Friday, 8 July 2011

Brisbane's Bastile Day dinners

There's plenty of action planned in Brisbane to celebrate Bastille Day on Thursday, July 14.



Here's some highlights -

Baguette
Baguette, 150 Racecourse Rd, Ascot, has a 3-piece band Viva La Musique playing popular French music and a truly authentic French menu with lots of choices. There's a $250 prize for the 'Best French Dressed'. Just pop on a beret or go for it and come dressed as Marie Antoinette! Reservations: Tel: 3268 6168

French Twist
At French Twist, The Barracks, Petrie Terrace you'll be greeted with a Kir Royale followed by sweet and savoury canap├ęs at French Twist, then a French wine tasting and tutorial by Stewart’s  and a screening of the appraised French film, Nannerl: Mozart’s Sister at Palace Cinema.  Tickets are $30.50 (plus $2.68 processing fee).


Drift Brookwater
The new Drift Brookwater is celebrating Bastille Day with a four course dinner, wines and live entertainment.

Owner David Moore has given his French born Executive Chef, Romain Bapst, carte blanch on the menu to celebrate his homelands' national day.

A celebration for the bon vivant, the menu starts with classic truffle soup, followed by a sea scallop gateau, then an exquisite main of beef tenderloin with foie gras and pinot noir sauce and finishes with a classic tarte tatin.

“Even though I have sourced almost all locally grown produce, this menu is quintessentially French, it reminds me so much of when I was chef in Alsace” said Romain who earned a Michelin star while a chef in France. Despite his best efforts and the desire to use local produce, Romain did find it more than a little tricky to find local truffles so these had to be imported.

“The entertainment will be flirtatious, romantic and seductive with a bit of cheekiness,” said David “In typical Drift style the night will combine fantastic food with sensational French inspired live music".

Reservations: 07 3814 6100. Cost is $115  drift.com.au
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