Café Claude, Gitane and Gaspar Brasserie Honor Bastille Day with Seven Days Of Celebrations

Café Claude, Gitane, and Gaspar Brasserie will celebrate Bastille Day beginning Sunday, July 10 through Saturday, July 16 with festivities ranging from prix-fixe menus, specialty cocktails, live jazz and more.

La Fête de la Bastille is a French tradition, and one we honor at our restaurants here in San Francisco,” says owner Franck LeClerc. “I wanted to offer a variety of options for people wanting to join in the celebrations, from Champagne and Oysters at Gaspar to cocktails at Gitane to a quintessentially French duo of French Onion Soup and a Croque Monsieur at Café Claude.”

Cafe Claude

Café Claude | Photo courtesy of Café Claude

Photo courtesy of Café Claude

Known as the “Paris of the West”, Cafe Claude is at the heart of the city’s Bastille Day celebrations with live jazz along the charming Claude Lane, a prix-fixe dinner menu, a cuvée special and festive cocktails from Sunday, July 10 through Saturday, July 16.  Musicians will perform from 7 to 10pm on three nights of the celebration: The Groove Club (in the restaurant) and California Flight Project (in the music venue, located next door) on July 14, Steve Lucky & Carmen Getit Show on July 15, and Trio Garufa on July 16.

Throughout the week, guests can enjoy the following libations for just $7.89:

La Patrie

French Elderflower Liqueur, Sparkling wine, fresh lemon juice, garnished with rosemary

La Victoire

Aperitif Lillet rouge, craft ginger beer, fresh lime juice

1789

Pastis, creme de cassis, white wine, club soda

Cuvée Special

During the week-long celebration, Café Claude will offer Code Rouge from Gérard Bertrand at an introductory price of $7.89 a coupe

 

Code Rouge is an ode to excellence and a tribute to the world’s first sparkling wine, made by the monks of Saint Hilaire Abbey near Limoux.  It is a Blanc de Blancs made with Chardonnay, Chenin and Mauzac. This Cuvée has all the traditional features of Gérard Bertrand’s wines: the emblematic red color of the bottle and the Alpha and Omega symbols, symbolizing the endless cycle of nature which inspired its name, Brut Eternel.

 

French Onion Soup & Croque Monsieur

For just $17.89, guests can enjoy this classic French pairing all week long

Bastille Day Celebration Menu for $37.89

Salade Perigourdine

Mixed baby lettuces, Chilled Duck liver, Hazelnuts, Black currants, Roasted apricot vinaigrette

Poitrine de Porc

Braised  pork belly a la plancha, saucisse Andouillette, cranberry bean ragout, frisee, citrus persille

Tarte au Citron Meringue

Reservations recommended, but not required.

Cafe Claude, 7 Claude Lane, San Francisco, 415.392.3505, cafeclaude.com

 

Gitane

Photo courtesy of Gitane Restaurant

Photo courtesy of Gitane Restaurant

Never one to pass up a celebration, Gitane joins her French neighbors with festive cocktails, a cuvée special, and a prix-fixe dinner menu to toast Bastille Day. Three mouthwatering new cocktails will be served for just $7.89 each:

 

Dubonnet Rouge Sangria

Empranillo, dubonnet, orange juice, calvados, cinnamon, coriander, and cloves

 

Seven Sisters

Spanish brandy, lime, velvet falernum, cucumber, mint, ginger beer

 

Catalan 75

Spanish brandy, lemon, cava

Cuvée Special

During the week-long celebration, Gitane will offer Code Rouge from Gérard Bertrand at an introductory price of $7.89 a coupe

 

 

Bastille Day Celebration Menu for $37.89

Ensalade “Nicoise”

Ahi Crudo, Pickled Haricot Verts, Boquerones, Deviled Quail Egg, Potato Confit, Olive Vinagrette

Duck A La Orange

Saffron Glazed Duck Breast, cassoulet of Duck Confit, caramelized cippolini onions and lardons

Chocolate Mousse

Shaved chocolate , cognac and hazelnut whipped cream

Reservations recommended, but not required.

Gitane, 6 Claude Lane, San Francisco, 415.788.6686, gitanerestaurant.com

 

Gaspar Brasserie

Photo courtesy of Gaspar Brasserie

From Sunday, July 10 through Saturday, July 16, Gaspar will offer four fun ways to celebrate La Fête de la Bastille.  Chef Adam Nichol and his talented team have developed two champagne and oyster specials, a specially-priced French Onion Soup and Croque Monsieur pairing, and a prix-fixe menu to commemorate the holiday.  To top it all off, Gaspar will also feature live jazz the evenings of Thursday, July 14 and Saturday, July 16 from 7:30 to 10:30 pm with the Jeffrey Burr Trio.

 

Bubbles & Rocks Specials

One Split of Moet & Chandon Champagne and six oysters for $26.89

Two Splits of Moet & Chandon Champagne and a dozen oysters for $49.89

 

Bastille Day Celebration Menu for $37.89

Smoked Trout Rillete and Frisee Salad

Haricot Vert, Egg Mimosa, Pickled Onion, Sourdough Crostini, Heirloom Tomato Vinaigrette

Navarin D’Agneau

Braised Leg of Lamb, Root Vegetables, Butter Beans, Sultanas, Vadouvan Spice, Charred Leek Pistou

Crème Brûlée

Crème de Cassis, Blackberries, Tarragon

Reservations recommended, but not required.

Gaspar, 185 Sutter Street, San Francisco, 415.576.8800, gasparbrasserie.com

Au Bon Repas is Franck LeClerc’s restaurant group including Café Claude, Gitane, and Gaspar Brasserie in downtown San Francisco.  For more information, visit aubonrepas.com.