Tuesday 14 July is Bastille Day.
In France, it is called La Fête Nationale or Le quatorze juillet (fourteenth of July). This marks the start of the French Reveloution in 1789 and the first anniversary in 1790 a year later. In France there will be fireworks and parades.
Here is a list of Auckland restaurants and their Bastille Day celebrations.
>> Click on the restaurant names to visit their websites.
69 St Georges Bay Road, Parnell
Bastille Day celebration
$75pp for 3 courses. Expect dishes such as beef Tartare, snails, duck a l’orange.
Prize for most French looking table
23 O’Connelll Street, CBD.
Tourquet have a 3 course set menu for Bastille Day: A flute of French sparkling wine, pork and venison terrine, blanquette de veu (veal casserole), creme brulee and madeleine. $58pp. Cheese course for an extra $25. Their regular menu will also be available.
8C Turua Street, St Heliers
3 course set menu with Veuve Clicquot champagne. $70pp. Salmon Tartare or Greek Artichokes or Escargots s/ in Garlic and Tomato Ragout. Pavé de Boeuf, château potatoes, spinach roulade, truffle jus and Cep foam or Pork and chicken Pot-au-Feu (Stew), celery hearts, carrots and onions or Groper steak, beurre de Montpellier, leek terrine. Gateau Brillat-Savarin (Cheese cake s/w berry compote) or Rum flavoured sponge cake filled with berry fruits and Chantilly or Chocolate tart.
137 Victoria Street West, CBD
Note: Belated Bastille Day celebration Friday 17 July. Tour De France theme. Prizes for best costumes. Cocktail specials, $5 drink specials.
9 Britomart Place, Britomart
Bastille Day set menu Terrine de campagne s/w a fig chutney or Leek fondue tart s/w a wild mushroom and cauliflower purée. Bavette à l’échalote s/w gratin dauphinois or Seafood bisque. Brie de Meaux s/w quince jelly and dried fruits or Mousse au chocolat blanc.
Not sure at this stage if I’ll be going out but at the very least, I’ll start my day with a croissant. Bon appetit!
Maybe a French fry would suffice?