Le Quatorze Juillet Celebrated

Merci Beaucoup to Fran and Jodie Hellman for hosting our Quartorze Juillet celebration. We had lots of fun playing pétanque and ate delicious food brought by all, especially the BBQ chicken and pulled pork, prepared by Chef Fran. Even though it was still daylight when we sang “La Marseillaise”, we still lit sparklers to mark…

2016 Holiday Cocktail Party

Delicious food and interesting conversations made our December 10 Holiday Cocktail Party a huge success.  Special thanks to our Hosts: John and Lawrence. John’s bartending was, as usual, spectacular! MERCI! Scrumptious hors d’oeuvres and desserts were prepared by Marilyn, Marcel & Gail, Nancy, Renée, Carol and Marda. It was great to see our long-time members…

A Great Cheese Making Program!

Thirty-four people attended our Cheese Making Presentation on March 6. Daniel George, cheesemaker and cheese monger, from Cato Corner Farms in Colchester, selected six cheeses to complement four paired wines. Over wine and cheese, he explained everything from the cows, to the cheesemaking process, affinage, and piecing together the perfect cheese plate!  What an interesting…

Bonne Fête de Mardi Gras!

Bonne Fête – et Amusez-vous bien! Les origines de Mardi Gras: Tout au long de l’année, se succèdent des fêtes qui rythment la vie des chrétiens. La fête de Mardi Gras a tous les ans une date différente, fixée par rapport à la date de Pâques, qui elle même varie en fonction du cycle de la…

Holiday Party – December 6, 2015

Members, old and new, came together for our end-of-year Holiday Party held at the Heritage Hotel in Southbury.  We were treated with delicious food and sweets from the buffet while an 8 year-old student from our Parent/Child French class played a beautiful flute solo (with no music) and then she played 5 Christmas carols while…

CÉLÉBRATION DE LA FÊTE NATIONALE FRANÇAISE

What a wonderful time we had on July 12 for our Bastille Day party! MERCI to Micheline who prepared all the scrumptious food and offered such a lovely setting around her backyard pool – even the weather was perfect!  Hospitality Chairwoman, Nancy creatively decorated the tables and fences with festive dish towels from different French…

Matinée Littéraire Starts June 6

This summer’s novel will be Le Testament français by Adrei Makine to be read aloud together in the beautiful setting of the Audubon Center Bent of the River, in Southbury. Starting Saturday, June 6, this group meets twice a month on Saturdays (replacing Cafe Conversation) to discuss the text. Chairperson, Kathryn MacCullough, will be ordering…