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Réans, Armagnac, 32 Gers, France
Our objective is to promote friendship between women of all nationalities living in Gascony, SW France, to share our interests and to offer help when needed. The Club started in 2008, with twenty English ladies living in Gascony, using a foreign language and experiencing a new life. Since then, several different groups have been added and our membership has grown into the hundreds, with new ladies moving to the area and ladies who have lived here a while, who have discovered us, who want to make new acquaintances and discover new areas of interest. Today we have eleven nationalities, and our speaking/working language is English. The LLC meets on the second Tuesday of each month, excluding July and August.Every member receives an email each month, giving the name of the restaurant, the chosen, menu and a booking form. In 2014, we became a non-profit making Association, known as Ladies Lunch Club de l’Armagnac. Our annual subscription fee of 10 € is payable in January each year. Each member of the Club may participate in some or all of our various groups

Friday, 28 April 2017

Garden visit

Lasbadies near Moncrabeau


 

Thursday 11th May.

 
We are delighted to be visiting this lovely garden, entirely created by  Alan and Jennifer Story
 Located on a hilltop site on the Lot et Garonne and Gers boundary, 4km from Moncrabeau, in 1998 the site was a field of wild flowers with a ruin needing much attention. To provide shelter in such an exposed situation the garden was divided into different spaces each protected by hedges or a structure to create garden rooms each with its own character. The rooms include a large cobbled area with rill, a fountain and herbaceous beds bordered by a white wisteria and rose walk on one side and a raised hornbeam hedge on the other. Other rooms include a smaller circular garden with sculpture, cypressus and more vibrant planting, a box parterre, a potager and a secluded space with pool and abri. The roooms wrap round the house and are linked by paths, grassed areas and hedges giving a strong structure to the garden throughout the year.

 
Lieu dit Lasbadies
47600 Moncrabeau


Directions from Condom: Take the road to Agen, after about 4 km turn left at double bend, signed Moncrabeau and Lasbadies. Keep on this small road for another 5 km (ignoring left turn to Moncrabeau) and turn left into hameau Lasbadies as signed at top of hill. It is the last house on the right. Parking will be signed.


 We will meet at 2.30 pm

 Look forward to seeing you all then, please let us know if you plan to come so we have an idea of numbers.

 
Date for your diaries:
Please note also that our June outing will take place on Thursday 1st June
we will visit Nancy Hushion’s beautiful garden at Roques
 

 
Lieu dit Lasbadies, 47600 Moncrabeau -8
 

Friday, 7 April 2017

LLC April 11th,2017 luncheon

Come along and meet one of our favourite chefs at our 
April 11th lunch 12h
at the 
Auberge La Baquère. 

Thibault in front of his restaurant
Adresse : lieu-dit La Baquere, 32190 Préneron
Téléphone : 05 62 06 42 75
Gastronomic yes, but Thibault is also curious, which led him, after his hotel studies, to emigrate, discover and practice in England, the United States, Luxembourg and Switzerland.
However, it is at Preneron near Vic-Fezensac, where Thibault took up the challenge at this Auberge; steeped in history. La Baquère is a gascon word meaning savoir-vivre and conviviality.
For almost 15 years he has delighted his clients with an inventive cuisine, where he mixes the influence of his experiences with the riches of the Gers region.
Here is Thibault's menu:

Bouchee a la reine aux feves et girolles / 

Vol au vents with broad beans and girolles mushrooms
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Dos de merlu poche sauce au vin blanc et combawa/ 

Hake with a white wine and Madagascan spiced sauce

or
Jambon roti au miel et oranges/

Honey and orange roasted ham
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Moelleux aux prunneaux et armagnac
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The booking deadline is the 3 April.
Please note that you may be charged if you cancel within 72 hours of the lunch.

We shall start booking in at 12:00 to be ready for 12:30. 
Please remember to bring your 17 euros in an envelope, 
and if you haven't paid your 2017 subs then please bring an additional 10 euros. 

If you have any difficulties regarding up signing, travelling or other,
please contact: The LLC Secretary at:
<lunchclubgascogne@gmail.com>

For more information about any of the above or our next meeting and venue, please contact:
LLC secretary: lunchclubgascogne(at)gmail.com
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