Past Event: Annual Meeting, May 7

How Paris Became Paris

Annual Club Meeting

May 7, 2014

Bistro St. Tropez

2400 Market Street



Reception and Lecture by

Joan DeJean, Trustee Professor at the University of Pennsylvania,

the author of

How Paris Became Paris:

The Invention of the Modern City


Though most people associate the signature characteristics of Paris with the public works of the nineteenth century, Joan DeJean will demonstrate that the Parisian model for urban space was in fact invented two centuries earlier, when the first complete design for the French capital was drawn up and implemented. A century of planned development made Paris both beautiful and exciting. It gave people reasons to be out in public as never before and nowhere else. And it gave Paris its modern identity as a place that people dreamed of seeing. By 1700, Paris had become the capital that would revolutionize our conception of the city and of urban life.


Professor DeJean is a 1974 PhD in French from Yale University and the author of ten books on French literature, history and material culture. A charismatic lecturer and knowledgeable narrator, she will take you back four hundred years on a journey that will dazzle you and enable her to make her case with the help of many illustrations from artists of the classical period.




 Butlered Hors d’oeuvres
Potato pancake with smoked salmon and horseradish crème fraiche 
Bruschetta with sun dried tomato, caramelized onion, roasted red pepper, mozzarella and fresh basil on grilled crouton
Seared scallop with citrus caramel sauce
Grilled marinated beef tenderloin skewers with horseradish herb cream

 Stationary Tray

Charcuterie tray with dry saucisson, prociutto, salami, capicola, house-made paté,  fresh mozzarella, black olives, roasted peppers and grilled croutons


Dessert – Profiteroles

Vanilla ice cream-stuffed mini puff pastries, crème anglaise, chocolate sauce

Beverages     Cash Bar for all beverages


Make your reservations HERE by Eventbrite/Pay Pal:

Recent Yale Graduates (2004-2013) or their guests…$18 per person

All other Yale graduates or their guests…$28 per person

Or send a check to Yale Club of Philadelphia (Mr. Marshall Hamilton), 18 Lakewood Drive, Media, PA 19063


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