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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 GLC 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 and was re-named in 2019 to Gascogne Ladies Club. 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

Sunday, 25 March 2018

April LLC Lunch 10th April 2018

Dear Ladies
We are delighted to welcome you to the next

LLC lunch on Tuesday 10th April at 

Chateau de Caumale, Escalans

which is just in the Landes.  This mediaeval-style 12th century Chateau is a new venue for us but one that has already been enjoyed by members of the Committee.

Our hostess and LLC member, Genevieve (Vivi) Fabre looks forward to welcoming us to her home and table and hopes that we will have a very enjoyable meal and take the opportunity to take a tour of the Château after lunch.  

Welcome cocktail
Croustillant epinards au fromage de chèvre et huile de truffe
Croustillant of spinach and goat’s cheese with truffle oil 
Poulet grillé, sauce aux morilles
Grilled chicken with Morel sauce
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Saumon Louisiane au vin blanc et lait de coco
Louisiana salmon with white wine and coconut milk sauce

Assiette de desserts

Tarte aux pommes
Apple tart
Fondant au chocolat avec crème anglaise
Chocolate fondant with crème anglaise 

The cost is 18 Euro, which includes a welcome drink, wine and coffee.  This is great value. 

Geneviève also offers a guided tour of the Chateau  and will use any donations raised to support renovation.   Please can you indicate on the booking form if you would like to participate in a guided tour after the lunch.  This will allow us to assess interest and logistics.  Please go to the website for more information www.chateaudecaumale.fr.

The deadline for booking is Monday 2nd April, so please can you submit your reservation form as soon as possible together with your choice of main course.

Please send me an email on lunchclubgascogne@gmail.com if you are having problems with the form or feel that it has not worked (you should get a notification at the end of the process).  If you are having problems, I will manually add you to the list (please also let me know your choices).  I will send out a list of responses before the deadline.

We look forward to welcome you from 12:00.  Please bring either your cheque for €18, made payable to “Ladies Lunch Club de l’Armagnac”, or cash in an envelope marked with your name.  Your assistance with this is much appreciated as it helps to speed up the booking-in process. 
Please note that you will be charged if you cancel within 72 hours of the lunch. 
The LLC Committee look forward to welcoming you to a lively and convivial luncheon at this interesting and very historic venue on 10th April.

Other news :
May Meeting :  Please note that due to public holidays the next meeting will be on the 3rd Tuesday of the month ie the 15th May at Estang.
Club activities – Please see Margaretha’s blog for an update on some of the plans and proposals (if you have not already seen this)  April Blog

Membership renewal closes at the end of April - If you wish to renew and have not already done so, please send me an email and let me know your intentions or contact me if you need a renewal form at lunchclubgascogne@gmail.com.  Thank you to everyone who has already renewed your membership for 2018.

What’s on in April -  We have received notification of the following from our members (which will be posted on Facebook and put on the blog)

  • Cinema Club - Thursday afternoon in Fleurance at 5:30 (every other week).  Enjoy an English spoken film and then spend time discussing the film and chatting over a glass of wine.  For more information contact Susan.Brissaud@wanadoo.fr
    • 29th March The Mercy 5:30.
    • 12th April – The Shape of Water
    • 26th April - Lady Bird
    • Upcoming films : The Death of Stalin, The sense of an ending.
  • LLC Lunch 10th April
  • Demu - Troc / Vide Jardin 15th April.  Bring and buy for gardeners.  Reserve a 2m exhibiting table for €1 to sell plants and cuttings or go along to buy.  More info on Facebook or on request (by email)
  • English Theatre CompanyRosencrantz & Guildenstern are dead” by Tom Stoppard.  6pm 4th & 5th May at Lectoure and 11th & 12th May at Maubourguet.  More information to follow
  • Tuesday 15th May – LLC lunch – Estang

If you have more cultural / village activities to add please let me know and we will post them for you.
Best wishes

LLC Secretary

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