Bastille Day in Hong Kong: What to eat and Drink?

July 8, 2016 - 4 minutes read

“Joyeux Quatorze Juillet!”…. translation – “Happy Bastille Day!”  Don’t miss out on La Fête Nationale. Hirely brings you awesome ideas to bring Bastille Day to life in Hong Kong. Frenchies and Francophiles, rejoice, pop the champagne & break out your beret : it’s time to throw a Bastille Day Party & indulge in our passion for la vie Francaise.

Eat

Bastille Day hong kong hirely1.Breaking B(re)ad Get into a ‘french frame of mind’ with wrapped baguettes with calligraphed menus. So simple and chic. This is a definite Oui for any French inspired soiree! Grab the quality French-style bread at Classified & Ali Oli Bakery

Bastille Day hong kong hirely eclair food

2. D’eclair-ation of Love for France! Get in the mood early, enjoy French bliss with the classic French dessert eclairs! This DIY mini pastries happens to double as the perfect vessel for delivering mouthfuls of your favourite berries, nuts and crunchy candies.

Bastille Day hong kong hirely charcuterie fromage

3.  A real feeding Frenzy Your dinner should feature a scrumptious charcuterie platter to start & an assortment of heavenly French cheeses (Fourme D’Ambert, Tomme de Savoie, Chabichou… yum!) It’s time to turn Gallic for the day! Get French Cheese here or here *That is the national flag of France made from blue cheese, brie & grapes.

Bastille Day hong kong hirely ratatouille food

4. “Anyone can cook but only the fearless can be great” – Ratatouille, 2007  Impress your guests with this beautiful, savoury Provencal Vegetable Tart. It is made with ingredients typically found in ratatouille : eggplant, zucchini and tomatoes. Get the recipe here

Bastille Day hong kong hirely Cheese Fondue

5.  Everyone is fond(ue) of tasty & easy dinner.  Fondue is a perfect crowd-pleasing dish that can be made in advance so that the host can participate in the festivities too. It’s social, it’s fun and instantly becomes the centrepiece of any social gathering. Here is the Recipe.

Bastille Day hong kong hirely Madeline Customised Cake

6. In an old house in Paris that was covered in Vines.. True to any celebration, you must serve a cake that looks great & tastes great! If you don’t trust your inner chef, order a custom cake from Hirely in theme with France: Tour Eiffel, Bleu, Blanc, Rouge & Madeline. Thank you to the Buerglers for the inspiration.

Drink

Bastille Day hong kong hirely Champagne Ice Bucket7. Let’s drink Champagne and dance on the tables Champagne, Saint Laurent, toile de Jouy.. we admit it: We easily fall for quintessentially French things. But there are no better chic party drinks than champagne. Pop for the occasion and raise your glass to “Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité!” *Please drink responsibly.

Keep your selection of fresh, elegant and light champagne chilled in these charming DIY floral ice buckets 

Hirely wishes you a fab’ weekend!  Share your Bastille ideas and pictures with us on Instagram by tagging #Hirely. Also don’t forget to check our blog for other articles.


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