Leap Year Lunch – Monday 29th February

bgvin01Celebrate this Leap Year with us, enjoying a delicious lunch at the well recommended Café du Port.

The restaurant has a lovely ambience and is located on the waters edge near to the Pont Pierre on the opposite side of the river from the city of Bordeaux.

The nearest tram stop is Line A – Place Stalingrad followed by a c200 metre walk to the restaurant keeping the river on your right.  Please click here for a map.

There is some parking at the restaurant but we very strongly recommend that you travel by tram so as not to be disappointed when you arrive and find the parking is full!

Some Leap Year Traditions
Women propose to their men !

According to an old Irish legend or possibly history, St Brigid struck a deal with St Patrick to allow women to propose to men every four years.

12 Pairs of Gloves

In some places, Leap Day has been known as “Bachelors’ Day”. A man was expected to pay a penalty, such as a gown or money, if he refused a marriage proposal from a woman on Leap Day. In many European countries, especially in the upper classes of society, tradition dictates that any man who refuses a woman’s proposal on 29th February has to buy her 12 pairs of gloves. The intention is that the woman can wear the gloves to hide the embarrassment of not having an engagement ring. During the middle ages there were laws governing this tradition.

Croustillant de chevre au miel (Crispy goat’s cheese and honey baked in filo pastry)
Filet de carrelet poché au paprika et pousses d’épinards (Poached filet of plaice with parika and baby spinach leaves)
Pavé de Saumon, lentilles vertes du Puy, sauce au vin du Médoc (Thick salmon steak, served with green lentils from Puy and a Médoc wine sauce)
Sauté d’agneau aux épices, meli-mélo de légumes (Spiced sauté of lamb served with a medley of vegetables)
Moelleux au chocolat (Rich chocolate dessert)
Miroir aux fruits (Sponge cake with a fruit mousse)


The price of the menu is 25€ which includes one bottle of red or white or rosé wine to be shared between four diners.


Please complete the online registration form or book direct with Pamela whose contact details are in the membership directory here

When using the on-line booking form, please note the following:

  • Do not forget to press ‘Submit’
  • If you do not receive a confirmation from the organiser within 48 hours then your booking has not been recorded and we ask you to contact the organiser direct for your booking confirmation.