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Bastille Day is France’s national day, and takes place every year on July 14. Each year on July 14, known in France as ‘le quatorze juillet’. The event usually includes fireworks and military parades. It marks the anniversary of the storming of the grand fortress during the start of the French Revolution in 1789. This Tuesday, Dubai’s French restaurants and bistros will be celebrating Bastille Day. Here’s where you can go to get in on the action.
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COUQLEY FRENCH BISTRO & BAR: This Bastille Day, Couqley French Bistro & Bar is introducing a limited-edition French dessert on the menu; Charlotte Aux Framboises. For the price of Dh43, available until the July 18 of, customers can bite into a creamy raspberry mousse, wrapped in crispy lady finger biscuits and topped with fresh raspberries. French cuisine is one of the most admired cuisines in the world so take this day as an excuse to try something new and sweet. Where: JLT, Cluster A. Price: Dh43 for the special dessert. When: Tuesday July 14 until July 18 from 12pm to 1am
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LA CANTINE DU FAUBOURG: La Cantine is throwing a Fete National and offering a special set menu to share. It’s a little bit on the pricey side, but expect a fun atmosphere and amazing food. The menu features Foie Gras, Escargot, lamb chops, seabass and mille feuille. The set menu also includes a bottle of grape to share between two. Where: Jumeirah Emirates Towers. Price: Dh400 per person. When: Tuesday July 14 from 12pm to 1am.
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On July 14, Deliveroo and French favorite restaurant Carine have come together to create an exclusive limited-edition classic French Caramel Mille-Feuille dessert. This Caramel Mille-Feuille, much like Carine’s cuisine, is straightforward and made with authentic French ingredients. Layered with salted caramel, a dash of crème fraîche and creamy fresh Beurre de Baratte, folded into the dough. Priced at Dh45, the classic favourite will be available for one-day only (14th July), until stocks last
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BISTROT BAGATELLE: Head down the super fabulous Bagatelle to celebrate French National Day with their Le Mardi C’est Permis Bonne Fête Nationale party and raise a glass to your beloved France. The atmosphere at Bagatelle in general is very lively and exciting. The French fare is on a whole other level. Where: Fairmont Dubai. Cost: A La Carte When: Tuesday July 14 from 6pm to 2am.
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BISTRO DES ARTS: This Bastille Day, Bistro des Arts celebrate their national day in collaboration with Chapoutier grapery. Treat yourself to the master planche – a grazing board for two people, complete with a selection of charcuterie, cheese and bottle of De Marius to share. For Dh199 per couple, tables can be booked on the air-conditioned terrace overlooking Dubai Marina or inside the main restaurant. Where: Dubai Promenade, Dubai Marina. Price: Dh199 for two. When: Tuesday July 14 from midday to 11pm
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LPM RESTAURANT AND BAR: The Dubai classic serves some of the best French food in the city. They aren’t hosting anything in particular per se, but just dining there in general is a very special affair. The service, the delicious food and the atmosphere. Where: DIFC Gate Village. Price: A la carte. Timings: Daily from 12pm to 12am.
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LA SERRE: Combining the charm of a Parisian bistro and the electricity of a Downtown Dubai hotspot, La Serre Bistro is a chic French restaurant complete with marble cocktail bar and cream banisters overlooking the Boulevard below. Their food is out of this world and the atmosphere feels like Paris. Where: Vida Hotel, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard. Price: A la carte. Timings: From 7am to 2am.
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DRIFT: Mark Bastille day at the beachfront destination at the One&Only Royal Mirage. Their restaurant serves provincial cuisine, with a focus on French ingredients and a gorgeous south of France atmosphere. Where: One&Only Royal Mirage. Price: A la carte. Timings: From 12pm to 10pm.
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CHEZ CHARLES: The French brasserie and eatery is located in the heart of d3 and offers contemporary French food with a kick. Their venue is a sophisticated, yet hip way to celebrate Bastille Day. The chic Parisian elements of the venue make it a feast for the eyes as well. Where: Dubai Design District. Price: A la carte. When: July 14 from 7.30pm to 11pm.