Monthly Archives: May 2017

May 2017 newsletter

Hello everyone!
Welcome to the May Newsletter and what’s happening in Vouvant this month. There’s a lot happening so I’ll get straight on with the news:

Friday 5th May - Val Assist will be here in the cafe hosting her pre-booked tax meetings. If you need to set up a meeting with Val please contact her direct to arrange an appointment. Her number is 06 84 78 21 57 or her email address is .  

Sunday Roast Lunch
Our next Roast Lunch will be Sunday 14th and will be a choice of either slow roasted Lamb Shanks or Roast Beef, both served with their appropriate accompaniments, (horseradish sauce and mustard with the beef and mint sauce with the lamb), roast potatoes, green beans and carrots, and of course Yorkshire Puddings!  (Parsnips are OFF – just not avaible in a decent state now)!  Starters are a choice of duo of Pate or a homemade Broccoli and blue cheese soup and desserts will be either New York cheesecake topped with blueberries served with Chantilly cream or our new ice cream dessert – “La Miracle” – Tiramisu, coffee and vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce and Chantilly cream. A two course meal is 15€00 and the full 3 course meal is 18€00 per person.  Bookings are being taken now and we look forward to seeing you!
Fete des Plantes – Sunday 21st May
The annual Plant Fair will be held in the Place du Bail (opposite the cafe in the car park) from 10.00am until 6.00pm on Sunday 21st May. There will be lots of stall holders and plenty of plants and advice to help you brighten up your garden or veggies for your veg patch.

Super Saturday Quiz Night
Our next quiz night will be on Saturday 27th - doors open 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start. The meal will be Chicken breast in a mushroom sauce, served with creamed potatoes and vegetables, followed by an ice cream dessert. The cost is 12€50 per person including the quiz and meal. We will require your payment for your booking when you make it with Paul in the cafe, tables of four please! Look forward to seeing you at the quiz….

Not in Vouvant but well worth a visit is the Shakespeare Revue from the Reaction Theatre. Performances will be held in Le Petit Theatre in Secondigny on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th May and in Foussais-Payre on Friday 19th and Saturday 20th May. Details and tickets are available from Maureen on 05 49 64 06 14 or email:
We have a new Ice Cream and Dessert menu which comes into effect this month ready for the summer season and we are looking at our new Summer Menu at the moment. We are always happy to receive your feedback and any suggestions for the menu would be gratefully received. This year we are going to try to cater for more diverse appetites as well as our usual favourites. We will try to cover some food for those with special dietary requests, such as gluten free, and of course we will offer our usual vegetarian options too.  Please let us know if you have any suggestions that might help us to do this and we will see what we can do depending on availability of ingredients here in France.
Don’t forget we also have our special Friday night menu – three courses with choices – there’s always a fish dish on the main menu as well as special desserts and starters. We also offer a “Plat du Jour” or daily special – Charolias Steak Hache with an egg on top (A “Chevalier”), Lamb Shanks or maybe something completely different depending on seasonal availability.  We have a new draft beer available too – Warsteiner – a premium German Pilsner lager from a small German family brewery – very tasty!
And finally, a great big THANK YOU to all those who helped out with our Student Day today, when students from a Lycee in La Roche sur Yon joined us for lunch and a good old chat to prepare for their Baccalaureate.
Look forward to seeing you in the Cafe soon,
Kind regards
Paul and Karen Braun
Cafe Cour du Miracle, 85120 Vouvant
Tel: 02 51 00 54 93
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