BY JESSICA ESTRADA FOR LA CONFIDENTIAL MAGAZINE

Bastille Day is on July 14, and what better way to celebrate the holiday than with delicious French food? Here’s five dishes any Francophile will love.

1212_BastilleDay24 Layer Crepe Cake at 1212
New Santa Monica restaurant 1212 gives the classic French crepe a fun twist. Their 24-layer cake confection is made in-house daily and features layer after layer of thin crepes, chocolate ganache, and peanut butter chocolate mousse. But that’s not all. The dessert also comes served with coconut gelato, cookie crumble, toasted marshmallow, and caramelized banana. 1212 3rd St. Promenade, Santa Monica, 310-576-9996


LePetiteParis_BastilleDayBurgundy Escargots at Le Petit Paris
Le Petit Paris is fêting the French holiday with live music and an amuse bouche buffet (5-8 p.m.). While there, we also suggest celebrating with an order of the restaurant’s burgundy escargots, which are dressed in garlic and parsley. 418 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, 213-217-4445


PichounBakery_BastilleDayPan Bagnat at Pitchoun Bakery
If Bastille Day puts you in the mood for a French sandwich, head to Pitchoun Bakery and have yourself a pan bagnat. The hearty fare is brimming with tuna, hard-boiled egg, tomatoes, lettuce, olives, bell peppers, and anchovies all dressed with a vinaigrette. It also makes for a great grab-and-go dish for a French-style picnic. 545 S. Olive St., Los Angeles, 213-689-3240

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