Bastille Day 2010

Where to celebrate July 14, French Independence Day, in Wine Country

Bastille Day is July 14, 2010. Celebrate avec les amies!
Chloe’s French Cafe: Two ooohlala events at Chloe’s. Through this week, the restaurant will serve a special luncheon of Crepe jambon Gruyere with roasted sweet peppers, Salade verte, Parisian style pistachio macaron, a glass of dry Rose wine and complimentary French beret for just $15.95 plus tax. On Saturday, the 17th the cafe hosts a luncheon with live French music from Deborah Kuhl. On the menu, Poulet Provencal, Summer squash potato gratin, Roasted vegetable melange and strawberry Napoleon. Price is $28.50/person plus tax. Includes a complimentary French beret.  A selection of French & Sonoma wines will be available for purchase by the glass or bottle. RSVP by calling the cafe at 707-528-3095.  Seating is limited to 40 guests. Lunch starts at 12:00 pm. 3883 Airway Dr,
Santa Rosa.
Bistro M: Three-course Bastille meal for $30, offering a choice of appetizer (Escargots or French Onion Soup), entrée (Bouillabaisse or Steak Frites with Sauce Béarnaise) and dessert (Tarte aux Citron or Mousse au Chocolat).  Two drink specials ­ Kir Royale and Pernod ­ will also be offered for $6. Bistro M will continue to offer its regular menu as well. Reservations are suggested, but not required.  For more information, contact the restaurant at 707-838-3118. 610 McClelland Drive, Windsor.
Bistro Des Copains: Live music, rose wine flights, $1.50 oysters and special menu items in addition to our regular menu. Call for reservations. 3782 Bohemian Highway, Occidental, 874-2436
Bistro 29: Five course Bastille Day dinner, $49 per person. 620 5th Street, Santa Rosa, 546-2929

Costeaux Bakery
turns Bastille Day into a three-ring can-can on July 14 with an array of whimsical entertainment and a special menu.
Activities include a fencing demonstration, petanque street bowling with bread boules, kids’ Eiffel Tower cookie decorating, and Guillotine-style “Heads Will Roll” bread slicing. There will be special appearances by Marie Antoinette singing “Let Them Eat Gougeres,” the “Ooooh La La” can-can dancers from Raven Theatre and “La Cage aux Folles” dancers from Gloriana Musical Theatre. 417 Healdsburg Ave. 433-1913
Charcuterie: KRSH 95.9 FM does the cooking while the Charcuteries’ owner/chef Patrick Martin spins the turntable, noon to 2pm. 335 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg, (707) 431-7213.
Meanwhile, in Napa…
Gott’s Roadside (formerly Taylor’s Refresher): To celebrate Bastille Day this Wednesday July 14, Gott’s Roadside will be pouring winemaker Philippe Melka’s prized 2007 Métisse. Chef Rick Robinson has created a special Bastille Day only Franco-American hamburger brimming with sautéed mushroom duxelle and melted Gruyere ($9.99) to compliment Melka’s wine.  Fries + mayo optional and recommended. Melka’s wife, Cherie will be at Gott’s Roadside in St. Helena from 5-7pm (Philippe will be in SF at the Ferry Bldg Gott’s from 12-2 and 5-7pm.


2 thoughts on “Bastille Day 2010

  1. Thats the great thing about Paris and France, it has a culture of it’s own and isn’t trying to be something it isn’t. If you go to most Sonoma County French restaurants they make substandard French standard dishes. Where is the Basque, Alsatian and others. Thats the problem. Even the French, especially the French eat brains, intestines, organs and it’s wonderful stuff. The moment California tries to replicate, it’s gets turned into overwhelming sauce, too much salt, all white or steak meat and the art of food is lost. Stop paying for infused this and that, lay off the salt and demand better food and small quantities. Then you’ll get you money’s worth and great food at the same time. However it’s probably just a Sonoma County dream.

  2. for french’s bastille day i ate me a big old burrito
    just sayin, muchachos y muchachas
    muchas gracias!

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