Sunday, August 2, 2009

Bastille Day lakeside at Marche Bacchus is the only way to celebrate in Las Vegas

Marche Bacchus has been a favorite of ours for many years. We have spent many weekends enjoying the lakeside view while sharing wonderful wine and conversation with friends.

Marche Bacchus is a unique restaurant as it pairs a wine shop with a French bistro both lakeside for a rare waterfront dining experience. New Orleans trained Executive Chef Jean Paul Labadie has done a fantastic job adding his own touch to many well known french dishes.

Many Americans dont know what an important event Bastille Day is to the French. It is a French national holiday, celebrated on 14 July each year. In France, it is called Fête Nationale ("National Celebration") in official parlance, or more commonly le quatorze juillet ("14 July").

It commemorates the 1790 Fête de la Fédération, held on the first anniversary of the storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789; the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille fortress-prison was seen as a symbol of the uprising of the modern nation, and of the reconciliation of all the French inside the constitutional monarchy which preceded the First Republic, during the French Revolution.

Festivities are held on the morning of 14 July, on the Champs-Élysées avenue in Paris in front of the President of the Republic.

The parade opens with many cadets from the École Polytechnique, Saint-Cyr, École Navale, and so forth, then other infantry troops, then motorised troops; aviation of the Patrouille de France flies above. In recent times, it has become customary to invite units from France's allies to the parade; in 2004 during the centenary of the Entente Cordiale, British troops (the band of the Royal Marines, the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment, Grenadier Guards and King's Troop, Royal Horse Artillery) led the Bastille Day parade in Paris for the first time, with the Red Arrows flying overhead.[1]

The president used to give an interview to members of the press, discussing the situation of the country, recent events and projects for the future. Nicolas Sarkozy, elected president in 2007, has chosen not to give it. The President also holds a garden party at the Palais de l'Elysée.

Article 17 of the Constitution of France gives the President the authority to pardon offenders, and since 1991 the President has pardoned many petty offenders (mainly traffic offences).

Owners Jeff and Rhonda Wyatt have turned Marche Bacchus into a comfortable , classy venue where you can enjoy a simple "European" lunch or a classic French dinner under the stars overlooking the lake.

When it came to where we should celebrate Bastille Day there really was only one real choice and that was of course Marche Bacchus.

Join Vino Las Vegas as we speak to Jeff and Rhonda Wyatt and spend a few mins in the kitchen with Chef Jean Paul Labadie

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