Monday, March 27, 2017

27/03/2017 Yesterday's post today!!!! Sorry by the time we got home after a long lunch yesterday the blog was not on the menu!

Maximum temperature 19C, minimum 3C.  17 kmh NSW wind with 29 km/h gusts. Dry.
Meal for the Seniors, putting it politely!   Every year we have a meal for the local people over 60, organised by our commune.  As you can guess it is very popular 

Just to give you a taste!!

The table settings. Note the glass to the right back - aperitif was a choice of pineau, pastis or J &B, I decided to follow the Scotch rather than the French for a change!

Just a few of the locals getting ready to party...

First course was vegetable soup. Very nice too.

Red wine for the beef and white for the fish.

Delicious sole, but I felt more than full by the end of this course! Lucky there is never a rush to move on to the next course at these repas, so eating takes all afternoon!

Yummy cassis sorbet to clear the palate.  Of course there was a choice of alcoholic or not!  No need to ask me which my choice was!

Roast beef and vegetables.

Two of our friends.

Salade fromages.  French bread is of course available through the meal.

Two more friends.

Framboisier dessert.

Myself and one of our neighbours who is also a great friend.

and our neighbour's wife and friend.
Champagne and coffee to follow.
Phew what a fabulous afternoon.

14 comments:

  1. Diane, I love the table settings, and the menu looks and sounds delicious! I would want the salade fromages! So nice to see your friends, smiling faces and everyone enjoying a great time! Thank you so much for sharing, good thing I just ate supper, too. And guess what? I had a salad with grated cheese, too! :)

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    1. Linda I love salads but my husband is not so keen unless I make them without lettuce. He eats lettuce but it is not one of his favourites! All the food was excellent and in all we had a great day. Keep well Diane

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  2. Wow, Diane what a fantastic looking meal. I am so jealous. Hope you both enjoyed and just think no cooking !! I have been planning my return meal for you both. Hopefully over the Easter holiday x Love your pictures, everything always looks sooooo good.xx

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    1. I am sure where you live also has a repas, time to get to know the mairie's office a bit better :-) Don't panic as you know, we eat anything other than peanut butter, we are really easy to feed. A bientot. Diane

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  3. Looks great and it looks like all had a great time.

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    1. Fabulous time, these meals are always extremely good. Cheers Diane

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  4. Love these gatherings. Nice to really spread out the courses so as to enjoy them more. Instead of the huge servings all at once like we had at the Lodge. Desert looks divine.

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    1. We also love them :-))) They go down a treat, and the lack of haste makes it all so much better for digestion and chatting. Diane

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  5. WOW! What a wonderful meal, especially shared with good friends and neighbours.

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    1. Excellent, do you not have them in your area? Apart from the pensioner's one we have about four club meals as well. The club is more than worth joining even if you are not very active. We play French scrabble on Tuesdays but do not go to the plays and films. Have a great week Diane

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  6. Oh my! What a superb day!! Lovely food, lovely friends make for a lovely time!

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    1. These luncheons always make for a fantastic togetherness and good food :-) Diane

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