Bastille Day, the French National Day, is known in France as “le 14 juillet” (the 14 July), or “la fête nationale” (the national holiday). It’s a celebration of the 1789 storming of the Bastille, a prison that King Louis XVI had used to detain his opponents. The Storming of the Bastille was a turning point in the French Revolution, eventually leading to the end of the monarchy.
The day is celebrated with much fanfare in France with parades, fireworks, concerts and other events. The French celebrate with food like cheese, charcuterie and pastries along with a glass of champagne or two.
Not to fret if you can’t be in France! We’re inviting you to celebrate with us by indulging in some scrumptious traditional French cuisine throughout July. The highlight is a Truffle galette made with freshly shaved truffle, prosciutto, egg and Swiss cheese. This special galette is available only on Bastille Day (14 July) in all crêperies. The truffle is a Perigord truffle harvested in NSW, and originates from Perigord which is a region in the middle of France where French truffles come from. There’s no better place to savour an authentic and welcoming French dining experience.
Alongside the truffle galette, other traditional French-themed specials (available from the 10 – 31 July) include a galette made with slow cooked snails, a Paris-Brest crêpe and other specials.
Find the Four Frogs Crêperie closest to you and opening hours here.
Gateway, 1 Alfred St
Sydney NSW 2000
(02) 9241 2277