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Les Vaches Du Tour Dinner

Many of you already know about my alter-ego – Essjaymoo.  Every year I participate in the Tour de France by way of the local cows of France.  Yep – lots of different varieties of cows in France, and they have very specific uses.

It’s a thing .. ok?

Anyway – this year we’ve decided to celebrate the launch of Les Vaches with a dinner:- read on….

It’s almost here! The weather is turning and with it our thoughts are turning to long, cold winter nights snuggling under the doona on the couch (or possibly the opposite if you’re on the other side of the world), endless cups of tea, twitter enabled device by your side, telly tuned to SBS and the dulcet tones of Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen.

Pictures of lycra clad heroes and villains rushing past faster than you can imagine scaring the living daylights out of the usual residents of these sleepy country waysides… yes you’re right – I’m talking about the cows!


Injera and I had so much fun last year we’ve decided to do it all again, bit bigger, bit better and now with bonus added real-life dining opportunities!

Yes, we’re hosting a “readers & tweeters” dinner to launch our 2012 campaign.

Dinner will be held on June 14 from 7pm at Libertine Restaurant in North Melbourne. 4 courses of delicious traditional French fare with matched wine and beer and a few other Les Vaches fans for $97.30 (includes $0.30 booking fee).

Entree: Your choice terrine or snails
Main: Slow braised beef in red wine
Cheese: You can bet it will be a COW’s milk cheese
Dessert: Clafoutis

Libertine in North Melbourne is one of Melbourne’s premier traditional French restaurants. Team Les Vaches has often received a warm welcome here – and we’ve planned many of our best ideas over a glass of wine and some hearty cassoulet, or duck.

Booking are now open online.

In response to many suggestions from all our loyal readers / tweeters we have designed a limited edition Les Vaches Du Tour cycling jersey (oh yes we have!). We know you love the T-shirts, but we want to see you climbing more cols, speeding down dangerous descents, or drinking cups of coffee on Beach Road in your very own Les Vaches jersey. So we spent the off-season designing one and you’ll be able to see the results at our dinner, and order one if you think you’re up to being a part of “Team Vaches”.

We’ll have a few more surprises on the night.

Hope you’ll join us for a night of great food, good company and many, many laughs.


One thought on “Les Vaches Du Tour Dinner

  • What a great idea – last year I was lucky enough to be at the Tour de France (for the Alp d’Huez stage and then in Grenoble when Cadel took the lead in the time trial) I think I am going to need some substitute this year for sure.

    Comment from: Cara @ Gourmet Chick

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