Bust out the Beret!
Celebrating his French roots, Jean-Louis Gerin, owner of Restaurant Jean-Louis, will be hosting a rockin’, outdoor Bastille Day Celebration in honor of the national French holiday July 14. With Lewis Street closed to traffic from 7- to 11 p.m, the celebration will feature casual dining, performances from local bands Blues Patrol and Mongolian Monkfish, a night of French-style Bal Populaire dancing, and, of course, lots of French wine.
Fans of Jean-Louis, who has won countless awards for his cooking including Chopped Champion on the Food Network in 2012, will now be able to enjoy his cuisine al fresco. The restaurant will offer the Café Can-Can, or a create-your-own mix and match French barbeque. It will also provide a Parisian-themed “bistro attitude cuisine” inside the restaurant, and an open cash bar outside.
Tickets for the event, co-hosted with the Alliance Française of Greenwich, Black Forest Bakery and Arthur Murray Dance Studios, can be purchased for $20 at Restaurant Jean Louis, 61 Lewis Street (203-622-8450; restaurantJeanLouis.com), or at the Alliance Française of Greenwich (203-629-1340; afgreenwich.org). Tickets include entertainment, a glass of rose “bubbles” and Bastille Day cake. Reduced dinner prices will be offered, visit the website at www.restaurantJeanLouis.com and click on Bastille Day.