Miami may be known for its overwhelming Cuban and Latin American population, but the amount of French and Francophone residents should not be underestimated. For this reason, we expect the 14th of July to be quite eventful.
Here are a few suggestions to make your Bastille as haute as it can be:
French Tuesdays Miami, a branch of the exclusive networking event, will be hosting a grande fête at Seaspice to celebrate France’s National Day. Sponsored by The French American Chamber of Commerce of Florida, XL Airways, Canard Duchêne, Bulldog Gin, Jade Associates, FIPA, UFE and F&F Agency, the event is sure to replicate the charm of the French Riviera with a Provence-inspired menu created by Seaspice’s Executive Chef Angel Leon.
422 NW North River Dr, Miami, FL 33128
Phone: (305) 440-4200
Restaurateur David Foulquier would surely not miss the opportunity to celebrate half his heritage on Bastille Day. Fooq’s Miami will be hosting chef William Crandall from Izzy’s Fish & Oyster Bar, and collaborating on a $55 five-course tasting menu accompanied by live music. There will be two seatings, at 7pm and 9pm, but hurry to get your reservation. Fooq’s Bastille Day will certainly be festive and at high demand.
1035 North Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33136
Michael Martin and Jean Philippe Bernard invite you to a mystical night celebrating French history at the famous Villa Azur. Executive Chef Erwin Mallet‘s menu and Stephan M’s music selection with certainly create a special soirée at the posh mid-beach locale.
309 23rd Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Pascal Oudin‘s latest venture Brasserie Central has already garnered fans at its Village of Merrick Park location, and will definitely continue to do so after this Thursday’s event. From noon to 6pm, Brasserie Central will host a family-friendly Bastille Day celebration with a Panier Garni basket weighing competition, mimes, wine tastings, and live music. Come for the festivities, and stay for the French Revolution themed menu.
320 San Lorenzo Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33146
Bagatelle Miami Beach has partnered with Celebrity Page TV for a glitzy evening. Enjoy flutes of Moet Imperial or themed Belvedere cocktails as you celebrate Bastille Day, and even get ready for Miami Swim Week as you check out some swimwear from Lee+Lani and fitness gear by Fancy Pants at the event’s pop-up shops.
220 21st St, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Bastille Day is a French national holiday that celebrates pride and unity, more specifically the storming of Bastille in 1789, a royal fortress prison representative of the hated Bourbon monarchy. The event is greatly celebrated in France, replete with a grand parade along Champs-Elysées, but also around the world.