Once again, Château Mon Désir – renowned host of prestigious cultural and gastronomic events – pulled out the stops. Indeed, last week, on the 11th and 12th of October, guests had a wonderful time enjoying a humorous theatrical performance around a gourmet dinner in the enchanting setting of this colonial-style mansion, overlooking the ruins of Balaclava and Citron River.
The delightful culinary journey began at 7 p.m. with an appetiser and delicious canapés, followed by a hilarious theatrical performance (in French) at 7.30 p.m., and a gourmet 3-course dinner at 8:30 p.m.
Enjoy the show
The witty comedy, written in alexandrine verses by Hippolyte Wouters (former scrabble world champion, best-selling author and “Officer of Arts and Letters of the French Republic”, who defied the chronicle in France with his work “Molière ou l’Auteur imaginaire” (Moliere or the imaginary Author) in collaboration with Dominique De Wolf, is entitled “Dors-tu Content Voltaire”. While the scenario is based on proven biographical elements, the story is a bit humorous. It recounts the sentimental and funny tribulations of the famous Voltaire, a literary philanthropist piqued by science, and Emilie du Châtelet, a scientist with a passion for philosophy… piqued by literature. Without forgetting Florent du Châtelet, Mrs du Châtelet’s husband!
Performed by the authors themselves, as well as by talented actress Geneviève Roeseler, this play promises waves of laughter. Before reaching the Château Mon Désir, “Dors-tu Content Voltaire” was performed in mythical sites, such as in Switzerland at Château de Ferney, where Voltaire lived for 20 years; at the Chateau de Cirey, where the events happened, and in Paris in France – where Voltaire passed away.
Enjoy the meal
During the gourmet dinner, delicately prepared by Chef Nallan Seeven and his brigade, the delectable experience was at its peak. Between yellowfin tuna tartare with pineapple and mango chutney, an Australian beef fillet and stewed onions, potato and asparagus, choose and revel in an explosion of flavours which accompanied this jovial evening.
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