• August 8, 2019
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

You are invited to join us for the 7th Annual Soirée en blanc, sponsored by the Toulon Committee of Norfolk Sister City Association.

The event will be held Thursday, August 8, 2019, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, rain or shine, at a secret (and breathtaking) outdoor location in Norfolk. The venue will open and registration will begin at 5:30 pm.

We will reveal the location by email 24 hours prior to the event.  This year, we are replacing our raffle with a silent auction. Bring your cash, checkbook, credit card – we can handle it all!  

Napery, tableware, candles, and guest attire should be white.  We provide the tables, chairs, tablecloths, ambience and music.  You may bring alcoholic beverages for your consumption and to share with your dining partners age 21 and above. Guests are required to clean their tables and put all trash in the receptacles provided at the venue. We recommend bringing flashlights for cleaning up after dark.

This year, our theme is Honoring French Film, and we encourage those who want to participate to decorate their tables based on a French film of their choice. Tables will be judged with regard to how they capture the essence of the film selected. To stay true to this event being en blanc decorations can be shades of white, metallic and natural colors such as straw, leaves, etc.  We leave the rest up to your imagination.  Prizes will be given to the top three tablescapes determined by our judges.

Norfolk Sister City Association members are welcome to purchase a table of ten seats for $250 or single tickets for $25 each. The non-member rate is $300 for a table of ten seats or $30 for single tickets.

You are welcome to bring everything you need for an elegant dinner en plein air, or you can purchase a scrumptious boxed supper provided by Baker’s Crust.

Boxed dinners include bottled water.

Boxed Dinner One:  Tuna Poke – farro, seaweed salad, tuna, mango, srirachi mayo; Thai Steak & Noodle Salad – ramen noodles, arugula, cabbage, mango, tomatoes, basil, mint, coconut & salted peanuts; Grilled Pineapple -coated with a light mix of brown sugar and cayenne pepper; Lemon Bar

Boxed Dinner Two: Southern Ham Biscuits – mini sweet potatoes biscuit with country ham and honey beurre blanc; The Hilltop Salad – mixed greens, grapes, strawberries, candied pecans, goat cheese, raspberry vinaigrette topped with a scoop of our Maw’s Chicken Salad; Loaded Deviled Eggs – bacon, sour cream, green onion, cheddar cheese; Home Made Chocolate Brownie

Boxed Dinner Three: Prosciutto Fig & Goat Cheese Crostini; Poached Salmon – with whole grain mustard sauce; Orzo Salad – asparagus, lemon, & parmesan; Raspberry Almond Bar

Boxed Dinner Four: Vegetarian – Caprese Salad – house made mozzarella cheese, fresh tomatoes, balsamic reduction & basil; Portobello Stuffed Mushroom Cap – farro, arugula, butternut squash; Chilled Asparagus – with meyer lemon vinaigrette; Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie