Bastille Day Block Party at London Grill

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Bastille Day Block Party at London Grill

Fairmount restaurant London Grill and sister restaurant, Paris Wine Bar, will celebrate Bastille Day with their 19th annual Block Party. Festivities will include a host of French fare from co-owner Chef Michael McNally, beer from Yards and Kronenbourg, the perennial favorite Marie Antoinette Cocktail and an historical reenactment of the events of the French Revolution starring London Grill/Paris Wine Bar co-owner Terry Berch McNally as Marie Antoinette in the largest free theatrical performance in the city.

During the Block Party, guests will feast on Chef McNally’s special menu of festive French dishes including: Duck Confit, Salad Niçoise and Sweet or Savory Crépes.  Beginning at 4:30 p.m. rain or shine, Berch McNally and The Bearded Ladies will present The Storming of the Bastille, featuring appearances by Napoleon, Joan of Arc, Benjamin Franklin impersonators and a life-size French Baguette. American and French revolutionary music, from the 1700s and today, will provide the soundtrack for the spectacle. For her part, Berch McNally is poised to carry on a 19-year tradition, crying “Let them eat Tastykake!” and throwing handfuls of the confections from the walls of neighboring Eastern State Penitentiary before she is ceremoniously “beheaded” to the delight of the crowd. Costumes are strongly encouraged.

After the “guillotine” has fallen, London Grill will host dancing in the street with The West Philadelphia Orchestra from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.  Paris Wine Bar, the intimate 50-seat venue serving a selection of Pennsylvania-produced, sustainable wines, will offer a quieter refuge, with live music from Josh Lawrence from 9 p.m. until midnight.

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Bastille Day Block Party at London Grill
Event Category: Food / Wine
When: July 13, 2013
Time: 10:00am - 10:00pm
Where: London Grill
More Info: http://www.londongrill.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/London-Grill/6713653381
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Londongrill


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