UPDATE: Comme Ca is not doing the BBQ this year so the regular menu will be available along with specials. The App is Potted Duck Rillettes, Hibiscus, Chicharon and Summer Greens and the Entrée is Leg of Lamb Provencal, Piperade, with La Vender Thyme Jus. They also will have a fresh bounty of radishes and heirlooms from Primetime Farms. YUM!__________________________________________________
Well, we normally stay off the strip because it doesn't fit Dining & Vining's premise of local and sustainable, but my good friend, Sous Chef Dan Laferriere, assures me that Chef/Founder David Myers and Executive Chef Brian Howard are into the farm-to-table movement among other sustainable ventures and that they even shop at local Farmers Markets from time to time! Here is proof: http://primetimefarms.com/2013/05/31/an-executive-chef-farm-fresh-creation-by-brian-howard/
Now, D & V has only done a French Restaurant once (Marche Bacchus), so what better occasion to do it again than Bastille Day? What is Bastille Day you ask? Well, it is French National Day and it commemorates the 1790 Fête de la Fédération, held on the first anniversary of the storming of the Bastilleon 14 July 1789. There are celebrations down the Avenue des Champs-Élysées and even world wide with many cites in the US as well. You can gather more information here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bastille_Day
I made reservations for 14 of us and I am sure the restaurant will be able to accommodate more of us if a waiting list occurs (The 15th person is Dan and he is working for us that day behind the scenes). A link to the current Spring Lunch menu is here http://commecarestaurant.com/las-vegas/wp-content/uploads/04-01-13-LV-LUNCH.pdf and as you can see it isn't a cheap place to dine and vine. Hopefully, my friend Dan will be able to get us some appetizers on the house, but I can't promise anything. I am going to set the bar high with the RSVP deposit, but remember, you get it back so it's like buying brunch in advance!
As usual here is a good little review: "My most recent trip to Comme Ca was to for happy hour, and I went with an empty belly, ready to eat and drink. I ordered their quite famous Comme Ca burger, and it was delicious. I had it prepared medium well and I asked to have them hold back on the amount of fries, because the sheer amount of fries they put on the plate is overwhelming.
The burger was simply amazing; not too big, nor too small. It was quite perfect actually. It comes with two sauces; an aloli and ketchup. The french fries were so on spot that I ate all of them and I hardly ever eat all the fries that are presented to me at restaurants, but I could not resist these ones. Comme Ca has a very special place in my heart and I will go to the bar and restaurant on countless occasions."
OK, I am sufficiently hungry at this point! We hope you will join us for Bastille Day Brunch at Comme Ca!
Kelly & Davita