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.