Bastille Days is 'one of the nation’s largest french-themed celebrations'

MILWAUKEE -- Craving some classic French cuisine? No need to travel to France. Several local eateries will be saying bon appetit at Bastille Days this weekend. Chef Miles Borghgraef joins Real Milwaukee with the details.

Cheeseburger with Red Rock Cheese + Bacon Jam

    Sauté the onions in left over bacon fat. Once translucent and beginning to take on color, add the garlic. Cook together for 45-90 seconds. Add the diced, cooked bacon. Mix well. Add brown sugar until dissolved. Add sherry vinegar. Add thyme sachet. Cook together until desired consistency. About that of loose ketchup. Let cool all together and scrape off excess fat on the top. Serve either slightly warm or room temperature.

    For the Drinking Vinegar:

      Crush the clean strawberries and add the vinegar and half the Thai Basil. Let sit covered for 3-4 days at room temperature. Add sugar until desired sweetness and strain out any large pieces of strawberries or basil stems. Fill glass with ice and 3/4 of sweetened vinegar mixture. Top with your sparkling beverage of choice(Prosecco is great too) and garnish with remaining basil, and kewi and strawberry slices.