Countdown to Bastille Day

Le TricoloreTo know me is to know I love Le 14 Juillet.  I am religious in my observation of the occasion, because I simply love, when I’m not in France, wishing or pretending that I was.  Two years ago, I ushered it in with Mr. English and Jane, my best friend from Le Cordon Bleu, on one of the ponts that arches its back across the Seine as the pastel (yes, pastel) fireworks erupted from the Eiffel Tower.  A few years before that, it was all-drag Can Can on the bar at Florent, the only French diner I’ve ever heard of, before it closed its NYC Meatpacking doors forever.  Another year, it was pétanque in the city.  This year, I’m thinking merguez on the grill.  But any great occasion deserves a little planning, so here’s a taste of all that you’ll be getting on French Rev between now and July 14.  Whether you’ll be having just bread and water à la Bastille (how bad can that be if the bread and water are French?) or nothing but cake à la Mlle. Antoinette, you’ll find the party here.

And much, much more…

Vive la France!

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3 Responses to Countdown to Bastille Day

  1. Yay! I’ll definitely swing by – you and Laura Calder are two of my favorites. (Just how DO you make things look so easy and glamorous?)

    My dad & my 16 year old daughter are in Paris now; they will leave Thursday night to go back to England for three more weeks with my aunt. And I’m stuck at home!

  2. Kerry says:

    Hi Red Door–thanks! Is it wrong to say I try to make things look easy and glamorous? Or does that undo the compliment? Ha ha.

    I have to say your plight sounds very unjust, and I think you are just going to have to take yourself out to a great French restaurant for dinner, and pretend that you’re there with them. Or gloat about how your dinner was even better (how will they know otherwise?)!

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