As we just finished decking ourselves out in red, white, and blue for Independence day, it's France's turn now.
France's National Day, Bastille Day, which is celebrated on July 14 -- which is Monday -- marks the storming of the Bastille and the beginning of the French Revolution. Just like our big day, it is celebrated with prideful festivities, food, and cultural events.
Join the celebration at these Broward and Palm Beach spots hosting Bastille Day specials and events, full of lively entertainment, festive decorations, food, and good company. Once again this month, get ready to see a lot of bleu, blanc, et rouge.
Although Bastille Day falls on Monday this year, Pistache will be celebrating all weekend long. The festivities begin on Saturday with a special menu, drink specials, performers, and live entertainment provided by a DJ spinning French music. On Sunday, enjoy more food with brunch, followed by the showing of the World Cup final at 4 p.m. on the big screen in the bistro's lounge. On Monday, the weekend celebration will conclude with drink specials and an authentic French Bastille Day dinner, featuring dishes like onion soup gratinee, salmon, and crème brulee.
In honor of Bastille Day, Art After Dark at the Norton this Thursday will feature French art, film, music, wines, and crepes. Beginning at 5 p.m., an array of French artwork will be displayed. At 5:30 p.m., you can grab a bite from the crepe station and follow it with free wine tasting at 6 p.m. Then at 6:15, catch the presentation of the French Film Royal Chateau of Blois in the museum's theater and finish off the night with music.
The Ocean 2000 veranda will be transformed into a French café for Bastille Day. A menu will French-inspired dishes will be offered. An accordion player will provide the entertainment. And a champagne toast will be served every hour to celebrate the day. The Bastille Day menu includes specialty appetizers like baked brie and an ahi tuna and foie gras sauté; entrees include duck confit and local seafood bouillabaisse.
Beginning on Saturday, Café L'Europe's weekend celebration will feature Bastille-Day-themed decorations and a live performance of popular French music from pianist Sasha Wagner. A special three-course prix-fixe menu will be served for $48.50 per person.
This tasteful French bistro will be having Bastille Day specials on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday for holiday. Brunch will be offered, as well as lunch, featuring a special Bastille sandwich. For dinner it's serving traditional dishes, like filet mignon and fish soup. Music will be played on the patio to accompany the fine dining.
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