Thursday, July 8, 2010

Celebrating Bastille Day Brasserie Style

"In victory, you deserve Champagne,
in defeat, you need it" Napoleon

On July 14 the French will be celebrating victory and independence on Bastille Day much like we in the United States celebrate ours on the 4th of July.

So, one might inquire, what is Bastille Day?
Bastille Day is a French celebration of the storming of the Bastille, a prison in Paris in 1789. This is seen as the day that celebrates the beginning of a new form of government. A government where there are no more kings and queens and the people themselves rule and make their own decisions.

Come toast victory with us as we celebrate Bastille Day all week, July 13-17 with a fantastically French 3 course menu:

Salmon CanapƩ

Frog Leg Lyon
Onion tart

NiƧoise Salad
Arugula Salad Black and Bleu
French Onion
Leek and Fennel Vichyssoise

Charged Blood Orange Jus

Lamb or Venison Rack with Lemon Gremolata accompanied by Mint or Goose Berry Jus, Wild Mushroom Risotto and Braised Swiss Chard
Halibut En Papiotte accompanied by Roasted Fingerling, wilted Spinach and Pancetta Lardon
Center Cut New York with Cabernet Reduction accompanied by Lemon Basil Mash, Braised Brussel Sprouts
Duck Confit with Cherry Reduction accompanied by Brown Butter Almond Risotto, Heirloom Baby Carrot

Vegetarian option available upon request
Champagne & Fantastic French Wine Flights Available

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