Here’s How Royal Boucherie Is Celebrating Bastille Day

Nick Elmi's Old City brasserie is serving specials leading up to a week of French-inspired fun.

Photo by Alex Jones

Independence Day is almost here, and Bastille Day isn’t far behind. Royal Boucherie is celebrating both with specials starting this weekend and continuing with a slate of tastings leading up to a Bastille Day blowout.

Starting on Friday, June 29th and going through Saturday, July 14thNick Elmi’s Old City French brasserie will be offering festive specials — like lobster rolls, steak frites, and a new gin cocktail spiked with freedom — inspired by the two holidays.

They’ve got some special, French-focused events planned for the week before Bastille Day, too. First, there’s a French cheese and wine tasting with Di Bruno Bros. in the restaurant’s upstairs parlor on Wednesday, July 11th. Then, on Friday, July 13th, they’ll hold a rosé and sparkling wine tasting, complete with passed hors d’oeuvres and charcuterie. Both events are $35 per person; call the restaurant at 267-606-6313 to snag a spot or note “cheese and wine” or “rosé and bubbly” when making your reservation.

And on Bastille Day — that’s July 14th — they’re throwing a “Let them eat cake”-themed costume party from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Royal Boucherie is asking folks to come celebrate in French-themed dress — there will be prizes awarded for the best costumes as well as a Bastille Week grand-prize drawing _ and the Victor North Quartet will be in the house with live jazz.  Plus, everyone will receive a complimentary shortcake with berries and cream.

Check out the full slate of Royal Boucherie’s American and French Revolution specials below.

Royal Boucherie Specials
June 29th through July 14th

Classic American Lobster Roll $19
Lobster salad on a buttered and toasted split-top roll, served with fries or salad
Salad Lyonnaise $14
Poached egg, bacon, and crispy potato over bitter greens and sherry vinegar
Classic Steak Frites $18
Flat iron steak with pickled onion, herb pistou, and bacon fat frites
The Young American
Gin, lemon, house strawberry-rhubarb aperitif, liberty