How to Put Together an Easy Bastille Day Gathering

Photo: NIckie Cutrona via Lonny

Photo: NIckie Cutrona via Lonny

It’s 14 July, and it’s Bastille Day! It’s the French National Day, a holiday celebrating the beginning of the French Revolution and the Storming of the Bastille. If you missed the huge celebration on Sunday, July 12, don’t fret! Gather a few Francophiles, and bring everyone together for a quick Bastille Day gathering.

Do away with literal references to France, and use French-inspired ideas and designs in subtle ways. Think of wrapped mini baguettes at each place setting, or paper toppers resembling fireworks as cocktail stirrers. Most importantly, don’t forget the amazing French spread for everyone to tuck into!

Don’t feel like cooking, or simply have no time? Call on our vendors, and have them serve the best French goodies for everyone to enjoy!

By Suzette Crêpes 

Photo: By Suzette

Photo: By Suzette

Crêpes are a great French invention, and a fresh substitute to sandwiches and burgers. For something elegant yet casual to serve, call on By Suzette to prepare sweet and savory crêpes made with Breton organic and gluten buckwheat flour. You can bet it’s all about the best market fresh ingredients you’ll be tasting! We love the La Classique, with irresistible ham and melted cheese. For vegetarian friends, get the La Vegetarienne, with diced tomatoes, melted mozzarella, mushrooms, mixed greens and onions. Your guests will be so pleased!

Peanut Butter Bacon Croque Madame 

You might be familiar with the Croque Monsieur, with melted cheese on gorgeous bread. The Croque Madame is similar, but topped with an egg! If your guests are the adventurous type, assemble a peanut butter bacon Croque Madame. It sounds crazy, but it’s gonna be so good! The peanut butter + bacon combo is magic. Full recipe here.  Macaron Parlour 

Once your guests have enjoyed the savory goods, serve them a lovely French dessert! You won’t go wrong with macarons. Macaron Parlour offers an array of macarons that go beyond the traditional flavors you’re used to. We’re talking unconventional and savory options, such as the Candied Bacon with Maple Cream Cheese. It’s an awesome American spin on the French confection! Then there’s Cheetos, with white chocolate ganache, Cheetos infused flavor and cheese dust. Your guests will have a ball!

Vendome Macaron

New York Times says it’s the best macaron in the city, and we’re all over it! We’re so proud to call Vendome Macaron our vendor, with naturally gluten free macarons made with almond flour and kosher coloring from plant based life. Want another great spin of the traditional French dessert? Go with the Havana macaron, with a hint of sugar and spice! It’s a mix of cayenne pepper with hints of mango and lime, and it’s divine!

Watch A Great French Movie!

Once you’ve enjoyed all that scrumptious French fare, watch The Intouchables. It’s a true story of two men who should never have met. You’ve got a quadriplegic aristrocrat who was injured in a paragliding accident and a young man from the projects, who end up becoming the unlikeliest of friends. It’s heartwarming, and funny, even if it was in French! How good is the movie? It was the most watched film in France the year it came out. Enjoy!

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