Pups and party-goers are welcome at Opaline Brasserie. {Photograph} courtesy of Opaline

Bastille Day is Thursday, July 14, and loads of bars and eating places are celebrating the French nationwide day with specials on meals, wine, and (after all) Champagne.

Opaline Bar & Brasserie
806 fifteenth St., NW
Costume in your finest French apparel for Opaline’s annual Bastille Day Celebration—you would possibly win a prize for best-dressed. From 4 pm to 10 PM, the Parisian-inspired restaurant might be serving beef tartare, quiche Florentine, and different French fare together with particular cocktails and reside music by French DJ David Dupree.

Bastille Brasserie & Bar
606 N Fayette St., Alexandria
The brasserie and bar resides as much as its title by serving up a three-course dinner in honor of Bastille Day. You possibly can select from over 20 French dishes on their prix-fixe menu together with French onion soup, escargot, mussels and fries, and chocolate profiteroles. Particular “coq-tails” might be bought for a further value. The $55 particular runs from Tuesday, July 12 by Saturday, July 16.

Embassy of France
4101 Reservoir Rd., NW
Be part of the French Ambassador for a classy celebration of French independence. Chef Gilles Epié, who has cooked for the likes of George Bush and Invoice Clinton, might be in command of a multiple-course seated dinner full with wine pairings. The occasion may also characteristic a Champagne reception, cognac tasting, reside music, and a silent public sale. Tickets begin at $180 and might be bought right here.

Le Sel
1315 sixteenth St., NW
Logan Circle’s French bistro is debuting its new patio for Bastille Day on Thursday, July 14. Visitors can break within the outside area with reside leisure and complimentary hors d’oeuvres and rosé from 4 PM to six PM. The night time will proceed with a three-course menu that includes dishes from varied areas of France paired with French cocktails for $49.

The Baguette de Paté from Le Diplomate. {Photograph} courtesy of Mezzullo Pictures.

Le Diplomate
1601 14th St., NW
Take pleasure in a daylong, family-friendly occasion on the widespread DC brasserie. The restaurant will host a balloon tornado, caricature sketch artist, and an accordion participant—and all might be decked out in blue, white, and crimson for the vacation. Patrons can dine on croque madames, tomato tartines, baguette de paté, and different French staples. If you happen to can’t make the Thursday occasion, there might be a Bastille Day brunch on Saturday morning.

Cookology Culinary College
4238 Wilson Blvd., Arlington
Learn to cook dinner the French classics at this hands-on cooking course on Thursday, July 14 beginning at 6:30 PM. Put together duck confit, cassoulet, crostini, and a pear tart tatin with the assistance of an expert chef, and take dwelling all of the recipes. College students can get pleasure from cocktails, beer, and wine for a further value. Tickets are $99.

Bistro Cacao
316 Massachusetts Ave., NE
The longtime Capitol Hill bistro is serving a $90 three-course menu for the vacation.  There are a number of choices for every course, together with duck confit, poached monkfish, creamy saffron risotto, and blueberry crepes. There may also be reside music on the patio throughout the occasion. Tickets might be bought right here.

Capital Wine College
5207 Wisconsin Ave., NW
Wine lovers can have a good time from the consolation of their very own houses with a digital Bastille Day Wine Tasting Celebration. Be part of the varsity for a blind tasting of wines from a few of France’s most well-known areas—the Loire Valley, Burgundy, and Bordeaux are only a few. Tickets are $95, and the wine samples can be found to choose up on Wednesday, July 13.

Sophia Young

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