On 4th July 1 each year Bastille Day is celebrated by French expatriates and Francophiles alike globally. Each year this annual celebration commemorates the storming of the Bastille, and the beginning of the French revolution. In modern times the French National Day is a time of celebration with friends and family, with great wine and food of course. Across Australia each year many French organizations hold their own events in each National city, this year in South Australia the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, a traditional organization with over 25,000 members internationally celebrated with a gala dinner at The Rising Sun Inn in Adelaide.
The Chaîne des Rôtisseurs is an International Association of Gastronomy now established in over 70 countries bringing together enthusiasts who share the same values of quality, fine dining, the encouragement of the culinary arts and the pleasures of the table. The distinctive character of the association is to bring together amateurs and professionals, from all over the world, whether they are hoteliers, restaurateurs, executive chefs or sommeliers, in the appreciation of fine cuisine.
In Adelaide Chef Tom Savis prepared a six-course menu, paired with excellent wines sponsored by Irvine Wines. Guests were treated to an abundance of fine French dishes ranging from traditional recipes to French with a twist. Norm Harrison, Bailli Délégué Australia, of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs hosted the night with many distinguished guests attending.