Saturday, July 14, 2012

Allons Enfants de la Patrie!

Bastille Day
Bastille Day (Photo credit: side78)
C'mon, children of the Fatherland! It's Bastille Day! Known as La Fête Nationale (and colloquially called le 14 juillet) in France, today marks the anniversary of the storming of Paris's Bastille prison in 1789, during the early days of the French Revolution. Here in Raleigh, we celebrate this momentous occasion with music, waiter races, great French food, and, of course, vin. Lafayette Village in North Raleigh has an all-day event featuring accordions, activities for kids, crepes, and more! Everything kicks off at noon, but it'll be hopping until 10:00 tonight, and walking around won't cost you a centime. If you're closer to North Hills, check out Coquette's Bastille Day celebration. At 3:00, you can watch a waiter race through North Hills! And if you've never been there for anything but brunch, this is a wonderful opportunity to try their delish food paired with wine. At 6:30, enjoy a four course dinner and wine for $60 - call ahead to RSVP. One of Raleigh's most established French spots, Saint-Jacques, has an incroyable six course menu (with wine) prepared for tonight, beginning at 6:30 at $79 per person. What a venerable day to enjoy a fantastic prix fixe French meal! Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité!

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  1. Good job on this post Amy! I'm sure you enjoyed writing it and getting a chance to use your French language skills :)

  2. Hi, Mom! Katy actually wrote this post. Great job, Katy! :)