In honor of Bastille Day, celebrate the day before (Sunday, July 13th) with a very French brunch, attend a Bastille Day block party, or enjoy the farm-to-table experience at Beuchert’s Saloon. Here are 5 very tempting options:
This Saturday, July 12th, L’Enfant is celebrating Bastille Day with their annual party at 3 p.m (It’s from 3-11 p.m and the entry fee is $10). Prior to the celebration check out their fabulous brunch which includes: Steak du Chef (grilled Angus beef steak served with shallot sauce, mustard drizzle, fries or salad), Crèpe Nutella or lemon-sugar crèpes, eggs benedict (poached eggs with Canadian bacon, toasted English muffins, sautéed spinach, & Hollandaise sauce, served with fries or salad).
The block party: “The event features a French maid race, a cavalcade of can-can dancers, a raffle for round-trip travel for two from Washington (DCA) to Paris (CDG), courtesy of American Airlines, and a wild masquerade ball. Guests are gifted with masks and encouraged to dance under the stars.” – L’Enfant Cafe Bar
Le Diplomate offers an array of mouthwatering French dishes, sweet and savory, “Croque Madame, Steak and Eggs with sauce béarnaise, Eggs Benedict, Quiche Lorraine and more. If you’re in the mood for something sweet, their French Toast with brandied apples and hazelnut butter should do the trick. If you’re in the mood for something savory, their Smoked Salmon Tartine with rowe and crème fraîche looks especially appetizing; what we’re trying to say, if you hadn’t gleaned, is that you can’t go wrong.”
“The Georgetown bistro serves up a great classic menu of crepes, egg dishes and salads, and bonus points for having a menu section called “delights”. BONUS BONUS points for bottomless champagne cocktails for a neat $22 too.”
Le Grenier offers a brunch deal for $18.95 you can choose two course and a glass of champagne or mimosa.
“Thin, crunchy, salty, piping hot, these are some seriously fabulous French fries. Dip them in mayo like the French do. At this point, you are already over your calorie quota for the day so might as well go for broke. The eggs benedict is another brunch dish that Le Grenier does well; the hollandaise is made from scratch, and is the epitome of rich and buttery. Don’t worry, they come with frites too. Other options include a croque monsieur and a savory crepe of the day.”
We got a taste of the farm-to-table food experience and visited Beuchert’s Saloon family farm in Maryland. Check out all of the greatness here. “Stop by for bottomless mimosas with fresh-squeezed orange or grapefruit juice, then order some delectable dishes like Chicken Confit Gravy & Biscuits (with black pepper biscuits, lemon confit and poached eggs), the Beuchert’s Monte Cristo (with corned beef, tomato jam, fonduta, fried egg and sourdough toast), or the Breakfast Sammie (with roasted pork, cheddar, fried egg and latkes).”
For more dining inspiration check out the “5 Brunches to Try This Weekend” from last week here.