Daglan goes Anglo (a bit)

Just in case you were starting to dream of lunch in Daglan this Sunday with some Carbonnade avec ses légumes, pâte feuilletée et purée de pommes de terre — I’m sorry. You’re too late.

Believe it or not, the Club de l’Amitié (Friendship Club) is putting on UN REPAS BRITANNIQUE on Sunday in the Salle des Fêtes, and the lunch is already over-subscribed. So you simply cannot attend, unless you’ve already signed up.

What’s unique about this five-course  lunch is, first,  that the menu includes only foods that one associates with Britain, and, second, that the cooking is being done exclusively by the club’s Anglophone members, including my wife Jan (she is one of two English speakers who is responsible for dessert). And no, I’m not goofing off completely. I will be peeling potatoes as required, before the event. I think I’ll even bring one or two of our Canadian flags (like this one) to the lunch.

At least two Canadians -- Jan and I -- will be involved.

At least two Canadians — Jan and I — will be involved.

The idea for this event came from one of the French members, who pointed out that it’s always been French chefs (or amateur cooks) who make the club’s meals. Why not have the Anglos do the work for a change, he reasoned.

I confess that I had my doubts from the start. I figured that the French members of the club (the majority, of course) would be less than thrilled by the thought of being served English food.  (Eggs and chips? Over-cooked cabbage?) But I stand corrected — apparently, this is going to be quite an event.

You will, of course, stay tuned for the in-depth coverage. A review, with photos, will be provided by Radio Free Daglan, once the last tasse of coffee and the last verre of digestif are consumed. The timing of the review will depend, in large measure, on how much of the digestif I consume personally.

 

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3 Responses to Daglan goes Anglo (a bit)

  1. Samandjill Hershfield says:

    Some homework for your and Janster’s prep:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_cuisine

    Sounds like fun.

    S et J

    On Fri, Apr 22, 2016 at 8:13 AM, Radio Free Daglan wrote:

    > loren24250 posted: “Just in case you were starting to dream of lunch in > Daglan this Sunday with some Carbonnade avec ses légumes, pâte feuilletée > et purée de pommes de terre — I’m sorry. You’re too late. Believe it or > not, the Club de l’Amitié (Friendship Club) is puttin” >

  2. Double D's says:

    “Over Subscribed” What a fantastic situation. I would suggest listing your tickets on ebay or stubhub in order to enjoy huge profits or is that not in the spirit of the event?

  3. loren24250 says:

    Brilliant, Double D! That’s why you’re richer than King Midas, while I am still working (part-time) at Midas Muffler. Of course selling the tickets is not in the spirit of the event, but if there is big money to be made, I’m there! Will report later on how it goes.

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