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Thank you, John. You have put together an elegant gathering of interesting people and activities. –Dale Gaber

I wanted to let you know how much I’ve enjoyed participating in the PAC Mardi Apéro meetings these last few weeks. So very kind of you to include me among this dynamic, inspiring and caring group of people ~ I’ve learned so many new and interesting things and am grateful for this unique opportunity. Yesterday’s presentation and discussion with Bénédicte  de Montlaur was absolutely fantastic.
–Mollie Hinckley


May 16, 2023 New Member Reception

New members from 2022 and 2023 met for a reception at Château Village, John’s Greenwich Village apartment and club headquarters, introduced themselves and got to meet others. John provided a presentation on the history and activities of the club and answered questions. All talked about their vision for the future of the club and the challenges of recruiting new members, stressing the value of in-person gatherings.

Wine advisor Nicole Muscari of Château de Pommard gave a lively, entertaining, and informative presentation on the Burgundy wine region and provided generous tastings of two whites: Bourgogne Chardonnay 2020 for $35/bottle; Savigny-les-Beaune 2021 at $53/bottle; and three reds: Côte de Beaune Clos Marey-Monge Micault 2018 at $66/bottle; Clos Marey-Monge Grands-Esprits 2018 at $81/bottle and Famille Carabello-Baum Nuits-Saint-Georges 2018 for $50/bottle.

These succulent wines are not available for sale to the public, they may only be purchased through private orders with Nicole at

A buffet supper was served and enjoyed au jardin.


Tuesday, May 9, 2023, 6–7:30 | Après-work Apéro | Café Un, Deux, Trois

123 West 44th Street

Members and friends gathered for a casual apéro and hors d’oeuvres.




Tuesday, April 25, 2023 | 7–9 pm | April in Paris Soirée

Brasserie Saint Marc |136 Second Avenue, New York, NY  10003 (Between E 9th Street & St Mark’s Place)

Members and friends, as well as scholarship recipients from the Jérôme Lohez 9/11 Scholarship Foundation, joined us for our spring soirée: “April in Paris” at Brasserie Saint Marc.

SAINT, a bi-level restaurant with a lower level speakeasy SAINT Downstairs, is the East Village’s newest hot spot. A selection of French wines and hors d’oeuvres were served.




Tuesday, March 14, 2023 | 7 pm | Dinner | National Arts Club | 15 Gramercy Park South | New York, NY 10003

Dr. Ellie Abdi discussed the antecedents of the French Revolution in the American Revolution.

Internationally recognized expert in education, Dr. Ellie Abdi has held various academic roles from Pre-K to doctoral levels at American and French institutions. Moreover, Dr. Abdi has maintained her position as an editorial board member of several international scientific journals in the United States and in Europe, in addition to being an editor for Livre de Lyon publications in France.

MDr. Abdi holds a Master’s in Philosophy and a Doctorate in Education, speaks Farsi and English, and also has knowledge of French and Arabic.


Friday, February 17, 5 pm — Monday Feb 20, 11 pm | Presidents Ski Weekend Bus Trip to Vermont with the Swiss Ski Club

Members joined the Swiss Ski Club at their beautiful lodge in Vermont.




Monday | February 13, 2023 | 7:00 pm|Raclette Dinner | L’Éna Wine Bar

After a plate of escargots, we made  raclette (a dish consisting of cheese melted over a fire and then scraped onto bread or boiled potatoes) in this casual, intimate West Village wine bar.

L’Ena’s owner Pierre and his staff actually did all the work!




Tuesday, February 7th 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 
Prospective New Member Reception

Most social clubs and organizations depend upon their members to grow and sustain the club by inviting family, friends, and colleagues to experience the club and become the next generation of members. We invited members to bring at least one guest to a cocktail reception to introduce them to our club and to visit the National Arts Club, where we hold many of our events throughout the year.

Members introduced their guests, followed by a presentation of the club, and a tour of the National Arts Club by Francis Dubois. Since this is the Paris American Club, passed hors d’oeuvres were served, with flowing wine – of course!


Tuesday | January 10, 2023 | 7:00 pm |Dinner, Annual Meeting & Wine Tasting |National Arts Club |15 Gramercy Park South | New York, NY 10003

Members got to take a look at the State of the Club for 2022 and contribute ideas for the club’s future.

Member David Lincoln Ross hosted a Loire Valley wine tasting during the dinner.

Reflecting a lifelong passion for immersive travel experiences, a love of French culture and its wines, and its diverse regional foods, in January 2020, David launched Ross Wine Tours serving clients who wish to visit and meet French wine château owners and winemakers in Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, and Cognac. Visit:

As a wordsmith, he has a record of successfully creating and executing a wide range of marketing, communications, and media consulting projects. Work includes direct response, advertorials, sponsored content, online and print editorial creation and public-relations messaging for U.S. and global clients from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups. A passionate, experienced storyteller and talented speechwriter. he possesses excellent interpersonal skills, a lively sense of humor and genuine joie de vivre.

Served from 2013-215 as Editorial Director, Friends of Hermione-Lafayette in America, Inc., an American French non-profit that celebrates the history and spirit of Marquis de Lafayette’s voyage to America in 1780 aboard the Hermione ‘Freedom Frigate’, in support of our fight for independence. A full-scale reconstructed tall ship, called the Hermione, visited the U.S. in 2015.