The Tropique food and drink club has welcomed its new member as the country gears up for a summer of delicious food and drinks.
The club, which was founded in 2013 by Aziz Kuzmanovic and his wife, Ayla, is located in the small village of Horsham, in the southwest of France.
The couple, who are also former journalists, said they were delighted to welcome the new member of the club.
“We have worked together for five years and we have a great relationship.
We have known each other since the age of 12.
So it was natural that we wanted to have a little bit of a club together.
We also want to celebrate with friends and families,” Aziz told Al Jazeera.
The Tropique club, named after the popular French cooking dish, Tropiques, opened its doors on July 5, 2018, and serves an array of dishes including fish, seafood, meats, poultry and seafood products.
Its members can also enjoy the company of their fellow members.
“A lot of the people here are working and we don’t have a lot of time,” Aziza said.
“So we have decided to have fun with it.
It’s a very relaxed environment, where we can enjoy food together and have some fun.”
The club has been growing at a rapid pace.
Its members have expanded to include other small villages and towns in France.
Aziz said the club had already hosted more than 100 people when he took over.
“In the first year, we had about 15 people and now we have 20.
We will continue to grow,” he said.
Aziz and Aylah Kuzmans are the first French people to be admitted to the club since its inception in 2013.
They said they had a very happy time when they joined.
“I was very happy and we had a great time,” said Aziz.
“We were also able to meet lots of people who are like us and share the same tastes and loves.
We are very grateful to the staff and the club for welcoming us to our new home.”
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