July 14 is Bastille Day, the French national holiday which commemorates the capture of the Bastille prison in 1789 and the overthrow of the French monarchy. What better excuse to celebrate Liberty, Equality and Fraternity while enjoying French food, music and drinks? Hoodline has hosted some July 14 celebrations in the Bay Area.
July 10, 1 pm-4pm: C’est Si Bon
Umbriaso at Treasure Island Wines, 995 Ninth St., Building 201, Treasure Island, San Francisco.
This Treasure Island spot transforms its parklet into a Parisian bistro terrace for July 14. There will be live French café music and classic bistro cuisine to accompany Sauvignon Blanc, Rosé, Pouilly Fuissé Chardonnay, Pinot Bourguignon and Sparkling Wine.
More information: tiwines.net
July 11-18: Bastille Photo Week – Visit French companies in the Bay to win prizes
Residents of the Greater Bay Area can win some pretty impressive prizes by posting photos online of their visits to French and French restaurants, wineries, shops and more – even French artists, hairdressers and schools. ! (You can also enter by ordering online.) Just take photos or videos of yourself on site (or of yourself with a product from this merchant if you ordered online), then post them.
Winners will be chosen based on the number of posts and visits they have made throughout the week.
Many prices include Club Med vacations; gift certificates for meals, wine, beauty treatments, etc. ; gift boxes; event tickets and more. Many participating businesses will also have special promotions during this week.
For all the details and more information: www.bastilledaysf.org
Wednesday July 14, 8 p.m .: BARDOT A GO GO Bastille Day Dance Party
Rickshaw stop, 155 Fell Street, San Francisco
Decadent ’60s French pop from Brigitte Bardot, Serge Gainsbourg, Jacques Dutronc, Françoise Hardy and many more, plus other international garage / soul / bubblegum sounds, featuring DJ Brother Grimm. This groovy night features fun drink specials and 60s French videos. Hosts say “shagadelic attire” is encouraged. $ 10 / all ages
* All participants must present full proof of vaccination. *
More information: bardotagogo.com
Source: Café Bastille / Facebook
Wednesday July 14: Celebration of July 14 at Café Bastille / B44
Café Bastille / B44, 44 Belden Place, San Francisco
The traditional Café Bastille celebration will take place at B44, with a DJ, dinner, drinks and more. Café Bastille and B44 merged into one location during the pandemic, which serves separate menus for both restaurants; both will be available during the party.
More information: https://www.facebook.com/CafeBastille/posts/4701176743250423
Live music for July 14 Photo: Brasserie Rive Gauche
Wednesday July 14: Celebration of July 14 at the Brasserie Rive Gauche
Three locations: 377 Santana Row, Suite 1100, San José; 635 Santa Cruz Avenue, Menlo Park; 507 Magnolia Avenue, Larkspur
Local French restaurant Left Bank Brasserie will host Bastille Day celebrations at its three locations, with special menu additions, festive decorations, live music (12 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Larkspur; 5 to 8 p.m. in San Jose and Menlo Park) and special entertainment: a unicyclist and a magician in San José, a unicyclist in Menlo Park and a wader and a make-up artist in Larkspur.
Special additions to the “Plats de la Révolution” menu will be “Freedom Fries” with caramelized onions, bacon and melted Swiss cheese ($ 10.00); French dip with Kaiser roll, roast beef, caramelized onions and Comté cheese ($ 19); apricot tart with almond cream and pistachio ice cream ($ 9); a martini tower with your choice of classic lemon, Kir Royal or blueberry candy ($ 14); and Moët & Chandon staff in a souvenir flute ($ 25).
More information: www.leftbank.com/events-calendar/