Bastille Day: 14 July

Bastille Day is around the corner and the Alliance Française d’East London invites you to their annual dinner to celebrate this special occasion.

Join the AFEL on Friday​ 14 July with a three-course meal at the Nahoon Mouth Bowling Club. A lucky draw will be held at the dinner.

Where: NMBC, 83 Harewood Drive, Nahoon

Time: 6.30pm for 7pm

Dinner price:

  • R165 pp for members
  • R185 pp for non-members
  • A cash bar will be available
  • Please note: No drinks may be brought onto the premises.
  • RSVP by emailing us atafeastlondon@gmail.com by 10 July

Bastille Day Menu 

Rillettes de saumon – Salmon Rillettes

Salade niçoise

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Boeuf Bourguignon – Beef Bourguignon

Poulet rôti Provençal – Roast Provençal chicken

Ratatouille – Ratatouille casserole

Galette de pomme de terre croustillante avec ail et persil – Crispy potato cake with garlic and parsley

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Crème caramel

Mousse au chocolat

Known in France as le quatorze juillet, Bastille Day is the name by which English-speaking countries refer to the French national holiday. The 14 July celebration calls to mind two important events during a turbulent time in the country’s history.

One of those events is the 1789 Storming of the Bastille during the French Revolution. The other was a celebration of unity known as the Fête de la Fédération, which was held exactly one year after the storming of the infamous prison.

The national day is celebrated throughout France with pride, pomp and ceremony. The military parade on the Champs Elysées and the fireworks display at the Tour Eiffel are televised around the world.