While many of us are still recovering from the Fourth Of July, our friends over in France are gearing up to celebrate Bastille Day this Sunday. In French, it is formally called La Fête Nationale (French National Day) and is the anniversary of the Storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789, a turning point of the French Revolution.
Just because we are across the pond, doesn’t mean we can’t get in on the French fête. Check out these five spots in the U.S. to celebrate Bastille Day on July 14.
Le District, NYC
Located in the heart of the Brookfield Place, Le District is a multi-venue French marketplace comprised of bustling districts of culinary-specific stations, exciting restaurants, and a fresh grocery curated talented taste-makers. Le District’s Bourgogne is a brasserie serving modern French and classic New York food. Stellar views of the Hudson River and extensive outdoor seating make it the perfect spot to celebrate Bastille Day. Its annual Bastille Day event on Sunday will include music by DJ Olivier Meiji, games for kids, a Grey Goose gift basket giveaway and a French feast featuring escargots de Bourgogne, bouillabaisse and duck ravioli. Be sure to try a French-themed cocktail over at Le Bar like Marie Antoinette made with Grey Goose, Velvet Falernum, St. Elizabeth allspice cordial, pressed lemon, kümmel, Peychaud’s bitters, sparkling wine and star anise or the Vieux Carre Nord made with Bulleit Rye Whiskey, Remy 1738 Cognac, Dolin Rouge Vermouth, Benedictine, Angostura and Peychaud’s bitters, Pernod Absinthe and lemon oils, served hot.
225 Liberty St., New York, ledistrict.com, @ledistrict
La Petite Paris, Los Angeles
Housed inside the historic El Dorado Building, Le Petit Paris is the vision of Cannes-based restauranteurs David and Fanny Rolland.The 300-seat restaurant brings a quintessential brasserie dining experience to Downtown LA’s Historic Core. Le Petit Paris is open for brunch, lunch, happy hour, and dinner. The restaurant, designed by the Rollands, featuring multiple skylights, two bars, a mezzanine level, and a large outdoor patio. During the daytime, Le Petit Paris provides a tranquil, bright venue, and at night it transforms into an upscale fine dining restaurant with a lounge. This Sunday, enjoy their French Buffet Buffet featuring delicious dishes such as Eggs Benedict, Parisian Omelets, Salmon Gravlax, Roasted Beef in addition to a number of cheeses, charcuterie, French breakfast pastries and sweet desserts such as macarons, chocolate mousse, caramelized vanilla chou, raspberry pannacotta and a chocolate fountain. Bottomless mimosa, Bloody Mary’s and Bellinis. Stick around for Bastille Day Happy Hour from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.. featuring $19 Bottomless Rosé, $5 beer, $7 house wine and $9 well drinks and jazz music by Joanna Rose.
418/420 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, lepetitparisla.com, @lepetitparis_la
Couvant, New Orleans
Inside The Eliza Jane Hotel, guests can mingle and meander through Couvant and its garden courtyards to the sounds of French pop and hip hop on Bastille Day. The Möet & Chandon Imperial Brut Champagne & French 75’s featuring Hennessy. The Merry Antoinettes will be on hand to elevate the revelry. The Couvant, just steps from the French Quarter, will be featuring an oyster shucking station, cochon roti, an array of sweet and savory hors d’oeuvres, and more.
315 Magazine St., New Orleans, couvant.com, @couvant_nola
Diebolt Brewing Company, Denver
Diebolt Brewing Company is celebrating its French roots this Bastille Day. GuestS can enjoy new French brews like freshly tapped Vélo Électrique Saison, pastries, a curated cheese pairing in the tasting room with So Damn Gouda. The Tour de France will also be streaming where cycle fans can participate in the Tour de France: Drink the Stages Passport Program. Live French jazz will be courtesy of local musician Al Ferguson.
3855 Mariposa St., Denver, dieboltbrewing.com, @dieboltbrewing
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