Association Bordeaux-USA: 50th Anniversary Celebrations

Association Bordeaux-USA: 50th Anniversary Celebrations – Sunday June 30th

This year is very special for Bordeaux-USA, they celebrate their 50th anniversary and all BBC members are invited.

On this occasion an exceptional American Lunch is organized with Bordeaux So Good on Sunday June 30th 2019 at 12h sharp.

We will be located in Jardin Public in the heart of the centre of Bordeaux. Tents are provided in case of rain.

On this occasion we will have an outdoor meal with:

  • Appetizer, starter
  • American plate (chicken wings, pork ribs, grilled corn on the cob, potatoes)
  • Cheese cake + Birthday cake
  • Water, 1 glass of wine
  • Coffee.

Vegetarian menu available on request.

You can dance with a Country band and participate to a cake contest led by Chef Jesus (more details how to participate coming soon).


Bookings for this event must be made direct to the Bordeaux-USA Society. Details as follows:

Don’t wait to book your seat directly online no later than June 25th 2019 on  (payment by credit card only).

No payment by cash or check will be accepted.

Fees :
> € 28 for adults (+ € 0,60 for digital ticket).
> € 11 for children [3-12 years] (+ € 0,40 for digital ticket).

27 cours de Verdun
Terrasse du Jardin Public
33000 – Bordeaux

Best regards,

Vice President
Communication Manager


Visit to Château Mongenan: Portets – Monday, June 24th and lunch

Visit to Château Mongenan: Portets – Monday, June 24th and lunch

Château Mongenan is an 18th Century Château with remarkable gardens and a museum, listed as a historical monument. The collection of Mme. Mothe’s family begins around 300 years ago and for history lovers is amazing. She also has a very fine collection of Free Masonary. Her knowledge is endless and she personally guides visitors through the museum which is housed in the former stables.

Agenda and Prices

We suggest arriving at 10.45 to start the visit at 11.00

There are two parts to the visit, the museum and the gardens and if we are more then 15 the group will be divided into two, one starting with the museum and the other with the gardens.

After the visit we will drive to Podensac for lunch at the Trois Musquetaires. Cost of the visit 10€ including a tasting. Cost of the 3 course lunch including coffee and a bottle of wine between four is 19€.


Château Mongenan, 16 rue Mongenan, 33640 PORTETS Map: here

Trois Mousquetaires, 22 Place Gambetta, 33720 PODENSAC Map: here


After the visit we will drive to Podensac for lunch at the Trois Musquetaires.

The menu proposed includes a choice of two dishes for each course.

MENU 19€  (including coffee and one bottle of wine between six)

Melon à l’italienne  (melon et jambon de parme)
Salade de thon et crudités
Poulet forestière
Confit de canard fermier
Salade de fruits frais
Pana cotta à la myrtille

The restaurant asks that we give them our menu choices by Monday 17th of June.

If you would like to attend this event please book direct with Pamela Prior.  Her details are as follows :

email :

mobile: 06 75 80 03 86.

Please note that Pamela needs confirmation of your booking together with your menu choices not later than Saturday 15th June.



This year’s summer party will take place on Saturday 15th June in Carcans, chez Deirdre and Chris Rankin, so put on your best summer clothes and join in a beautiful garden setting.

An excellent quality lunch will be served in a marquee and covered terrace area.

We do hope that you will be able to join us for this special day.  A subsidised event at a special price of 28 euros for members and guests 33 Euros,  Children 12 years and under 10 euros and the under 5 years free.   Closing date is Saturday 8th June so please remember to book early.

The Summer Party and the Christmas Part are two of the benefits of BBC Membership. They are both excellent fun events with delicious food, music and great company so do not miss out this summer !

A dog friendly event, well behaved dogs are welcome. So ladies, your husbands/partners are most welcome ! (Ed. Note to organisers, is that politically correct?)


Andy Jeffries and his band will play a broad genre of music from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, pop, rock, folk and jazz.   You can sit and reminisce with your wine, chat with your friends or get up and have a dance to work off some of your copious lunch !

Lunch Menu

Welcome aperitif with an assortment of bouchees et de canapes comprising:

Mini quiche, mini pizza, canapes crudites, boursin et noix

Blinis aux jambon Italien

Verrine Guacamole tomate confit

Main Courses

Saumon en Bellevue

Crevettes Sauce Aioli

Emince de boeuf

Filet de Volaille farci pommes et raisins

Condiments et sauce

Assortment des salads


Fraise et crème Chantilly.

Tarte aux Pommes.

Wine and water included.


Please join us by booking as soon as possible and by Saturday 8th June at the latest.

A subsidised event at a special price of 28 euros for members and guests 33 Euros,  Children 12 years and under 10 euros and the under 5 years free.

Payments should be made no later than the 8th June..

Online booking is now closed as there are only a few places left.

If you would like to attend please contact Norma B direct to check availability.

Norma’s contact details are here. (please use your BBC members password to access)


Chris and Deirdre have generously hosted numerous BBC events with great success.  If you have not been to a previous event and need directions, please request directions by ‘clicking

Arcachon Visit & Lunch in Market Square Tuesday 4th June 2019

Here is an opportunity to visit or re-visit the “winter town” of Arcachon and discover the history of the ” Parc Mauresque” and some of the old “villas” which made  Arcachon such a popular resort.

We will gather in the market square at 10 am where, Christine, the organiser of this event will give us some information on the history of the market.  We will then walk over to the lift at the foot of the high quarter, ride up and enjoy a leisurely guided tour of the park and the elegant villas in this area .

We will make our way back to the market in the beautifully restored square and settle down to lunch outside or inside the covered market depending on the weather!!

The menu following the visit of Arcachon “winter town” will be a bit of a surprise because as it will take place in the market, it will depend on what is available and fresh on the day! There will be a choice of fish or meat with the day’s vegetables,cafe gourmand and wine,all for the price of 20 euros per person. When you book, please indicate your choice of main course.

Following lunch you are free to explore Arcachon, shop, sunbathe on the beach, stroll along the Bassin, go home or whatever else takes your fancy!

If you would like to book for this outing, please contact Christine Gorce on 06 74 42 94 74, email address : or Colette Gibson. As Colette is travelling in May please contact her by email : her email address is  :