Come with friends, and let us know so that we can seat you together at the same table. Since 1995 Bistrot Lepic has offered traditional French cuisine with a twist of innovative, simple yet excellent cooking to transport its guests to France.
"We are an important part of the local community, offering delicious French food, wine and comfort on a daily basis”.
Tickets are available at the price of $ 99 per person, which consists of $74 for your meal (tax and tip included, drinks excluded) and $25 as a donation to the Comité Tricolore (larger donations are of course encouraged). The donation is tax deductible.
Bistrot Lepic is located in Upper Georgetown at 1736 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20007 - Street parking is easy in the evenings.
The Origins of Mother’s Day
The origin of Mother’s Day can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, who held festivals in honor of the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele. However, the modern version of Mother’s Day that is celebrated in many countries around the world today has its roots in the United States.
The idea of a Mother’s Day holiday was first proposed by Anna Jarvis in 1905, following the death of her own mother. Jarvis wanted to create a day that would honor mothers and their contributions to society, and she began campaigning for the idea with the help of supporters.
In 1914, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation officially designating the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day, making it a holiday. Since then, Mother’s Day has been celebrated annually on this day in the United States.
In France it is generally celebrated the last Sunday in May which is also the month of the Virgin Mary. Years when it coincides with the Christian celebration of Pentecost, like this year, it is postponed to the first Sunday in June.
Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to show your appreciation for the amazing woman in your life than with a heartfelt gift? Whether it’s your mom, grandmother, stepmom, or mother-in-law, they all deserve to be celebrated on this special day.
Since 1833 Garnier-Thiebaut designs, weaves and crafts high quality linens in France. Their factories are based in the heart of the French forests where the warmth generated by the weaving machines heat the offices to preserve the environment.
A plethora of French Chefs for Bastille Day
24 of the Washington DC area best and most renown French Chefs are preparing to regal you on our Bastille Day celebration!
Just to name a few:
Gérard Berthollon - Maître Cuisinier de France and Académie Culinaire de France
David Deshaies - Unconventional Marc Ehrler - Maître Cuisinier de France
Gilles Epié - L’Avant-Garde
Olivier Gaupin - Maître Cuisinier de France
Sébastien Giannini - The Watergate
Stéphane Grattier - Académie Culinaire de France
Cédric Maupillier - Convivial
Jean-Claude Plihon - Maître Cuisinier de France and Académie Culinaire de France
In ancient Greece white pebbles were used as a means of voting. During an election a white stone signified a positive vote; the tradition continued in Roman times where the white pebble, engraved with the name of the guest, also served as an invitation card for banquets and were used to gain admission to certain events.
It became therefore quite normal to use them on a calendar to mark the days when to celebrate or acknowledge something of importance - which is of particular significance in May.
In the fourteen century under the reign of Edward VI, the Anglican Church produced the "Book of Common Prayer" which included a calendar with holydays marked in red ink. Catholic France kept the roman markings, while in the U.S. the phrase "Red Letter Day" is still used to mark significant events.