Atlanta restaurant 'throws the key' for French festival

It’s called the Fêtes De Bayonne, and it’s the largest festival every year in France.  And this year, an Atlanta restaurant is bringing a “taste” of the party right here to North Georgia, with a special celebration of food, drinks, and entertainment.

Cooks & Soldiers is hosting is very own Fêtes De Bayonne on Sunday, July 30 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., marking the annual French tradition with a special menu inspired by the event as well as music and entertainment.  The festival is actually a 5-day affair in Bayonne, which begins when the mayor there throws a key to the city into the crowd of revelers.  Cooks & Soldiers will also start the party with a “key throwing,” and will continue with a specialty menu including a “King Leo” salad, bell pepper omelets, and a dessert called milleifeuille, which is a layered pastry also known as a Napolean.  The restaurant will also be providing traditional red kerchiefs, which patrons can wear in honor of the red-and-white theme of the Fêtes De Bayonne.

Good Day Atlanta’s Paul Milliken is never one to miss a party, and spend the morning at Cooks & Soldiers getting a preview of this special event.