America may have just celebrated its independence, but now it’s time for the French to do their thing. Three Vegas restaurants celebrate Bastille Day with special dinners menus, skydiving and more come Saturday, July 14. So don’t throw out that red, white and blue just yet. Here are three ways to celebrate the French Revolution.
1) Comme Ça
Where: Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas:
What: Comme Ça gets Bastille Day heated up with Le Barbecue, a summer grilling series on the patio starting Saturday, July 14. David Myers, chef and owner of the restaurant, along with executive chef Brian Howard, have created a Parisian-inspired barbecue menu of selections made to order from the wood-fired grill on Comme Ça’s patio that includes leg of lamb, skirt steak au poivre and beer can chicken. Sides include French picnic staples such as artisanal cheeses, house-made charcuterie with violet mustard and assorted pickles, Provençal spring vegetable salad, potted steak tartare with traditional garnishes, smoked salmon rillette, Basque cake and an assortment of seasonal fruit tarts. The cost is $49 per person from 3 to 7 p.m. with unlimited libations for $25 per person.
2) Marché Bacchus French Bistro and Wine Shop
Where: 2620 Regatta Drive
What: The French Revolution kicks off with a special lakeside performance by Vegas Extreme Skydiving at Marché Bacchus. Owner Jeff Wyatt will saber champagne bottles on the terrace to celebrate this holiday and a commemorative red, white and blue balloon release will take place. Also making a festive guest appearance is MGM Grand’s Crazy Horse Paris dancers, who will raffle off two pairs of complimentary show tickets to their popular French cabaret. Oh, and there’s a special dinner menu from 5 to 9:30 p.m.
3) Mon Ami Gabi
Where: Paris Las Vegas
What: Mon Ami Gabi can’t contain Bastille Day to just one day. From Thursday, July 12, through Wednesday, July 18, the restaurant has a new Bastille-inspired menu items that include a chilled pea soup with radish and mint, arugula salad with duck confit and grilled peach, Bouillabaisse and a lemon tart with market Raspberries each a la carte.
Mon Ami Gabi [Photo: Paris Las Vegas]