February 23 , 2007

Greetings:

     Your VIP Club welcomes AZAFRAN LOUNGE AND DESIGN RESTAURANT, Hernandez Macias #97, 152-7482. Azafran's menu features Mediterranean cuisine with many salmon and pasta dishes served in pleasant and tasteful atmosphere with additional garden seating. They also have some low calorie dishes and desserts that are sugar free. Azafran is open everyday, except Wednesdays, for lunch and dinner. VIP Club members may take off 10% their bill when paying cash or using credit card. Luis is your host.

     VIP Club participating restaurant, L'Invito, affiliates itself with an organization called "Slow Food." Slow Food is dedicated to organically grown and raised foods. Slow Food, in affiliation with L'Invito, will be host two events, one this Sunday, February 25, at L'Invito Restaurante, from 2-7 p.m. and the other, Sunday, March, 3, 2-6 p.m. at Silvia's Green Ranch, Carretera a Dolores Hidalgo, Km. 5.3, across from Candelaria.
     This Sunday's event is titled, "Slow Food" Day at L'Invito. The special menu consists of Mariscos and Pescados de Baja California. First Course: Ceviche, Cocktail de Camaron, and a Sea Food Salad. Main Course: Calamares con acelgas "en zimino," Huachinango con papas y laurel en salsa de vino blanco and Pollo en trozos en caserola con verduras del rancho. Dessert: Lemon Ice Cream with Strawberry Sauce. For this special event the normal 20% discount at L' Invito will be waived, but a 10% discount will be deducted from the $195 peso charge to the public and the same discount goes for all beverages.
     The March 3 event, coined, "A Day In The Country," is a Slow Food meeting held around a wooden grill with with lots of organic wine being served and the exquisite vista of San Miguel as a backdrop, There will be a spread of Cheeses from, Chichimequilla, Meats, from Dolores Hidalgo, Shrimp and vegetable brochettes and additional vegetables from San Miguel de Allende. The cost for this outing is $250 pesos and VIP Club Members may take 10% of the tab. For additional information for either event call L'Invito, 152-7333, or email at info@l-invito.com, or Slow Foods webpage: http://www.slowfoodssanmiguel.com

     VIP Club members and local residents, Eva Hunter and Jo Brenzo, have teamed up and created a Literary, nonfiction/art photography book titled, "Lord of The Dolls: Voyage in Xochimilco." Eva is a widely-published and award-winning writer. Jo Brenzo is an art photographer and teacher of the craft. Eva will read from the book this Sunday, February 24, at 6 p.m. at the Real de Minas Hotel, during the book's official release, in conjunction with the Second Annual Writers Conference. Admission, 50 pesos, kudos to Eva and Jo!

     Limerick Pub, on Umaran, a VIP Club participating restaurant wants the membership to know that each Tuesday, jazz drummer Cody Moffet, from New York City, and his hot jazz trio, "Jambalaya," play from 9 p.m. until midnight.

     VIP Club Member, Karen Wight, has a one person exhibition titled "ECHO"  on display at the YAM Gallery until the 6th of March. She is presenting her exciting figurative bronze and resin sculptures, paintings and fine silver jewelry. The Yam Gallery, a VIP Club participating establishment, is located inside Instituto Allende.

     VIP Club Member, Gordon Logan, has begun, Logan Construction Consulting, a professional service, assisting foreigners who have purchased property and are beginning construction or doing major remodeling and who may not be in town to oversee their projects. LCC will act as an "Owners Representative," meeting with architects/contractors and monitor work in progress in absence of the owners. Gordon has 30 years experience in this field. anyone interested to find out more about LCC's services can call Gordon at 154-6918 or email him at gordonandmuriel@hotmail.com.

     VIP Club member, Mayer Shacter, has opened Galeria Atotonilco. His gallery features Exceptional Mexican Country Antiques-Vintage Textiles-Folk Art-Historic Photographs and what he calls the finest collection of vintage Saltillo sarapes, 1900 to 1950, for sale in Mexico. For details and directions call, Mayer, at 185-2225 or e-mail mshacter@mac.com.

     Members see all new-and-old news flashes, and Your Club's up-to-date list of participating restaurants and services at http://www.vipsanmiguel.com

     R.I.P. Armando Camacho (a true gentleman)

     Thank you for your continuous and loyal support.

Your San MIguel VIP Club

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