Keep freedom ringing beyond the Fourth of July with a Bastille Day fête worth attending at Fish Restaurant. Fish’s annual celebration of the French Independence Day has been taking place since 2009, and this year there will be a new theme for the event: Patriots vs. Princes. “We want the dinner to feel very authentic, like you just walked into a French bistro, so there will be baguettes on the table and a mix of plated and family-style food,” says Christie Gregovich, part of the marketing team at Fish. The bar and second floor will be set up for the patriots’ side with a menu of cheese and charcuterie, mussels, Nutella beignets, and guillotine-sliced pommes frites ranging from $3-$10 per plate. A four-course dinner crafted by Nico Romo will be available for the royals from 6:30-9 p.m. and will cost $40. The savory meal will include blanquettes de veaux, baked trout, crêpe cake with egg à la neige, and more. French wine pairings can also be purchased for $10 with the royals’ meal, and French-inspired cocktails and champagne will be available as well. What If? Productions will also stage some performances throughout the night, starting with the Storming of the Bastille (a march through Marion Square at 6 p.m.). A French Can-Can show and costume contest will follow at 7:30 p.m. The night will draw to a close starting at 9 p.m. with a ’60s French Mod dancing show and a cake-eating contest that precede the 10 p.m. finale. Dressing up like your favorite French star is encouraged.
Price: Prices vary