We went to the annual hunter’s lunch in the village today.
We left at 12:00 and got back home at 5:30.
It’s a 3 minute drive…..
I took photos.
To start we had the usual apero. Today it was Sangria. The nibbles were actually served in big bowls but I put a few in my soup bowl for the photo.
We bring our own plates, glasses, tableware, etc. for these lunches.
The first course was soup. It was a vegetable soup of some sort with ‘Japanese Pearls’ or tapioca.
The second course was fish – perch with a leek sauce.
I almost forgot to take the photo…..
There was both red and rose wine served, and bread, of course.
One uses the bread to clean the plate between courses.
Next was Civet de chevreuil, or Venison Stew.
This was followed by Gigot de chevreuil or roast leg of venison, with vegetables.
Then, of course, was the salad and cheese….
After we cleaned our plates again, of course.
Then there was a wee pause while we had the lotto – or drawing, that is part of most events in rural France.
Those are the tickets I bought and at the top you can see my winning coupon. I think there were about 15 prizes in all.
Yes, I won something,
A shoulder of venison, to be exact…. frozen, thankfully..
I was told it would feed 12.
I could barely get it in the freezer. I’m sure it won’t fit in the oven. I think mon mari will have to cut off the long bone with his table saw.
After that excitement we had dessert – a simple custard tart.
Well, we had a rather big lunch….. a simple dessert was in order.
Along with dessert we had bottles of sparkling cider.
We finished with coffee, chocolates and Armagnac.
The food was all excellent and the cost, including all of the wine, apero and after dinner brandy was 20 euro per person (about $22.50)
Mon mari is having a nap.
I believe I’ll join him…..