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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

Friday, 28 June 2019

July 2019 lunch

Dear Ladies

We are delighted to invite you to a very special summer 

BBQ lunch
 on Thursday 18th July

 at Château de Buros 
near Gabarret

This is a favourite venue and they have offered us a fantastic menu.  We hope that will be able to spend a leisurely and convivial afternoon together in the shade of the Chateau grounds.  We also have the option of being inside should the weather not co-operate.  

Our hosts, Angélique and Marijn de Wit, have created a fantastic menu with a mixture of BBQ foods (meat, fish and vegetables), sauces, salads as well as a choice of desserts.  The BBQ is open to partners and guests.  Please use the form in your email to make the reservation for yourself and your guests. You only need one form to make your reservation.

The Summer BBQ

Booking-in commences from 12:00 and will cost €20 for members and €25 for each guest.
Gascogne Ladies Club Sponsored Welcome reception: 
Apéritif Sangria avec des grignotages (nibbles)  

 From the Barbecue:

Bavette de bœuf 
pilons de poulet 
(chicken drumsticks) 
Araignée de porc marinée a la provençal 
(pork provencal) 

Papillote de poissons à la coriandre, gingembre et citronnelle 
(fish parcels)

Brochette de legumes avec champignon, poivron, courgette et aubergine
(vegetable kebabs)

Choice of  sauces:  
Sauce Barbecue, Sauce Tzaziki

 Pomme de terre en papillote 
(potato parcels), 
Salade De pâtes fraîches aux légumes grillés 
(pasta salad with grilled vegetables)
 salade tomates avec mozzarella


Ananas aux épices rôti 
(spicy roast pineapple)
Salade de fruits du verger marines a la verveine (salad with fruits of the orchard marinated in verbena)  
Mousse de fruits exotiques

Reserve your place now.  The cost is €20 for members and €25 for each guest.  Wine is not included in this price but will be available to purchase. 

The BBQ is open to partners and guests.  Please book early as numbers will be capped at 80.  Once the cap is reached additional names will be added to the waiting list.  You are welcome to bring house guests with you if someone is visiting.  In the event that we are over subscribed with a lot of guests, we may need to ask you to restrict guests in order to ensure that all members (plus 1 guest) can attend.  We hope that it won’t be necessary to implement this. Please bring your cheque for €20 (members) and €25 (each guest) made payable to “Ladies Lunch Club de l’Armagnac” or cash in an envelope marked with your name and the number of guests.  

Deadline for booking:   The deadline for booking is Thursday 4th July (or sooner if the cap is reached).  But please don’t wait for this date as we expect that this event will get booked up very quickly.  Numbers will be accepted after this date (by email) if we still have places.  I will advise on the status when I send out the reminder email and list of responders.  Please note, that we will need to charge for any cancellations received on or after Monday 15th July (within 72 hours of the lunch).

Book now to avoid disappointment: Please can you submit your reservation as soon as possible. Early booking will ensure that you have a place and avoid disappointment.  If you have problems with the form or think that it has not worked or prefer to send an email, please respond to this by email indicating how many guests you would like to register.  In this case, I will manually enter your wishes.  I will send out the reminder email and list of responses next week.  

The LLC Committee look forward to welcoming you to this event and we are all keeping our fingers crossed for a rain-free lunch with you, your partners and guests. 

Keep the date free: Extra Special Summer Picnic on Tuesday 13th August at Chateau de Bascous (near to Eauze).  This will be an “bring and share picnic”, in which you bring something for 6-8 people (eg a savoury salad, quiche, etc  or a dessert).  This will be free and will be open to as many guests as you would like to bring.  LLC will be sponsoring the venue, wine and some food. 

Other LLC events
I will send out a bulletin of all other news and events over the summer.  Please can you let me know if you have anything to add.
Astrid Florentinus 
We would like to let you know that Astrid Florentinus has passed away on 16 June.  She was a long member of our Club, and was an active part of Talking Shop.  She was well known for her warm hearted stories about buying and selling antique furniture.  She was born in the Dutch Indies, lived to the Netherlands and lived for many years in France.  She will be remembered by many of our members, but her Dutch friends will never forget her lessons in Indonesian cooking and keep the finest of memories of this strong and gentle woman.  She left for Holland 2 years ago and has been buried in Holland   We all wish her family strength and love. 

Best wishes


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