Tuesday, April 24, 2018

French Restaurant Week at Bastille

From our friends at Bastille Restaurant & Wine Bar...

Springtime in Paris

‘French restaurant week’ - a celebration of French dining at Bastille

Springtime in Paris is legendary. The weather brings out beautiful blooming flowers and the season’s harvest begins. From Tuesday, May 1 - Sunday, May 6th, Chef/owners Christophe & Michelle Poteaux of Bastille celebrate this beautiful time in France by offering a three-course lunch at $25 and a three-course dinner at $35.

For lunch, guests may choose three course from an array of offerings including Charcuterie, cheeses, soups and salads and entrees that include Chicken “Paillard” - buttermilk-marinated fried chicken breast, over duck fat smashed potatoes with chicken jus and salad of arugula, radicchio, pickled shallots and honey-mustard dressing; mussels of the day with pommes frites; and Risotto aux Champignons - Spring mushrooms and chives risotto with Parmesan crisp. Dessert choices include Crème Brûlée à l’Orange - Orange and custard with caramelized sugar; Spring Pavlova - Pistachio dusted crisp meringue, rhubarb compote, crème Chantilly, fresh strawberries and strawberry sorbet and Profiteroles au chocolat - “Choux” pastries filled with Vanilla ice cream and Valrhona chocolate sauce.

For dinner, choices include appetizers like Escargots Gratinés - spring garlic puree, leeks, and butter-parsley crumble; Beignets de crevettes - Rock shrimp savory beignet, guacamole and lime; and Foie Gras Terrine - Five-spice cured foie gras terrine, house chutney and pain d’epices. Entree choices include Saumon poelé aux fines herbes - Sustainably farm-raised Verlasso salmon filet, English pea puree, baby carrots, turnips, sugar snaps, cipoline and fine herbes beurre monté; Loup de Mer “Paella” - seared Mediterranean Branzino and littleneck clams, over slow-baked rice with shellfish saffron broth, baby artichokes, fennel , peas, carrots and aioli; Magret de Canard à la rubarbe - Moullard duck breast, Jerez vinegar gastrique, caramelized rhubarb, strawberries and stone-ground grits; Roti de porc au fenouil - roasted pork loin, roasted orange-fennel marmalade, wild rice, grilled asparagus and pork jus; and Poulet roti à l’ail - roasted half Amish chicken with roasted garlic-herb glaze, grilled asparagus, cipoline, carrots and pommes puree. Dessert choices include Profiterole Classique - “Choux” pastries filled with house-made vanilla bean ice cream and topped with Valrhona chocolate fudge; Gâteau Allemande (a.k.a. German Chocolate) - Valrhona cocoa cake, coconut-pecan filling,Valrhona bittersweet chocolate crèmeux and coconut ice cream; and Lemon Raspberry Cheesecake - fresh lemon cream, New York style cheesecake, meringue, Graham crumble, raspberry sorbet and fresh raspberries.

Bastille is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11:30 AM until 10 PM and Sunday 11:30 AM until 9 PM serving brunch, lunch, dinner and all day dining with café and bar menu offered. The restaurant is located in The Asher at 606 N. Fayette Street in Alexandria, Virginia, just two blocks from the Braddock Road Metro. For reservations and further information, please log into www.bastillerestaurant.com or call (703) 519-3776.