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Bastille Day events and specials to storm


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The Chicago French Market's Bastille Day celebration continues, with vendor specials and live music till 2 PM and again from 5 to 7 PM.

At Bistrot Zinc a Bastille Day three-course prix fixe dinner menu is $29.95 per person; choices include rabbit rillettes with cherry salad, chevre souffle with sun-dried tomato tapenade, grilled salmon with roasted corn salad and red pepper coulis, coq au vin, a Moroccan-spiced vegetable-chickpea tagine, and stone fruit parfait, chocolate mousse, or traditional Paris-Brest, an almond-topped, bicycle-tire-shaped round of choux pastry with praline-flavored pastry cream.

At the Peninsula's Pierrot Gourmet a three-course prix fixe Bastille Day special continues through July 20. For $32 ($38 with a wine pairing chosen by Avenues sommelier Michael Muser) guests may choose from salade Lyonnaise or chicken liver mousse and croque monsieur or leg of lamb with ratatouille, finishing with a vanilla macaron.

At In Fine Spirits a Bastille Day celebration from 7 to 11 PM features three French wines of your choosing paired with a customized three-course menu from chef Marianne Sundquist, then a private party with dessert canapes, classical guitar, and cash "French-inspired cocktails." $50, plus tax and gratuity.

And at Paris Club, Kronenbourg on tap is just $3 per draft.