But Wait! What even is an ‘Apéro’…?

What is an Apéro?
That which we call an Apéro
By any other name would still be a great time to enjoy a good drink with even better company…
That is not *exactly* how the Shakespeare quote goes of course, and we’re no Juliet, but even though you may be unfamiliar with the term Apéro, we are sure you are familiar with the general afterwork and happy hour vibe. If you’re an unofficial card carrying member of the Apéros Frenchies crew (have you liked us on Facebook yet?) we can safely assume you do not need a refresher on the definition of L’Apéro, but for the rest of us who are not, it might be the time for a quick lesson on the French art de vivre.
Francophiles feel free to look smug and sip some rose.
Les Français have many traditions around food and culture, and L’Apéro in particular is of great cultural significance. L’Apéro (L’aperitif if you’re fancy) is typically recognised as a pre-dinner drink with snacks and finger foods. See: an Aperol or an Appetizer. If you recognise the root of this word English speakers, be very proud, I bet you thought you wouldn’t need your high school French grammar.
L’Apéro can include a simple dish of olives, a little charcuterie board (saucisson anyone?), or even something a bit more substantial verging on a whole meal. At previous events we’ve even included currywurst and other delicious sausage dishes in the German mode. Who says the French can’t adapt?
Typically organised between 6-9pm, depending on when you plan to eat dinner, it’s a time to catch up with friends and enjoy a good drink. Next time you should try the always refreshing Apéros Frenchies crowd favourite sparkling Lillet cocktails made with Lillet Aperitif Wine.
The refreshments aren’t everything though! The biggest and arguably the most important part of the L’Apéro is the company. We’ve all been at one party or another where we’ve chugged a drink just to have an excuse to slip away to the bar. I know some of us have even tried the “I just need the restroom for a moment” trick.
Luckily for you, Apéros Frenchies afterwork events attract some of the coolest people in town. We have francophiles, expats, artists, musicians, young professionals and assorted others that just want to experience a little bit of the French way of life.
So be sure to come and check out our next event! Don’t be shy, we’d be more than happy to welcome you. Make some new friends, say hello to your City Ambassador, and enjoy a few drinks with Apéros Frenchies!
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By the way, have you joined the Apéros Frenchies facebook group in your city to stay in touch with all your new expat friends? We look forward to seeing you all at our next event!
By the way, have you joined the Apéros Frenchies facebook group in your city to stay in touch with all your new expat friends? We look forward to seeing you all at our next event!

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