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Ladies At Lunch

Ladies At Lunch

Last Thursday, 23rd February 2023, another great turn out of the U3A ladies for their lunch date. It never ceases to amaze me what a following this group has, when 34 ladies sat down to lunch at one of the newest restaurants in Orba, Gusto Italiano.

The friendly staff served us with our glasses of wine or soft drinks which were included with our meal. When we were all comfortable our chosen starters were served, salad ‘Gusto Italiano’ a mix of leaves, tomato, avocado, carrot, olives and mozzarella, Aubergine parmigiana, a tasty gratin, or a handsome bowl of steamed Mussels with Garlic, parsley and toasted bread.

Our first main course was from a selection of Lasagna Bolognese, Spaghetti Carbonara, Gnocchio 4 cheeses, or Tagliatelle with vegetables, all freshly prepared and such generous portions we were wondering how we could possibly consume our second main courses. But of course we did, selecting from Saltumbocca alla Romana, Veal Escallop in Lemon sauce or Grilled swordfish, and all of this was followed by a postre of either Apple sorbet or a giant Profiterole with cream.

Most of us did consume it all, of course!. We can always tell ourselves to reduce our intake the next day! With all this eating you’d be surprised to hear we had time to chat too. However, ‘us ladies’ are used to multi-tasking, so nothing is too much of a challenge!!!!

Next month our lunch will fall back to our usual third Tuesday of the month, which will be Tuesday, 21st March 2023.

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[Article written by Sally Ellis]
[Photos by U3A members]

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