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Cours de cuisine
May
25
10:00 AM10:00

Cours de cuisine

With our upcoming trip to Morocco in October, our thoughts have naturally turned to souks*, kasbahs* and of course, la cuisine marocaine*. Who better then to lead a cours de cuisine* than our own Myriam El Faris, who will show us how to prepare a traditional meal of couscous aux sept légumes* accompanied by petites salades* and finished with an aromatic sweet surprise.

Presented in French and English, we’ll learn why couscous and tagine are as different as coq au vin*and ratatouille*, the benefits of drinking fermented milk and why it’s considered rude to refuse an offer of mint tea in Moroccan culture.

Price includes instruction, recipes and of course, un déjeuner marocain*. Don't miss out!


*traditional markets | *palaces | *Moroccan cuisine | *cooking class | *seven-vegetable couscous | *traditional entrées | *chicken in wine | *tomato and vegetable stew | *a Moroccan lunch

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Soirée Raclette
Aug
2
6:30 PM18:30

Soirée Raclette

If the sound of melted French cheese sets your mouth watering and your arteries contracting, come join us on Friday 2nd of August for a traditional dîner raclette*.

This unique meal originated with cow herders high up in the Savoie region who accidentally left some cheese out overnight on the rocks surrounding their campfire. In the morning, finding it had melted, they scraped the cheese off the rocks and ate it with bits of bread.

Join us au nid* on a cosy winter's night for an evening of eating, drinking, laughing and the scraping of cheese. Numbers are strictly limited, so if you are keen to come along, please ne tardez pas*.

*raclette dinner | *at the nest | *don’t delay

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French Film Festival
Apr
13
4:00 PM16:00

French Film Festival

The annual Brisbane French Film Festival is a much-anticipated event and with good reason. This year, we have chosen the film Pupille (In Safe Hands) which, when we averaged the critic’s and public’s ratings, came out on top. So come along for a great film and the option of a drink afterwards with the Lingua Franca chouchous*. All welcome.

*teacher’s pets

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Christmas Party
Nov
23
5:30 PM17:30

Christmas Party

Katrina and the team at Lingua Franca invite you to come along to our end of year Christmas party. We all deserve a drink after all such a big and fun year here at le nid*. Our students are what make Lingua Franca so great, so we look forward to seeing you in a social setting to wish you Joyeux Noël*.


The event will be held at Mrs Browns Bar on Commercial Road in Newstead.

Cash bar available.

* the nest | happy Christmas

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Cocktails & Fashion with Paul Hunt
May
18
6:00 PM18:00

Cocktails & Fashion with Paul Hunt

Come and join renowned Brisbane-based fashion designer Paul Hunt at Lingua Franca on Friday the 18th May. Over a smart cocktail (ou deux*), Paul will discuss the influence jewellery design has on his own creations before demonstrating his craft by stitching a hand-beaded jewellery-inspired design onto fabric - en direct!*

*or two | *live

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Travel Night
Apr
30
6:00 PM18:00

Travel Night

If you have an interest in France and travel (and we think we're speaking to most of you here) we'd love to see you at our free travel night on the 30th April. 

It's a chance for us to get together and swap our stories, and will provide an excellent opportunity for those travelling soon to glean some bons tuyaux*, and even if travel is not on your agenda quite yet, come along anyway for a chance to chat about something we almost all love: le voyage*

Let us know you'd like to come along. We can't wait to see you there.

*hot tips (literally 'good pipes')

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Wine tasting with Tony Harper
Mar
9
6:00 PM18:00

Wine tasting with Tony Harper

Brisbane News' resident wine expert and owner of Craft Red Hill, Tony Harper, takes us on a relaxed tour of the wine regions of France. If you've always wanted to know your Bordeaux from your Burgundy, this dégustation is for you. 

PLUS: We'll use this event to announce yet another addition to 'French with Benefits'. Be the first to know.

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Fête de Noël
Dec
1
5:00 PM17:00

Fête de Noël

Come and share un apéro* with your classmates at Mrs Brown's for our Fête de Noël.

*pre-dinner drinks

If you could please let us know you're coming so we can let the venue know, that would be great. Merci.

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Dégustation de vin
Sep
8
6:30 PM18:30

Dégustation de vin

Want an introduction to French wines in a fun, relaxed setting?

Come and join us as Constant Beguin Billecocq, from Noble Wines joins us to give us an intro into les vins français*. We'll be tasting un vin blanc*, un vin rosé*, un vin rouge* and un champagne, bien sûr*. Places limited, lots of fun to be had.

*French wines | *a white wine | *a red wine | *of course

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French Board Games
Jun
4
3:00 PM15:00

French Board Games

Fancy yourself a Monopoly magnate? How do you think you'd go playing it en français*?

Come along to our winter board games event to find out. A great way to improve your French in a very relaxed atmosphere, we'll have several jeux de société* and will rotate around the three rooms of le nid*. Wine, coffee, tea and cheese included.

PLACES LIMITED. HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

*in French | *board games | *the nest

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Cheese Tasting
May
19
6:30 PM18:30

Cheese Tasting

Sarah Thuillet, owner of Albion fromagerie Emile et Solange, owes her love of cheese to her grandparents, Emile et…you guessed it, Solange.

Sarah says: “My grandparents passed on their love of cheese and their shop-local philosophy to me, so it’s been a dream of mine to introduce others to delicious cheeses and produce. I grew up around cheese - we didn't ever have a lunch or a dinner without it.”

Sarah will introduce us to four very different cheeses along with their origin, production and characteristics. Naturellement*, we’ll have wine on hand to complement the tasting.

Places limited. Hope to see you there!

 

*cheese | *cheese tasting | *at the nest | *naturally

 

 

 

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