Have a Happy Bastille Day at Bistro Pastis

The Champs-Élysées decorated with flags for Bastille Day

The Champs-Élysées decorated with flags for Bastille Day (courtesy Rama, http://commons.wikimedia.org)

For more than 200 years the French have been celebrating the storming of the Bastille as a national holiday – a time of sharing good food and wine with friends and neighbours. Vancouver’s very own corner of France, Bistro Pastis in Kitsilano, is celebration central with its annual Fête de la Bastille on July 14th.

Chansonnier Josh Minsky will be there to entertain and you may find yourself singing a rousing rendition of La Marseillaise.

One night only, Sunday July 14, 2011. Three-course dinner $48, optional wine-pairing $29.

Auguste Escoffier would be very pleased… and so will you!

Reservations essential: 604-731-5020 / http://www.bistropastis.com/reservations/

Bastille Day 2013 Menu

($48.00 per person)

Asperges Verte, Sauce Hollandaise
Bacon Wrapped Green Asparagus, Hollandaise Sauce
Saint Martin de la Guarrigue Languedoc

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Tarte au Poireaux et Roquefort
Leek and Roquefort Tart, Frisée Salad
Domaine de Grachies Côtes de Gascogne

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Vichyssoise aux Petit Pois
Cold Green Pea Vichyssoise
Vouvray Gaudrelle, Loire Valley


Confit de Canard aux Pruneaux
Braised Duck Confit, Pomme Sarladaise, Haricot Vert, Prune Sauce
Pinot Noir Latour

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Steak Sauce Diable, Gratin Dauphinois
Grilled New York Steak, Potato Gratin, Tian of Vegetable Provençale, Sauce Diable
Syrah, Grenache Bila-Haut, Chapoutier Côtes du Roussillon

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Thon à la Provençale
Albacore Tuna, Fingerling Potatoes, Tomato, Red Pepper, and Garlic Râgout
Rosé de Provence


Tarte Tatin, Glace au Caramel
Tart Tatin, Caramel Ice Cream

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Poire Belle Hélène
Poached Pear, Vanilla Ice Cream, Chocolate Sauce

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Baba Au Rhum
Rhum Baba, Fresh Berries, Whipped Cream

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