Sud de France Festival celebrates Languedoc-Roussillon in June in New York

Sunset over the city, a glass of wine to enjoy and the warmth of the summer that prevails in the air finds the beautiful region of Midi making its way to New York on the occasion of the 5th Sud de France Festival.

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If France and Spain had a child together, they would probably call him Languedoc-Roussillon. In Occitan regional language, “Languedoc” means “yes“.

YES, with miles of preserved beaches, olive groves, mountain peaks, in the Roman ruins, in the medieval castles…

YES, with the gastronomy of the region; delightful traditional dishes (cod, duck confit, cassoulet), accompanied by tasty, natural and organic wines.

For New Yorkers who have not yet had the pleasure of discovering this region, they can rest assured as the region makes its way to them. The Sud de France Festival will celebrate the region from June 3rd to June 23rd, 2013. Wine tastings, appetizers, tours of New York and live concerts, all in the festive atmosphere unique to the South of the France.

Schedule of the Sud de France Festival

Opening night of the Festival – June 3rd, 2013, at 7:30 pm.

The festivities will begin at the penthouse of The Park in West Chelsea. Guests can enjoy a glass of wine from the Languedoc-Roussillon and a live band.

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Free admission.
June 3rd, 2013 at 7:30 pm

The Park’s Penthouse
118 10th Ave
New York, NY 10011

Wine tastings throughout the month of June

The dynamic region of Languedoc-Roussillon is fast gaining fame for its wines, as also for having been one of the founders of the organic vineyards. Several wine stores will have free wine tastings on the ocassion of the festival, and the guides there will teach you a few anecdotes and give you their recommendations.

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More info on the official website:

Tours of New York City by Sud de France Festival – June 4th, 10th and 17th 2013

On a double-decker bus, discover the city from a new angle; a jazz band will accompany you on the road, and you will stop by at many restaurants for a drink break.

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45$ per person.
June 4th, 10th and 17th, 2013, from 7 pm to 9pm.

Wine 101 with South of France – On June 6th, 11th, 13th, 14th and 18th, 2013

For a complete feel of the region of Languedoc-Roussillon, attend modern wine tastings version. Professionals will educate you about the wine tasting – it is not limited only to “drinks” – bread and cheese will be served.

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29$ per person.
June 6th, 11th, 13th, 14th and 18th, 2013 from 6 pm to 8 pm.

Maison de la Région Languedoc-Roussillon
10 E. 53rd St
New York, NY 10022

The “Tasting Tables” of South of France – June 2nd, 10th, 11th, 16th and 17th, 2013

5 events will be organized in Manhattan and in Brooklyn, where young chefs will present their interpretations of specialities of the region of Languedoc-Roussillon. Discover modern versions of cod brandade, compositions around the cassoulet (yes, it is possible), or even the aligot revisited, accompanied by carefully chosen wines.

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June 2nd, 10th, 11th, 16th and 17th, 2013.

Annual Sommelier Competition – June 10th, 2013

Wine stewards (sommeliers) from various New York restaurants may once again measure their skills and experience by demonstrating their knowledge of the region of Languedoc-Roussillon. This event is organized in partnership with The American Sommelier Association; professionals can register at:

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June 10th, 2013 (Reservation required).

Maison de la Région Languedoc-Roussillon
10 E. 53rd St
New York, NY 10022

Rooftop Parties – Month of June

A sunset over the city, a glass of wine to enjoy and the warmth of the summer that engulfs the air, Languedoc-Roussillon will be in New York. Parties will be held during the entire month of June on various rooftops of the city to celebrate this region of the Midi.

Sud de France

The American branch for development and promotion of South France is located at the Maison de la Région Languedoc-Roussillon, in Midtown Manhattan. Its purpose is to create and support cultural exchanges between the region of Languedoc-Roussillon and other countries. The history, heritage, gastronomy and culture of the Midi region are therefore presented not only in New York, but also in London, Shanghai and Casablanca, as well as 35 other countries around the world.

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