July 13, 2009
A press release from Maximilien Restaurant in the Pike Place Market reminded me that July 14th is Bastille Day, which to the French marks the end of monarchy and the beginning of the French Revolution.
“In its native country, the “Fête Nationale” and is not only a national holiday, but a day of community celebration. In nearly every town or ‘commune’ there are parades, fireworks, and dinner parties. Bastille Day in France is a celebration, and everyone is invited to the party.”
In honor of Bastille Day, Maximilien will prepare a $35, three-course dinner menu typical of what you might actually experience in France. In addition, this special dinner will also feature the talented Janet Rayor & Steve Rice performing a collection of French accordion songs to celebrate the occasion. Ooh-la-la!
Here’s a photo of two of the dishes we’ve enjoyed lately at Maximilien–a smoked salmon appetizer (the beloved Gerard & Dominique brand) with a glass of Rosé, bien sûr. . .
And Fillet of Sole with Wild Mushrooms, Parsnip-Chive Piped Potatoes, Seasonal Veggies and Mushrooms, a Sherry-Wine Bacon-Cream Sauce, all of which paired nicely with a glass of Pinot Noir.