As always there are plenty of options around the country for celebrating Bastille Day 2019 in Australia: France’s national day which is this Sunday 14 July. There are dinners, champagne events, wine tastings, live music, and even French festivals. Check out the choices below.
NORTH COAST, NSW
PORT MACQUARIE, NSW
SAPPHIRE COAST, NSW
SUNSHINE COAST, QLD
YARRA VALLEY, VIC
Adelaide Central Markets
Adelaide Central Markets will celebrate Bastille Day over two days and nights this Friday 12 and Saturday 13 July. Expect cheese, champagne, French food and French music.
Cafe Lune will celebrate Bastille Day a few days early on 11 July which is great news because it means you can celebrate over several days and go to many of the different events on offer over different days!
They will also have an accordion player and participants are encouraged to dress up and get in the spirit.
Delicatessen Kitchen and Bar
Les Deux Coqs
Les Deux Coqs will celebrate Bastille Day over two days on 12 and 13/07 at the Adelaide Central Market.
There is a Bastille Day Dinner on 13/07 but it sold out in less than 2 weeks! So make sure you get in early next year!
Les Deux Coqs will also do special deals, a Bastille Day Bag (a bit like showbag with charcuterie cheese and bread), due to great success for its Birthday Les Deux Coqs will do its VIP pate en croute (info on our social media).
People can place order by 09/07. We have order forms to grab from our shop.
Daily from 8 July 2019 to 14 July 2019
Celebrate France’s national day in style with 6 days of delicious dishes from Madame Hanoi’s Bastille Week menu. Don’t miss out on all of the fun, excitement and amazing food that comes with this milestone day in the French cultural calendar.
On Bastille Day (Sunday 14 July) Keep an eye out for the mime as you indulge in French cuisine with a Vietnamese twist from the specially created menu. Join Madame Hanoi and enjoy the celebration of French food and culture.
Escargots – $16.90
Snails in brown butter, Chinese wine and parsley with crispy rice noodles
Seafood Crêpe – $19.90
Prawns, scallops and fish in garlic bechamel
Duck a l’orange – $29.90
Duck breast, baby vegetables, orange sauce
Beef Cheek – $32.90
Master stock braised wagyu beef cheek, chilli jam, charred onion
Crème Caramel – $12.90
Soy caramel, kaffir lime cream, isomalt
Bookings can be made online https://www.thefork.com.au/make-booking/madame-hanoi?mode=Widget or by telephone 08 82184166 or by email [email protected]
Michonne will be selling Lanson Black Label Champagne for only $15 per glass for Bastille Day!
They will also be offering a two choice platter valued at $24 free with any full bottle of wine purchased.
National Wine Centre
Bastille Day Brunch
The second in the National Wine Centre’s European Wine Experience Series offers something a little different, with Executive Chef Steven Clark, together with Head Sommelier James Boden once again indulging your senses with impeccably matched food and wine varietals. This unique event comes in the form of a Sunday Brunch and is inspired by one of the most celebrated food and wine regions of the world – France!
Local musicians Mélange à Trois will welcome guests with sultry French classics and set the tone for a true feast for the senses, as host James Boden shares his knowledge of the wonderful French varietals he has selected for the morning. Wines will include Pinot Blanc, Grenache Cinsault Shiraz and French Champagne!
On arrival guests will be treated to French Croissants and Danishes, House-made Butter and Jams with Yogurts and Cured Meats, followed by a traditional Bisque Custard. Beef Bourguignon will complete the third course whilst a selection of French Cheeses with accompaniments will wrap up the gastronomic experience hand-crafted by Steven Clark.
Sunday 14th July, 10:00am – 3:00pm
$85.00 per person
For more information please contact [email protected]
Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/bastille-day-brunch-tickets-59513412218
Nineteen Ten Burlesque & Jazz Club
Adelaide’s Mélange à Trois will play at this event.
Come to Nineteen Ten for a celebration of truth, beauty, freedom and love. After all, who knows this better than the French?
Sip champagne and enjoy the rooftop views while the incredible sounds of French Jazz fill the air.
Nineteen Ten will have dazzling burlesque performances and a celebration at midnight with as close as we can get to fireworks.
It may not be the Eiffel Tower but it’s as close as you’ll get in Adelaide!
Book in advance to secure yourself a seat:
$15 on the door, or
$10 when booked in advance
Pullman Adelaide brings you a Parisian experience in celebration of Bastille Day.
Join Pullman Adelaide for this all-French affair, featuring pre-dinner canapés, a three-course dinner matched with award-winning De Beaurepaire Wines (awarded 2018 Australian Wine of the Year by Winestate Magazine) and specially prepared for the occasion by Pullman Adelaide’s very own French Executive Chef, Francis Luzinier who will take you on a culinary journey with an introduction to each course.
Surrounded by the live sounds of French music, this one of a kind experience will have you celebrating la fête nationale (the national holiday) as the French do, with good food, wine, music and company.
- Pre-dinner canapés
- 3-course French cuisine inspired dinner with commentary from Pullman Adelaide’s Executive Chef, Francis Luzinier.
- Matched De Beaurepaire Wines, French style wines from the Rylstone region.
- Live music.
Time: 6pm until 9pm
- For Accor Plus members and their guests:
- $55 per person for set menu or
- $80 per person for set menu with paired De Beaurepaire Wines.
- For non-members,
- $65 per person for set menu or
- $90 per person for set menu with paired De Beaurepaire Wines.
To book, please call Salt Restaurant on 08 8206 8828 before Sunday, 7 July 2019 or if you are an Accor Plus member you can book via the ticket link here: https://tableplus.accorplus.com/booking-details/SaltRestaurantAccor11790
Terms and conditions
– Bookings are essential and must be made by Sunday, 7 July 2019 with full payment at time of booking.
– Seven-day cancellation policy applies after which no refunds.
The Wheatsheaf: Bastillemania with Louise Blackwell and the French Set
As part of Umbrella Festival, Adelaide chanteuse Louise Blackwell and the French Set will perform a wonderful selection of songs by artists of the great French chanson tradition. With a stellar band including Mark Ferguson on piano, Julian Ferraretto on violin, John Aue on double bass and Josh Baldwin on drums, come get your French on as they pay hommage to Frehel, Lucienne Boyer, Edith Piaf, Jean Sablon, Leo Ferre, Georges Brassens, Boris Vian, Juliette Greco, Yves Montand, Barbara, Serge Gainsbourg, Jean Constantin, Charles Aznavour and more!
This is a wonderful French variety show with great Parisian atmosphere that is sure to delight!
Tickets: $20 or $15 for concession
Two Sisters Food & Wine –
Friday 12 July – Live music
A wee bit of French, a wee bit of Portugeuse, a wee bit of foreign flavour throughout the evening.
They say that “Wee hope to see you there”
with Al Valodze, Quinton Dunne &, Bonnie Lee Galea
SATURDAY DINNER SOLD OUT – JOIN WAITLIST
Saturday night, Two Sisters Food & Wine will celebrate France’s national day, with a délicieuse three-course set menu inspired by the strong flavours and traditions of French food.
Your sit-down meal will be accompanied by divine French cocktails and fine wine to warm the soul in the middle of Winter.
Alliance Française d’Armidale
Bastille Day Celebration Luncheon 2019 Sunday, July 28th
Peterson’s Winery, 345 Dangarsleigh Rd, Armidale
12:30 pm for 1 pm
- Champagne and orange juice on arrival
- Platters of main courses and a variety of desserts
- Wine available at the bar
- Tea and coffee
- Sporting activities in the beautiful grounds of the Winery
- Lucky Door Prize and Raffle
Tickets to the event cost:
adults $57, and
Please phone Penny on 02 67 72 0422 if you would like to discuss dietary requirements
Seating is restricted to 32 adults and 4 children – please book and pay as soon as possible.
Bank transfer to BSB 932000 Account 646 333
with your Surname and Bastille in the description and a follow up email to us (with a screenshot attached if possible) to [email protected]
Celebrate this year’s Bastille Day in style at Aquitaine Brasserie.
We will be offering a special Bastille Day 3-Course Menu inclusive of a 2 hour beverage package for $89 available for both lunch and dinner services.
Our Bastille Day menu will take you on a culinary tour of the regions in France and is complimented with a 2 hour beverage package including a wonderful array of beautiful French white, red & sparkling wines, French beer on tap, and choices of soft drinks.
Our standard a-la-carte menu, which includes a children’s menu, will be available in conjunction with the Bastille Day Menu.
*Please note that the for the Bastille Day Menu the entire table must participate (minors under 18yrs excluded and can order from a-la-carte menu).
Bastille Day Menu Click here
A La Carte Menu Click here |
Bookings Click here
Arlette’s will be open for breakfast and lunch from 7:30am – 3:30pm
Arlette’s are also pet friendly so bring along your pooch and sit in the garden.
No need to pre-book. Walk-ins are welcome
C’est Bon et Bon Bar
Chouquette will be getting into the spirit of Bastille Day on Sunday 14 July:
- Bleu, Blanc, Rouge decorations in an outside the shop
- Special cake Bleu, Blanc, Rouge
- Singer and pianist (French songs) all morning
Lady Marmalade Cafe: Memoirs of a Showgirl – Saturday 13 July
Join former Moulin Rouge dancer, Shay Stafford and author of the best selling book “Memoirs Of A Showgirl” for a night celebrating the wonders of all things French.
Enjoy French bubbles on arrival, a selection of hors d’oeuvres and a sumptuous French-themed dinner and dessert. Over dinner we will have a conversation with Shay and her husband Bryce Corbett, author of the best-selling travel memoir, ‘A Town Like Paris’, about life as a Parisian showgirl and their ten years living and loving in the City of Light.
Our friends from [email protected] will be selling books on the night with a 20% discount to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the publication of ‘Memoirs Of A Showgirl’. There will be feathers, there will be sequins, there will be ooh la la.
Tickets $75 + booking fee and available at this link:
West Village – Fromage! SOLD OUT
This is the return of sell-out event, Fromage!
You wil be transported to France for an event promising you delicious grazing boards of cheeses, a glass of bubbles on arrival and music from a French jazz trio for $35pp.
After selling out last and this year, this beloved event is guaranteed to sell quickly again next year. Add this to your list and book early next year to avoid disappointment!
Alliance Française de Cairns
The party will be held from 11am to 4pm at the North Cairns Tigers Football & Netball Club, 2 Behan Street, Manunda.
Festivities will start at 11am with traditional French country games organised for petits et grands (kids and adults). If you have never played pétanque, join us and we will teach you!
A lunch will be served from 12pm to 2pm with traditional French gourmet barbecue, cheese and of course dessert!
Adult ticket: $20 (AFMembers $15)
Tickets include: access to the venue from 11am to 4pm, amazing French ambiance, lunch and an awesome time.
Drinks are not included so it might be a good idea to bring some change for a drink or two.
C’est Bon’s lunch on the 14th is already booked out.
However, on Saturday 13th from 6pm, C’est Bon will instead have a French food festival.
It is an indoor/outdoor event with communal tables and walk around venue for people to go from food stall to food stall while having a few glasses of wine. There will be 2 bands, cancan girls dances providing a great atmosphere.
Tickets are on sales on its website. It is ticketed based and no tables are reservable.
Frenchies Patisserie will be at Rusty’s market 8am – 3pm
They will have a variety of Frenchies pastries and slices priced between $3 and $15.
Lutèce Bistro will celebrate Bastille Day with a special dinner on Saturday 13th and a special lunch and dinner on Sunday 14th July.
And on Sunday 14 July:
Alliance Française Canberra
Bastille Day Brunch
Buvette Bistro will be hosting a Bastille Day Feast on July 14. Guests will enjoy traditional pastries, assiette de charcuterie, cheeses, pig carving station, French desserts and croquembouche, French beverages and Bastille Day inspired cocktails.
- Traditional pastries,
- assiette de charcuterie,
- pig carving station,
- French desserts, and croquembouche,
- French beverages, and
- Bastille Day inspired cocktails.
$75 per person with Champagne on arrival
Bookings are essential, please contact [email protected] or call 02 6163 1818
Unusual Wines Grape Varietals Lunch: Pavilion on Northbourne
We will be escaping the winter outdoors in the tropical feel of the Atrium restaurant at the Pavilion Hotel, Dickson, with a 2 course lunch featuring 6 interesting and unusual wines and varietals.
Being a Sunday lunch, we’ll be keeping things on the lighter side. We will, of course, start with a sparkling wine (a Granitevale Estate Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc – a different way to present this very familiar grape).
The main will be a choice of Atlantic Salmon or a Vegetarian Roulade. There will also be ciabatta bread and sides.
This will be accommpanied by 3 complimentary wines to compare – two whites, a Friulano and a Friulano, Albarino and Verdhelo blend – and a nod to Bastille Day with a light red Gamay from Beaujolais.
We will finish off with a cheese platter an Ice Wine and sparkling Zinfandel, from Orange.
We are pleased to welcome the very engaging Greg Birch from Granitevale Estate joining us to talk about his wines and the interesting things he is doing with Sauvingnon Blanc.
The wines featured are from local winery Granitevale, Billy Button wines, Bright (Vic) and Cargo Road, Orange (NSW).
All Winederlust events provide childminding for those that need it.
Kids of all ages will be welcome at this event. Three hours of childminding and a two course lunch (a choice of pasta neapolitana or chicken goujons and fries) followed by a bowl of vanilla-bean ice-cream is $35 (or $25 for babies 1 and under, which does not include food).
Please get in touch if there are any dietary requirements.
Alliance Française de Darwin
This year again the Alliance Française de Darwin is celebrating France National Day at their annual Bastille Day Celebration. We have been busy organising a soirée to remember with French food, music and family friendly activities with face painting and balloon modelling for children, organised by Mirror Mirror on the Wall and more.
Indulge yourself with some tasty food by La French and Café de la Plage while seeing a nice French wine available fro Darwin Surf Life Saving bar (no BYO). Bring your family and friend along this free, family-friendly event. If you have kids, big raffle prizes are up for grabs – $5, the ticket.
Alliance Française de Geelong
Join Alliance Française de Geelong to Celebrate Bastille Day 2019 at this Annual Dinner Event with lots of fun and entertainment featuring French gypsy jazz band Hot Club Swing!
Enjoy a 2 course French inspired meal and a selection of French wines at bar prices. Gluten Free options available, please advise when booking.
Create your table of 8 (or more) or a share-table can be organised for you.
On Saturday 13 July 2019 at 6:30pm
Piano Bar: Magic of Paris: An international French Cabaret Bastille Day celebration – Thursday 11 July
Over the last few years, Milko Foucault – Larche has emerged as one of the leading ambassadors of French popular music in Australia. With his command of the French language, Milko continues to captivate audiences with his brand of French shows.
In 2006, Milko made his International debut in New York, performing a Cabaret Version of the show Aznavour…From Today accompanied by New York based Musical Director Tex Arnold.
That same year, Milko released the first Aznavour Album by an Australian recording artist.
In 2009, Milko won a prestigious “MO” Award for BEST INTERNATIONAL PERFORMER in Australia with the Aznavour show and in 2013; for the 10 Year Anniversary of the show, Milko brought the music of the Legendary Frenchman to The Sydney Opera House in a revamped version directed by English Actor Barry Quin.
In 2017, Milko made his London debut at the iconic Brasserie Zédel – Live at Zédel… The home of Cabaret in London performing his one man show Aznavour …From Today
In “Magic of Paris”, Milko ventures through the Avenues and Bouleverds of The City of Lights drawing from the wide array of French Chanson.
- A slice of Piaf
- A dab of Trenet
- A pinch of Bécaud
- &… A spoonful of Aznavour
Adding some International French songs, Music Theatre, French Operetta and a touch of French Opera to this unique “ French Musical dégustation menu”.
“Magic of Paris” is the only show of its kind in Australia today…
Doors open at 6pm with the show commencing at 7pm. Our full bar and kitchen menu will be available during the performance. Get in quick as this will be another Piano Bar sell-out!
Ticket price: $27.46
Alliance Française de Gold Coast
Will celebrate Bastille Day on 13 July at the Currumbin RSL.
Markets at the Boulevarde
Markets At The Boulevarde featuring specialty stallholders, beautiful boutiques, and delicious eats in a stunning location.
We’re also excited to be celebrating Bastille Day, so expect to find all things French from entertainment, face painting and balloons, good food and more!
We also have a special French-inspired Give Away from beautiful Country House for one lucky market goer on the day.
Bastille Day Melbourne Festival – Friday 12 and Saturday 13 July
More info to be published in a separate article this week
Bistro Gitan has a special lunch on Bastille day (14th July). It’s a $65 four course set menu with a choice of entrees, mains and a dessert.
Bookings are essential.
Bistro Volière will be celebrating Bastille Day by offering our signature Boeuf Bourguignon ~ tender beef and winter vegetables slowly braised in red wine and served with creamy mash for just $20. Available for lunch and diner on 14 July.
Plus Bistro Volière will also be serving $7 Pastis all day.
Bookings can be made via the website – http://www.bistrovoliere.com.au/bookings/
Chez Olivier will celebrate Bastille Day on Sunday 14th July.
The above menu will be served on the Sunday evening.
Chez Olivier will also have a live singer (Alana Aldea).
Bookings are highly recommended.
Entrecote is doing a Bastille Day dinner only this year on Sunday 14th July.
They will have a 4 course set menu with matched wines for $139.90pp.
There will be live music from La Nuit Blanche and we are encouraging our guests to dress up with prizes for best dressed.
We are taking full prepayment for this event.
La Belle Miette
La Belle Miette has a special Bastille Day range.
La Belle Miette will have suggested selection for Bastille Day including a limited edition: Champagne chocolate: A decadent dark chocolate champagne ganache made with Belgian dark couverture and topped with a Gold Leaf!
Also, all of the gift boxes will be wrapped in Bastille Day sleeves.
La Belle Miette’s Bastille Day selection featuring the following flavours: Coffee & Lime | Vanilla & Tonka Caramel | Tarte Tatin (Apple & Cinnamon) and/or Champagne.
All details re prices and pre-orders are on the website:
Paris Brest éclair
Laurent Bakery will be selling an éclair shaped Paris Brest, with a French flag dusted on a white chocolate plaque. The Paris Brest can be purchased from Saturday 6th – Sunday 14th of July
Laurent will also be giving away mini Paris Brests on Bastille day. They will be choux base balls with a hazelnut mousseline and a French flag.
This will be available in all 17 stores. When a customer purchases a coffee they will receive a treat until stock lasts. So it’s a first in best dressed giveaway.
L’Hotel Gitan is doing a special four course set Bastille day lunch menu for $60, which will be available on Sunday 14th July.
It is also open for dinner bookings with the a la carte menu.
Bookings are essential
Lux Bite have made a limited edition creation for Bastille Day. As truffle mushrooms are in season right now, the inspiration behind it is creating classic desserts with LuxBite’s twist.
Black Truffle Eclair
Black truffle (Manjimup, West Australia) custard filled eclair, hazelnut praline, cocoa sable, dark chocolate shards, gold salt flakes.
Pre ordering the eclair in advanced is encouraged, as item is only available until sold out in store. Customer can pre-order them in our website:
Republic of Letters
Business will be as usual, with Republic of Letter’s homely French cooking and excellent hospitality.
Activities are being planned but details have not been confirmed at time of publishing as it will depend on what the Melbourne winter weather holds…
If people want to join the celebrations at Republic of Letters, bookings are preferred and can be via the website, www.republicofletters.com.au or by phoning: 9817 2576.
The French Brasserie
Vue du monde
Bastille Day with a Vue
Bistro Vue was a stalwart of French dining in Melbourne for 10 years and what better way to welcome it back for one night only than in celebration of la Fête nationale.
Enjoy a four-course menu with canapés, matched French wine and a glass of champagne on arrival, whilst looking out at some of the best views of Melbourne from Level 55 of the Rialto tower.
Confit duck with blood orange
Braised Beef cheek, Pomme Puree, Bordelaise sauce
Pear Tart Tatin
Tea, Coffee & Petit Fours
Each dish is inspired by Bistro Vue’s classical French past and driven by the same great produce that’s used at Vue de monde.
Tickets for the July 14th event are $275pp and available via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bastille-day-with-a-vue-tickets-60795020543 or by calling the reservations team on 03 9691 3888.
Even small country towns can get in on the French action!
Merrick’s General Store: Fanny Bouffante
The hilarious Fanny Bouffante will play in Merrick for three nights – 12, 13 and 14 July.
All three nights include a three course dinner and show for $100:
12 July: http://www.trybooking.com/BCZLH
13 July: http://www.trybooking.com/BCZLI
Alliance Française de Newcastle
Bastille Day Lunch – Sunday 14th of July 2019 at 12.30 pm at Cirquecafe
On Sunday 14th of July 2019, similarly to past years, we will have our traditional Bastille Day Lunch, a great opportunity to gather all and enjoy some food and drinks in a friendly atmosphere!
The ticket includes a drink at your arrival, a main and a dessert. Choice of main and dessert is available on the AF Newcastle website.
- $60 for non members.
- $50 for an AF member and concession. A $10 discount will be automatically added to your cart at the moment of the purchase.
They can be purchased here: https://www.afnewcastle.com.au/products/alliance-franaise-de-newcastle-bastille-day-lunch-tickets/
Once you have purchased your ticket, please, make sure to send us an email at [email protected] to confirm your choice of meal before the 7th of July.
Seats are limited so booking is essential.
NORTH COAST, NSW
Alliance Française du Cote du Nord
Alliance Française de Perth
The Alliance Française is proud and pleased to be partnering with the French-Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry, La Maison de France and the Honorary French Consulate Perth to celebrate the Bastille Day 2019.
On the 13th of July, come and spend a great evening at the Claremont Yacht Club, starting at 6 pm.
Enjoy the lively French atmosphere with music by The Frenchy’s!
French singer Geraldine Rey (@G Rey) and Mauritian pianist Thierryno Gangou join forces to share their passion for traditional and lesser-known contemporary French vocal jazz.
Showcasing artists such as Claude Nougaro, Michel Legrand, Edith Piaf, Francis Lai, Liane Foly, Serge Gainsbourg, etc. The Frenchy’s will bring you soulful tunes with deep sentiment. This will be followed by a DJ set with your favorite French and international hits.
Meanwhile, get a taste of the French excellence with complimentary bubbles on your arrival followed by a 3-course seated menu.
French onion soup with parmesan croutons
Fish of the day with dauphinoise potato, buttered green beans and citrus beurre blanc
OR Beef bourguignon with garlic mash potato and parsnip crisps
OR Vegan cassoulet
Selection of maccarons, mini éclairs, mini cheesecake and chocolate filled choux pastry
*Please confirm your main course option/ any allergies in the ‘comment’ field when you proceed to the order (Boeuf Bourguignon/ Fish of the Day/ Vegan)
You must RSVP by 12 Jul 2019 3:00pm
Please indicate your intention to attend this event by this link:
FACCI WA Bastille Day Business Brunch – Friday 12 July
For the French National Day, this informal corporate event involves a sumptuous gourmet brunch with sparkling! Take the opportunity to grow your network while enjoying a great meal!
Nikki Dagostino the accordionist will perform our favorite French instrument, and great gifts will be distributed! So come & celebrate the French-Australian friendship with us, and don’t forget to prepare your “Marseillaise”!
Glass of Sparkling
Fresh fruits platter
French mini pastries
Fried or grilled cheese and ham sandwich topped with a poached or fried egg
64 degree egg, sour dough, hollandaise
tea, coffee & juice
- FACCI Member: $85
- Non-Member: $95
- FACCI Member – Table of 6: $480
- Non-Member – Table of 6: $540
Maison Saint Honore
For the 14th of July, Maison Saint Honore will do a special priced menu but details had not been finalised at time of publishing.
It will be open all day from 7:30am to 5pm.
It will be busy so bookings are recommended. You can make them by calling 08 9377 4674.
P’tite Ardoise Bistro
Celebrate Bastille day in style at P’tite Ardoise Bistro.
The ticket price includes a three course menu and live music from the acclaimed ‘Sassafras Trio’, playing a mix of gypsy jazz and classic french tunes from 6.30-9.30pm.
Bring your own favourite wine (a small corkage fee applies) or purchase from the bistro’s own extensive wine and drinks list. Tickets are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.
Bookings available for 6.30pm, 7pm, 7.30pm, 8pm on Sunday July 14th
Soup du jour
Soup of the day
Pâté de Foie de Canard et sa Gelée de Vin Rouge
Duck Liver Pate with red wine jelly & pickled vegetables
Soufflé aux Trois Fromages et sa Ratatouille
Cheese soufflé, ratatouille, basil oil
PLAT DE RESISTANCE
Coq au vin
Red wine braised chicken, onion, bacon, mushroom, mash potato and red wine sauce
Choux pastry dumplings with comte cheese sauce, wild mushroom & spinach
Cuisse Confite et Magret Grillé de Canard à l’Orange
Duck confit leg, seared breast, potato puree, seasonal veg, fennel, orange sauce
Creme brûlée served with coulis & vanilla ice cream
Soft meringue with vanilla anglaise, caramel, almond & strawberries
Fondant au Chocolat
Chocolate pudding served with vanilla ice cream & coulis
From 10 -14 July, Swallow Bar will be celebrating with a champagne week.
PORT MACQUARIE, NSW
Alliance Française de Port Macquarie
LIVE MUSIC, RAFFLES AND LOTS OF FUN
Three course menu including a complimentary glass of sparkling wine per person on arrival.
Smoked salmon, asparagus and Danish Feta Tartlet; or
Bisteeya (Moroccan chicken and Lentils filo pie)
Fish of the day, risotto and vegetables; or
Slow cooked rack of lamb, potato puree & vegetables
Lemon meringue Tart or
Flourless Choc fudge
$63 Members and $69 non Members $12 Children (up to 14 Years old)
Bookings and payment to be made before 7th of July to the treasurer Cristina Cochennec by: -Cheque to P.O.Box 5084, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444, or -Direct bank transfer to HCCU, BSB 721 000, ACCT No: 74924 Please include your name as a reference
Alliance Française de Rockhampton
Alliance Française de Rockhampton invites you to an elegant luncheon to celebrate Quatorze Juillet in 2019. The event will be hosted by the Riverston Tea Rooms in the heart of the Rockhampton River Festival.
On Sunday 14 July, commencing at 12 noon, and running until 2pm, please join us for a two-course meal, including one complimentary drink.
The menu will be:
Smoked Chicken Nicoise Salad or
Navarin of Lamb (alternate drop)
Apricot Tarte Tatin.
This event is by ticket only. Alliance Française members will be given an advantage in terms of first preference for tickets and a reduced price. This offer ceases from Monday 1 July, and after this time, the event will become open to non-members as well, and the cost for the event will increase by $10 (member or not).
Your pre-purchased ticket will cost you $70.00. Single members can bring one guest for the same cost.
Your complimentary drink can be chosen from the hot drinks menu of the café, or a glass from the wine list that I have arranged for the day – French wines that you will be unlikely to see at another function in Rockhampton. Additional drinks can be bought on your own account, with the wines available by the glass or bottle.
Final numbers for this event must be given by Monday 8 July, and tickets cannot be purchased after that date.
Tickets can be purchased at this link:
SAPPHIRE COAST, NSW
Alliance Française de Côte Saphir
Sunday Lunch at the Tathra Hotel from 12:30pm
The Alliance Française de Côte Saphir always celebrates the French National Day “Bastille Day” with a sumptuous meal and this year you have more choice than ever. You have a choice of 2 or 3 courses, so you can have entrée and main (members$40, non-members $44) or main and dessert ($35 / $40) or all three ($50 / $56). Select from the following:
Rich creamy garlic prawns on steamed rice OR
French onion soup with gruyere cheese croutons OR
Sticky bacon thyme & onion Tarte with crème fraiche.
Seafood Bouillabaisse – a selection of fresh seafood in a rich tomato and saffron sauce OR
Beef bourguignon pie, served with French fries OR
Duck Confit legs – cooked in its own fat, served with fennel, orange and shallot salad & house made marmalade OR
Salmon Papillote – salmon fillet, caper, lemon, wrapped in paper and oven baked, served with hollandaise sauce OR
Cassoulet – traditional pork, sausage and duck with white beans and vegetables.
French Apple Tart with double cream and butterscotch sauce OR
Frangipane Tart with vanilla bean ice-cream OR
Crème Brulee with Raspberry Coulis.
A live musician will be playing French themed music to get you in the mood. Drinks will be to your own account.
Members are encouraged to invite guests, make up a table of 8 and enjoy a day with great food, good company and great views. Email the names and menu selections to [email protected] by 7 July (or phone on 0411 024 998).
And make the matching payments to the AF bank account:
BSB: 082 697 Account: 168279527.
Remember to add your name to the EFT reference.
SUNSHINE COAST, QLD
Alliance Française de Sunshine Coast – Saturday 13 July
La Maison du Pâtissier https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=511539
AFSC Members are invited to celebrate Bastille Day with fellow francophones and francophiles.
Bring a friend or 2!!
You do not need to be fluent to enjoy the experience and the fun as all levels of spoken French are catered for.
The Alliance Française de Sunshine Coast will entertain you with games, quizzes, songs and short anecdotes about Bastille Day.
Purchase a delicious coffee/drink and a cake at the Maison du Pâtissier and join in the conversation, there will be plenty of laughter, songs and anecdotes in French to entertain you!
You are encouraged to wear bleu, blanc et rouge for the occasion.
Alliance Française de Sydney – Wednesday 10 July
Bastille Day Celebration heads back to The Argyle for a unique French Winter Party on Wednesday 10 July.
On this particular day, the French community of Sydney and Australian Francophiles will come together to celebrate French language and culture in all its diversity. Whether you’re Australian or French,new to the event, or a return visitor, we’ve got you covered for a great time!
Here’s the program of the evening:
- Your Top 30 Countdown: Experience the best French musical hits of all time, as voted by you!
- Live Entertainment: What would Bastille Day be without some Cancan? This year we’ve jammed-packed more Cancan performances than ever before.
- Prizes to be Won: Take part in our raffle to go in the chance to win some amazing prizes!
- French DJ: Dance the night away to Bastille legend French Mafia, returning for another incredible set.
- French Food Galore: You’re in for some warm winter treats! Tuck into a plate of tasty raclette brought to you by La Planchette and a delicious sweet crêpe from Four Frogs, complete with mulled wine.
- Photo Booth: Say Cheeeeeese and get your best poses for this French winter themed Photo Booth.
- Get Vocal: Warm up those vocal cords! Join us in belling out La Marseillaise and Advance Australia Fair.
Tickets can be purchased here:
$15 for AF Members
Starting from 5pm onwards, includes entry to the Argyle, one complimentary house drink per person (subject to the responsible service of alcohol), music, live entertainment and access to purchase French food and drinks.
Get in early because the first 200 people to arrive will receive a bottle of limited edition, sold out everywhere, Jean Paul Gaultier Le Classique Eau de Parfum.
Bastille Festival – Thursday 11 – Sunday 14 July
More information about Bastille Festival to follow in a separate article this week.
Bistro Papillon is celebrating Bastille Day over 3 days this year!
The special Bastille Day menu will be served on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th for Dinner only and on Sunday the 14th as a lunch menu.
The price is $110 per person for 5 courses.
Guests are encouraged to dress in Bleu, Blanc, Rouge and most people do!
The easiest way to book is via https://www.thefork.com.au/restaurant/bistro-papillon
For larger table enquiries Bistro Papillon welcomes guests to give them a call.
Both locations of Bitton Gourmet will be doing a set menu for Bastille Day dinner.
More info and bookings via the website at https://bittongourmet.com.au/events/bastille-day-dinner
Brasserie L’Entrecote is open for lunch and dinner and is offering a 4 course set menu for $85.
Bookings are to be made via this link: https://www.thefork.com.au/make-booking/brasserie-lentrecote?mode=Widget&referrerUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fbrasserielentrecote.com.au%2F&DealCode=59201
Oui, Monsieur, Capriccio Osteria is serving French cuisine for one night!
Sing the Marseillaise with us as we swap green, white and red for blue, white and red as this osteria celebrates Bastille Day.
For one night only, you have the chance to enjoy five-courses for $75 per person, wine excluded.
See menu: https://capriccio.sydney/bastille-day
Bookings are recommended so as not to miss out and can be made via the Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/bastille-day-dinner-tickets-63366658381
Choc et Moi – Chocolate Making Class
This class for anyone aged 14 and over is conducted in French and English.
In the 2.5 hour chocolate class you will learn:
- the story of chocolate
- how to make chocolate from the bean
- chocolate tasting
- how to temper the chocolate
- How to make your own truffles & mendiants
Hot chocolate or coffee provided
Claire’s Kitchen in open for dinner only on Sunday for Bastille Day.
For $120 per person, you will receive a 5 course dinner and entertainment with can can dancers, an accordionist and singers.
Bookings can be made via this link: https://www.claireskitchen.com.au/events-1/bastille-day-dinner
FACCI NSW – SOLD OUT
Four Frogs Creperie
For Bastille Day, Four Frogs Creperie will have a special Truffle galette available from 11 to 14 July as well as French themed special crepes and galettes available throughout the month of July.
This video will explain why the truffle galette by Four Frogs Creperie is so special
Frenchies Brasserie is holding a special dinner on July 13, the night before Bastille Day, to commemorate the French Revolution and the First Republic – just like they do in France.
Frenchies Brasserie Head Chef, Fabian Oliveau will be serving classic French gastronomy, and there will be a selection of French wines on offer.
The curated menu includes Blue Swimmer Crab and Prawn bisque with sauce rouille (often used in the cuisine of Provence), croutons and Gruyère cheese, or Pork Rillettes with seeded mustard, cornichons and baguettes for entrée; and then for mains, the choice of a Parisian staple of Steak and Frites, or “the King of the South Australian seas”, Hiramasa Kingfish with braised leeks and “Jus Terre et Mer”. Guests will then enjoy a palate cleanser of PearGranité and Champagne, and then have the choice of Mousse au Chocolat with a vanilla heart an almond nougatine, or Aumônière de Pommes with salted caramel sauce and butterscotch ice cream for dessert.
To complement the flavours of the seasonal produce used in each dish, restaurant owner and wine specialist, David Singer can recommend French wines to pair with the menu.
Located on the hill above beautiful Narrabeen Lagoon and Narrabeen Beach, Frenchies Brasserie is inspired by authentic Parisian back-street eateries. It is a classic French dining experience on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.
The Bastille Day menu is priced at $90 per person.
For reservations, you can book:
- online (frenchiesbrasserie.com.au),
- by emailing [email protected], or
- by calling (02) 9907 2528.
For more information visit frenchiesbrasserie.com.au
Frenchie’s Brewery & Bistro
Frenchie’s Brewery & Bistro will start off its Sydney celebrations from Thursday with Bastille Festival, at which it will have 2 Frenchie’s bars serving its French beers brewed in Sydney ($10 per beer).
Frenchie’s will also have a chalet in the club med winter village in the rocks cooking traditional Aligot (a stringy cheese and potato mash) and Toulouse saussage. $15 or $19 with a saussage.
Finally the final of the Bastille Day festivities will be at Frenchie’s Brewery & Bistro in Rosebery with a four course degustation menu with either matching wines or beers.
Frenchie’s page is: https://frenchiesbistroandbrewery.com.au/bastille-day-dinner
Bookings are essential and can be made via this link: https://www.thefork.com.au/make-booking/frenchies-bistro-and-brewery-rosebery?mode=Widget&referrerUrl=https://www.frenchiesbistroandbrewery.com.au
Gavroche Chippendale will be open lunch and dinner and will serve its usual a la carte menu.
You can view the menu here: https://gavroche.com.au/#menu
La Perouse Museum & Grounds – 14 July 9.30 am – 2 pm
Come and celebrate Bastille Day at this free event, with historical re-enactments, food and drink stalls, live entertainment and fun activities for the whole family.
The French National Day will be marked with a wreath-laying ceremony and historical re-enactments, including the firing of two cannons, as well as entertainment.
The grounds of the Museum will feature traditional lawn games, croquet and petanque, and children can participate in a Parisian-style art lesson while audiences are entertained by a wandering accordion player.
Members of the public are invited to visit the La Perouse Museum, which contains original maps, antique scientific instruments and relics recovered from the wrecks of La Perouse’s frigates Boussole and Astrolabe.
The Museum is now open four days a week from 10am, with free entry.
Le Rose Bay French Market
Join us to celebrate Bastille Day at Rose Bay with 10 stall holders showcasing the food /drink from France , enjoy your day with french timeless song and music.
We organising a friendly competition for the Best Dress Dog (entry fee $10.)
French can can performed by the students of the Ballet class of Rose Bay at 12pm who donated their time to contribute to this event’s success, so let all come together and encourage them and show our appreciation.
The Little Snail – Skål International Sydney – July Lunch – Bastille Day – 10 July
You are invited to don your best beret, scarf or kerchief and join Skål International Sydney for a sumptuous lunch to celebrate all things French ooh la la…
Tickets are $65 for members or $75 for guests (plus a booking fee).
Centro CBD is Celebrating its traditional Bastille Day this year with some wonderful French food, ,wine and entertainment.
Enjoy a Six Course Degustation menu and Matching French Wines from Alsace, Bordeaux, Rhone & Burgundy while listening to classic French music.
Please indicate in the notes when booking which option you are planning to have on the day
12pm arrival for a 12.30pm start
Bonjour Yarra Valley/ Killara Estate
Francophones, Francophiles and lovers of all things French – you are warmly invited to join the Launch of ‘Bonjour Yarra Valley’ on Bastille Day, 14th July 2019.
The celebration will include an Alfresco luncheon in rustic and warm surroundings with good food, wine, music and open fires. The meal will be in the regional French style of Burgundy. We begin with a tasting of French wines to be followed by a hearty winter menu.
Bonjour Yarra Valley is a group for people with a penchant for France and all things français to share within the Yarra Valley
Mr Serge Thomann, Chevalier (Knight) de l’Ordre National du Mérite, and President of the Association French Assist, Melbourne, who will conduct the Launch.
Please make enquiries and advise any special dietary requirements to [email protected] at time of booking
Tickets are $55 and can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/bastille-day-luncheon-launch-of-bonjour-yarra-valley-tickets-62130298395
How will you celebrate Bastille Day?