Food and beer lovers can expect iconic French dishes, and a beer made using the finest hops and malts from the Co-Founders’ homeland

Frenchies Bistro & Brewery in The Cannery, Rosebery is bringing its Bastille Day celebrations back to Sydneysiders and beer lovers all over the country next month, with a series of Bastille Day dinners, and a limited edition beer.

Available for dinner until Saturday, 16th July at $85 per person, the celebratory degustation features four courses that pay homage to Co-Founders, Thomas Cauquil and Vincent De Soyres’ French homeland.

Diners can expect a duck, chicken and foie gras pâté en croûte and pike quenelles with nantua sauce to start, followed by Cassoulet Montalbanais for the main. Originating from south west France, the dish features housemade Toulouse sausage, confit duck, pistachio saucisson and pork belly, which is baked in parsley, white beans and a rich tomato sauce, making it the ideal winter warmer.

To complete the special experience, trained French pastry chef and fellow Frenchie, Celine Vendeville will be creating another classic for dessert: vanilla crème brûlée with sablé biscuit.

Master Brewer, De Soyres has also developed a special revolution beer, Bastille 1789 for the occasion. This Blonde Lager is rich in Strisselspalt and Saaz hops, as well as pils, wheat and crystal malts from eastern France.

With an ABV of 4.5% it’s an easily drinkable brew, and will be available from the brewery, through several venues and retailers, and special events across the country throughout the month of July.

Cauquil says: “We’re very much looking forward to celebrating Bastille Day with diners this July, by shining a spotlight on some of the most iconic and traditional French dishes. In staying true to our approach, everything is being made in house by our talented – and growing – team using the finest quality produce, ensuring we offer a true taste of France, right here in Sydney.”

De Soyres adds: “The idea to brew a Bastille Day beer actually first came about back in 2020, but the pandemic had other plans. So we’re excited to be launching Bastille 1789 this year, at a time when we can all get out and enjoy the day together – albeit in true French style, we’re inviting you to celebrate all month long!

“This revolutionary beer is malty and refreshing, making it perfect for sipping on with others, whether that’s at Frenchies, in the comfort of your home, or at the many celebrations happening throughout the country.”


Limited spaces are available for Frenchies Bastille Day degustation, and bookings are highly recommended via the Frenchies Bistro & Brewery website.

The limited edition Bastille 1789 beer will be available from 1st July, 2022, and is currently available on backorder via Frenchies online shop in a pack of four ($26) and case of 24 ($85).

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