Social Diary: Lillet Celebrates Bastille Day at Cafe En Seine

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Lillet (pronounced Lee-Lay), the quintessential French aperitif, hosted a beautiful, French inspired brunch for invited guests at Café en Seine to celebrate upcoming Bastille Day, the national day of France, which takes place on 14th July.

Creating the ultimate summer feel, guests were greeted at the door with a signature Lillet Rosé Spritz while leading Irish illustrator, Conor Merriman, sketched their portrait as they relaxed on a picturesque Lillet hanging chair.

Moving into the dining area, host of the event, Glenda Gilson, invited guests to take their seats before they indulged in a delicious three course brunch that included crab buns, mushroom ricotta toast, avocado toast, and petit fours for dessert. During the meal, guests were treated to two more mouth-watering Lillet cocktails, the Lillet Highball and the Lillet Strawberry Spritz. Those in attendance included Niamh O’Sullivan, Emily O’Donnell, Lisa Nolan, Emma Manley, Jenny Huston and Patrick Kavanagh.

The iconic French aperitif, Lillet was first created in 1872. With a smooth, fruity taste that encapsulates the French seaside lifestyle, Lillet’s delicious blend of carefully chosen wines and fruit infusions makes every moment one to savour; a ‘Lillet moment’.

For the ultimate summer feel, Lillet is best enjoyed as a spritz, and the Lillet Rosé Spritz is the prettiest cocktail you’ll see this summer. Creating the perfect Instagram moment, whether it’s lunch with the girls, a summer barbeque or an al fresco evening meal, the Lillet Rosé Spritz is beautifully presented, but so easy to make at home. It’s light, fruity and low in alcohol, making it the perfect accompaniment to relaxed get-togethers with friends.

Lillet is available at RRP €26 for a 700ml bottle in all good off licences, including O’Brien’s and the Celtic Whiskey Shop.