Old Town’s Fontaine Caffe & Creperie celebrates Bastille Day with a two-course, prix fixe cider-and-crepe menu, available for $15.95 at lunch and $19.95 at dinner.
On Bastille Day, there’s no better sport to play than pétanque, the French version of bocce. Take a lesson with the National Capital Club de Pétanque from 3 to 5 PM at Virginia Highland Park, a block from the Pentagon City Metro. Afterward, you can take part in a miniature tournament. To sign up, contact Marie-Laure Elliott at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GiraMondo Wine Adventures is hosting a rosé festival July 14 at the Whitemore House (1526 New Hampshire Ave., NW). Ten tickets are left for a 6:30 PM class, called “Do French Do It Better?,” which teaches students how the wine is made. At 7, participants can taste more than 15 rosés, seven of which are from France. There’ll also be light appetizers and French music. Take the wine quiz and enter a drawing to win a bottle of Domaine Tempier from Bandol, France ($50), the most expensive rosé in the world. The cost is $54 per person. Early-bird ticket purchases include the class. Dress is business casual. Visit giramondowine.com/events or call 301-841-7609 for more information and to buy tickets.
Et Voilà in DC’s Palisades will highlight an essential element of the French diet: cheese. The fromage of choice is Reblochon, a strong, creamy cheese made in the French Alps. It’ll be served as part of a salad ($8.75) and paired with a glass ($7) or bottle ($37) of Cremant sparkling wine.
Chef Olivier Perret of Ici Urban Bistro is creating a three-course, $35 menu. Appetizer choices are beef tartare with truffle mayonnaise and capers; a fish-and-shellfish stew; and a salad with lardon and poached eggs. Entrées are black-olive-glazed chicken breast with artichoke purée and cippolini onions or pan-seared baby calamari with a wild-rice medley. Desserts include a chocolate bombe with raspberry and caramel sauces and a duo of tropical-fruit compote and crème brûlée. Call 202-730-8700 for reservations.