Merivale are celebrating Bastille Week from 10-14 July, with over seven days of festivities celebrating the Fête nationale. Merivale will partner with the internationally renowned champagne brands Ruinart, Moët & Chandon and Veuve Clicquot to celebrate across several venues. Ash Street will bring a French affair to Sydney with bespoke menus and styling at Felix and Ash St. Cellar, while over in Paddington, Danielle Alvarez will prepare ‘A French Feast from the Fireplace’ at Fred’s restaurant.
Ash Street will be transformed, transporting you to the streets of Paris with fun styling and entertainment throughout the week; and guests can feast in celebration at Felix, Ash St Cellar or Lorraine’s Patisserie whilst enjoying the French atmosphere. Champagne specials will be available to pick up on your way home from The Bottle Shop in Palings lane, including Ruinart Rosé for $90, Ruinart Blanc De Blanc for $90, Veuve Clicquot Rosé for $79.90 and Moet & Chandon Rosé for $69.90.
The Paddington precinct will also be joining in on the French affairs, with a degustation lunch and dinner at Fred’s on Bastille Day, and week-long French inspired specials at The Chicken Shop.
Please see below for all Bastille Week events. If you need any further information, imagery or menus, please just let me know.
To book at any of the below venues, please call: 02 9240 3000.
ASH STREET CELLAR:
Sip on Veuve Clicquot Rosé for $20 a glass or $120 a bottle over French-inspired dishes all week long.
Bastille Week Specials include:
MONDAY $36 Beef cheek, red wine jus, bone marrow, pistou and Lyonnaise potato galette
TUESDAY $36 Confit duck, le puy lentils, glazed Brussel sprouts, sauternes currents
WEDNESDAY $36 Bouillabaisse , rouille (red mullet, prawn, mussel ,scallop)
THURSDAY $24 Oven baked Le conquant Camembert with roasted grapes organic walnut bread
FRIDAY $42 French Charcuterie
Friday July 14 – Bastille Day degustation dinner at Felix (menu available on request)
$180 includes six courses of traditional French dishes, with a complimentary glass of Ruinart Rosé on arrival.
$250 six courses of traditional French dishes, a complimentary glass of Ruinart Rosé on arrival, and matching wines with each course.
Explore France one dish at a time at Felix, with specials every night of the week inspired by different regions with a matched wine. Guests can also sip on Ruinart Rosé all week long with $20 flutes or $120 bottles.
MONDAY – PERIGORD
Confit de canard with sauce perigourdine
2014 Château Tour des Gendres Classique Bergerac rouge – South West France $16
TUESDAY – BRITTANY
2015 Domaine de L’Ecu Muscadet Sevre et Maine (Melon de Bourgogne)- Loire Valley $1
WEDNESDAY – BURGUNDY
2014 Jean-Marc Boillot Beaune 1er Cru ‘Epenottes’ – Burgundy $29
THURSDAY – Alsace
Coq au Riesling
2013 Marcel Deiss “Berckem” (field blend) – Alsace $26
FRIDAY – BASTILLE DAY DEGUSTATION
SATURDAY – BORDEAUX
Cote de boeuf a la Bordelaise
2010 Château Martet Sainte-Foy-Bordeaux ‘Réserve de la Famille’ – Bordeaux $29
SUNDAY – BASQUE COUNTRY
2012 Producteurs Plaimont Saint Mont Collection – Saint Mont $18
Friday July 14 – Lunch and Dinner – A French Feast from the Fred’s fireplace.
$150 includes a decadent and classically French feast designed by Danielle Alvarez, accompanied by Grand Cru wines from classic French Appellations.
THE CHICKEN SHOP:
The Chicken Shop will give a French twist to its staples, including a brie and black truffle baguette and comte and glazed ham baguette, while salads are served up Roquefort, Perigord and Nicoise style. The French inspired menu will be available all week long, and will also be available through Deliveroo.
Happy Bastille Week …
by Arrnott Olssen
Editor Rogue Homme