Get a Taste of France in Oak Cliff

The O.C. will host a hometown Bastille Day fête tonight

By Lisa Petty
|  Wednesday, Jul 14, 2010  |  Updated 8:45 AM CDT
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Get a Taste of France in Oak Cliff

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July 14th, or Le Quatorze Juillet, is a big deal in France.  Bastille Day, a national holiday celebrated in grand fashion, marks the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille prison in 1789.

But you don’t have to jump on a jet to join the fête this year.  Oak Cliff’s Bishop Arts District will host its own Bastille Day celebration tonight, benefitting Alliance Française of Dallas.   

Headlining the event is a street-side Mussels Competition with top local chefs including Marc Cassel of Park, Michelle Carpenter of ZEN Sushi and Bolsa’s Graham Dodds.  This propane-fueled three-round competition is sure to heat things up!

Additional attractions include a wine walk, a Vespa rally, pétanque demonstrations and something called a “French Maid Relay”.  Zut alors!

The party starts at 6 p.m., so grab your beret and click here for all the details.

Bishop Arts District
N. Bishop Ave. at W. Davis St., Dallas

www.bishopartsdistrict.com

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