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Bastille Day in Tauranga

le 14 juillet 2014


1. French Quiz Evening:  Somerset Cottage

If you don’t already have plans for Bastille Day, this is for you.

 Date: Monday July 14th 2014

Venue: Somerset Cottage in Bethlehem

Quiz Start Time: 7pm

Cost: $20 - This covers the quiz, coffee and dessert.  However, the Somerset Cottage restaurant will be open should anyone wish to wine or dine.

Bring: Yourself, your friends, your partners, in fact anyone who wants to have fun and discover what they know about all things French.

Format: Tables of 4-6 people (not necessarily pre-arranged). Simple questions in French to read and answer(English version also available).


Please advise Shelley,  or phone 544 2251, if you will be coming as soon as possible, just to have an idea of numbers. 

2. Cafe Versailles: Bastille Day Menu 2014

Will be held at restaurant Cafe Versailles, 107 Grey Street 6.45pm. Monday the 14th July 14

Bastille breads and French finger food from the different areas of France
Sundried tomatoes, bacon, chives and gruyere souffle, eggplant and smoked tomato coulis.
Souffle de tomates semi sechees au gruyere et ciboulette
Smoked salmon and provencale ratatouille with Sauvignon Blanc, garlic, courgettes and olives
Ratatouille de saumon a la nicoise

Beef eye filet with a bearnaise sauce (served medium rare or medium).
Filet mignon de boeuf bearnaise
Chicken breast stuffed with Brie and apple. Dijon mustard and apple cider sauce.
Poulet a la normande
Vegetarian profiteroles
Roasted potatoes and vegetables on the table.


Crepe with berry ice cream and French flag chocolate coulis
Pochette de crepe glacee aux fruits rouges 

Cost $59.50 per person ($30.00pp deposit no refundable). Must be pre-ordered before.
Booking essential Ph: 07 5711480 or email:

We very much are  looking forward to celebrate our National Day with you, it will be loads of fun and live music!! French cancan

Oh! La! La! 

3. Petit Déjeuner au Café 

Le Chat Noir in Chadwick Road, Greerton and the Gourmet Trader in the Gate Pa Shopping Centre have nothing special organized but offer a French way to start the day. You can breakfast on “pain perdu”, crêpes, pains au chocolat & croissants in Greerton from 7.30am and the melt in your mouth "made in France" croissants aux amandes, pains au chocolat et croissants await from 9am in Gate Pa.