The French holiday of Bastille Day take place on Sunday, July 14. It commemorates the Storming of Bastille, a turning point in the French Revolution and a key moment in French history.
Around the world, areas with French heritage will celebrate the occasion. One area in the United States with French roots is the city of St. Louis, Missouri. One of the top bakeries in the city will join in on the Bastille Day celebration with special offerings for its customers.
Nathaniel Reid Bakery, from award-winning pastry chef Nathaniel Reid, will serve a Bastille Day menu of French treats. One of those is the Lemon Parisian Flan, a French pastry staple. The custard pie features a classic vanilla flavor with a lemon twist and a caramelized top. It feeds six people and costs $22.
Another item on the special menu is the Raspberry Charlotte. This summer-inspired dessert features layers of raspberry mousse, lady finger sponge biscuits, and lemon verbena-raspberry confit. It feeds six people and costs $35.
Additionally, Nathaniel Reid Bakery will offer a Bastille Day Macaron Box complete with six flavors (pistachio, 70 percent dark chocolate ganache, strawberry ganache, salted caramel, espresso, and poppy flower) and a Quiche Lorraine featuring smoked bacon, caramelized onion, and Gruyère.
“I studied pastry at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, so traditional French desserts evoke special memories for me,” Nathaniel Reid has said. “My time in France solidified my dream to open the bakery. While most of our items are rooted in traditional European baking methods, this special menu is classic French.”