NYC Bastille Day Events – Vive la Revolution!

14 Jul 2007, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in chefs & restaurants

Since today mark’s the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille, you might want to let your inner francophile come forth for some of the celebrations in NYC today. You might even run into Chef Mark and the CPN video camera!

  • Les Halles is culminating their yearly Liberty Festival (which goes from Independence Day to Bastille Day) with their infamous “Waiter’s Race” right outside the restaurant on John Street. Proceeds benefit the Best Buddies charity.

  • D’Artagnan is hosting a Pétanque tournament in Bryant Park (think bocce but with French people and metal balls). According to our friends at D’Artagnan, “the game is full of big personalities, flamboyant egos and weirdos.” Sounds like our kind of fun. ;) There’s even a special club for it:

D’Artagnan and La Boule New Yorkaise, a New York City Club of 85 members, affiliated with the National Federation of Pétanque USA, are collaborating for this tournament. Beginning at 12:00 noon and running through the early evening, this ferocious championship will reward official trophies and prizes to the best triplettes (teams of 3). Some of the most competitive triplettes are coming from the kitchens of Casa Mono, Daniel, Jacques Torres Chocolate, Lupa and the Waldorf=Astoria. Prizes are provided by All Clad, Chateau Peyros, Lillet, Mad Mac Macarons, Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne and Volvic water.

  • Don’t forget, you can also belly up to the soufflé bar at Capsouto Freres for a taste of sweet or savory, and make a toast to the fine folks who brought us Lady Liberty.

Vive la Revolution!

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