In 1995, Cynthia Edelman of Acton founded the French in Acton educational program to help area residents develop their foreign language skills. Last month, she assisted them in refining their appreciation for French cuisine.
To commemorate France's independence holiday, Bastille Day, Edelman and French in Acton instructor Ève Fischer of Stow hosted a three-course meal at AKA Bistro in Lincoln for more than 20 adult students and friends. The group dined on caviar d'aubergines (eggplant caviar), truite amandine (almond trout), and a gâteau de crêpes tricolore (a cake with the colors of the French flag).
According to Edelman, the evening was highlighted by French conversation, as well as the customary singing of "La Marseillaise," Frances national anthem. Diners hailed from Acton, Bolton, Boxborough, Carlisle, Harvard, Stow, and Wayland.
"Many of our students have been studying the French language and culture for several years," said Edelman. "It only seems logical to celebrate this important French national holiday together and, in a small way, experience the culture here in the United States."
To learn more about French in Acton, call 978-929-9101 or visit www.frenchinacton.com.
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