Tamborrada Festival 2017 at Cooks & Soldiers
On Thursday, January 19, Cooks & Soldiers will pay homage to its Basque namesake by hosting its second annual Tamborrada celebration. From 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., guests at Cooks & Soldiers will be transported to the lively streets of San Sebastián to honor the occasion with Tamborrada traditions and Basque specialties.
La Tamborrada is a festival held annually on January 20, in San Sebastián, Spain. At midnight, the town gathers in Konstituzio Plaza in Old Town to watch the mayor raise the San Sebastián flag to officially commence the 24-hour festival. From midnight to midnight, the streets come alive with Donostiarras, or the people of San Sebastian, who dress as cooks and soldiers and march in drumming groups across various parts of the city. Known as one of Spain's loudest parties, la Tamborrada takes over the city with echoes of the "March of San Sebastián" song that drummers beat all day until the celebration finishes the following midnight and the flag is lowered.
To celebrate Tamborrada in Atlanta, Cooks & Soldiers welcomes guests to experience an evening of entertainment and Basque cuisine presented by executive chef Landon Thompson. For $45 per person, guests will enjoy unlimited bites from stations around the restaurant, each highlighting different flavors of Basque country. The menu will feature traditional pintxos, grilled meats, cheese, charcuterie, seafood, and a churro and brandy toast finale. Popular Cooks & Soldiers menu items, such as the bikini and chistorra in a blanket, will also be served. Guests can choose to pay an additional $25 for a branded tasting glass and unlimited txakoli, beer, cider, red and white wine, and gin and tonics. The full cocktail menu will also be available a la carte at the bar.
Throughout the evening, Cooks & Soldiers will entertain guests with Tamborrada rituals including costumes, chef processions through the dining room; Basque-style drumming; and a live stream projection of the celebration in San Sebastián. Branded t-shirts will be available for purchase.
Cooks & Soldiers (View)
691 14th Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|