Bonne Bastille! 5 Great Places to Celebrate Bastille Day in LA

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Francophiles should absolutely head to these five locales to celebrate Bastille Day today, a holiday that commemorates the start of the French Revolution.

1 Bouchon

Raise a glass or bottle at their outdoor grill with a special menu of small celebratory plates du jour or celebrate over dinner in the second floor Bistro, where you can enjoy a "toast and a taste". Thomas Keller's fabulous Beverly Hills eatery will present Tarte Flambée as a blackboard special to start the meal off right. The thin crust appetizer will be baked to perfection and topped with fromage blanc, thinly sliced onions and lardons. Beignets, truffle popcorn and the Bouchon Hot Dog with cornichon relish, Dijonaisse and pretzel bread are also being served.

2 Terrine

Last year, Michelin star chef Dominique Crenn was on-site to prepare dishes at the eatery that Kris Morningstar owns with Frenchmen Stephane Bombet and François Renaud. While there is no Crenn this year, expect delightful dishes all the same in the form of specials such as Merguez lamb sausages with frites; bouillabaisse with cod, prawns, mussels, potatoes and rouille toast; and three one-off cocktails: a French 89, an absinthe frappé and the Normandie cocktail—Calvados, Dolin Blanc Vermouth, orange bitters.
8265 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, (323) 746-5130

3 Church & State

This French bistro located on the ground floor of the original NABISCO bakery and offices (the former home of the National Biscuit Company) is offering Bastille Day dishes including Tartiflette, the French answer to mac and cheese, a potato dish of layered slices of potato with caramelized onion, bacon, and cheese, or a Salade Lyonnaise, frisee salad with bacon lardon, a warm soft poached egg, and crostini, as well as Trout Almondine, rainbow trout served with brown butter, almonds slices, and haricot vert, and finally Duck Confit, served with eggplant, zucchini, tomato, pickled grapes and duck jus.
1850 Industrial St, Los Angeles, (213) 405-1434

4 Avec Nous

​Avec Nous, the ​​F​rench bistro adjacent to Viceroy L'Ermitage Beverly Hills, will be celebrating its heritage by providing all guests with a complimentary serving of their signature whole oven roasted cauliflower ​with the purchase of an entrée​ - prepared with ​v​adouvan curry, marcona almonds, and golden raisin puree.
Viceroy L'Ermitage Beverly Hills, 9291 Burton Way, Beverly Hills, (310) 860-8660

5 L'Ami

L'Ami, a restaurant on the border of Santa Monica and Brentwood that is inspired in S.t Tropez summers, is offering a special, three-course, prix fixe menu courtesy of Parisian owner Marc-Antoine Rambaud. Expect to find cheese plates, mussels with white wine sauce and the dessert du jour on the menu.
246 26th St, Santa Monica, (310) 310-8064
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