Bastille Day beckons • Brooklyn Paper

Bastille Day beckons

Haven’t had your fill of “petanque” parties?

Chez Oskar, the “funky French bistro” in Fort Greene, will offer “petanque,” along with food, live music, dancers, fire-eaters and exuberant French spirit at its “mini-block party” in celebration of Bastille Day and the restaurant’s 10th anniversary.

The two-day-long soiree — with revelry on both Sunday and Monday nights — will feature performances by the bluegrass band the Blue Vipers, the jazz/pop duo Vaeda, DJ Toxi Lady, the Shanghai Mermaid dance troupe, and fire-eater Sasha Devoe, as well as Cobble Hill singer Kesheira.

Chez Oskar’s $29-prix-fixe menu includes an appetizer, such as country pate or rock shrimp ceviche; a main course, such as grilled Atlantic salmon with a lemon parsley crust or farro risotto with sun-dried tomato pesto; and for dessert, a choice between flourless chocolate cake, homemade cheese cake or peach melba.

Why is Chez Oskar throwing such a lavish party for Bastille Day?

Because “liberty, equality and brotherhood is a real good thing to celebrate,” said restaurant co-owner Charlotta Janssen, pictured with friend Garth Aitkins.

The Chez Oskar Bastille Day parties begin at 6 pm on July 13 and July 14 outside the restaurant, located at 211 DeKalb Ave. at Adelphi Street in Fort Greene. Admission is free. For information, call (718) 852-6250 or visit www.chezoskar.com.

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