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Domino Holland, Zoe Hanna and Charlie Holland enjoying a delicious French crepe at the Red Monkey Cafe in Kingscliff.
Domino Holland, Zoe Hanna and Charlie Holland enjoying a delicious French crepe at the Red Monkey Cafe in Kingscliff. John Gass

KINGSCLIFF bistro, the Red Monkey Cafe and Bar, promises Tweed's French residents and lovers of fine 'French cuisine' an event featuring the right flavour when the cafe hosts a 'Bastille Day Crepes and Apple Cider Day' on July 14.

Next weekend's celebrations will commemorate the storming of the famous Parisian gaol, and will feature beautifully thin French pancakes which are usually rolled into tubes and filled with an assortment of savoury and sweet stuffings.

The crepes will be accompanied by apple cider and other classically French dishes such as quiche Lorraine and chocolate mousse.

Chef Coco Voinot will prepare the delectable food while the Red Monkey Cafe and Bar will be turned into a Parisian Cafe to give customers a real taste of France.

Ms Voinot has spent time teaching the kids of Kingscliff Primary School some of the finer points of French cooking which has allowed the youngsters to go home and impress their families with newfound culinary skills.

Ms Voinot said after attending her cooking classes some of the kids had helped their mother cook complex dishes such as chocolate mousse and apple tarts, which the mums thought too difficult before their children showed them how.

Ms Voinot said some mothers confessed they never tried to make quiche Lorraine until their kids came home with the right skills.

The crepes will come with a wide choice of fillings and the menu will contain all time favourites such as ham, mushroom and cheese, spinach and cheese, sliced ham and cheese, banana and chocolate sauce, lemon and sugar and toasted almonds and chocolate sauce crepes.

The crepes will be on offer all day from breakfast till lunch and for every Kingscliff Primary School visitor and their guests who purchase a crepe, $2.50 will be donated to the school's P&C.

To taste the authentic flavour of France and celebrate the liberation of the French peasantry, join Ms Voinot at the Red Monkey Cafe and Bar for the Bastille Day event.

Topics:  bastille day cafe food france kingscliff



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