French Food FlagIt’s certainly not a good time of year to be a snail or a frog as Bastille Day or Le Fête Nationale is upon us. However if you’re having trouble sourcing these French delicacies, you can easily celebrate some other classically French ingredients from the Pukara Estate range. Celebrate the classic French invention for salad: the vinaigrette this weekend by giving these recipes a go.

Classic French Vinaigrette

Basic Mustard Vinaigrette

Omelets, soufflés, meringues, the French are masters with egg cookery. Celebrate the humble egg this weekend with this delicious side dish recipe, the perfect accompaniment to your Coq au Vin or Beef Bourguignon.

Poached Egg & Asparagus with Herbed Goats Curd

I’ll be taking a drive around to my local French patisserie for a lazy Sunday brunch this Sunday – in my Citroen of course. Later that evening I might even sneak a peak at Brisbane’s own Eiffel Tower being re-lit at the Park Road Milton Bastille Day celebration. What will you be doing to celebrate Bastille Day?

What’s on in your capital city?


Saturday July 13th, 2013
Soirée Bleue de la Bastille
Sofitel Brisbane

Sunday July 14th, 2013
Park Road Eiffel Tower ‘Switching on the Lights’
Savoir Faire, Milton


Saturday July 13th, 2013
Bastille Day Celebration 2013
The Argyle, The Rocks


Friday July 12th, 2013
Bastille Day Party
Red Bennies, Sth Yarra

Sunday July 14th, 2013
Bastille Day: Various Fine Dining Experiences


Sunday July 14th, 2013
Bastille Day Celebration
South Australian Maritime Museum, Port Adelaide


Saturday July 13th and Sunday July 14th, 2013
Bastille Day Truffle Degustation Dinner
Wursthaus Kitchen, Hobart


Saturday July 27th, 2013
Bon Appétit
The George


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