I have been waiting for “le quatorze juillet” (July 14) for a long time, as I love France, French food and the French! Bastille Day is a national holiday celebrated all over France which commemorates the 1790 Fête de la Fédération, held on the first anniversary of the storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789. In Arizona, we celebrate by taking our dining plans to select French eateries, which I have conveniently gathered for you. Vive la France!
Sophie’s Bistro Bar Creperie
2320 E. Osborn Road, Phoenix
To celebrate the end of the Monorchy, Sophie’s will dish out traditional French fare, including escargots, cassoulet, rack of lamb and scallops! The fully decorated restaurant for the occasion will welcomeTony Putrino and his Accordion for entertainment Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner is from 4 to 9 p.m. Reservations suggested: 602.956.8897
Cheuvront Restaurant & Wine Bar
1326 North Central Avenue, Phoenix
The annual Bastille Day Dinner at Cheuvront will have you saying “”sacrebleu!” The three course menu will include a choice of coq au vin or boeuf bourgignon for the entree. $35 per person, or $50 with wine pairings. Call 602.307.0022 for reservations.
2502 E Camelback Road, Phoenix
James Beard Award-winning chef Christopher Gross’ bistro at Biltmore Fashion Park is dishing out his own French menu for the special occasion. The evening will feature a special three-course menu for $40, which includes salmon en croute, braised veal cheeks, or grilled hanger steak. For reservations, call 602.522.2344.
It’s time for a bon appetite, and what better day to have it than on Bastille Day! Metro Brasserie is delivering a two-course menu for the in-themed price of $17.89 (storming of the Bastille took place in 1789). This incredible deal features a salad with your choice of French entrees: steak frites, rainbow trout, or scallops. The special is available tonight through Sunday. For details and reservations, call 480.994.3663.