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Februrary 2013

Calendar of Events for the month of February 2013

Saturday, February 2

3pm – Feast of Candlemas: crêpes and cider provided by the Alliance Française hosted by Dr. Sorin Issvoran

It is essential to RSVP before Thursday, January 31, see the bulletin for more information.

Saturday, February 9

10:30am sharp – Quarterly Board of Directors meeting
MIIS, 460 Pierce Street, Monterey, CA
M127, McCone Building

7:30pm – Movie night at Pauline Cantin’s home. There is room for 12 people. Please RSVP, see the bulletin for more information.

The film: AMOUR, Palme d’Or at Cannes in 2012, released in theaters October 24, 2012. A drama by Austrian director and screenwriter Michael Haneke, with Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva and Isabelle Huppert. Summary: Georges and Anne are in their eighties, are highly educated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, also a musician, lives abroad with her family. One day, Anne is in an accident.  The love between this couple is put to the test.

Tuesday, February 12

10am – Café-conversation hosted by Pauline Cantin, see the bulletin for more information.

Sunday, February 24

4pm – The Book Club hosted by Pascale Richards-Deliens, see the bulletin for more information.

This activity is open to all members who want to improve their French pronunciation and to discover French literary classics and their authors. The work to be studied is Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand. Bring your book or a copy. Pascale can provide a copy for $5.00

Sunday, February 28

12:30pm – Lunch at the Pâtisserie Bechler. There is no need to RSVP.

4-Course Meal at Lugano Swiss Bistro

French chef Christian Viollaz has been invited by Lugano Swiss Bistro restaurant and André, its owner, to be a guest chef on February 22 at the Barnyard in Carmel. Christian will offer a 4-course menu, each course paired with a wine as a prix fixe menu for $59.00.


Vol-Au-Vent d’Escargots au Riesling
Burgundy snails served is Pastry Shell with mushrooms Riesling Wine sauce
Michel Chapoutier Marius Blanc, France

Soupe de Lentilles Rouge
Red lentil Soup

Salade de Crotin Chèvre Chaud
Warm Goat Cheese Salad
Chateau Timberlay Blanc, Bordeaux

Aiguilette De Carnard au Miel et Poivron Jeune Sauce Gastrique
Riz Sauvage, Haricot Verts Fin, Puree de Carotte
Roast Duck Breast with Honey and Mix Baby Bell Pepper, with orange glaze and demi-glace sauce, served with mix wild and brown organic rice, green eans and carrot mousseline.
Chapoutier Cotes du Rhone Belleruche Rouge, Rhone Valley

Profiterole à la Vanille Sauce Chocolat
With Vanilla Ice Cream and Warm Homemade Chocolate Sauce

Experience a wonderful dinner at Lugano Swiss Bistro by calling (831) 626-3779
or email to make a reservation.

Download the flier

Celebrate Chandeleur

When: Saturday February 2, 3.00pm

Where: Chez le Dr Issvoran

What: Come and enjoy convivial company among fellow francophiles, sharing crêpes and cider, details in the bulletin.