Coming Soon: Bastille Day at Bistro Moulin

140This weekend is the annual French fête of Bastille Day, celebrating the beginning of the French Revolution and the birth of modern France.

Bistro Moulin is getting in on the festivities, with chef Didier Dutertre preparing a special four-course menu. The Basille Day menu is $48 per person (plus tax and tip) and is available all weekend (July 12-14) in addition to the daily dinner menu. Take a peek at the mouthwatering menu:

First Course, choice
of:
Heirloom Tomato Carpaccio
Basil pesto, balsamic reduction, goat cheese

Escargots au Beurre à l’Ail et aux Noisettes
Escargots with garlic & hazelnut butter

Gnocchi aux Epinards
Spinach gnocchi au gratin, parmesan cream sauce

Main Course, choice of:
Tagine de Gigot d’Agneau
Slow braised leg of lamb with lemon confit, almonds, plums, honey spice demi-glace and Farmer’s Market vegetable medley
(Available à la carte $30)

Steak Tartare
Filet mignon tartare with arugula salad and pommes frites
(Available à la carte $30)

Loup de Mer
Roasted sea bass coated with olive tapenade, Tarbais beans & tomato Cassoulet
(Available à la carte $29)

Dessert, choice of:
Chocolate Mousse

Crème Brûlée

Baies Melba
Fresh berries, vanilla bean ice cream, raspberry coulis & Chantilly

Chef Dutertre’s tomato carpaccio is a local favorite and if the weather’s nice out, there’s nothing better than a delicate steak tartare on a sunny summer Saturday. The little bistro is sure to fill up, so make sure to call early to snag a reservation this weekend!

Bistro Moulin is at 867 Wave Street in Monterey. 831-333-1200. www.bistromoulin.com.

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