If things in Sydney were different right now, celebrating Bastille Day would be as easy as walking into a heap of restaurants and taking advantage of their menus. But, with the city in lockdown, that clearly isn't the case. Cue the Bentley Group's at-home range, which is marking the occasion from the date itself — Wednesday, July 14, of course — right through until Sunday, July 18.
The main option: Monopole's French-themed menu, which costs $140 and serves two. You'll tuck into potato and leek soup, ocean trout rillette with a baguette, confit duck cassoulet and a layered chocolate cake with raspberry sauce. There's a $110 vegan version, too, and you can order them both to pick up.
Feel like trying something different? Yellow is making licorice bread. The restaurant is known for it, and it's only making limited numbers, with servings available to pick up from Ria Pizza + Wine between 10am–5pm on Saturday, July 17 and Sunday, July 18 . And if you're wondering what licorice bread is, it is indeed made with licorice. And, while it isn't a Bastille Day special, you'll either want to try it immediately or you definitely won't.