If you thought the celebrating was over after the 4th of July, think again. Bastille Day–the national celebration of the French Revolution is Saturday July 14. If you’re stuck at home wishing you were jet-setting to France, check out these events aimed to amuse your bouche, or stay in and create some great French-inspired cuisine! And don’t forget the wine.
On Friday July 13, Chef Michael Mina
will be hosting a special Parisian blowout at his urban wine bar RN74 in Seattle, WA
. The bash is expected to be a feast of French food and live entertainment. With no cover, guests can anticipate $1 menu items like oysters and French pastries, special themed cocktails and entertainment including acrobats, contortionists, and accordion players, oh my! Come dressed in your Parisian costume best and you’ll receive a free drink!
New York City has been celebrating Bastille Day since July 8 with French Restaurant Week–and it’ll continue to run through July 15! Each participating restaurant was carefully hand-picked
to bring New Yorkers the finest French foods, wines, and great deals for the week. Take a look at the website for more info.
Portland, OR will be dining al fresco at the Side Yard Farm in NE Portland
on July 14 at 6pm. The four course meal will include dishes such as halibut with lemon verbena beurre blanc and crispy pork with rubystreak mustard greens and pickled cherries; and of course, wine pairings to match.
A.O.C. Wine Bar in LA will be hosting a special menu
on the 14th in honor of Bastille day. Menu items will include goat cheese tartine and beignets with vanilla ice cream and bittersweet chocolate sauce.
Never a city to shy away from a reason the party, New Orleans will be ripe with celebration this Bastille Day. With fireworks, a French dog contest, and Bastille Day Dinner
, it’s not a party to miss. While festivities may be dwindling by Sunday, travel down the French Quarter for the historic French Market
where you’ll be able to enjoy entertainment for the whole family including French cooking demonstrations and some great New Orleans food!
We’d love to hear about any fun Bastille Day events you’ll be participating in–and be sure to post your French tastes on Forkly! Enjoy the celebrations and feasts–and Bon Appétit!
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