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August started with the threat of ‘Tropical Storm Emily’, which fortunately aside from rather a lot of rain turned out to be somewhat of a non-event (in Casa de Campo at least) and so despite plans to postpone this month’s Cafe de la Leche, when Friday the 5th of August dawned sunny and hot, the Cafe de la Leche at La Casita went ahead as planned!

This month’s Cafe de la Leche gathering was hosted by Julia Martinez at her restaurant La Casita in the Marina Casa de Campo and following days of rain (thanks Tropical Storm Emily), it was simply delightful to put on a summer dress again and enjoy a glass of champagne on La Casita’s deck overlooking the many yachts at the Marina Casa de Campo!

Happy in the sun at the Cafe de la Leche at La Casita in the Marina Casa de Campo

As well as champagne and cocktails on the deck, the guests of the Cafe de la Leche also enjoyed a delicious selection of nibbles (picadera), such as cheese and meats, spanish omelette and pastellitos, as well as the most delicious chocolate mousse and almond biscuits, among an array of other tempting treats!

Relaxing on La Casita’s deck in the Marina Casa de Campo

About the Cafe de la Leche The Cafe de la Leche is a monthly charitable event, a little like a coffee or a tea party held for the ladies of Casa de Campo (although men are occasionally invited) to boost the milk supplies of the Hogar del Niño in La Romana – which uses the milk to feed the more than 200 babies cared for daily in it’s crib room. Everyone is welcome to attend this great event, it’s totally free – you are just requested to bring some dried/powdered milk, cereals or baby formula to contribute. The Hogar del Niño is a children’s day-care and education center in La Romana which cares for more than 1300 children every day.
Here are my photos of the Cafe de la Leche at the La Casita restaurant in the Marina Casa de Campo: