by Steven Doyle
The French get a lot of razzing from Americans, but fact is if it weren’t for the French we might all still be speaking with a nasty English accent and have very bad teeth. The French were vital for the Americans to win the Revolutionary War. But to be fair we did give them Jerry Lewis.
This weekend we will celebrate Bastille Day, the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille fortress-prison which was seen as a symbol of the uprising of the modern nation.
There will be several Bastille celebrations in Dallas and we want to share ways you might want to party and enjoy the day.
To start our list we bring you a sweet contest where you may win some pretty special prizes from the good people at Lavendou. Of course you want to make last minute reservations at Lavendou for dinner tonight, read more about that here. But did you know that chef Pascal bottles a few of his delicious dressings? Indeed he does, and they are available to take home from the restaurant, just ask your bartender there or a member of the waitstaff. Look for a beautiful Dijon Vinaigrette and a Balsamic Vinaigrette.
Our prize winners, and there will be three of them, will win the following:
$150 Lavendou gift card, with salad dressings
$100 Lavendou gift card, with bottled salad dressings
$50 Lavendou gift card, with bottled salad dressings
Simply make a comment below and we will use our random number generator to choose the winners today! You will pick up your prize at the restaurant, so you might make plans to do so with reservations.
This year again, The French-American Chamber of Commerce in Dallas/Fort Worth has organized a gourmet dinner at Lavandou Bistro Provençal (19009 Preston Road, Suite 200) on Friday, July 14 starting at 7pm. Price is $85 per person for members, and $95 for non-members. Sign up for the dinner here.
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You will also not wish to miss out on the Bastille on Bishop.
Enjoy a magical evening with entertainment, food, wine, petanque, and wonderful people as we celebrate the beautiful country of France and their traditions.
As many know, Oak Cliff was the original settlement of the French colony called La Reunion, and the neighborhood has picked up the mantle with great pride and love for the French culture. Children and pets are welcome, and the event is free if you are a non-drinker.