Pardon our French, but Happy F*$@” Bastille Day
We tribute this week’s newsletter to La Fête Nationale, or most commonly known as Bastille Day, celebrated in France every 14th of July. The date commemorates the nation’s uprising during the French Revolution (think Marie Antoinette), which gives us the perfect excuse to be pretentious about ordering wine, French kissing, and “having cake.”
We are not sure about French fries, but we owe the rest of French food to Pierre Franey, who introduced French Cuisine to the American public in his debut as a cook at the 1939 Flushing Meadows World’s fair that took place in New York City.
Having said that, lets take a break on history and focus on the good stuff: Where to find good French food in Miami (with FREE CHAMPAGNE)
With charm, style and affection for his native country, chef/owner Christopher Ville entered the culinary scene by opening a traditional French Bouchon in Coconut Grove; “Le Bouchon du Grove”. The sidewalk café, with its traditional decoration, offers such character and personality that it carries you to a small corner in Lyons, France. The restaurant won the “New Times, Best of Miami restaurants” in 2008, for its many classic French recipes. The embodiment of the art and pleasure of French cuisine is reflected in Christopher Ville’s classic French dishes, including the traditional French onion soup. Believe us when we tell you… Le Bouchon du Grove is the best place to have it.
As you walk in, the charming full-on French waiters welcome you with complementary champagne, along with a fresh basket of homemade bread. Yes, free champagne!!
So… French waiters, good wine, the best onion soup … What we are trying to say is you don’t have to go all the way to Paris to celebrate the holiday with some exquisite French goodies. What better way than to celebrate it with a good-old French meal at Le Bouchon du Grove?
If you do, dearest subscribers, Bon Appetit.
Kindest of devoirs, The Hungry Post.