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Year 9 and Year 11 French dinner

Year 9 and Year 11 French dinner

Author: Ariane Wallast-Groenewoud
Author Role: Year 9 French student

I ate a snail. Now that's something I never thought I would say…

On 16 July (just after Bastille Day, the French national celebration), the Years 9 and 11 classes went out for an amazing French dinner.

The night started at 6pm, where we entered a lovely, small authentic French restaurant called Bitter Suite. We (the Year 9s) were all having a really fun time chatting and soon the very kind waitress brought out beautiful plates of fried camembert, slices of baguette and, you guessed it, snails!

They were dipped in garlic sauce (or, as the French call it, les escargots). We all agreed that everyone had to at least try one snail. I halved one with my friend, but we both decided, for us to say we truly ate a snail, we had to eat a full one. So, we halved another one, and now we can both triumphantly say that we have, indeed, had our first snail.

I'm not giving any spoilers, so, if you want to know what it tasted like, you have to try one for yourself. Another nice waiter there told us we could dip the bread in the garlic sauce of the snails to make French garlic bread!

Then our main courses arrived. There was a choice between vol au vent à la Normande, Boeuf Bourguignon or a vegetarian meal and they all looked and tasted amazing (ask anyone that went and they will agree).

Afterwards, it was time for dessert. Although we were all very full, there is always room for dessert. We were once again able to choose, this time between gateau au chocolat or les crêpes suzettes. I choose the crêpes. On the plate were three folded crêpes with a lovely orange sauce, topped with edible yellow and purple flowers and a scoop of delicious ice-cream.

At the end of the night, we all stood together for some pictures. You will be able to see them on the wall outside the French classroom.

As our night came to a close, we all said goodbye to the restaurant and our friends.

I had a really fun time, and I highly recommend that you come here with your families for an evening of delicious French cuisine. I cannot wait until the next French dinner!