Come one, come all ! Get ready for a brisk, bracing (albeit short) winter walk. The very-nearly yearly Piet Debie Memorial Walk will be taking place this year on Tuesday February 8th (Piet’s actual birthday). As in the past, we will be meeting at the park bench in Vendays at around 11h00. There is off-road parking (Google Earth GPS coordinates : 45°21’24.00”N 1°05’23.00W) at the bench.
The day will kick off with a “tailgate party” to keep 1st arrivals cheery and warm while waiting for everyone to gather, so come prepared with a thermos flask of hot coffee (or, whatever…), sugar and cream will be provided as well as a few morning nibbles. We will then offer a toast to Piet before we strike out on our walk, and once back at our cars, we will motor to lunch at “La Part des Anges” restaurant in Montalivet (32 blvd Front de Mer, 33930 Vendays-Montalivet, Telephone : 05 56 41 14 83).
A “Pass Vaccinal” will be need to be presented. Those going straight to the restaurant can plan to meet us at 13h00. If it is pelting down rain, we’ll skip the walking part and go straight to the restaurant after our bench-side gathering and toast.
For those wishing to stay on for a warm and convivial lunch, menu details will be posted in the very near future. The dead-line for lunch registration is Monday, January 31st.
(coffee is included, beverages are not included)
You may choose one of the following formulae :
Starter + Main or Main + Dessert
Starter choices :
Soupe de poissons de roche
Assiette de jambon serrano de 18 mois
4 huites Oléron no°3
Main course choices :
Risotto crémeux aux calamars (Piquillos et croustillant de jambon serrano)
Confit de canard du sud ouest maison (Sauce aux cèpes)
Paleron braisé à la bordelaise
Dessert choices :
Assiette de fromages (AOP au lait cru)
Tarte tatin (Crème d’Isigny)
Crème Catalane à la cannelle
Driving directions for the walk : At the round-about in front of the church St. Seurin in Vendays, take the first exit, the Route de Montalivet (D102), as if going to Piet’s house. At the traffic light, continue on for 1.36 km and just after the “Hôtel Les Acacias” turn left onto Route de Pey Mayan. Follow this for 800 m then turn right at the intersection with Route de Pointon. Continue on the Route de Pointon for 400 m to the park bench where we will be leaving our cars (it’s at the junction with Route de Mérin).
If you run into any difficulties, you can try calling me (Elizabeth) 06 99 80 69 30 and if that fails, try Chris Rankin (06 98 49 24 14) or Deirdre Rankin (06 35 91 20 53). See you there!