Second Year Celebration for Bastille Week and French Restaurant Week

In celebration of the French revolution MPB Agency has organized, for a second time around, Bastille Week from July 8-15, 2012. “Bastille Week brings together the New York community, Francophiles, foodies, wine & spirit enthusiasts, chefs, restaurateurs, business and leaders; all those that bring the French culture to life here in the streets of New York,” commented organizer and founder, Severine Picquet.

Diners will experience the highest standard of French gastronomy during French Restaurant Week where over 40 participating restaurants will offer a special promotion for $17.89. MPB Agency has partnered with OpenTable now making reservations for French Restaurant Week available through their website. For more information and to check participating restaurants visit OpenTable and

Bastille Week comes full of fun and exciting events. On July 12th Cercle Rouge (241 West Broadway) will host the “3rd Edition Pétanque Tournament” from 10am-8pm sponsored by Ricard. July 12th will also be the date for “Bastille Day Ball 2012” at the 404 organized by the Committee of French Speaking Societies, Inc. – New York. To get details and tickets, visit  Players will challenge their friends to another game of pétanque on July 15th “10th Anniversary Pétanque Tournament” at Bar Tabac (128 Smith St, Brooklyn) from 10am-8pm sponsored by Ricard.  Also on, July 15th the FIAF has organized a street fair full of food, live performances, workshops, kid activities, and entertainment. Visitors will come to celebrate “Bastille Day on 60th Street” between Fifth and Lexington Avenues from 10am-8pm. Learn more about this thrill-packed fair at  Check out these events and many more at

The premium sponsors for this event include Paris Gourmet, Bastille 1789 Hand-Crafted Whisky, and Jaillance. Jaillance, a “So’ Fresh” line of sparkling French wines made from the best grapes and cuvée from France. Bastille 1789 Hand-Crafted Whisky produced in South-West France, combines traditional and modern techniques imparting a unique and distinct flavor.  Paris Gourmet is a specialty food importer that distributes the most prized and delicious French products. Other partners include, Ricard from Marseille, French craft-beer Pietra from Corsica and Jenlain from the North of France.

A percentage of the profits will be donated to Action Against Hunger International, a non-profit organization destined to bring hunger relief in communities around the world.