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Joie de Vivre

Owner Meeting 2014This coming Thursday is our annual owner meeting. We’ve turned it into quite a party with a different theme each year. This year’s theme is French Country with the name, “Joie de Vivre.”

According to Warren Shibles in the “Humor Reference Guide: A Comprehensive Classification and Analysis,” joie de vivre “can be a joy of conversation, joy of eating, joy of anything one might do … And joie de vivre may be seen as a joy of everything, a comprehensive joy, a philosophy of life…”

What better theme to celebrate our amazing owners?

Of course, no theme is perfect without a menu that reflects it. The deli has crafted this tantalizing collection of goodies:

Coq Au Vin
Chicken cooked in a wine sauce with vegetables and mushrooms
Boulangère Potatoes
Potato and caramelized onion gratin
Jardinière De Légumes
Braised, garden-fresh, mixed vegetables
White Bean and Tomato Cassoulet
Slow-cooked stew with beans and tomatoes
Frisée Salad with Fennel, Roasted Figs, and Walnuts with Cranberry Balsamic Vinaigrette
BriarPatch Baguettes with Butter
Gateau Tatin Aux Pommes with Chantilly Cream
French apple tart cake with cream

If you’re a BriarPatch owner — and what a delightful reason to become one if you’re not — you’re welcome to come to our biggest bash of the year. Meal tickets are $5 through October 1 (until 2pm online and 10pm at the store) and are available for purchase using PayPal or with cash or check at the Customer Service Window. If any tickets are left — they’re going fast — they’ll be $8 at the door.

The owner meeting will take place at Miners Foundry Cultural Center in Nevada City from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 2. Dinner begins right away, with a presentation set to start at 6:15. Beaucoup Chapeaux will end the event in style at 7:30 p.m., so make sure to bring your dancing shoes!

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