Fête Bastille Day Like the French
July 10, 2014 | by Lane Nieset | Pursuits
Celebrate Bastille Day (July 14) by partaking in French festivities around Miami—from a prix-fixe to a Parisian pop-up shop.
Visit L'Echon Brasserie on Bastille Day for a special menu.
Pubbelly Boys' new L'Echon Brasserie is saluting the French national holiday with a three-course prix-fixe menu ($55) and optional French wine pairing on Monday, July 14. The menu starts off with Provençal summer vegetable terrine or Niçoise salad, with a second-course option of crispy lamb belly or brochette of local tripletail. The meal ends on a sweet note with a choice of pot du opera with Panther Coffee mousse or Granny Smith apple mille-feuille with homemade ice cream. Get even more in the spirit with the absinthe-themed Bastille punch, La Fée Verte, composed of vodka, fresh Florida citrus, cucumber, cane sugar, and Pernod. 6261 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 786-483-1611
Start your Bastille Day celebration a little early this Saturday, July 12 at 10:30 a.m., when Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts is hosting a Bastille Day cooking demo of French dishes à la maison. Chefs will show you how to whip up baguettes, crêpes, French onion soup, and chocolate mousse. They’ll also offer tips to add French flair to your at-home cooking a la Julia Child. 3221 Enterprise Way, Miramar, 888-569-3222
Sunday Brunch goes French at Tamara Bistro.
Sunday brunch takes on a French twist on July 13 at Tamara Bistro at the Art Deco National Hotel. From 11 a.m.-3 p.m., enjoy the sounds of jazz wafting from the French Horn Band while sipping themed cocktails and feasting on a menu complete with charcuterie, a pasta station, French cheese, and, of course, French pastries. 1677 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-532-2311
Michelin-starred Executive Chef Gregory Pugin at the Biltmore Hotel's Palme d'Or restaurant is serving a five-course Bastille Day dinner on July 14 ($105). Dine on an assortment of authentic dishes including foie gras terrine, les escargots de Bourgogne, l'agneau aux saveurs des pyrennees (lamb with sweet pepper and mashed beans) and la tarte tropezienne, composed of brioche, cream, honey, and almonds. 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables, 305-913-3200
Roses and Dreams will pop-up at ISA on Bastille Day.
Perfect your Parisian look when Miami-based, French-themed boutique Roses and Dreams pops up at ISA boutique on July 14. From noon-7 p.m., attend a shopping event offering exclusive prices and French indulgences like macarons and rosé. If you've been meaning to get to Paris for French labels like Emika Paris, Antik Batik, and Crezus Paris, this shopping excursion will save you a plane ticket. 34 Giralda Ave., Coral Gables, 786-558-8027
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