Market Hall’s annual Bastille Day bash highlights French foods with tastings, special menus, and prize giveaways. Enjoy cheese and charcuterie tastings, munch on moules-frites, discover French pantry ingredients, and learn how to make boudin blanc sausage. Like Independence Day in the United States, Bastille Day honors the political revolution that ended a monarchy in favor of a constitutional government. Throughout July, Market Hall shops in Oakland and Berkeley offer French-themed weekly menus, tastings, education, and product features. Info: here
 
Annual Bastille Day Soirée 
Saturday July 13, 1–3pm  
Rockridge Market Hall 
5655 College Avenue, Oakland
 
For an elegant Bastille Day luncheon on July 13, visit EDGE in Sonoma for a menu featuring seasonal organic ingredients and wines from Stone Edge Farm. Info and reservations: here

Photo courtesy of Market Hall Foods.