Chinese Banquet in Brossac
At La Giraudière, we all take it in turns to cook for each other. Commonly, people cook their favourite dishes from home or dishes that their countries are famous for. On Tuesday, we were delighted to receive a Chinese Banquet from our 4 volunteers from China. Onstead of keeping this to ourseves, we invited 7 locals from Brossac along for a party!
Since it was going to be such a big task, the rest of the volunteers decided to lend a hand, and the girls taught us how to make dumplings and hot pot. We just about managed to get the hang of it in the end!
When the locals arrived, it gave all of our volunteers the opportunity to practise their French with native speakers. We all took advantage of this and the locals helped with our grammar and pronunciation. Alognside some great conversation, we also enjoyed some fabulous food and wine. The locals especially loved the Chinese dumplings and many of us went up for seconds…and thirds!
To end the evening, we all played music from home. We learned some French songs and dinner party games, and Eilidh let the locals listen to Trail West and Tide Lines (2 well loved bands from Scotland). The mix of cultures was amazing and we all thouroughly enjoyed our evening.
Thank you to all the locals for coming along, the volunteers for cooking and Paul for arranging the evening. We hope to do it again soon!!