Summer tends to be the time of year in which many decide to pack their bags and head over to Europe. Unfortunately, checking out the sights and sounds can be kind of expensive.
Luckily, Pistache French Bistro is offering skint, would-be travelers a slightly cheaper option this summer with its 'Tour du Monde' events. The 'tour' will take guests through a variety of cuisines and national traditions.
As part of the program, 'Tour du Monde' guests will receive a passport to collect stamps at each event. Since membership has its privileges, guests who bring their passport with a stamp from the previous event will receive a complimentary 'Tour do Monde' cocktail and those who fill their passports with more than seven stamps will be eligible to win roundtrip airfare from South Florida to Paris.
"We had 'passports' designed to support the program and stamps made with the Tour du Monde logo," said Restauranteur Thierry Beaud, "Managers apply the 'visa' stamps in guests' passports once they have dined."
The promotion kicks off on Friday, May 31, at 9 p.m., in conjunction with the spot's five year anniversary celebration. The first event will feature a band and a $50 special on bottles of Nicolas Feuillatte champagne.
Each evening will incorporate the traditional food and entertainment of each locale:
June 22: "From Russia with Love," with Russian DJ and dancers
July 4: "American Independence Day," including BBQ and fireworks
July 13: "Bastille Day Celebration," with a French dinner and Bal populaire--local dance
July 14: "Bastille Day, La Fête Nationale," complete with brunch, French entertainment and Fifth Annual Waiters' Race
Aug 3: "A Moroccan Affair," including live music, drums, and belly dancers
Aug 24: "Sultry Spanish Nights," featuring Flamenco guitar and dancers
Sept 21: "Indian Dreams," with Bollywood musicians and dancers
Oct 12: "Sexy St. Tropez," highlighting French DJ and swimsuit fashion show
Nov 8: "A Mexican Fiesta," with Mariachi band and piñatas
"We have always done a variety of themed parties and we decided to add some structure by having a calendar of events for the whole summer," said Beaud, "This triggered the idea of a passport and Tour du Monde ('world tour'). Last year's program was so well received, we decided to offer it again. It's ideal for summer."
Pistache French Bistro is located at 101 N. Clematis St. in West Palm Beach. Call 561-833-5090.
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