Bastille Day is upon us! AGAIN!
Weeks have passed so fast that I’ve only just realized I’d never posted the pictures of last year’s Bastille Day celebration we had with my girlfriends. Since I’m not doing anything this year for the 14th July (I know: what kind of a French woman am I!), I will this time stick to reminiscing on our beautiful little picnic.
My friend was in charge of bringing the red wine and the saucisson, and I was in charge of the baguettes, which I bought from Bourke Street Bakery: love their semi-sour baguettes! Then I saw the Crème Brûlée Raspberry & Vanilla Tarts and didn’t think twice about it: there was our dessert!
We then met at Formaggi Ocello in Surry Hills for this crucial step in our shopping spree. There was no way that I could leave the shop without some Comté, my favourite cheese in the whole world! We also bought a soft Italian goats cheese, Brunet, which I liked a lot the look of!
My friend bought some French-style saucisson from the very popular stall of La Bastide at the Entertainment Quarter markets.
We had also bought Italian cured meats from Ocello, one of them a bit spicy, and they were both very good, and I had also brought some Duck foie gras from work for the occasion.
We had some Duck Rillettes from the South-West of France to sink our teeth into. Rillettes are a bit different from pâtés and terrines. They are a bit coarser and fattier I find… Lov’em!
The whole thing was pushed down with a very pleasant red, “Cornas”, from Tain l’Hermitage.
We barely had room for dessert, but luckily my friend’s lovely young daughters turned up just in time to help us!
And you, what do you have planned for Bastille Day? 🙂
In any case: HAPPY BASTILLE DAY EVERYONE !!!