Bastille Day special dinners

Dinners celebrate Liberté and 100 nights of wine

Two special dinners next week mark historical milestones. At Brasserie Provence, celebrate Bastille Day (the French national holiday) and at Varanese, mark the restaurant’s 100th wine dinner with BOS wines.

Tuesday, July 12 at 6:30 p.m. winemaker David Bos, Founder & Vineyard Manager of BOS Wines, will be the special guest at Varanese, 2105 Frankfort Ave., to discuss his winemaking experiences. In a press release, restaurateur John Varanese said, “I’m excited to have David Bos representing our 100th wine dinner. David has been part of my life, both personally and professionally, for many years. He has not only been part of many Grgich Hills Estate wine dinners here at the restaurant as the vineyard manager, but he also helped create the perfect ambiance for me to propose to my wife in Napa.”

The menu for the dinner will include an arugula and frisée salad with goat cheese and a grilled lemon vinaigrette; Hawaiian butterfish ceviche; Korean short rib taco with kim chi; grilled quail and peaches with pickled mustard seeds; prime strip steak served with smoked fingerling potatoes; and strawberries and cream for dessert. Each course will be paired with a BOS wine.

The dinner and wine pairings will be $75.  Call (502) 899-9904 or email letsdine@varanese.com.

The day for the singing of La Marseillaise is Thursday,July 14.  That evening, from 5-10 p.m., Brasserie Provence,150 North Hurstbourne Pkwy. will hold their annual Bastille Day Celebration, with original live music by the Cincinnati-based FrenchAxe.

The dinner theme will be “Let Them Eat Steak,”  offered for $17.89 (for those whose Europe history is rusty, 1789 is the date of the beginning of the French Revolution). That evening, an “Off With The Price” special on a bottle of Rhône Valley St. Leger Grenache/Syrah Blend will be $14.

Reserve by calling (502) 883-3153 or go to www.brasserieprovence.com

Brasserie Provence is located at in the Forum Shopping Center.