The cries of "vive la France" are a little muted this year, judging by our events section. Still, a couple of Francophile centers around town are summoning up whatever elan
they can muster and celebrating Bastille Day
. Paul Pairet's Xintiandi cafe Polux
is doing 50% off rose all day
is partnering with MVP for a decadent French rooftop party
overlooking the Bund with French pop, electro and drink deals/dinner set menus. Mr. & Mrs. Bund
are celebrating for the entire week
except, uh July 14, when it's closed. seul&Seul
is doing buy-one-get-one
on champagne until Sunday.
The biggest party, as usual, will probably be down in the Pit
, where the unofficial French (Belgian but whatever) consulate Cafe des Stagieres
is celebrating with L'Apero Du 14e Julliet
with three hours of free-flow wine and finger foods for 250rmb. Wave that little tricolore, Shanghai.