Today is Bastille Day, the French national holiday. Here are three fun ways to celebrate:
La Madeleine Country French Café: Visit any of three locations in metro Atlanta today and get a free mini Liberté Tart — puff pastries topped with pastry crème, fresh blueberries, whipped cream and raspberries representing the blue, white and red of the French flag. For information, visit www.lamadeleine.com.
Metro area locations are:
- 1165 Perimeter Center West, Suite 330, Atlanta
- 4101 Roswell Road, Suite 812, Marietta
- 2255 Pleasant Hill Road, Suite 480, Duluth
F&B Atlanta: Celebrate F&B’s third anniversary and Bastille Day today through July 18 with a three-course, prix-fixe dinner menu for $30 per person. The three course menu features options such as heirloom baby tomato salad with warm goat cheese and cucumber-mint vinaigrette and an iceberg and spinach cup salad with white-balsamic vinaigrette, candied Georgia pecans, bleu cheese and bacon to start. Entrée selections include duck leg confit served with Yukon gold potatoes, Cipollini onions, French green beans, poached eggs and Applewood-smoked bacon, F&B-style mussels with shallots, celery, white wine, cream, lemon juice and herbs and an airline chicken breast with Dijon-tarragon mustard sauce, baby carrots and spring peas, among additional choices. For dessert enjoy gluten-free macarons from The Macaron Queen or classic French dessert isle flotante, featuring toasted caramel almonds and vanilla sauce. There will also be live entertainment and a festive atmosphere. Make reservations by calling 404-254-1797. F&B is located at 3630 Peachtree Rd NE Atlanta.
L’Occitane and deborah lippmann: You can’t get this one until July 23, but it’s a fun collaboration with a French twist. The two hand experts have partnered to develop a hand cream and nail polish duo for nourished hands and elegant nails. The Romantic Duo features deborah lippmann Groove Is In the Heart, a flamingo pink, and L’Occitane Cherry Blossom Hand Cream. The Daily Essentials Duo includes deborah lippmann Naked, an award-winning bare beige, and L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream. The sets are available July 23 for $22 exclusively at Sephora stores and sephora.com,