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Bastille Day: A tricolor of choices

Almond's dining room features a grand tin ceiling,

(Credit: Gordon M. Grant)

On July 14, 1789, the citizens of Paris stormed the Bastille.

You can attack a plate of escargots.

French restaurants are few in Nassau and Suffolk, so you might feel a bit revolutionary visiting one.  Here are three very good spots to join in the day's festivities.

Brasserie Cassis in Plainview is a big, buoyant, artfully appointed restaurant. It's situated in a shopping...

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Mushroom-themed dinner at Almond in Bridgehampton

Almond's dining room features a grand tin ceiling,

(Credit: Gordon M. Grant)

Mushrooms star in a dinner on April 9 at Almond in Bridgehampton.

It's part of the restaurant's "Artists & Writers Night" series. Andrea Grover, curator of special projects at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill; and artist Phil Ross will be the guests.

Chef Jason Weiner's menu includes baby artichoke salad with button mushrooms and house-cured pancetta; polenta raviolini with crisp...

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Valentine's Day blood-orange dinner at Almond in Bridgehampton

Almond's dining room features a grand tin ceiling,

(Credit: Gordon M. Grant)

Roses and chocolate are familiar themes for Valentine's Day. Then, there are blood oranges.

They certainly have the right tint, and their mix of sweet and tart reflects romance in its own way. And Almond restaurant in Bridgehampton celebrates the citrus and the holiday with a four-course dinner themed to the fruit.

It will be available on Feb. 14, starting at 5 p.m. Cost: $65 per person.

Chef...

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At Almond in Bridgehampton, a duck-and-wine dinner

Diners linger over their suppers at Almond restaurant

(Credit: Gordon M. Grant)

Get quackin'. Almond, the three-star French-American bistro in Bridgehampton, hosts a dinner pairing duck and Long Island wines on Thursday. Cost: $75. The dinner starts at 7 p.m. The matches by chef Jason Weiner include duck dashi, or stock, with sunchokes and scallions, with the 2012 Paumanok Vineyards Cabernet Franc; duck prosciutto and torchon of foie gras with compressed pineapple and mustard,...

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Almond's chef cooking al fresco in East Hampton

Jason Weiner, the chef at Almond restaurant in

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Jason Weiner, chef at three-star Almond in Bridgehampton, will prepare dinner in an East Hampton farm field on Sept. 10. The dinner is from Outstanding in the Field, a "roving restaurant" that stages dining events introducing guests to farmers and artisanal food producers at the source. The farm-dinner series started in 1999. The East Hampron dinner is slated to be held at EECO Farm....

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Almond in Bridgehampton pairs squid and wine

Diners gather at Almond restaurant at 1 Ocean

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Squid and rose co-star at a dinner May 15 at Almond in Bridgehampton that features Channing Daughters wines. The three-star restaurant joins with Edible East End magazine to offer a four-course meal with calamari cooked different ways and paired with rose wines from the winery, which also is in  Bridgehampton. Cost: $60 per person plus tax and tip. Dinner starts at 7 p.m. Chef Jason Weiner's...

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Almond, Bridgehampton: "Artists & Writers" night

Diners gather at Almond restaurant at 1 Ocean

(Credit: Gordon M. Grant)

Sag Harbor artist Jill Musnicki hosts Almond bistro's "Artists & Writers" night on Feb. 5. Chef Jason Weiner will prepare a three-course menu for the Tuesday event at the Bridgehampton restaurant. Cost is $40 in advance; $45 at the door. A glass of either local wine or craft beer is included, as are tax and tip. Almond earned a three-star rating in Newsday. Almond, 1 Ocean Rd., Bridgehampton;...

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Almond in Bridgehampton: Christmas Eve charity dinner

Diners gather at Almond restaurant at 1 Ocean

(Credit: Gordon M. Grant)

Almond, the three-star bistro in Bridgehampton, holds its 11th annual Christmas Eve dinner, with a portion of the proceeds going to Pajama Program, which provides pajamas and books to children in need here and abroad. The $31 special dinner includes roast suckling pig with cabbage, caramelized apples and spaetzle. Almond's regular menu also will be available on Christmas Eve. Almond will be open...

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