Bastille Day



Sacrebleu! ~BASTILLE DAY~ is Saturday, and while Belden Lane is always such a scene, there are a variety of Frenchie outposts around town that will be celebrating in a culinary fashion.

~GRAND CAFÉ~ will be hosting quite the celebration, with a four-course prixe-fixe menu for $45, exclusive of tax and tip ($85 with wine pairings). The menu includes Alsatian flatbread with caramelized onion and goat cheese, pike quenelles in a lobster and mushroom broth, duck “coq au vin,” and trio of warm chocolate cakes, gâteau opera, and white and dark chocolate mille-feuille. Guests arriving from 5:30pm–7pm will be greeted by an exuberant Marie Antoinette offering complimentary cake and bubbly, while throughout the evening an accordion player will roam the ballroom. Dinner will be served from 5:30pm–11pm. Vive la France!

~CAFÉ CLAUDE~ is offering a $50 menu, with seatings at 5:30pm, 7:30pm, and 9:30pm, with live music from the Jinx Jones Trio 8pm–midnight. You can check out the menu here (link is a PDF). Fantastique!

~RUE ST. JACQUES~ is offering a $25 prix-fixe menu, with your choice of soupe du jour ou salade maison, steak frite ou poisson du jour, and crème brûlée ou mousse au chocolat. C’est bon!

~COTE SUD~ in the Castro is offering a four-course menu for $40, which includes quite the array of choices—check out the menu on their website here. Bon appetit!

Bastille Day
Sat., July 14, 2007

Grand Cafe
501 Geary St.
Cross: Taylor St.
San Francisco, CA
415-292-0101
website

Café Claude
7 Claude Lane
Cross: Bush St.
San Francisco, CA 94108
415-392-3515
website

Cote Sud
4238 18th St.
Cross: Collingwood St.
San Francisco, CA
415-255-6565
website

Rue Saint Jacques
1098 Jackson St.
Cross: Taylor St.
San Francisco, CA
415-776-2002
website