Courtney Love has chimed in on the ongoing Depp v Heard trial
Courtney Love has chimed in on the ongoing Depp v Heard trial

Sarah Gill

First two cases of new Covid-19 variant of concern confirmed in Ireland
First two cases of new Covid-19 variant of concern confirmed in Ireland

Sarah Finnan

Endometriosis: ‘I was accused of starving myself and over-exercising’
Endometriosis: ‘I was accused of starving myself and over-exercising’

Amanda Cassidy

This modern family home with stunning views of Galway Bay is on the market for €2.9 million
This modern family home with stunning views of Galway Bay is on the market for...

Sarah Finnan

This picturesque cottage with views of the Galtee Mountains is on the market for €300,000
This picturesque cottage with views of the Galtee Mountains is on the market for €300,000

Sarah Finnan

In case you missed it: The weekend news round up, from monkeypox to Travis Barker’s house tour
In case you missed it: The weekend news round up, from monkeypox to Travis Barker’s...

Sarah Gill

Swindlers, scammers and con artists: Here’s what to stream if you love a good fraudster film
Swindlers, scammers and con artists: Here’s what to stream if you love a good fraudster...

Sarah Gill

This simple acronym has the power to defuse tricky parenting situations
This simple acronym has the power to defuse tricky parenting situations

IMAGE

How to repot your house plants, and the signs that you need to
How to repot your house plants, and the signs that you need to

Megan Burns

A three week isolation for monkeypox has just been introduced in Belgium
A three week isolation for monkeypox has just been introduced in Belgium

Amanda Cassidy

Image / Editorial

The Bastille Deal


By IMAGE
09th Jul 2014
The Bastille Deal

Bastille Day celebrations hit Dublin with lots of exciting gourmet events taking place in the run-up to the big day on Monday?

We love les fran?ais for millions of reasons, even if we don’t admit it. Yes, we may grumble at their rudeness in Paris restaurants, complain about Riviera prices – but, honestly, whether it’s the fashion, the caf? culture, the food, the wine, St Tropez or Proust, we all love at least one of the things the French gifted to the world. But because when you think ?French?, the first thing that comes to mind is food, Dublin restaurateurs are preparing some seriously exciting events. Here’s our calendar for the week?

The Ireland France Chamber of Commerce are hosting their annual Bastille celebration with a five-course gastronomic extravaganza at Chez Max, Baggot Street, tomorrow, July 10. Four celebrity chefs – Camden Kitchen‘s Padraic Hayden, S?bastien Masi of Pearl and Locks brasseries, Georgina Campbell Chef of the Year 2014, Stephen McAllister, and Chez Max’s own Richard Reau ??along with a sommelier will cater to your culinary and oenological desires on the night. Book your tickets here.

If you want to learn more about Gallic food and wine (read ?eat, drink, laugh?) from a French expert, French Foodie in Dublin has just the tour for you. There will be a festive one on Saturday, July 12, for people who’d like to celebrate Bastille Day early.

On Sunday July 13, Chez Max are organising a DJ-ed barbecue-style dinner on their three terraces at the Baggot Street restaurant. The 2013 menu included magret of duck and confit of red onions, so we’re dying to see what they have in store for us this year.

On Sunday July 13 and B-Day itself, Monday July 14, francophiles in Dublin are invited to take the party outside on the beautiful terrace of Brasserie Le Pont, and feast on a delicious Bastille Day lunch menu, featuring moules marini’re and Belle de Morteau saucissons, roast leg of spring lamb with proven?al stuffing followed by a sabayon de Champagne. D?licieux!
For a chance to dig into this delicious offer for free, the restaurant is holding a little competition?here.

French food celebrations continue in Medley (Andrew Rudd‘s eatery on Drury Street) right through to Wednesday July 16, with a six-course French tasting menu including?soupe – l’oignon and coq-au-vin, all topped off with maple?tarte tatin served with a vanilla pastis ice cream.?Sounds good? It gets better: you can have all that for free, for you and a friend, by entering the restaurant’s?competition here. Bon app?tit!

The_terrace_at_Chez_Max_Baggot_St_on_Bastille_Day

And, if you still have the energy after all those baguettes, fromages, madeleines and Calvados, finish it all off with a proper French f?te at the Grand Social.

Let us know what you love most about France and the French by commenting on our?Facebook page or tweeting?@Image_Interiors.

If you’re celebrating at home, French it your way with this delicious Mediterranean fish recipe, parfait with a citrusy Languedoc blanc. As for dessert, how do macarons aux wild sloe gin sound to you? The correct response is: ?J?adore!?

@Image_Interiors / @DianaNacu