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August 2018

French Nights ~ Vive le Québec et la poutine!

August 15, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

We'll talk about the French-speaking province of Québec, while we sample the quintessential Québecois cuisine, the sublime poutine! For those who don't know, poutine translates as "cheesy fries with gravy!"

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September 2018

French Nights ~ Jouons à la pétanque!

September 5, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Learn the rules, vocabulary, history and etiquette of pétanque, also called les boules, and play a bit to get the feel of it! Open to all levels! Enjoy the beautiful winery and gorgeous grounds, while sipping an award winning local wine in good company!

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*Class Full – Registration Closed* French Nights ~ Crêpes, wine, and cheese!

September 19, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Come learn the French vocabulary and history of the delicious crêpe, from the Stone Age to modern time, from a humble meal to haute cuisine!

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October 2018

French Nights – Les montgolfières!

October 3, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Les montgolfières! Albuquerque’s Balloon Fiesta is the world’s largest, and we owe it all to the French, specifically les frères Montgolfier, who invented the globe aerostatique in the 1780’s. Come learn a bit of the early history and French vocabulary of ballooning!

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French Nights – L’oeuf, la quiche, et le menu

October 17, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

L’oeuf, la quiche, et le menu. Starting from the most fundamental French ingredient, the egg, we’ll look at quiches and egg dishes in French cooking, as well as some French food and menu terms. Come learn how to order un oeuf à la coque, une omelette baveuse, or quiche lorraine with confidence and panache!

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November 2018

French Nights – Pichenotte AKA Crokinole

November 7, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Pichenotte AKA Crokinole: A fun disc-flicking game possibly from French Canada… The origin of the game is unclear, but what’s clear is that it’s a lot of fun, easy to learn, but hard to master! Come learn the rules and basic terms, while we sip some wine by the warm fireplace. Maryse will bring her crokinole “pichenotte” board; please bring yours if you have one!
~ Open to the Public, Reservations Needed ~

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French Nights ~ Le cinéma et les frères Lumière

November 28, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Le cinéma et les frères Lumière: French film history and loan words

$5 French onion soup

~ Open to the Public, Reservations Needed ~

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December 2018

French Nights – L’hiver et le vin brûlé- Winter and mulled wine

December 5, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Come warm up by the fire while sipping some house-made mulled wine, as we talk about the cold, the winter, and practice our conditional tense en français! Can you say “Were I to go to Québec in the winter, I would go snowshoeing” in French?

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January 2019

French Night – Les Misérables

January 23, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Come learn a bit of the history and vocabulary of Victor Hugo’s French masterpiece, Les Misérables! I’ll lead a few songs from Les Misérables (the musical) in French, and you can sing along, or just listen 🙂

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February 2019

French Night – La galette de sarasin- Buckwheat crêpes

February 20, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The story of the humble yet heroic buckwheat crêpe, from Brittany, through England and France to Québec and beyond!

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