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The Best Bastille Day Parties Around DC - Source Washingtonian

Posted on Jul 11,2017
Filed Under Restaurants , Local Tastes,

A very happy lady enjoying Bastille Day in DC. Photo by Elvert Barnes - Flickr.

Source Washingtonian

By Courtney Vinopal

WASHINGTON, DC. - With some 11,000 French expats living around Washington, Bastille Day (Friday, July 14th) is a big celebration in DC. Commemorate the birth of the French Republic with Champagne-fueled parties, foie gras-filled menus, free beer (yes, free beer), wine tastings, and more. Note that some of the events run for multiple days and into the weekend.

Central Michel Richard

1001 Pennsylvania Ave., NW

Late chef Michel Richard’s French restaurant will feature a Bastille menu throughout the week starting Tuesday, with food and wine pairings each night. Plates include French specialties such as foie gras, grilled loup de mer, and duck leg confit ($11 to $32).  On Friday, the $48 prix-fixe menu includes gougères (cheese puffs) and fricassé d’escargots (sauteed snails), a lamb chop with kale and yogurt cumin sauce, and Paris-Brest for dessert. Wine pairings are an additional $24.   

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