Bastille Day 2022: how and where to celebrate it in Australia

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It’s only a few days until Bastille Day 2022, as it’s known by anglophones, or simply as le 14 juillet (the 14th July) or la fete nationale (the national day) in France. As always, we’ve put together a comprehensive article with all the places and ways you can celebrate Bastille Day in Australia this year.

Bastille Day 2022 in Australia

Click on your city/town in the list below to be taken straight to that part of the article.

ADELAIDE
BALLARAT, VIC
BRISBANE
CAIRNS
CANBERRA
DARWIN
EDEN, SAPPHIRE COAST, NSW
GEELONG, VIC
GOLD COAST
GRIFFITH, NSW
HOBART
LAUNCESTON, TAS
MELBOURNE
MOLLYMOOK, NSW
NEWCASTLE, NSW
NORTHERN RIVERS, NSW
NEWCASTLE, NSW
PORT MACQUARIE, NSW
PERTH
PHILLIP ISLAND, COWES, VIC
SYDNEY
TOOWOOMBA, QLD
WAGGA WAGGA, NSW
WONTHAGGI, VIC

 

BASTILLE DAY 2022 IN ADELAIDE

 

Adelaide Central Market

As always, Bastille Day is celebrated into the weekend at the market so this year it is a 3-day program. All the details below:

 

Thursday 14 July

Spring in Paris Instagram swing – all day (Stall 12)

Parisian Café Instagram backdrop – all day (Arcade entrance)

Live music: Adelaide Strings Duo – 9.30am – 11.30am (Gouger St dining area)

Live music: Accordion by Sounds Continental – 10.30am – 12.30pm

Little Market Chefs, French style – 12:15PM – 1PM, 1.45PM – 2.30PM (book here: https://adelaidecentralmarket.com.au/event/big-market-adventures-little-foodies-8/2022-07-14/ )

 

Friday 15 July

Pop Up Crepe Bar – all day (Gouger St dining area)

Spring in Paris Instagram swing – all day (Stall 12)

Parisian Cafe Instagram backdrop – all day (Arcade entrance)

Free Gingerbread decorating – 9:30am – 12pm (Grote St dining area) *Attendee numbers are limited, while stocks last

Roving Marie Antoinette character – 10:30am – 12.30pm

Live music: Louise Blackwell & The French Set – 11:00am – 1pm (Gouger St dining area)

Live music: Sounds Continental – 11am – 1pm (Grote St dining area)

Live music: Melange A Trois: 5pm – 7pm (stall 12)

Champagne & Chablis Bar – 5:30pm – 9pm (Stall 12) *cash bar

Free French tastings – 6pm – 8pm (Stall 12)

Le Tour du Marche – 6pm – 7pm AND 7:15pm – 8:15pm – $27.46pp

Free Croquembouche cooking demonstration by Le Cordon Bleu 6pm – 7pm (Community Kitchen, Gouger dining area)

Live music: Pamplemousse 6pm – 8pm (Grote St dining area)

 

Saturday 16 July

Pop Up Crepe Bar – all day (Gouger St dining area)

Spring in Paris Instagram swing – all day (Stall 12)

Parisian Café Instagram backdrop – all day (Arcade entrance)

Free Gingerbread decorating – 9:30am – 12pm (Grote St dining area) *Attendee numbers are limited, while stocks last

Free Face painting – 9:30am – 12pm (near The Market Stall & Haigh’s Chocolates)

Free French tastings – 9:30am – 12:30pm (stall 12)

Circobats Roving Entertainers – 10:30am -12:30pm

Live music: Louise Blackwell & The French Set – 10am – 12pm (Gouger St dining area)

Live music: Sounds Continental – 9:30am – 11:30am (Grote St dining area) & 12:15pm – 1.45pm

Live music: Melange a Trois – 12pm – 2pm (Grote St dining area)

 

Le tour du Marche: Discover the Market, French style!

Join this walking tour of our Market with a tour guide from Alliance Française to discover some of the most beautiful and authentic French fromage, charcuterie and pâtisserie our Market has to offer. Starting with a glass of French champagne, this tour will take you for a chat and tastings at the Smelly Cheese Shop and Les Deux Coqs all the while learning a phrase or two in French!

Tickets $27.46 per person – more information and tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/le-tour-du-marche-the-french-market-tour-tickets-160482400179

 

Apoteca

Head Chef Mirco Ruthoff has created a 4 course French inspired menu for Bastille Day which costs $85 per person. Combining a beautiful blend of traditional French flavours and techniques with the seasonal abundance of local winter produce, this dinner is one not to be missed!

Leek pithivier

Bouillabaisse, rouille

Steak au Poivre

Crème Brûlée

Book your table here: https://apoteca.com.au/products/bastille-dinner-1

 

Aurora Restaurant is celebrating Bastille Day by paying homage to some of their favourite French Chefs and their creations.

A $145 per person 5 Course Tasting Menu only available for Bastille Day. Each dish showcases signature French Cuisines from different eras and different regions using different techniques.

Bastille Day 2022 in Adelaide

 

Bistro Français Hyde Park has prepared a special menu for lunch and dinner on Bastille Day 2022. There will also be live music from 6pm.

Bookings via this link.

Bastille Day 2022 in Adelaide

 

Blackwood RSL

Celebrate Bastille Day 2022 with a special Bastille Day menu by French Chef Bernard Raoux.

Complimentary Kir Royal when ordering from their exclusive French menu.

Call to book on (08) 8278 6253

 

Brighton & Seacliff Yacht Club – 16 July

A celebration of French food, wine and music to celebrate Bastille Day 2022

Buy your ticket here: https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing/924365

 

Consul Adelaide, Adelaide Accueil, Alliance Française event at Capri Cinema

Tickets www.eventbrite.com/e/bastille-day-2022-tickets-348538787897

The French Consulate in Adelaide, the Alliance Française Adelaide, Adelaide Accueil and the City of Unley present this special event. Enjoy a French-style “goûter”, with delights from Mulots Pâtisserie, a welcome drink, music from the band Pamplemousse, a lucky door prize provided by Sofitel and a screening of a well-known family-friendly French movie Astérix & Obélix: Mission Cléopâtre. There will also be activities for kids from Bugs and Slugs and a chance to win a prize from Sofitel Adelaide.

 

Delicatessen has prepared a 3 course menu at $75 per guest for Bastille Day 2022.

Bastille Day 2022 in Adelaide/ la fête nationale à Adelaide

 

Garçon Bleu

Adelaide’s newest 5 star hotel, Sofitel Adelaide, has a beautiful French restaurant named Garcon Bleu with 9th floor views across Adelaide. To celebrate Bastille Day, Garçon Bleu has two events: a a fun paint au vin event and a dinner

 

Bastille Paint au vin

A chance for you to show your artistic flair all while sipping on free-flow French sparkling, cheese and charcuterie and a French themed painting session.

5 to 7pm Thursday 14 July

$130 Per Adult

https://www.sofiteladelaide.com.au/sofitel-occasions/paint-au-vin-bastille/

Bastille Day 2022 in Adelaide/ la fête nationale 2022 à Adelaide

Bastille Day dinner

Indulge in an elevated four course menu of French specialties paired with d’Arenberg wines.

Chester Osborn 4th generation wine maker from d’Arenberg, one South Australia’s most recognised and respected wine labels will be at Garcon Bleu for one night only to celebrate Bastille.

6pm Thursday 14 July

$190 per adult (paid in advance)

https://www.sofiteladelaide.com.au/sofitel-occasions/bastille-day/

 

Good Gilbert has put together special French menu items (a la carte) available from 4pm Friday through to Sunday:

  • Cheese & Chive Gougeres
  • Crudités & French Onion Dip
  • Duck Rilettes on Toast
  • Coq au Vin
  • Sirloin au Poivre
  • Celeriac Gratin
  • Lime Palmiers
  • Blanc Mange

 

Hey Jupiter will be serving its usual a la carte menu and will have cancan dancers at dinner plus an accordion player.

 

Noarlunga Library: Bastille Day Movie Matinee

Celebrate all things France with a French film screening and themed French snacks. This film will be in French but it will be screened with subtitles and be accessible to an English-speaking audience.

Free with tea, coffee and French themed snacks provided

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/bastille-day-movie-matinee-noarlunga-library-tickets-367348949597

 

Smelly Cheese

Cheese After Dark: Bastille Day celebration – 16 July

Liberté, égalité, fromagerie!

This evening is the ultimate celebration of all things French, from the storming of Bastille to cheeses worth losing your head over.

They will take you to France through all your five senses; you will be treated to live French tunes by Pamplemousse, explore exclusive French cheeses and sample perfectly paired Champagne and French wine.

Guests will be served the traditional Alpine specialty ‘Tartiflette’, a petit dish of French cheese, potatoes, lardons and onions, that will warm your stomach and your heart!

The event includes a stellar line up of co-hosts and special guests, including live crosses from France. Be prepared for a fun night of cheese, friends, wine and good times, in the iconic Adelaide Central Market.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1165126154328668/

 

Sucre Patisserie has created a Bastille Day Box to celebrate!

The box includes:

– Tarte au citron

– Religieuse au chocolat et vanille

– Mille Feuille

– Eclair au café

Order yours here: https://shop.sucrepatisserie.com.au/product/bastilledaybox/113

 

The Crafers Hotel has a set shared menu for lunch and dinner from Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th July for $70 per person.

Bastille Day 2022 in Adelaide/ la fête nationale 2022 à Adelaide

 

The Wheaty: Lou Blackwell and the French Set

Singer Lou Blackwell (read our interview with her here) and the band comprising Mark Ferguson on keys and Julian Ferraretto on violin, John Aue on bass and Josh Baldwin on drums perform a beautiful selection of French songs and take you to Paris for a night!

 

$25 online or $30 on the door (if not sold out)

www.trybooking.com/CAPMU

 

 

 

BASTILLE DAY 2022 IN BALLARAT, VIC

 

Everybody Knows Books: Bastille Day with Amie Brûlée (SOLD OUT)

Come and celebrate Bastille Day with songs, wine and cheese with Amie Brûlée at Everybody Knows Books

https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing/908817

  

BASTILLE DAY 2022 IN BRISBANE

 

Boucher

 

C’est Bon has 5 special events to celebrate Bastille Day 2022!

 

French Classics Menu – Available Thursday 14th July to Saturday 16th July

A special French Classics Lunch Menu where diners can choose from three entrees, three mains and three desserts for only $65 per person or a two-course menu for $45 per person. Think Crème Caramel with Quince and Fromage, Blanc, or Angus Tartare with Espelette, Tendon and Cured Yolk and C’est Bon de Bourguignon. Luckily for all French food lovers, this incredible Parisian bistro-style offering will be available over three days from Thursday 14th July right through until Saturday 16th July.

 

Thursday 14th July – Tour de South Bastille Day Dinner

On Thursday 14th July, Owner and Executive Chef Andy Ashby will put on a Tour de South Dinner spread and for those who have never been to France, now is your chance.

Held in conjunction with Voila Wine Co, the Tour de South Dinner will take diners on a journey through the Southern France region with wines, some in big-bottle format, matched to a delectable Four Course French tasting menu.  For $175 per person, guests can choose from either the 6pm or 8pm sitting times, but as history shows, C’est Bon’s Bastille Day events will sell out quick so post haste!

 

Friday 15th July – A Night in Paris Dinner

Continue the Bastille celebrations on Friday 15th July with A Night in Paris – of course!  Chef Andy Ashby will collaborate again with Voila Wine Co and local guest chefs to bring you a luxurious, chic and very French soirée full of French delicacies over Four Courses paired with wines from the Bordeaux region. For $185 per person, this chic evening will be offered in two seatings – 6pm and 8pm.

 

Friday 15th July – Sunday 17th July, A Flight of France

Celebrate with liquid libations!  C’est Bon’s so Frenchy so chic Rooftop bar Ooh La La will be putting on their own special French offerings from Friday to Sunday with a ‘Flight of France’ cocktails served in blue, white and red – a complete homage to the colours of France.

 

Sunday 17th July – Frenchies Brewery & Frankies Smokehouse Bar Takeover

For the coup de grace on Sunday, it’s an Ooh La La Takeover with Sydney based Frenchies Brewery and Woolloongabba local Frankies Smokehouse who will be putting on an epic sundown sesh complete with smoked BBQ meats, and delicious limited-edition brews like their Bastille 1798.  Expect Flight of France cocktail flights, in addition to C’est Bon’s cocktail menu.

 

Book for any or all of these events via their website

 

Dirty Sultan will throw a white part in Brisbane on Dirty Sultan’s rooftop and POP as many bottles of Champagnes as possible for Bastille Day 2022.

Dress Code: ALL in WHITE – Tout en BLANC

VIP BOOTH and CHAMPAGNE PACKAGE AVAILABLE – email them at [email protected]

This event is sponsored by Moet & Chandon, Ciroq, Hennessy.

Purchase tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/bastille-one-night-in-paris-tickets-375242028007

 

FACCI Bastille Day business breakfast with Curtis McGrath OAM, Soiftel Brisbane Central – 15 July

Join FACCI, their VIPs and keynote speaker, three-time Paralympic gold medalist and ten-time world champion in Para-canoe Curtis McGrath OAM, on this very special occasion.

Be ready for a delicious gourmet breakfast, specially put together by Sofitel Brisbane Central​, coffee, and Champagne!

Price: $105 for members or $130 for non-members

https://facci.glueup.com/event/qld-2022-bastille-day-business-breakfast-with-curtis-mcgrath-oam-56889

 

French and Mor will have its millefeuille which they only do 1 day a year: Bastille Day!

They will also offer their usual French High Tea including drinks for $45 per person.

They will also have their usual range of French cakes and pastries etc.

 

Le Festival – 16 & 23-34 July 2022

We will publish a more detailed article about this in the coming days but in the meantime, check out their website for information: https://lefestival.com.au/

 

Novotel Brisbane South Bank

Spice Central Kitchen & Bar, located on the ground floor of the hotel, will offer a special menu with French-inspired cocktails, dishes and live entertainment.

Guests can order a set menu (AUD$90) or a la carte dishes.

Cocktails from $15.

Bookings are preferred but walk ins are welcome.

 

BASTILLE DAY 2022 IN CAIRNS

 

Alliance Française de Cairns @ The Vine Room, Double Tree Hotel – 14 July

A wonderful tasting dinner at a great outdoors venue, with lots of entertainment:  poetry, drama, Music and the fabulous Nikki Doll, who will bring joy with her beautiful voice.

Ticket prices:

$60 for Adult members; $70 for Adult non-members (both prices include food, two glasses of wine, and entertainment)

35$ Child members; $40 child non-members (both prices include food, soft drink and entertainment)

Buy your ticket here: https://www.afcairns.org.au/events/coming-up/bastille-day-2022/

 

C’est Bon has a 4-course lunch menu inspired by traditional French cuisine, accompanied by a CanCan performance by KL Performance Industry and a musical act by award-winning singer, Andrea Allumay!

Their 6 course dinner has already sold out.

 

BASTILLE DAY 2022 IN CANBERRA

(BOOKED OUT) Les Bistronomes – Thursday 14 July

For dinner only on Bastille Day 2022, they have a special menu: 4 course for $150pp with possibility of matching wine for an extra $50pp.

Bastille Day 2022 in Canberra/ la fête nationale 2022 à Canberra

 

BASTILLE DAY 2022 IN DARWIN

 

Alliance Française de Darwin – Friday 15 July

They have planned an evening full of entertainment. The venue provides an intimate atmosphere feeling like you are attending a private event. We are lucky to see a beautiful sunset from every year while eating French food and wine and listening to French music. This is a free event not to miss!

 

Food & Beverage:

  • Cafe De La Plage and La French for a delicious French food selection.
  • Darwin Surf Life Saving Club Bar for a selection of French wines and other beverages (no BYO)

 

Entertainment:

  • Face painting and craft for kids
  • Baby Ballet dancing performance
  • Mathilde will sing live from 6:30pm
  • Groovy French music all night
  • Raffle with great prizes – $5 to enter (1st prize worth $150)

Buy your ticket via this link: https://www.afdarwin.org/social-events/annual-bastille-day-night/

 

BASTILLE DAY 2022 IN EDEN, SAPPHIRE COAST, NSW

Alliance Française de la Côte de Saphir is hosting their annual Bastille Day (July 14) lunch for the first time at Tidal Restaurant in Eden. French-trained Chef, Gavin Swalwell, and his partner Fiona Myers have offered a superb menu of regional French dishes which will be e-mailed to all members.

Go to their website for more info.

 

BASTILLE DAY 2022 IN GEELONG

 

Curlewis Golf Club will host a celebration of all things French including the fabulous wine with a five course feast at Claribeaux for Bastille Day.

 

Escargot Persillade snails in garlic & parsley butter (gf)

Matched wine: NV Varichon & Clerc Blancs de Blancs

 

Pâté en croûte, pork, chicken liver, mushroom, apricot, pistachio & pickled crudités

Matched wine: 2020 Gustave Lorentz Pinot Blanc Classique

 

Bouillabaisse, local fish, Portarlington mussels, scallops, prawns, in a rich tomato & fennel stew (gf, df)

Matched wine: 2019 Domaine Jean de Faix Chablis*

 

Braised Bellarine Beef cheek “carbonade”, pomme puree, cumin carrots (gf)

Matched wine: 2010 Domaine de la Tour du Bief “Hauts de la Rochelle” Beaujolais*

 

Chocolate Croissant Pain perdu, mandarin crème anglaise, citrus crème fraiche

Matched wine: 2020 Joseph Cattin Riesling*

 

Prices:

$85 per person or $145 with matching wines

Curlewis Golf Club Members – $80 or $140 with matching wines. Member card required upon arrival

Buy your tickets via this link.

 

BASTILLE DAY 2022 ON THE GOLD COAST

 

Alliance Française Gold Coast – 15 July

Bastille Day 2022 in Gold Coast/ la fête nationale 2022 à Gold Coast

For more info go to  the event page.

 

BASTILLE DAY 2022 IN GRIFFITH, NSW

 

Griffith City Library: Multicultural Movie – Delicious

A screening of the film Delicious from the AFFFF 2021.

FREE with tea and coffee provided. Register here.

 

BASTILLE DAY 2022 IN HOBART

 

Alliance Française de Hobart – 14 July

Bastille Day 2022 in Hobart/ la fête nationale 2022 à Hobart

 

Jean-Pascal Patisserie will a special menu and a special take-away meal on 14 July. Info not available at time of publishing.

 

BASTILLE DAY 2022 IN LAUNCESTON

Alliance Française de Launceston in conjunction with the Star Theatre presents private screening in the warmth of the Star Theatre of what will be the city’s premiere of the crime film Maigret, starring Gérard Depardieu.

Tickets $35 and include canapes, a complimentary drink and the film screening

Bookings via this link.

 

BASTILLE DAY 2022 IN NORTHERN RIVERS, NSW

 

Alliance Française Côte du Nord

Lennox Head – Saturday 16th July – 12:30pm – 3 pm

Celebrate Bastille Day 2022 at Sanctuary Village Hall, 502 Ross Lane, Lennox Head.

Finger food will be provided. Please bring your own drinks.

 

BASTILLE DAY 2022 IN MELBOURNE

 

Athenaeum 2 Upstairs: ADCH Live Studio Audience – Elyane Laussade – Bastille Day

A must for Francophiles! This concert celebrates Bastille Day by sampling piano music by French composers across the centuries. From the delicious Le Coucou by Daquin, to the Parisian circle including Chopin and Liszt, Fauré, Debussy, Ravel, Poulenc, ending with transcriptions by Elyane Laussade of Edith Piaf and Michel Legrand! On Australian Digital Concert Hall.

Tickets via this link.

 

Bastille Day French Festival, Federation Square, 16-17 July

We will be publishing a more detailed article about this festival in the coming days. In the meantime, check out their website: https://www.bastilledaymelbourne.com/

 

Bistro Gitan will only have some French specials on the day. Bookings are as per normal and can be booked online via the website.

 

They are also collaborating with the Melbourne Bastille French festival on the 18th July and offering a Bastille day menu for $80. Bookings can be make by using this link

 

Bon Ap’ has put together special menus for lunch and dinner to celebrate Bastille Day 2022.

Bastille Day 2022 in Melbourne

 

La fête nationale 2022 à Melbourne 

Bookings via this link

 

Edith Piaf – Life, Love & No Regrets – Speakeasy Theatre – 15 July

Piaf’s life story and songs are presented in a live performance from French cabaret star Jem ’Appelle in Edith Piaf– Love, Life and No Regrets.

Tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/edith-piaf-life-love-no-regrets-tickets-237394482287

 

Entrecôteis hosting the ‘Parisian in Prahran’ party of the year, Entrecôte’s annual French Bastille Day extravaganza. Get frocked up and enjoy a night of fun, frivolity and all things French.

Prix-fixe menu with canapés & wines to match

Live entertainment including their troupe of Can Can dancers & Raleigh Williams performing French jazz

 Prizes to be won for best dressed!

Tables remain in the Brasserie/Courtyard for $249.90 per person.

Call (03) 98045468 to book.

 

Painting Workshop @Stanton Library

Celebrate Bastille Day with local artist Sandy Shilansky and delve into the French influence of Impressionist paintings.

This workshop is perfect for those who are interested in painting and French culture.

Canvas and paint will be supplied.

Bookings are essential.

https://events.humanitix.com/bastille-day-painting-workshop

 

Platform 3095

Menu du Jour

Galette Complete by La Louche (Egg Ham and Cheese on Buckwheat Galette served with Green Salad, complemented by a choice of glass of sparkling, mulled wine or French Martini cocktail.

Complimentary desert Crepe for those who bring their French Beret!

$29.57 per person. Book your ticket via this link.

  

Reverie Café has created a special limited edition Bastille Day gateau for $55:

Blueberry coconut financier, blueberry crémeux, white vanilla chocolate mousse, raspberry crémeux. Small round 16 cm – Serves 6 to 8 people. (halal).

PRE ORDER ONLY, available 11 to 17th July to pick up –

Go to the first tab “special cakes” on their website.

 

Waterfront on the Pier

Celebrate the “Joie de vivre” and living your Emily in Paris fantasy. Delicious French inspired dishes concocted by their Executive Chef Jackie.

There will also be music by the Stiletto Sisters.

Entrees: Onion Soup, Coquilles Saint Jacques

Mains: Saumon papillote Boeuf Bourguignon

Desserts: Chocolate Ganache Éclair au chocolat

Book your table here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/bastille-day-on-the-pier-tickets-371899229607

 

BASTILLE DAY 2022 IN MOLLYMOOK, NSW

 

Piaf, Aznavour & Friends @ Mollymook Golf Club

Bastille Day 2022 in Mollymook

Back by popular demand,  award winning MILKO FOUCAULT-LARCHE & Parisian born CORINNE ANDREW present: PIAF, AZNAVOUR & FRIENDS

A French variety cabaret. 2-course dinner and show. Dancing after the show.

Drinks will be available at the bar.

Price: $80 members & $85 non-members.

Gather your friends and make up a table, don your glad rags, kick up your heels and prepare to have fun!

*RSVP and payment required by Thursday 7 July.

RSVP to [email protected]

Payment to BSB 641 800 A/C 024116308

IMB Alliance Française de Milton Ulladulla

 

BASTILLE DAY 2022 IN NEWCASTLE

 

Alliance Française de Newcastle 

French Fridays: French Market & Movie Night @ Event cinemas Kotara – 15 July 

Screening of Lost Illusions (Illusions perdues) (AFFFF opening night film)

$15 for Members & $17 for Non members

Book your place here: https://www.afnewcastle.com.au/french-films/french-friday-movie/

 

Bastille Day Party – 16 July

From 5pm to 8pm, a family friendly event at the Queens Wharf Hotel,  150 Wharf Road, Newcastle. Their 2022 Bastille Day Party is long-awaited evening of French music, dancing, food and festivities.

Dress is blue, blanc and rouge

$7 for members, $10 for non-members

Book your place here: https://www.afnewcastle.com.au/products/alliance-franaise-de-newcastle-2022-bastille-day-party-saturday-16-july/

 

Bastille Day Cabaret Show – 12pm Sunday 17 July  

A “déjeuner” Cabaret Show at 48 Watt Street, Newcastle.

2 Course French Lunch with 2 x 40 minutes French International Variety Cabaret

“PARIS AFTER DARK”

$70/person

Bookings here

 

BASTILLE DAY 2022 IN NOOSA

 

Alliance Française de Sunshine Coast

Movie night : Love Songs for Tough Guys (read our review here)

Book here: https://www.afsunshinecoast.org.au/cultural-events/af-french-film-festival/

  

Flo’s Creperie will be bringing the Bastille vibes all night long, hamming it up just for you.

There’ll be French tunes, French specials (escargot, anyone?) French cocktails and your chance to win one of three magnums of champagne to take home.

So bring your cheesiest beret and get ready to party like it’s 1789.

Vive la France et vive les crêpes!

Bookings via http://www.floscreperie.com/book

 

BASTILLE DAY 2022 IN PHILLIP ISLAND, COWES, VIC

 

Ânerie is holding a  7 course degustation with Champagne on arrival

Dress up for the evening (if you please)

Bookings at: https://www.trybooking.com/CAHCO

 

BASTILLE DAY 2022 IN PERTH

 

 

Bloody French will have a set 3 course menu for $75 per person.

Reserve your table either via their website, or by calling them on (08) 9388 0454.

 

Chez Pierre

A 4 course menu for $125 per person on Bastille Day night.

Bastille Day 2022 In Perth/ La fête nationale 2022 à Perth

 

Claremont Yacht Club : FACCI, Alliance Française de Perth, Ambassade de France en Australie dinner – 16 July

A pre-dinner reception with a glass of Nicolas Feuillate champagne followed by a 3 courses French menu dinner (meat, fish or vegetarian option) accompanied by French white and red wine (Côtes-du-Rhône Belleruche 2019) as well French entertainment and raffle prizes.

Ticket prices: $75 AF & FACCI Members | $95 General Admission

Book your ticket here: https://www.afperth.com.au/cultural-events/bastille-day

 

(SOLD OUT) Duke of George: A Summers Night in Paris – 16 July

Be transported into a Parisian jazz club for an enchanting show presented by Catherine Summers and her band. Come and get lost in the magic of yesteryear in Paris, featuring performances of French classics such as Edith Piaf’s ‘Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien’, ‘La Vie En Rose’, ‘Milord’ and Charles Trenet’s ‘Que Reste-t-Ii’ plus many more songs reminiscent of the era, such as Ella Fitzgerald’s rendition of ‘April in Paris’.

https://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/a-summers-night-in-paris-celebrate-bastille-day/140559

 

FACCI Business Breakfast, Rendezvous Hotel Scarborough

For more info and to buy your ticket, click here.

 

Night Owl Studio

Party like and with the French community to celebrate Bastille Day.

  • French Live Band
  • French Classic Hits
  • Food & Drinks

Book your ticket here: www.eventbrite.com.au/e/bastille-day-2022-with-french-live-band-tickets-375560259847

 

BASTILLE DAY 2022 IN PORT MACQUARIE

 

Alliance Française de Port Macquarie @ Mercure Centro  Hotel – 17 July Lunch

A 3 course meal with a welcome drink with live music from Ruby Blunt and raffles.

Price: $69 for members and $79 for non-members.

 

BASTILLE DAY 2022 IN SYDNEY

 

Alliance Française de Sydney – The Argyle – Thursday 14 July

The renowned Bastille Day event will have the same theme as last year – Around the World. The jam-packed programme which will transport you to France, New Caledonia, Tahiti, West Africa and beyond. This includes the Afro-beats of a live 5-piece band performance led by legendary Malian guitarist Moussa Diakite; an entertaining set from Parisian-born DJ Madame Rêve; thrilling performances by French Polynesian and Cancan dancers; delicious crêpes and other tasty treats; and the chance to win fantastic prizes throughout the evening and so much more.

Tickets: $20 for members, $25 for non-members.

Purchase your ticket here: https://www.afculturalfoundation.com.au/events/performing-arts/save-the-date-2022-bastille-day-celebration/

 

Bastille Festival: Food Wine Art Revolution in the Rocks – Thursday 14 to Sunday 17 July

Read our article dedicated to the Bastille Festival Sydney here

 

Beckett’s will celebrate Bastille Day 2022 with a three course table d’hôte menu ($125 per person) from Chef Jeff Schroeter, with optional matching wines on 14 July.

Bastille Day 2022 in Sydney

Beautifully curated French dishes will also be featured for the entire week from 13th – 17th July.

To make your booking go to their website and then follow the tabs: beckettsbardining.com.au MAKE A RESERVATION — BECKETT’S BAR + DINING. You can also email them at [email protected]

 

 

Bistro Papillon is celebrating Bastille Day with a special 5 course menu for $130 per person

The special men will be available for dinner from 14 to 16 July.

Bastille Day 2022 in Sydney/ la fête nationale 2022 à Sydney

 

Bistro Rex

Their talented chefs led by Leigh Mcdivitt have created special menus for Bastille Day paired with matching wines.

Bastille Day 2022 in Sydney/ la fête nationale 2022 à Sydney

 

Bistro St Jacques is celebrating with Bastille Weekend Thursday 14th – Saturday 16th

For dinner, they will offer their 3 course à la carte for $85.00 menu and the following specials:

Moules Marinières – Black South Australian mussels Chef Brett does an amazing version of this dish and if you have not tried it, and enjoy mussels, you must! There will be spot prizes if you can guess the secret ingredient.

Daube de Boeuf – slow-cooked Provençal heritage beef Another Chef specialty, and a very popular dish the last few winters. They will be breaking down the aged side of heritage beef from Feather and Bone for this one, cooked in the light braise of tomato, white wine and Provençal herbs, and served with a starch chosen on the day. This dish is awesome!

Tarte Tatin & vanilla bean glace – this dish needs little in the way of introduction, but, again, what a dish! We will be looking at sourcing some beautiful pommes from Georgie at Sift produce, and leave the rest to the trusted kitchen team, voilà! 

 

Brasserie l’Entrecote & Bouillon l’Entrecote

 

Claire’s Kitchen pop-up petit cabaret: Pardon My French – 13 July

3 courses from their a la carte menu and a 40 minute set $105 p/p

In “Pardon my French”, Milko combines some famous ingredients to dish out “la crème de la crème” of French Chanson:

  • A slice of Piaf
  • A dab of Trenet
  • A pinch of Bécaud
  • & a spoonful of Aznavour

Et Voilà…le dîner est servi.

https://www.claireskitchen.com.au/events-1/claires-pop-up-petit-cabaret-presents-pardon-my-french

 

Four Frogs Crêperie

This year Four Frogs decided to celebrate with a whole French Month with the Truffle Galette back on the menu for a whole week and French specials!

 

Bastille Day 2022 in SydneyFrench Month at Four Frogs: 

This July, to celebrate the French Month, Four Frogs Crêperie has come up with some tasty French-inspired special Crêpes and Galettes. Their popular Truffle Bastille day Galette is back and will be on the menu for a whole week. They will also have some French Special Crêpes and Galettes available for the whole month, such as a Duck Confit Galette or a Paris Brest Crêpe, just to name a few. Come by any of their Crêperies (Circular Quay, Mosman, Lane Cove, Randwick) and indulge in their decadent menu with the whole family!

Find out more about French month at Four Frogs here. 

 

Franca Brasserie has a Bastille Set Menu for $120:

Blini, Creme Fraiche, Caviar

Choice of

Tuna Nicoise, Green Beans, Olives, Anchovies

Or

Chicken Liver Parfait, Cassis Jelly, Grilled Sourdough

Choice of

Beef Rib Rossini, Truffle, Foie Gras, Brioche

Or

John Dory Meuniere, Brown Butter, Parsley, Capers

To share between 2

Tarte Saint Honore

 

Frenchie’s Bistro and Brewery – 13 – 16 July

They have curated a special four-course menu to celebrate the occasion, which in paying homage to our homeland, will shine a spotlight on traditional French cuisine:

  • A duck, chicken and foie gras pâté en croûte
  • Pike quenelles with Nantua sauce
  • Cassoulet Montalbanais for the main. Originating from south west France, the dish features house-made Toulouse sausage, confit duck, pistachio saucisson and pork belly, which is baked in parsley, white beans and a rich tomato sauce, making it the ideal winter warmer.
  • To complete the special experience, trained French pastry chef and fellow Frenchie, Celine Vendeville will be creating another classic for dessert: vanilla crème brûlée with sablé biscuit.

 

Their brewers have developed a limited edition revolution beer, Bastille 1789 for the occasion.

This Blonde Lager is rich in Strisselspalt and Saaz hops, as well as pils, wheat and crystal malts from eastern France. With an ABV of 4.5% it’s an easily drinkable brew, and will be available from the brewery, through several venues and retailers, and special events across the country throughout the month of July.

 

The Bastille Day 2022 menu will be available between Wednesday, 13th and Saturday 16th July, at $85 per person.

Head to their website to secure your spot: bit.ly/3adYqc9

 

La Grillade – 16 July 7pm

To celebrate Bastille Day 2022 in Sydney, the Chef at La Grillade has prepared a special 3-Course set menu to tantalise the palate as you sip on your complimentary glass of french sparkling wine, while enjoying wonderful jazz classics by Entourage Live Band. All for the unbeatable price of $85.

Book your ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/bonne-fete-nationale-bastille-day-celebration-at-la-grillade-redfern-tickets-335662945907

 

Le Coq & Fish have organised a special menu with live music from an accordion musician.

Make your reservation by email [email protected] or mobile: 0424 605 983

They will have signature Tournedos Rossini as their star dish but menu is also suitable for vegetarians with veggie options

Bastille Day 2022 in Sydney/ La fête nationale 2022 à Sydney

 

Loulou Bistro, Boulangerie & Traiteur

At Loulou Bistro, on Thursday 14 July, they will be offering few specials: classic dishes such as light and airy Cheese Soufflee, Saucisson en brioche and flavoursome Duck a L’Orange. The Duck a L’Orange, it is the Aylesbury duck has been aged for 14 days in-house, roasted and carved for easy sharing. The confit legs are prepared overnight in orange, spices and herbs. Served with a tart of witlof with Foie Gras. For dessert, they will be offering Rum Baba. They will also have a bottle of Moët & Chandon ‘Impérial’ Champagne 750ml on special for $99!

 

At Loulou Boulangerie & Traiteur, they are baking Pissaladière, a St Honore (available in small and large format) and our Bastille Day Pâté en croute special for the whole week.

 

Reserve your table at the bistro for both lunch and dinner via this link. 

 

Lutèce Culinary Friends @ Nota Paddington – 14 July lunch

Lutèce Culinary Friends is holding a Bastille Day Celebration at Nota Paddington, at 12 for 12.30pm on Thursday 14th July.

 

Chef’s Kevin & Sebastiaan are cooking up a great luncheon in commemoration of French Chef Auguste Escoffier & Antonin Carème, matched by De Beaurepaire Wines, Rylstone NSW. Live Entertainment by Leonardo

Reservations can be made via email to [email protected], or by calling 0409 202526, payment on the day on arrival.  

 

Manon Brasserie will have some special French dishes to celebrate Bastille Day 2022. These have not been confirmed at time of publishing.

 

Monopole has a French-themed sharing menu that is available for one night only for $110 per head, places will be limited.

 

The Monopole wine list is comprised of over 500 French and Australian bottles of wine alongside a diverse and ever-changing by-the-glass list which will be available on the night.

 

To make a booking for the evening please click here.

 

(SOLD OUT) Restaurant Hubert: Magnums & Movies – La vie en rose

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/magnums-movies-la-vie-en-rose-tickets-362864175517

 

Skal International Sydney @ The Little Snail – 13 July

Skal Sydney is back for some joie de vivre at The Little Snail for a wonderful three-course lunch and drinks.

The luncheon sponsor is Unique Cruises, who will be providing an update on their fabulous cruise products. Come themed in your best French outfit as there will be a prize for the best dressed.

Tickets via this link: https://events.humanitix.com/bastille-day-celebration

 

The Magician’s Cabaret: The Underground Burlesque Show – 15 July

Set in an authentic Parisian Cabaret venue, featuring satire, song and dance, you shall discover Six Sizzling Burlesque numbers to leave your senses in turmoil.

 

Created by award winning cabaret producers of The Magicians Cabaret James Karp ( La Belle Rose, La Fortuna, two of Australia’s longest running Parisienne Cabaret shows ), and James Taylor ( The Royal Ballet London, Sydney Dance Company), Underground Burlesque is much more than twisted tassel twirlers…

 

In a series of six acts the producers explore the art of Burlesque from Vintage to Neo, from its striptease to its stinging satire. The show is packed with glamour, glitter, satire, seriously painted red lips, bathing in martini glass and the Burlesque Showgirl as one would expect form Karp who reintroduced the classic Parisienne Showgirl to Australian audiences in 2008.

Tickets via this link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/underground-burlesque-show-in-sydney-tickets-352516816287

 

The Vanguard: PARIS NOCTURNE: A musical celebration of the women of Paris – 15 July

Nikki Nouveau (read our interview with her here) explores the timeless allure of Paris in her enchanting musical biography. Meet the fascinating ladies of Paris, from Colette to Marie Antoinette, Coco Chanel to Napoleon’s Josephine, who created an unequalled society of feminine charm, beauty, art, sexuality and love.

 

Be seduced and inspired as Nouveau and her band bring to life the bygone era of French jazz, ‘Nocturne’ night music and intimate cabaret from the 1940s, 50s and 60s. With delicate vocals and classical overtones, Nikki presents an uplifting musical escapade singing a rich repertoire from artists such as Josephine Baker, Dalida, Edith Piaf and Brigitte Bardot, along with her own original compositions and featuring piano, accordion, manouche guitar and double bass by Sydney’s finest musicians.

 

Ticket prices:

  • General Admission $45.80
  • 2 course dinner & show $107

Buy your ticket via this link: https://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/paris-nocturne-a-musical-celebration-of-the-women-of-paris/132719

 

BASTILLE DAY 2022 IN TOOWOOMBA, QLD

 

Alliance Française de Toowoomba – 15 July

French Trivia Night

Bastille Day 2022 in Toowoomba

Le Quatorze Juillet – French Trivia Night being held on Friday, 15 July 2022. Come along and have a fun night testing your knowledge of all things French. There will be entertainment, raffles and more! It doesn’t matter if you don’t speak French, as all questions will be in English. So start brushing up on your French knowledge now and register your team using the button below.

$15 for members of $20 for non-members

Register your attendance here: https://www.frenchtoowoomba.com/whats-on/le-quatorze-juillet-french-trivia-night/

 

Glennie French Immersion Fundraiser – Croissant and a Drink – 13 July

Purchase your ticket here: https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing/920337

 

BASTILLE DAY 2022 IN WAGGA WAGGA

 

Celebrate Bastille Day with the French Film Festival from 14 to 20 July

The opening night film of the Wagga Wagga French Film Festival is Lost Illusions (the same one that opened the Alliance Française French Film Festival in the capital cities earlier in the year). Wine and canapés will be served before the film. For the full program and to purchase tickets: https://wagga.forum6.com.au/event/french-film-festival

 

Riverine Club – Friday 15th July

Pre-dinner drinks from 6pm followed by a 3 course meal – $80pp

  • Charcuterie
  • Confit Duck Cassoulet
  • Flan Patissier (Egg Custard Tart)

Plus entertainment from can-can dancers from the Wagga Academy of Ballet

Purchase your ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/french-night-tickets-367234126157

 

BASTILLE DAY 2022 IN WONTHAGGI, VIC

 

Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre is having a mini-French film festival on Thursday 14 July to celebrate Bastille Day 2022.

Screening of restored film Plein Soleil

Buy your ticket here: https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing/914753

Sceening of En Corps

Buy your ticket here: https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing/914768

Screening of Goliath (read our review of the film here)

Buy your ticket here: https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing/914774

Screening of En Attendant Bojangles /Waiting for Bojangles

Buy your ticket here: https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing/914777

 

And that’s our very extensive list of places/ways to celebrate Bastille Day 2022 in Australia! How will you be celebrating the day?

 

For other events happening this month, take a look at our What’s on in July article

 

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14 things you didn’t know about Crème de Menthe to celebrate Crème de Menthe Day today

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To celebrate Crème de menthe Day 2021, we’ve prepared a list of 14 things you might not know about this green liqueur. We also share a recommendation of a French crème de menthe from a French spirits importer and a cocktail recipe.

  1. The traditional technique for making crème de menthe involves steeping dried mint leaves in alcohol.

  2. Its invention is often wrongly attributed to Emile Giffard in 1885. He was a dispensing pharmacist who distributed a white coloured, minty flavoured, pure and clear liqueur to customers of the Grand Hotel in Angers. The Giffard brand still exists today.

  3. It was actually invented by two brothers in 1796, Jean and Pierre Get, who were heirs to a large French distillery. They created Get Peppermint (pronounced Jet) by combining alcohol with strong mint.

  4. Get Peppermint is now more often known as Get 27, which referred to the original percentage of alcohol, which has since been reduced.

  5. Get 27 is now sold in over 122 countries.

  6. The minty liqueur can be used in cocktails, well-known ones being the Grasshopper and the Stinger.

  7. The Grasshopper was created by Philibert Guichet Jr. in either 1919 (or perhaps during prohibition in the 1920s) at the second oldest restaurant in New Orleans: Tujague’s. It won 2nd prize at a New York cocktail competition.

     

    Crème de menthe
    Image: Tasting Table

     

  8. The Stinger was also invented in the USA and was popular during the American Prohibition because the mint flavour could mask the bad taste of the poor quality brandies available at the time.

  9. It is is a key ingredient in the popular South African shot the Springbokkie.

  10. The liqueur can also be used in cooking as a flavouring.

  11. There are 2 Australian companies who makes the green drink, Baitz and Vok.

    crème de menthe

  12. It comes in both a green and a clear version (which is called white).

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  13. Agatha Christie’s famous detective Hercule Poirot drank it.

  14. Apparently (we haven’t been able to confirm this as we don’t have the right contacts), crème de menthe is the last drink of mobsters before they go to jail.

 

Crème de menthe recommendation and cocktail recipe

 

Emmanuel Condé from Cerbao and Spirits of France recommends the crème de menthe Massenez which he says is “as marvellous as it is unknown! It is preferred by the best professionals, bartenders and sommeliers throughout the world. This year, I propose a white crème de menthe“

Emmanuel’s cocktail recommendation is the classic “stinger cocktail”, with a Cognac VS from François Voyer for example:

50ml Cognac
20ml White Crème de menthe.

Pour the ingredients in a mixing glass.
Dilute on ice for 15 seconds.
Pour into a cocktail glass.

Cheers!

 

If you’d like to read more about this green liqueur, take a look at the article we published for the day last year.

For other French spirits and liqueurs, take a look at our other articles:

Chartreuse Day – only 2 monks know the recipe!

Cognac Day 2021: which cognacs to drink?

Mikael Gillard speaks to us about French Spirits: Armagnac, Calvados and Cognac

Absinthe Day

World Gin Day: it’s more French than you might think

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