Tuesday was French class, actually it was the last day of our 3 month (6 class) session.
At the previous class in February, we decided to have lunch together. I was glad that I didn't have an English lesson right after French class (sometimes I do) and was able to join them for lunch.
We ate at Burdigala, a French restaurant in the Herbis Plaza. This place is pricey. I've eaten here with Satoshi for dinner pre-blog, and at their cafe for lunch.
Most of the students in my French class are elderly, over 60 and many of them have been to Europe many times.
These guys know how to party.
One of the students arranged the luncheon. At each placesetting there was a menu of what we were having for lunch.
They ordered wine (2 bottles for the 11 of us).
We had a warm zucchini soup with a proscuitto flan, linguine with broccoli and sakura ebi (sergia lucens) in a white wine sauce, choice of a main--I chose a roasted chicken which came with some vegetables (the other choice was a grilled fish dish), dessert was a citrus terrine with cassis sorbet and espresso. (sorry no photos)
Everything was delicious and I was really full. Talk about a leisurely lunch, we started a little after 12:00 and didn't finish until 15:00.
And then it came time to pay the bill...they had decided to treat our teacher, so it was 4350 yen (about US$43.50) per person!
I usually don't carry a lot of cash with me but was glad that I had enough money to pay my portion.
Though it was a bit expensive, it was nice that we had this luncheon. Most times after class everyone leaves and we don't really have a chance to chat.
So, everyday after Satoshi comes home from work, there is a game that Satoshi and I play...guess how much my lunch was or guess what I had for lunch....Satoshi was surprised at how much my lunch was.
Changing the subject, the flowers on my lanai are beginning to bloom. The honeybees seem to be happy as I've seen several in the lavender.
I took a walk yesterday and noticed that some sakura (cherry) trees have started to bloom.
The air is really bad though because of the kosa (yellow sand), a dust cloud from China.
My next round of French classes starts in 2 weeks, I can't wait!