Vive la Fete: Bastille Day Celebrations

07.11.2014 by: Travis Sandoval
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With France being one of the six flags that has flown over Texas, it seems only fitting that we partake in the Bastille Day celebrations. Austin may be short on French restaurants but rest assured, there are plenty of festivities to make up for it. Here are a few eateries hosting events for the revolutionary celebration.

Mulberry will offer a special Bastille Day Dinner menu. {Photo courtesy of Mulberry's Facebook page}

Downtown wine bar, Mulberry has put together a special dinner menu in honor of the French holiday. Tickets are available online at $25 per person. Dinner will include housemade sausages like boudin blanc and merguez. You'll also be treated to ratatouille with pesto couscous and a watermelon ricotta salata with black olive and mint. A refreshing glass of Chateau d'Esclans Whispering Angel rosé will help wash down your meal.

 antonelli's cheese shop 

Arro will host a wine and cheese tasting by Antonelli's Cheese Shop. {photo courtesy of Antonelli's Facebook page}

Chic French bistro Arro may not be hosting an official Bastille Day event, but they will be hosting an evening of decadent wine and cheese tastings with Antonelli's Cheese Shop. Tickets can be purchased online for $40 and will include four wine and cheese pairings. Arro's Master Sommelier Craig Collins and Kara Chadbourne from Antonelli's Cheese Shop will guide the tasting and share the stories of the vintners and cheesemakers. 


Justine's Brasserie will host an evening of French punk music. {Photo courtesy of Justine's Facebook page}

If you'd prefer a more revolutionary themed event, head on over to Justine's Brasserie for Bad Reputation, a punk rock Bastille Day party. Doors open at 9pm with a $10 entry fee after 10pm. Eric Debris of the iconic French band Metal Urbain will be spinning discs before and after musical performances by the Applicators, Crooked Bangs, and Les Debauches. The evening will also feature a photo booth in a recreation of the infamous CBGB bathroom. Dinner service will end early with the kitchen closing at 10:30pm but the restaurant will serve up some Parisian street food off the grill outside.

TAGS : Downtown , East Austin , Antonelli's Cheese Shop , Justine's Brasserie