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French Cuisine Friday – Loire Valley

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by Tony Dyer (subscribe)
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Published May 19th 2017
French food and wine on a Friday Why not?
If you like really yummy food (and who doesn't?) then make sure you are at Alliance Francaise de Brisbane, 262 Montague Road, West End on Friday, 2 June, 2017 at 6.30pm when some sensational epicurean delights originating from the beautiful Loire Valley of France will be yours for the tasting at the French Cuisine Friday – Loire Valley.

Admission to the French Cuisine Friday featuring dishes from the Loire Valley is $30 for Alliance Francaise members and $35 for non-members. Make sure you don't miss out and purchase your tickets on-line:
Alliance Francaise members here; and

Tickets include tastings of traditional dishes in a fun and friendly atmosphere as you sip on your free glass of fine French wine.

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The evening will be led by the very talented Anne-Sophie Dubois. Everyone in Anne Sophie's family enjoys cooking and, for them food is a serious business. Along with her husband, she was brought up in wine producing regions of France and learned the art of matching wine and food as part of preparing the perfect meal.

Anne-Sophie brought her gastronomic heritage to Australia. When she saw we were missing the pleasures of good traditional French Cooking she wrote and published her bilingual cookbook, 'My Traditional French Cooking'.



Because French cooking is usually seen as sophisticated and complicated it can seem intimidating when you first set out to master the art. However, homemade French food is very different from that served in French restaurants. Join in this amazing gastronomic journey with Anne Sophie and learn to cook real home-style French meals. Anne Sophie will make it easy for you to return home and cook up a storm of genuine and tasty French feasts from France's beautiful Loire Valley.

Although perhaps better known for its scenic beauty the Loire Valley is a region rich in history and culture with its own delicious cuisine. The region is recognised as The Garden of France because of the wonderful produce grown in its mild climate and extremely fertile soil.

Fruits and vegetables thrive in the region and fresh water fish abound in the numerous rivers and lakes. Winemaking dates back to the 1st century and its cheeses are produced in a variety of shapes and sizes. Because of the endowments provided by nature it is not surprising the Loire Valley was a favoured refuge for the French kings and their courts during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

Not only will you stun your family and friends with delicious French cuisine but Anne Sophie will also impart several fascinating stories behind some of the recipes. Each region in France has its own traditional dishes and the Loire Valley is one of the better ones.

Join in on this very interesting night with other like minds who love a good meal (and isn't that all of us?). The evening's discussions are in English.

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A contented class at ther last French Cuisine Friday


Come and enjoy an exciting and tasty evening where you not only get a lovely glass of fine French wine but also take part in the tasting of 'Le plat du jour'.

For more information on this exciting event contact the Alliance Francaise de Brisbane, 262 Montague Road, West End by email at: festival@afbrisbane.com or phone 3844 4460.

Likewise, you can check out Alliance Francaise's web page or its Facebook page and discover some of the fantastic activities and events this dynamic organisation provides.
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Why? French food should be enjoyed by everyone; not just the French
When: Friday, 2 June, 2017 at 6.30pm
Phone: 3844 4460
Where: Alliance Francaise de Brisbane, 262 Montague Road, West End
Cost: $30 for members, $35 for non-members and includes a glass of fine French wine and lots of French food tasting
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