Chefs Christophe and Michelle Poteaux partner with the French International Culinary Society to offer three-course Bastille Day menu at Bastille Restaurant in Old Town Alexandria
By Madeleine Frank
While Americans tend to celebrate our Independence Day with hot dogs and fireworks, the French prefer to indulge in crepes, beignets, and other treats on Bastille Day, the July 14 celebration of French independence. It’s no wonder that America has found a way in on the action, with huge celebrations from New Orleans to San Francisco. Now Washingtonians can join in, too – Bastille Restaurant in Old Town Alexandria is partnering with the French International Culinary Society to help you celebrate from July 9 all the way through July 17 during French restaurant week. Husband and wife chefs Christophe and Michelle Poteaux who co-own the restaurant are offering a prix-fixe menu for $35 offering mouthwatering options like char grilled hanger steaks with cabernet shallot sauce and pommes frites and roasted Virginia lamb and grilled Merguez sausage with eggplant puree and fennel gratin.
Reservations are required and can be made by calling 703-519-3776 or by visiting www.bastillerestaurant.com.