Bastille Day 2007 Is Coming

Haven’t gotten enough independence celebration for the month? Bastille Day is next Saturday, July 14th. There are well over 100 French restaurants in the city, and it’s probably safe to say that the majority of them will be celebrating “Fête Nationale.” Unlike, say the Fourth of July, Bastille Day is a great “holiday” for food-lovers, for the simple fact that it’s a great opportunity to celebrate the inimitable French bistro fare.

Some of our favorite bistros include Chez Maman, Clementine and Zazie; if you just want a quick taste of France, we recommend a quick pastry or tartine at either Tartine Bakery or the newly-opened A Bon Port.

At Cafe Claude, there will be a special prix-fixe menu. Continuing our habit of revealing holiday menus before they drop, we have an menu from Cafe Claude that is sure to impress you. There’s even a palate cleanser or two…

2007 Bastille Day menu

Amuse Bouche
Torchon: foie gras “au torchon”, apricot confit and mache salad on brioche

Soup Ou Salade (choice of)
Poisson: saffron fish soup
Escargots: escargots “a la provencale”

Palate Cleanser
Sorbet: choice of lemon or watermelon ciao bella sorbet

Entrees (choice of)
Steak: pan seared angus ribeye steak, pommes pont-neuf, haricot verts, and bearnaise sauce
Saumon: scottish salmon loch duart “a l’unilateral”, pommes darphin, asparagus, cherry tomato confit, and sorel sauce

Moelleux: flourless chocolate cake with creme anglaise
Orange: orange blossom creme brulee

3 seatings: 5:30pm, 7:30pm, 9:30pm
$50 per person

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Bastille Day 2007 Is Coming