Bon Appétit New York: French Restaurant Week July 13-19

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Sofitel New York kicked off French Restaurant Week with a fabulous soirée at the hotel’s Gaby Restaurant. The week long celebration of French Culture and France’s Independence Day began in 2011 and coincides with Bastille Week. The French have contributed a lot to this world from clothing to music and art, but this week celebrates their culinary expertise: It runs from July 13 thru 19. Come out and celebrate their red, white and bleu. Here is what you need to know.

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Described as one of the top New York French restaurants, Gaby blends classic French cuisine with an American twist. Under the leadership of Executive Chef Sylvain Harribey, two prix fixe menus will be offered this week. Dine in the attractive bistro reticent to the days of Toulouse-Lautrec on various French delicacies like Foie Gras au Torchon, Petite Tuna Niçoise, Steak Frites or Filet Mignon. The menus also include superb desserts like Canellés Bordelais and Créme Brulée.

Call: 212-354-8844 or visit http://www.gabynyrestaurant.com/Gaby-Bar

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I miss the days of peasant food at Les Sans Culottes and the best Mussels Dijonnaise I’ve ever tasted occurred at Rue 57 with their peculiar Asian inspired French menu. I also miss seeing Jean-Claude Baker at Chez Josephine. But this week is about new beginnings, celebration and inspired cuisine as well as the chance to shout, “Vive la France!”

Other participating New York establishments for French Restaurant Week include: Antibes, AOC Bistro, Bar Tabac, Bistro Cassis, Bistro Citron, Bistro Le Steak, Bistro Vendome, Brasserie, Barsserie 8 ½, Café Centro, Café Noir, Café Un Deux Trois, Cercle Rouge, Chez Lucienne, Cochanc East, Jacques, Jacques 1534, Jules Bistro, L’Antagoniste, La Gauloise, La Sirène, Le Baratin, Le Cirque, Le Bistro d’à Coté, Le Fond, Le Perigord, Le Philosphe, Le Rivage, Madison Bistro Maison Harlem, Mirabelle, Momimette French Bistro, Orsay, Paname, Petit Poulet, Singe Vert, Triomphe…

Read more here: http://www.frenchrestaurantweek.com

All restaurants have special offerings. The week also helps raise awareness and funds for Action Against Hunger: https://my.actionagainsthunger.org/

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