Bastille Day 2012

La Fete National is a French national holiday, celebrating the storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789. Here, as in other English speaking countries, it is known as Bastille Day. The most important holiday in France, it marks the first major victory of the French Revolution, the overthrow by the common people of the greatest symbol of the oppressive monarchy—the Bastille prison.

This week at Vincent’s we’re celebrating Bastille Day
with a special 4-course, French menu for $45.
In addition to our special menu,
one always has the option of ordering from our regular menu.

First Course

Terrine de Canard
Mousse de Canard
served with toast points pickled onions, cornichons and country mustard
Escargots Bourguignonne
snails cooked in a parsley, shallot, and garlic butter sauce
Frog Legs Provençale
frog legs sautéed with garlic and parsley

Second Course

Salade Lyonnaise
frisée and baby wild arugula tossed in a warm truffle oil vinaigrette with pancetta
and seasoned croutons, topped with a farm-fresh poached egg
Vichyssoise
creamy potato-leek soup, garnished with chives and served cold

Third Course

Shrimp and Diver Scallops Provençale
diver scallops and prawns sautéed in extra-virgin olive oil with garlic, fresh herbs, tomatoes, Kalamata olives, and a squeeze of lemon, plated over a bed of lemon-parsley fettuccini
and served with seasonal vegetables
Coq au Vin with Roasted Fingerling Potatoes and Haricots Vert
Jidori chicken thigh-leg, simmered in red wine with herbs, mushrooms and onions,
served with herb-roasted fingerlings and haricots vert
Steak au Poivre
prime 10 oz. flat iron steak, coated with peppercorn and cooked to your preferred temperature, finished with a peppercorn cognac-cream sauce, pommes frites and haricot vert

Fourth Course

Hazelnut Paris-Brest
created in 1891 in commemoration of the famous Pairs-Brest bicycle race, a pâte à choux pastry filled with a hazelnut praline cream
Fondant au Chocolat
a chocolate lovers ecstasy, warm chocolate lava cake with a rich creamy center,
served with vanilla ice cream
Pithiviers
Vincent’s favorite childhood cake, from the town of Pithiviers in France’s Loire region,
frangipane enclosed in puff pastry, served warm over crème anglaise
45.

per guest
Seating is limited.
Please call the restaurant for reservations.