Festive Bastille Day Party

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Bleu Bohème will host a festive Bastille Day party and celebrate its fourteenth anniversary on Wednesday, July 14. The beloved, award-winning French restaurant will make it an evening to remember with live music and specially-priced dishes and drinks, available exclusively in the bar from 5 – 7 p.m.

Like Independence Day in the United States, Bastille Day, which commemorates the Storming of the Bastille in 1789 and Fête de la Fédération one year later; is traditionally celebrated with fireworks, cocktails and French cuisine. Owner and executive chef, Ken Irvine, has put together a menu of festive fare and libations fitting of the occasion; while Mark Danisovszky, accordionist from the San Diego Symphony, will transport guests to an outdoor bistro in France.

Bleu Bohème will offer a selection of cocktails, wine and absinthe priced at $14 each, including the Quartorzième Martini, made with Courvoisier, crème de cassis and pineapple juice; bottles of Vielle Ferme Rhône Blanc or Rhône Rouge; quarter liter pichets of Gérard Bertrand Picpoul de Pinet or Chamonix Bordeaux Blend; and Kübler Absinthe Superieure.

A selection of petite plates will be priced at $14 each and will include charcuterie with cured meats and house-made patés; caramelized onion tarte with bacon, roasted apple and Le Delice de Jura cheese; escargot “old school,” snails with garlic, butter, shallots, parsley, thyme and Pernod; gnocchi, Gruyere dumplings with cremini mushrooms, spa peas, cherry tomatoes, romesco and beurre blanc; among others.

Bleu Bohème is open from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, and 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. More information is available on the website at www.bleuboheme.com, and reservations are available by calling (619) 255-4167.

About Bleu Bohème

Located in San Diego’s quaint Kensington neighborhood at 4090 Adams Ave., Bleu Bohème blends the Bohemian and artistic free-spirited left bank of Paris with the roots and tradition of the rural areas of France, serving accessible, affordable and comforting French cuisine by chef and restaurateur, Ken Irvine. Bleu Bohème has been named “Best French Restaurant” by San Diego Magazine, San Diego Reader and the California Restaurant Association most years from 2010 until now. Irvine is the only person to hold the distinction of being named the California Restaurant Association’s “Restaurateur of the Year” and “Chef of the Year.” Bleu Bohème is open for in-person dining, takeout and delivery orders from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, and 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. More information is available on the website at www.bleuboheme.com, by calling 619.255.4167 or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bleuboheme and Twitter and Instagram @BleuBohemeSD.