Local-Global: The French Experience Presented by Au Courant

Last week I attended the open house for The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture. The house on Routh St. is full of character and poise. The stained glass windows, wood floors, and books galore made the house very feel very welcoming. The Institute bought the house in 1980 and have since been calling the house a home. Hosting lectures, book clubs, and open-intellectual conversations have become a staple in Dallas culture and intellectual stimulation.

About a year ago, the Dallas Institute started a new group, Au Courant. The group, originally inspired by The Institute's vision, brings together Dallas' young creative up-and-coming leaders with Dallas' prominent and established leaders. This semester begins a series called "Local/Global."

Don't miss their first event highlighting the global bounty of our local scene. It starts with the French - who brought us art, architecture, literature, fashion, and of course food and wine.

french guy with wine and bread

Monday, October 19th from 6:00-7:30pm
Admission: Members $25; Nonmembers $35; Member/Teachers $10.

Accompanied by rich visual images, Dr. Elizabeth New of “French Affaires” will discuss various facets of French food, culture, and what makes French cuisine unique.

Benjamin Calais of Calais Winery in the Deep Ellum neighborhood will highlight the French culture of wine and talk about his wine offerings here in Dallas. We’ll top off the evening with a wine and cheese tasting.

Your parting souvenir will be a resource list of authentic French food and wine experiences in the Dallas area so you can continue the “Local-Global” theme after the French soiree at The Dallas Institute!

RSVP by calling Caitlin Hinton at 214 981-8822 or by registering online.

Monday, October 19th from 6:00-7:30pm

Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture
www.dallasinstitute.org

2719 Routh St
Dallas, TX 75201-1968
(214) 871-2440
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About The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture:
The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture is a nonprofit educational organization whose purpose is to enrich and deepen the practical life of the city with the wisdom and imagination of the humanities.

The Dallas Institute accomplishes its purpose through programs for school teachers and principals, general courses of study, public and professional seminars, publications, conferences, and civic involvement.

Självporträtt som fransman by Surrealistovich via Flickr