If February was the chocolate month, then March will be the marshmallow month. Japanese custom dictates that girls offer chocolate to guys on Valentine’s Day, and guys traditionally offer marshmallows to ladies on White Day one month later. To tell you the truth, I’ve never offered marshmallows to a lady in March. Instead, I recommend that gentlemen invite their special someone to a nice, romantic place with a bouquet of flowers thrown in. In fact, why not invite her to one of the many celebrations happening in Kan-sai during March as part of La Francophonie – the federation of french speaking countries that promotes french language around the world. So this month, let’s stay romantic with the language of love. At least just remember, JE T’AIME!
• KOBE: The world famous cooking school Le Cordon Bleu will open its doors for professional bread making lessons. Mar 8 & 19, 4pm–6pm. See cordonbleu.co.jp/kobe/painbuffet/jpor for reservations tel. 078-393-8221. Kobe French Party @ Spark Cafe Sannomiya. Mar 8 from 7:30pm
• OSAKA: Monthly FRANCE KANSAI meeting at Umeda (check www.facebook.com/francekansai for exact date)
• KYOTO: Gourmet lovers, don’t miss the French Marche (pictured) at INSTITUT FRANCAIS on Sun 3 Mar from 10am. Come and taste organic products, crepes and french wines. Also everyone welcome to the French after work party on Mar 15 at KAWA CAFE from 7:30pm
• If you prefer to stay at home, don’t forget to check your new episode of the French-Japanese web drama PARIS
ALEAS on www.clubantoinette.com.