7/12/2013 03:19:00 PM

French Food Sweeps Chicago for Bastille Day

Maybe you have a few leftover fireworks or just need an excuse to eat croissants all weekend. Both are acceptable reasons to celebrate the French Independence Day. Check out what restaurants are doing on Sunday to honor Bastille Day.

Dine on three courses of traditional French fare followed by a blue, white and red (the colors of the French flag) baked Alaska. The menu is available for $30 or $40 with wine pairings.

Daley Plaza
Join the Committee of French Speaking Society
along with the French Consulate for an all-day celebration complete with sweet crepes from Crêpes Paname, sandwiches from La Boulangerie and pastries from Sugar Fixé Patisserie.

Le Bouchon
Chef Jean Claude Poilevey and sous chef Oliver Poilevey prepare a $25 prix fixe menu complete with escargot, steak frites and mousse au chocolat. Pair it with a $1 Kronenbourg, the best-selling premium lager in France.

Mon Ami Gabi
The French bistro offers a menu of specialty items for its Bastille Day celebration. Dishes include Vichyssoise soup, Bouillabaisse with Rouille croutons as well as strawberry sorbet with Frais du Bois syrup. The items are available a la carte though Wednesday.

The Peninsula
Pierrot Gourmet at the upscale hotel is offering a special menu featuring French delicacies such as pâté de Campagne, salt cod brandade with baguette croutons and warm apple tarte tatin.


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