September lunch was at a new venue for NEDWA – L’Auberge de Lanouaille. 19 members sat down for lunch with two guests.
On Thursday July 27th NEDWA members and partners gathered at Shirley and David Gill’s for afternoon tea but for the first time since their inception the tea was inside due to rain. Shirley’s cakes are renowned and today she excelled herself and made up for the lack of sunshine,
It was the first NEDWA occasion since the death of our Treasurer Angela McSherry and glasses were raised in her memory.
Our thanks go to Shirley and David for hosting yet another enjoyable tea.
Members and guests enjoyed a very pleasant lunch in June at Le CocoPat in 24390 St. Agnan. The sun shone and the wine flowed ……………
Those members of NEDWA who were at a recent coffee morning were treated to an interesting talk on the history of chocolate by chocolate maker Mandy Pattinson and a delicious taste of the real thing. We were surprised to learn that cocoa beans reached France during the Spanish Inquisition and were first made into chocolate bars by Fry’s in England in 1847 although it was another thirty years before milk chocolate was made. Chocolate was marketed initially as a health drink. We made the most of eating chocolate at the best time of day for giving a sense of well-being and tasted chocolate of differing strengths from white through to 98% cocoa. Mandy brought along a range of the chocolate products she produces and at the end of her talk members made the most of the opportunity to buy some of her delicious wares.