East Bay: Bring Your Own Beret Party @ La Boulange
Berets, striped shirts, faux mustaches and platters of fromage. All the French stereotypes were happily embraced by Elites during "Yelp's BYOB (Bring Your Own Beret) Party at La Boulange de Danville. Sophia Y was especially thrilled, saying "not yet being able to fulfill my childhood dream of visiting Paris, I was excited to know that I could sample French fare right in my hometown!"
La Boulange is a household name in the Bay Area, with dozens of neighborhood locations all around the Bay. The first location was (and still is) on Pine Street in San Francisco, where founder Pascal Rigo realized his dream of bringing the art of French baking to the Bay Area. From simple baguettes to dainty canelles and macarons, La Boulange has been educating palates on French flavor for nearly 15 years.
This fête très français showcased La Boulange's happy hour menu, featuring international wines, gourmet sliders and more. They also provided a spread from their catering menu: an abundance of epicurean bites like pesto hummus, colorful crudites, fresh fruit and hearty salads. In Ethan Z's words, La Boulange "went all out to make us Yelpers feel welcome, offering a cornucopia of food and drink...and of course, a broad selection of their signature pastries."
"Some of my favorites were of the croissant wrapped hot dogs, the array of different quiches, and the chocolate tart desserts," Shannon F swoons. Happy hour was the main inspiration for Amy J, noting "I usually stop at different La Boulange locations for breakfast, brunch or lunch so I'm pretty excited to go back one day for happy hour. When the French flag is up, that means it's time to get happy!"
Merci beaucoup to La Boulange de Danville, their talented chefs and welcoming hosts, ...our berets go off to you!