Previous events

Here is a list of the previous events organised by Pierre & Rachel and by our French Moments team:

BASTILLE DAY – FRENCH OPEN DAY: 14 July 2012

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at French Moments, Mosman with Agathe, Paul and Yorick

To celebrate Bastille Day, we opened our centre all day from 9.30am to 4.30pm to serve our community with FREE 45 minute French lessons for new student who have never had lessons with us before!

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FRENCH CHEESE WORKSHOP: 15 June 2012

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at French Moments, Mosman with Lucas and Agathe

An educative workshop where five French cheeses were matched to different wines and a full run-down of how to choose, cut and serve French cheese was given. In France the cheese course is part of daily life, but there are lots of things to learn about this part of French gastronomy with a whole “cheese etiquette” to discover!

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PROVENCE DINNER PARTY: 2 May 2012

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at Hawthorn Mosman with Pierre, Lucas, Antoine and Agathe

On Wednesday night, we went on a gastronomic and photographic journey to the French region of Provence, with the sound of imaginary crickets in our heads and Provençal flavours to delight the senses. There were 30 people on this French voyage, where we were treated to a beautiful multi-media presentation of Provence whilst journeying through multiple courses at Hawthorn Mosman.

A nice menu with beautiful colours: goats cheese ravioli, grilled Lamb cutlets served on a Provençal medley of broad beans, cherry tomato and garlic confit, an amazing goats cheese (by Holy Goat) served with a good Campillou bread – for the French touch! – for dessert a crème caramel infused with lemon verbena was served with fresh pomegranate seeds. The atmosphere of the restaurant was perfect with Provençal colours of beige and lavender!

During the night, Pierre presented the beautiful region of Provence, focusing on the Luberon, taking us through several villages such as Ménerbes, Roussillon, Cucuron, Lourmarin, or Bonnieux.

Click here to view more photos of the event on our Flickr gallery.

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A FRENCH CHRISTMAS DINNER PARTY: 30 November 2011

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at Hawthorn Mosman with Pierre, Rachel and Antoine

We held a special evening event on the 30th November to celebrate Christmas and the beginning of Advent. Hawthorn Mosman (707 Military Road, Mosman, Corner of Gouldsbury St) served beautiful food and wine, and their restaurant was the perfect setting for everyone to sit around three long tables for a Christmas Dinner Party French style! A presentation on Christmas in France was made on the screen between courses and also a fun French Trivia Challenge with the prizes won by our students Debbie and Julieanne!

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FRENCH BASTILLE DAY TRIVIA NIGHT: 14 July 2011

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at French Moments, Mosman with Pierre, Rachel and Antoine

July 2011

Beautiful canapés and soft drinks with a complimentary glass of French sparkling wine awaited the guests on arrival. Pierre opened the night with a short multi-media presentation on Bastille Day in France. The French Trivia Challenge was then launched by Antoine… fingers on the buzzer… with a prize for the winner!

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EASTER WORKSHOP FOR KIDS

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at French Moments, Mosman with Pierre, Rachel and Olivia

April 2011

Fun workshop for kids when we made an Easter basket full of eggs!

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CHEESE & WINE WORKSHOP

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at French Moments, Mosman with Pierre and Manon

April 2011

An educative workshop when 8 different French wines were matched with 8 French cheese.

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FRENCH DINNER PARTY – Corsica

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at L’Artisan, Mosman with Pierre and Rachel

May 2010

A dinner party run by French-style restaurant L’Artisan where Pierre talked about the island of Corsica through a multimedia presentation.

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FRENCH DINNER PARTY – Bastille Day Dinner Party

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at Jones the Grocer, Neutral Bay with Pierre and Rachel

December 2008

A dinner party based on Bastille Day and how it is celebrated in France.

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FRENCH DINNER PARTY – French Dinner Party – Bourgogne

at Jones the Grocer, Neutral Bay

May 2008

A dinner party based on the renown region of Burgundy.

FRENCH DINNER PARTY – French Dinner Party – Lorraine

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at Jones the Grocer, Neutral Bay

March 2008

A dinner party based on Lorraine and the cities of Nancy and Metz.

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FRENCH DINNER PARTY – French Dinner Party – Vallée de la Loire

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at Jones the Grocer, Neutral Bay

February 2008

A dinner party based on the Loire Valley and its beautiful chateaux.

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FRENCH DINNER PARTY – French Dinner Party – Normandie

at Jones the Grocer, Neutral Bay

January 2008

A dinner party based on Normandy, its rich and verdant countryside.

FRENCH DINNER PARTY – Christmas Dinner Parties

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at Jones the Grocer, Neutral Bay

December 2007

3 exceptional dinner parties based on Christmas in France.

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FRENCH AFTERNOON TEAS

at Jones the Grocer, Neutral Bay

2007 and 2008

A regional Tour de France with delicious French-inspired afternoon tea.

FRENCH GOÛTERS FOR KIDS

at Jones the Grocer, Neutral Bay

2007 and 2008

A French introduction for kids with yummy croissants and hot chocolate.