Friday, July 12, 2024

Where to Celebrate Bastille Day

The Summer Olympics start this month, and if you’re looking for a Parisian way to gear up for them, then celebrate Bastille Day on Sunday. France’s national holiday commemorates the storming of the Bastille fortress and prison and the commencement of the French Revolution, and it is celebrated with parades and fireworks. Here are the places in South Florida where you can revel with plenty of French wine and fare. 

Chez Marie French Bistro

Stephane and Marie invite you to celebrate with them. The festivities on Sunday will include live music, a $55 three-course menu, $10 house wines, and $35 wine bottles. Menu selections include the French onion soup, escargots, honey mustard glazed salmon, coq au vin, duck a l’orange, lemon tartelette and chocolate fondant. 

5030 Champion Blvd., Boca Raton; 561/997-0027;

Bastille Day Cooking Class

Join Chef Jorge for a French-inspired cooking class on Saturday, July 13. Attendees will be greeted with a Champagne cocktail and escargot vol au vent before learning how to cook the traditional bouillabaisse with a variety of seafood in a saffron fennel broth. The class, priced at $65, will be at Sistrunk Marketplace and begins at noon. RSVP here.

115 N.W. 6th St., Fort Lauderdale;

Le Bilboquet

This Worth Avenue restaurant is already known for its Sunday brunch, so expect its Bastille Day festivities to be tailored to deliver a truly French-inspired celebration.  

245a Worth Ave., Palm Beach; 561/812-2363;

The French Wine Merchant

The wine shop is opening only the best French wines for this fête. This wine tasting will showcase the country’s beloved rosés, whites and reds paired with artisanal French cheese and baguettes. The tasting, priced at $14, is from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Purchase your tickets here.

139 North County Road, Palm Beach; 561/833-7712;

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Christie Galeano-DeMott
Christie Galeano-DeMott
Christie is a food lover, travel fanatic, bookworm, Francophile, and she believes art in all its forms is good for the soul. When she’s not writing about the incredible dishes, people and places that capture South Florida's culture and vibe, Christie is irresistibly happy in the company of her husband and a glass of red wine.

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