dinner buffet with free-flowing rare and fine wines, and marvelous raffle prizes.
Johnny Litton, a legendary host in the Philippines, will be the event’s master of ceremonies. Guests will surely experience pure fun and excitement as entertainment will be provided directly from Paris as the Cancan Girls of Le Centre Des Ateliers De Danse De Figeac will grace the festivity. The Philippines’ Queen of Jazz, Vernie Varga, will also be performing in this jovial celebration.
The Tradition of Beaujolais Nouveau first came to the Philippines in 1994. It was held in Manila, where it continued to attract bigger crowds of wine enthusiasts year after year. It was in 2007 that Beaujolais Nouveau was brought to Cebu for the first time. Each November, over a million cases of wine bottles are transported from little villages and towns in France and are shipped all over the world. This tradition has become an international race to be the first to distribute this newly harvested wine. The wines are transported via helicopters, cargo ships, motorcycles, and even elephants to bring them to their intended destination, where they are distributed and drank in one of the most vibrant rituals in the world, proclaiming the good news “Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrive!” which means “The new Beaujolais has arrived!”
For bookings and inquiries on the said event, you may call Marco Polo Plaza Hotel at these telephone numbers: (63) (032) 253-1111 or (63) (032) 254-8170. You may also visit their Web site, http://www.marcopoloplazacebu.com or send them an email at: [email protected].