| Classic French drinks at Brooklyn's Bastille Day. Photo: Alex Van Buren
Those wondering how to pay homage to that long-ago storming of the Bastille prison via gastronomical decisions tomorrow, not to worry: We've got a classic Provençal recipe and a few Francophilic cocktail ideas coming your way tomorrow.
Meantime, after the jump, a recap of the Brooklyn event (more pictures here) from moules frites to the peculiar triumph of anise-tinged Ricard.
| Guillotines made a cameo. Photo: Alex Van Buren
It's not every street fair that boasts a guillotine. Suffice it to say that we were intimidated enough by this one that we gave it a wide berth.
The Brooklyn streets were packed with revelers yesterday, and stray glasses of rosé, Ricard, Lillet and good old American beer lined tables, sidewalks, stoops -- really anything that was standing still.
Bands played loudly, prominent French restaurant Bar Tabac boasted tables full of diners chowing down on fries and mussels -- moules frites, s'il vous plaît -- and petanque was the game du jour.
The tournament of the bocce-like sport, supposedly the largest in North America, occupies most of the spare terrain, which was fine by most revelers.
| Petanque in full swing. Photo: Alex Van Buren.
| Moules frites at Bar Tabac. Photo: Alex Van Buren.
The bronzed cyclists pedaled towards their petanque, seemingly without a care in the world.