SaddleBrooke Francophiles celebrate the cuisine of famous French chefs

Pat Smith

Once again the recipe books of famous French chefs Julia Child and Jacques Pepin were removed from the pantry by dozens of SaddleBrooke Francophiles and poured through for unique dishes to serve at our annual Progressive Dinner honoring the talents of these two world class culinary artists. This particular event also honors our organization’s founders, Bill and Suzanne Brown, and it is organized and chaired by Pat Dawydowych.

SaddleBrooke Francophiles, who are “lovers of all things French,” met on November 12 at the home of its chairperson, Pat Smith, for heavy hors d’oeuvres and complimentary wines served by our sommelier, Bob Kramer. After enjoying each of the delicious appetizers everyone departed for the host homes where they were served French dishes gleaned from the same recipe books and paired with outstanding wines from a variety of vineyards. Last stop for the evening was the home of Dave and Mylinda Guillen for some mouthwatering French desserts. This annual Progressive Dinner again was a smashing success enjoyed by every Francophile in attendance.

Our next celebration is the “Feast of Kings’ on January 7, followed by “Le Chandeleur” Crepe Party on February 18, “Foods & Wines” of the World on March 18, and our annual “Spring Fling” of games, food and fun on April 15. In addition our “Diners a la Maison’ intimate dinners in members’ homes will take place on January 19, February 16, and April 20.

If you would like more info on our group, please contact Pat Smith at 825-2409. Membership is open to all SB HOA One, 2 and SB Ranch homeowners. Vive le France!