Bastille – Special Edition: French Christmas Market
Sydney is about to get an authentic “French Christmas market” on Customs House Forecourt.
This year, the annual Food, Wine & Arts Revolution is swapping its traditional Beret for a Christmas hat to return just in time for Christmas, with an array of amazing French Wines and delicious food from Friday, the 17th, to Monday, the 20th of December 2021 in front of Customs House.
If you’re not familiar with it yet, the Bastille Festival is a French cultural celebration held each July and around Bastille Day. This free-entry Festival is a huge celebration of Food, Wine & Arts happening around Circular Quay. This year, for obvious reasons, the event had to shift its dates and the organisers decided to bring an amazing French Christmas Market experience to Sydney, just in time for you to buy great food, wine and gifts before Christmas.
ABOUT THE FRENCH CHRISTMAS MARKET BY BASTILLE:
The market will be celebrating the beginning of the school holidays and kick-off the festive season with a jam-packed 4 full days of French Christmas Market “Folies” and it’s entirely free to attend.
With more than 50 pop-up art & craft and wine & food stalls, you’d better start preparing your stomachs for a Food & Wine Feast.
From the traditional Crepes to the so delicious Raclette or the traditional French “Pizzas” from the south and the east of France, you are about to start the festivities! The wine bars will put in the spotlight 5 French wine regions from Bordeaux to Burgundy, Provence, Alsace and Rhone Valley: 45 extraordinary wines selected to be tasted.
This special Edition of Bastille, French Christmas Market will give an opportunity to over 50 small businesses, artisans, artists, who suffered tremendously over the last 18 months to exhibit and showcase their savoir-faire, in the heart of the city – it’s literally Christmas shopping with good vibes, good food & wine and music.”
THIS DECEMBER – THE RETURN OF THE FAMOUS:
Champagne & Oyster Bar Experience by Pistou Restaurant & Deli.
This Christmas, make sure to visit the Champagne and Oyster Bar. The team behind “Pistou” Restaurant has imagined amazing ways to enjoy Oysters this summer and created especially for the event a unique street degustation experience :
Champagne Mignonette (shallots & Champagne)
Apple & Lemon (Fresh apple, organic apple cider vinegar and lemon)
Provencal (Parsley, capers & Lemon)
Bloody Mary (Vodka, tomato juice and Celery)
Oysters will also be available on takeaway to bring home.
True oyster fans will surely want to try them all – matched with a flute of French Champagne, it will be an absolutely stellar pairing. You will feel whisked away to the beaches of Arcachon with this unique combo. However, the location will be the envy of the French Coast, as we’ll be situated at Circular Quay, featuring breathtaking views of the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House.
French Wine Tasting Tour Experience
Get your friends together and go French wine tasting! (Self Guided tour).
In this experience, you’ll receive priority access to each of the bars located throughout the French Christmas Market, and you will be invited to taste up to 5 different premium wines. You’ll be given a French Passport (that gets stamped at each of the bars), priority access queue jump pass, reusable, Bastille-branded eco wine glass (yours to keep), and a map that shows you where the five different wine regions are located throughout Bastille Festival.
$37 – 5 x French wines tasting + Bastille branded glass & French Passport
AND ONE NEW EXPERIENCE:
Bastille French Wine & Cheese Cellar
Christmas Shop for French Wine and cheese!
French wine & Cheese for your Christmas dinner (or just to eat any day really).
This year, they are introducing their very own French Wine & Cheese Cellar. Amazing wines, amazing cheeses are available on takeaway only. Cheese pairing options, info about the wine and the cheeses. This is your one-stop-shop for the perfect Christmas present or just to indulge over Christmas.
Location: Customs House, 31 Alfred Street, Sydney