Date: Thursday, May 30th to Sunday, June 2nd
About: Grab your glasses, the ninth annual Atlanta Food & Wine Festival returns this spring for another weekend filled with epicurean adventure! From May 30 – June 2, attendees from across the country will come together to enjoy the dishes and spirits of the South through immersive Learning Experiences, epic Tasting Tents, and unique dinners and events. Get fired up as over 150 chefs, sommeliers and mixologists from Texas to the District of Columbia round out a robust lineup of talent for all to enjoy.
This year, the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival is taking attendees Off the Eaten Path by spotlighting off-the-grid foodie destinations, rising culinary stars, and more. An Advisory Council celebrated by Woodford Reserve is stacked with fresh-yet-savvy talent who will carefully curate unique dinners, hands-on Master Classes, and thought-provoking seminars throughout the weekend highlighting the unexpected, and incorporating surprise and delight ingredients. Be sure to take notes – these will be names you’ll want to remember.
Talent isn’t the only thing that’s fresh this year. The Festival’s beloved Tasting Tents have found a new home in vibrant Old Fourth Ward Park. Attendees will once again be able to indulge in the South’s finest flavors, up-and-coming as well as some favorite destinations and memorable brands. Crafted as an all-you-can-indulge experience, the Tasting Tents will also feature wine pop-up stations, a cocktail garden, live music, and interactive food and beverage pairing areas.
Atlanta Food & Wine Festival prides itself on having an extensive catalogue of programs and events where guests can eat, drink and learn about the South’s rich food and beverage traditions from the region’s best talent. Below are some of the salivating offerings guests can choose from in 2019:
The Front Row – Learning Experiences
Between the in-depth Master Studio series on Friday and an extensive roster of learning seminars on Saturday, guests will have over 50 opportunities to receive hands-on instruction, participate in panel discussions and sip and savor tastings from the region’s top talent. From unexpected pairings to new techniques, the spectrum of topics encourages guests to explore new sides of their palates – and offer endless opportunities for Instagrammable enjoyment and entertaining – including something for everyone’s palate.
Master Studio Series – Kitchen Raconteurs: Storytelling through Food
The universal language of food is intrinsically linked to the art of storytelling. Presented by The Local Palate and hosted by The Lee Brothers, Friday’s Master Studio series invites guests to travel down memory lane with some of our favorite storytellers – chefs, beverage pros, and purveyors – as they share dishes inspired by their own experiences.
Dinners & Events
The party doesn’t end until late! Whether it’s an intimate themed dinner or an extravagant bash, Atlanta Food & Wine Festival knows how to celebrate in true Southern style – and demonstrate the finer points of Southern hospitality. Kicking off with their signature Destination Delicious event on Thursday evening, the weekend will offer festive and interactive tasting events from Friday Lunch all the way to Sunday Brunch.
Date: Saturday, June 1st
Time: 7 pm
About: Doggies on the Catwalk returns this year for its biggest fashion event to date. Celebrating 12 years of philanthropic success, The Doggies on the Catwalk Foundation founder and notable Atlanta personality, E. Vincent Martinez, is thrilled to take this year’s event to the next level. Taking place at Greenberg Traurig’s Atlanta penthouse office suite at Terminus 200 in the heart of Buckhead for the second year in a row, attendees are invited to experience a crowd-pleasing runway lineup that includes adorable pups, local personalities and coveted luxury brands. An unforgettable evening of fashion, fun and philanthropy, Doggies on the Catwalk fashion event will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 7 p.m. and benefits several organizations including Canine Assistants, a non-profit which educates and provides service dogs for children and adults with physical disabilities or other special needs. Emceed by Tad Lemire and Kara Wilson of “Tad & Drex Mornings” on B98.5 FM, Doggies on the Catwalk will feature a cocktail reception and a high-energy runway show showcasing the season’s most sought after looks from top designers and brands found at SAKS Fifth Avenue including Gucci, Prada, Givenchy, Saint Laurent and much more. Guests will also have the opportunity to receive makeup touch ups and sample a variety of fragrances from Dior before the event. Tickets are on sale now between $95 to $250 and can be purchased at https://doggiesonthecatwalk.org.