Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Bastille Day Street Fair Harvard Square 2011

The always-glamorous Kelly Gollobin and her husband Bill braved the ninety degree heat for an evening of cool fun.

We barely arrived back in town but could never miss the Bastille Day Street Fair last Sunday. The annual event, sponsored by Sandrine's Bistro, turns Holyoke Street into the boulevards of Paris and it was well worth dropping off our weekender bags and rushing over to have a few hours of Francophile fun.

Chez Henri was one of the more popular food stations.

SWEET was there, letting them eat cupcakes.

Petit Robert Bistro. Quintessentially French down to the very last detail. Their menu: Saumon Fumé, Beef Bourguignon and Chocolat Macaron.

We snapped a pic for this family then they graciously let us have one for the blog. How adorably cute are they?

One of the highlights of this yearly event is the traditional Waiter's Race. How do you think you would do running the lenght of a street four times with a full tray of drinks? I'd never last but they did amazingly well. Who was the winner?

Sandrine Riley, newly married daughter of Sandrine's chef-owner Raymond Ost, and occasional waitress. She is 30-something, but has a scholastic track and field background. She has apparently won the competition almost every year this event is held. She stays on the tail of the front runner, then pulls ahead at the very last minute and wins by ten yards (like a champion racehorse). Thank you, Chris Lyons, for providing the winner update and background information.

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