The French know how to do food.
I went to a Bastille Day party tonight at my favorite French restaurant, Aimee’s Bistro in Redondo Beach, California.
This was the menu:
Aimee’s Bastille Day Celebration Menu
July 14, 2008
Shot of chilled fennel-leak soup with roasted almond pesto
Rilette of duck with pickled baby artichokes, mission figs and grilled country bread
Grilled organic peach and prosciutto salad with Gorgonzola, arugula and balsamic glaze
Third Course (choice of one)
Fresh Atlantic Cod Basquiase sautéed with garbanzo beans, saucisson Toulouse and pipérade
New York Steak au Poivre with pomme puree, baby vegetables and cognac-peppercorn sauce
Poulet Roti à l’Ail with potato gratin, cippolini onions, oyster mushrooms, haricot vert and sherry-garlic jus
Chocolate roulade – chocolate pistachio mousse croquantine
Vive la Republique, Vive la France!
Of course, there was unlimited champagne.