Celebrating Bastille Day in the Pdx

Bastille Day

The other day I got an e-mail from the Western Culinary Institute containing a press release about their upcoming Bastille Day celebration. This made me happy because — 1. the lunch sounds really good and I totally want to go and 2. someone at WCI reads my blog and thought to send me a press release. Yay! So, I will pass this on for any Portland area people, as it sounds great and the price certainly cannot be beat.


This year, Western Culinary Institute’s Restaurant Bleu, located at 921 S.W. Morrison, invites Portland to celebrate Bastille Day from July 11-14, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., with a special three-course menu including: Chicken Vol au Vent, Halibut a la Nage and Lavender Infused Pot de Crème. Priced at $17.89 for two, in honor of the year marking the beginning of the French Revolution, meals are affordable for royalty and peasants alike.

On July 14 at 12:00 p.m., the Blue Chippers – Western Culinary Institute’s award-winning ice sculptors – will present an Eiffel Tower carved out of raw ice, demonstrating some of the coolest culinary arts skills in town. In addition, Restaurant Bleu will feature photographs of Paris by Portland artist, Randy Cole.

Allons manger! (Let’s eat!) For reservations, please call Restaurant Bleu at 503-294-9770.


Also, remember to make a cake or something cake-like if you would like to participate in next week’s Anniversary Cake-athon! Whee!