On July 14, toast to liberty, equality, and...charcuterie. Consider these patio parties, prix fixe dinners, and festive fêtes with live music for any French revolutionary revelry this Thursday. And as always, mes amies, reserve your spots, buy your tickets, or be sure to RSVP.
Without further ado, a list of Bastille Day happenings:
A La Bonne Franquette
This charming Mount Baker bistro led by chef Hamed Elnazir will be serving a prix fixe dinner from 5 to 9. The menu includes vermouth and olive oil poached oysters, wild Alaskan king salmon with spiced lentils, fig tarte tatin for dessert, and more.
Bastille Cafe and Bar
You know this Ballard restaurant is celebrating its namesake, so expect a helluva bash. The patio opens at 2 with house rosé for $5 and boozy snow cones. Plus, Provence rosé, French-inspired cocktails, and kegs from Reuben’s Brews. Look forward to plenty of food including an oyster bar on the terrace and a whole pig roasted by chef Jason Stoneburner himself.
A party for the revolutionaries: This Pike Place Market restaurant will spill out onto Post Alley, serving beer, wine, street food, oysters, and macarons from 4 to 10. There will be live music, burlesque, and street performers—yep, mimes might totally be a thing.
No reservations needed to partake in this Bastille Day party: There will be a special street food menu plus live music all evening. Celebrate the birth of the Republic from 6 until late.
The chef in the hat, Thierry Rautureau, will be behind the grill this Thursday at his Madison Valley restaurant. From 4:30 to 8:30 dig into the buffet, imbibe wine and beer, and listen to live music.
Ethan Stowell’s Madrona restaurant will have French tunes playing while you dine on beef and lamb specials as well as house wine for $6 and Normandy cider for $5.
Celebrate Bastille Day as well as RN74's fifth anniversary from 5 to 8. Down Taylor Shellfish oysters, foie gras bon bons, chicken liver mousse, and macarons. Look forward to French wines aplenty, champagne flights, and a lineup of special cocktails including the French 75. There will also be live French music and Parisian burlesque dancers.
The Corson Building
Meanwhile in Georgetown, an eighth annual Bastille Day celebration will have crafts and games for the kids, liters of rosé for the adult kids, plus plenty of food and music from 4 to 10. Tickets are $40.
The regular menu will give way to a southern France–inspired three-course dinner: Provençale fish soup, Marseille–style seafood bouillabaisse, apricot rosemary tart, and more.