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Oui, S’il Tu Plait: Bastille Day 2017

Where to get your French fix on July 14 in Miami

The Original db Burger at db Bistro Moderne

Looking for delicious French fare in The Magic City? We’ve got plenty. Here’s where you can celebrate French flavors—and independence—on Bastille Day this Friday:

Bakehouse Brasserie
Located in South of Fifth, Bakehouse Brasserie {808 1 Street, Miami Beach; 305.434.8249} takes diners on a mental trip to their favorite Parisian café. Go this Friday, and take advantage of the eatery’s popular Wednesday-Friday All-Day Happy Hour, where you can get bottomless mimosas, $5 select draft beer, $6 glasses of wine, and $8 specialty cocktails. While you’re there, much on items from the summer lunch menu: like the $10 Classic Cheeseburger, Almond Crusted Baked Brie, Portobello Mushroom Burger, Steak Frites Sandwich, Bakehouse Chopped Salad, Tuna Tartare, or the Salmon Burger. Bakehouse Brasserie will serve a light breakfast from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., and brunch/lunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The All-Day Happy Hour is available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Villa Azur
This Friday, pay homage to Bastille Day with the “Bastille Day Bash” at Villa Azur {309 23 Street, Miami Beach; 305.763.8688}. For this one-of-a-kind party, this sexy restaurant and lounge will be decorated in the colors of the French flag, and a menu of French specialties will be served to everyone who comes to celebrate. A live band and singer, Ale More, will be on hand to keep the party going, followed by resident French DJ Stephan M. This party will start at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, July 14.

db Bistro Moderne
This Downtown Miami gem never fails to impress… and we mean never. The brainchild of renowned chef Daniel Boulud, the haute db Bistro Moderne {255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Downtown Miami; 305.421.8800} is where you’ll find French-American fare like Duck Confit with cabbage and turnips, Mushroom Flatbread with leeks and Béchamel, or The Original db Burger, a sirloin patty filled with braised short ribs, foie gras, and black truffle. Go there this Friday and have a Bastille Day party of your own—once you taste Executive Chef Clark Bowen’s cooking, you won’t be able to leave. db Bistro Moderne will be open on Friday, July 14, from Noon to 2:30 for lunch, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for happy hour, and 6 p.m. to Midnight for dinner. 

Palme d’Or at The Biltmore
Do as the French do on France’s Independence Day and indulge in some delicious food and drink. To honor this moment in history, Chef Gregory Pugin of Palme d’Or {1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables; 305.913.3200} will serve a special six-course menu of regional French fare from his childhood. Guests will start with La Salade de Niçoise and La Tarte Flambée, and move on to Le Turbot with Sauce Bariguole, La Queque de Beuf en Parmentier Façon Bourguignonne, Le Comté sa Salade d’Endive, and Gateau Basque á la Cerise with Glace Izara. This six-course menu is priced at $85 per person, and will only be available on Friday, July 14.

La Côte
This Bastille Day, head to the Fontainebleau Miami Beach’s chic, Mediterranean-inspired outdoor haunt, La Côte {4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach; 305.674.4710}, for a celebration befitting Miami’s finest. There will be French DJs, dancers and musicians, a rolling champagne cart with Veuve Clicquot Champagne and Bertaud Belieu Rosé, dancing, the unbelievable Atlantic Ocean views La Côte is known for, and two special cocktails: the French Press with vodka and fresh watermelon juice, and the Bastille with vodka, Prosecco, and passionfruit. This party will run from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, July 14.

Happy dining!

By Jennifer Agress | Miami Editor