Celebrate Bastille Day at Bistro Pastis

Bastille Day Fireworks in Paris picture courtesy of Celeste Hutchins from The Hague, Netherlands

Have you ever heard of, or celebrated, Bastille Day?  In case you haven’t heard, Bastille Day is, Wikipedia has a very good description “…is the name given in English-speaking countries to the French National Day, which is celebrated on the 14th of July each year. In France, it is formally called La Fête Nationale (The National Celebration) and commonly le quatorze juillet (the fourteenth of July). It commemorates the 1790 Fête de la Fédération, held on the first anniversary of the storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789; the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille fortress-prison was seen as a symbol of the uprising of the modern nation, and of the reconciliation of all the French inside the constitutional monarchy which preceded the First Republic, during the French Revolution. Festivities and official ceremonies are held all over France. The oldest and largest regular military parade in Europe is held on the morning of 14 July, on the Champs-Élysées avenue in Paris in front of the President of the Republic, French officials and foreign guests…

Did you not get your invitation to go to Paris to celebrate this July 14?  If you missed out there, why not celebrate with a Bastille Day dinner at Bistro Pastis in Kitsilano?  Check out the menu below.  It makes me tres faim (hungry)!  And enjoy with a glass of Bordeaux, Burgundy, Rhone, Alsace, or Loire Valley wine.  Salut!


Happy Bastille Day 2012

For more than 200 years the French have been celebrating the storming of the Bastille as a national holiday. Vancouver’s very own authentic corner of France, Bistro Pastis in Kitsilano, has become celebration central for its annual Fête de la Bastille – a tradition that goes back since the restaurant first opened its doors. Join us for a special “revolutionary” prix fixe menu for one night only – Saturday, July 14th.

Reservations are essential:  604-731-5020  / www.bistropastis.co

Frisée aux Lardons
Frisée Salad and Double Smoked Bacon, Poached Free Range Egg

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Pissaladière Provençale
Caramelized Onions Tart, Tomatoes, Goat Cheese and Olives Niçoise

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Tartare de Saumon
Smoked Salmon Tartar, Cȃpers, Crème Fraîche and Croutons


Canard aux Cerises
Roasted Duck Breast, Pomme Anna, Cherries, Port wine Jus

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Tournedos, Sauce au Poivre
Grilled Beef Tenderloin, Pomme Lyonnaise, Tomate Provençale, Peppercorn Sauce

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Sole à la Basquaise
Roasted Sole, Brandade Potato Cake, Red Pepper and Tomato Ragout, Parsley Beurre Blanc


Profiterolles au Chocolat
Chocolate Profiterolles, Vanilla Ice Cream

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Tarte à la Rhubarbe et à la Fraise
Rhubarb and Strawberry Tart, White Chocolate Ice Cream

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Financier aux Pêches
Warm Peach and Almond Cake, Fresh Raspberries, Whipped Mascarpone

$45.00 / Person


Bistro Pastis
2153 W 4th Ave. Vancouver, BC V6K 1N7 | Tel:  (604) 731.5020  | Fax: (604) 731.5039

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