United States Marine Corps Ball – November 21

The United States Marine Corps Ball will be held this year on 21 November at the Intercontinental Hotel Johannesgasse 28, 1030.

In celebration of the 240th birthday of the Unites States Marine Corps, this event, similar to previous ones, is expected to be very enjoyable.  Cocktail hour will start at 17:30 and the formal ceremony will begin at 19:00.  Guests are kindly requested to arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to 19:00.  Attire is formal black tie for men , evening gowns for women, and military uniforms for active duty/reserves and retirees.

The cost for the ball is €125 per person, and as usual, dinner is included.  Dinners consist of an appetizer (Smoked salmon carpaccio with tarragon cucumbers, fresh herb and black pepper pastry straw), Entree and dessert (Passion fruit crème brûlée with True North bellini (raspberry and white wine) ice cream).

Choices for this year’s entrees are:

  • Saddle of Lamb   (Garlic-stuffed saddle of lamb set atop sun-dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, and Feta)
  • Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken Breast  (Corn-fed spring chicken breast with prosciutto, caramelized endive and Oloroso sherry sauce)
  • Eggplant Cordon Bleu (Eggplant crusted in breadcrumbs stuffed with cheese and Marinara sauce, with a side of gnocchi pasta in a pesto cream sauce)

Drink tickets are also available at €2.00 per ticket (one ticket per drink). This is the only way to pay for beverages, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, at the ball. You cannot purchase drink tickets at the ball.

To purchase tickets, contact Srg R. Morton:   MortonRO at state dot gov.

Keeping in mind the saying “Once a Marine, always a Marine”…if you are a Marine, please identify yourself in your email to us along with your birthdate, as the oldest and youngest Marine are celebrated at the ball.