Bastille Day isn't an American holiday, but that doesn't mean you can't celebrate it and there's no better place in the states to get a taste of the French holiday than Washington DC. There are events happening all across the city, and the 14th of July will see our beautiful red, white and blue capitol turned... well, still red, white and blue, but for one day it's all vertical!
Never celebrated Bastille Day before? We highly encourage you to make 2013 the year you change things up. The District is home to tons of festivities leading up to July 14, and we've collected the short list of events that'll suit any Francophile’s fancy:
RAMMY recipient Mintwood Place has kicked off the celebration this week with an ongoing tasting menu inspired by Provence. Picky eaters, beware: No course substitutions, or else Cedric Maupillier, the head chef hailing from Toulon, “will have to dust off his guillotine.” Bon appétit!
Want a more hands-on approach to the country’s delicious cuisine? You can indulge all your Chocolat fantasies while learning a new skill during a chocolate-making class at Fleurir Chocolates in Alexandria.