test events

Dear Members and Guests,

Our October event is a visit to Apricale, voted “One of the most beautiful villages in Italy”. It is located just one hour from the center of Nice, on the road that climbs up past Dolceaqua. Apricale has a diverse demographic mix of Italians from all parts of Italy, foreigners from all parts of the world, older people and young families, with a great range in socio-economic classes. Presently there are 623 residents.

In Apricale, there is no police station and there is almost no crime, there is almost no unemployment and there is no poverty. The community spirit is strong and based on centuries of village history and traditions. What makes this village so cohesive, and so unique? Join us to learn more about the people and their way of life, while we sample some of the local specialties that have made this village so famous.

The cuisine is of the highest standing; the people here take pride in using their local, fresh produce. Village markets display the local olives, honey, herbs and spices, available for purchase.

We will gather outside Apricus Bar & Osteria, Via Roma 42 at 11h00 for coffee and brioche while American born Deborah d´Alessandro tells us about “Living in Apricale,” an insiders view of the local life and culture, the unique history – the land of the Druids and what they left us. Deborah will guide us past the Medieval Castle, other local churches and ancient frescoes followed by a walk through the olive groves.

Apricus Bar & Osteria – meeting point

 

Following the guided tour, we will enjoy a hearty Italian Lunch at the popular Ristorante Apricale da Delio. During lunch, ACR´s Governor and Event Manager, Cynthia Milani will give a talk called;
What makes the Italians so Italian, the French so French and the Americans so American? 
A short, lively Anthropological Perspective of the cultural differences that characterize each of these cultures, and impact our behavior.

*** MENU ***

Welcome drink with olives, fresh ricotta with herbs and other local specialties

Antipasto:
Homemade tartina with local mushrooms or artichokes depending on availability

First course:
Tasting of 3 ravioli: rabbit ravioli; herb ravioli; homemade tagliatelle with tomato sauce and aged ricotta.

Second course:
Option 1: rabbit/goat combination (house specialties!)
Option 2: Stockfish brandade of baccala’, the traditional pureed dried cod with potatoes & olive oil

Desserts:
Zabaglione (fresh foamy egg custard) with fresh fruit and homemade pansarole (hot crispy dough made famous by the restaurant)

Beverages:
Pigato white wine and Rossese red wine. Coffee, tea, sparkling & still water.
Local digestives after lunch

***

Price: Euros 48 for members and Euros 58 for non-members, all-inclusive.

Dress code: Casual and good walking shoes

Event Venues:
Apricus Bar & Osteria
Via Roma 42
Ristorante Apricale da Delio
Piazza Vittorio Veneto 9, 18035 Apricale

Parking: There is free parking along the left hand side of Strade Provinciale (SP63) as you enter the village of Apricale,  as well as a small parking area on the right directly below the village before the bend. Continue into via Remembranze and you will find more more parking on the right beside café near cafe Apricus,  Beyond the café, the road forks to Perinaldo and there is a larger parking lot next to house number Via Roma 56.

For additional parking and handicap spaces, follow the road around the village and take the left fork to Biardo, then follow signs indicating a very sharp left into via Cavour, towards the cemetery. There is a very large car park near the cemetery and, further down, behind the square where there are a few handicap spaces. (Note: this is the best possible access for wheelchairs). Further up the road towards Biardo, you will find the panoramic road high above the village, where there is limited parking and access.

Important: Please confirm your reservation as soon as possible, but no later than Friday 4th October, unless sold out before. Previously our events have been sold out prior to the final date. Without payment your reservation cannot be confirmed. There will be no payments accepted at the door. Cancellations past 4th October are not refundable. When booking please advice your menu choices, seating preferences, any dietary requests and names of any guests.

For any questions, please contact the Event Manager:
Cynthia Milani (milani.assoc@wanadoo.fr)

There are the following 3 methods of payment:
1. By PayPal or Credit Card below:
(Please include menu choices, seating preferences, any dietary requests and names of any guests in the field marked “Extra Info”):


MEMBERS October 12th Guided tour and lunch in Apricale
Extra Info:




GUESTS October 12th Guided tour and lunch in Apricale
Extra Info:



2. Bank transfer (free for EU member states):
BIC: PRIVFRPP IBAN: FR76 2459 9610 3479 0869 2080 126
Bank: Barclays France SA, Cannes. Account: American Club of the Riviera.

3. Euro checks payable to “The American Club of the Riviera”, and sent to:
Mr. Richard Leblond
Residence St. James,
107 La Croisette,
06400 Cannes

If you are paying by bank transfer or by check, please inform our Membership Coordinator (news@americanclubriviera.com) of your payment, menu choices, seating preferences, any dietary requests and names of any guests.

I look forward to welcoming you to Apricale in October.

Friendly greetings,

Beathe-Jeanette Lunde
(president@americanclubriviera.com)

**********************

*** THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT! ***

Dear Members and Guests,

Welcome to our sought after May event and the special atmosphere of the Cannes Film Festival.

Cannes is very animated during the Festival and this year it runs from May 14th to May 25th. Mexican film director Alejandro Gonzales Inárritu has been named Jury President this year. “The Revenant”, his most recent success, picked up 3 Oscars in 2016.

We will gather for an aperitif enhanced by palm trees, white sand and azure sea at La Plage Barrière le Gray d’Albion Restaurant on the Croisette. We will enjoy an excellent lunch with Club members and guests, including a surprise quiz.

This is one of our most popular events and perfect for bringing a friend or two. However, please book early as it sells out quickly.

The atmosphere can perhaps be best enjoyed on foot – the walk to the Palais des Festival is an easy and pleasant one along the sea and the Croisette.

Dress code: Film Festival Chic.

Location: La Plage Barrière le Gray d’Albion Restaurant on the Croisette (on the beach across from the Armani Caffè which is located at 42 La Croisette, 06400 Cannes)

Parking: Palais Stéphanie, 50 Boulevard de la Croisette, 06400 Cannes
OR Gray d’Albion, 38 rue des Serbes, 06400 Cannes

Time: Doors open at 12:30. The luncheon ends at 16:00.

Price: € 80 for members and € 95 for guests. € 36 for children under 12 years old (with the same menu).

Menu

Welcome Aperitif: Prosecco, Sartori

Salade César
(Cos lettuce, tomato, eggs, parmesan, shrimps, olives, croutons)
—-

Filet de loup grillé aux zestes d’agrumes
Tagliatelles de courgettes aux éclats d’olives
(Sea bass fillet grilled with citrus fruits, courgette strips with olives and anchovy)

OR

Suprême de volaille fermière parfumée à la truffe
Caviar d’aubergine grillée, frites de panisse,
pignons & tomates confites
(Free-range chicken supreme flavoured with truffle, grilled aubergine caviar, panisse chips, pine nuts, sun-dried tomato)

Gourmandises, café ou thé
(Chocolate millefeuille, crème brulée & exotic fruits salad, Strawberry madeleine, apple & vanilla shortbread. Coffee or tea)

½ bottle of wine per person, water, coffee or tea is included in the price.

White wine: A.O.C Côtes de Provence, Barrière
Rosé wine: A.O.C Côtes de Provence, Barrière
Red wine: A.O.C Côtes de Provence, Barrière
Still & Sparkling mineral waters: Vittel & San Pellegrino

Important: Please confirm your reservation as soon as possible, but no later than Friday 17th May, unless sold out before. Previously our events have been sold out prior to the final date. Without payment your reservation cannot be confirmed. There will be no payments accepted at the door. Cancellations past May 17th are not refundable. When booking please advise seating preferences, main course menu selection, any dietary needs (a vegetarian menu is available) and name of any guests.

For any questions, please contact the Event Manager Mrs. Judy Nash, vicepresident@americanclubriviera.com.

There are the following 3 methods of payment:
1. By PayPal or Credit Card below:

PayPal payment is now closed

2. Bank transfer (free for EU member states):
BIC: PRIVFRPP IBAN: FR76 2459 9610 3479 0869 2080 126
Bank: Milleis Cannes Croisette.
Account: American Club of the Riviera.

3.Euro check payable to “The American Club of the Riviera”, and sent to:
Mr. Richard Leblond
Residence St. James,
107 La Croisette,
06400 Cannes

If you are paying by bank transfer or by check, please also inform our Membership Coordinator (news@americanclubriviera.com) of your payment.

Very welcome to our annual Film Festival luncheon on Saturday 25th May in Cannes.

Friendly greetings,

Beathe-Jeanette Lunde
president@americanclubriviera.com

Our luncheon will be in a big party tent as the weather in May can be unpredictable.