Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/5/18
THE CELEBRATED ATLANTA FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL TASTING TENTS RETURN MAY 31 – JUNE 3 JOIN US FOR AN ALL-YOU-CAN-INDULGE SOUTHERN FOOD AND DRINK EXPERIENCE
Atlanta Food & Wine Festival, the country’s most popular Southern epicurean weekend, is only weeks away and its celebrated Tasting Tents will once again take guests on an epic journey through the best flavors of the South from Texas to D.C.
Not the typical Festival tasting experience, the AF&WF Tasting Tents are an all-you-can-indulge experience that allows guests the opportunity to eat, drink and explore the region’s top food and drink products and chef creations while also celebrating the international influences that have shaped our region. Piedmont Park’s Greensward Promenade will once again provide the perfect backdrop for the Tasting Tents, which will take place during the evening on Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2 and in the afternoon on Sunday, June 3.
The 2018 Tasting Tents will include 94 food and beverage exhibitor booths featuring 27 food producers, 70 wine brands, 80 spirit brands, and 64 beer brands and a rotating line-up of 35 different chefs each day. Highlights of the Tents include a cocktail garden, a Connoisseur Tent, and a newly added Southern Marketplace featuring favorite artisan goods and housewares. Some of the themes for this year’s Tents include Improbable Pairs, an exploration of unexpected wine, beer, cocktail and food pairings; Palate Pleasers, a flavor-driven sampling experience; and Ingredient Spotlight, a showcase of the region’s quintessential ingredients. The Tents will also feature Wine Riot, a sister event to the Festival that will debut in Atlanta this fall.
“We have as much fun creating the Tasting Tent experience as the guests do indulging their way through it,” said Festival CoFounder Elizabeth Feichter. “It is so exciting to see the region’s best talent come together to curate such a memorable event for Festival-goers.”
The 2018 Tasting Tents are scheduled from 7:30 – 10:30 pm on Friday, June 1 and from 6:30 – 9:30 pm on Saturday, June 2. Sunday’s Tasting Tent session will round out the weekend from 1:30 – 4:30 pm on June 3.
For a complete list of Tasting Tent Chefs and Exhibitors, please visit www.atlfoodandwinefestival.com/experiences/tasting/. Through the ticket packages, food and drink lovers can customize their Atlanta Food & Wine Festival experience by joining us for a few hours, a day or even a weekend. Individual Tasting Tent Passes are $100 and include access to unlimited tastes and sips from the South’s top chefs and purveyors. For detailed ticket information, visit the Festival ticketing website at https://www.xorbia.com/e/afwf/2018.
About Atlanta Food & Wine Festival
Launched in 2010, by Atlanta entrepreneurs Dominique Love and Elizabeth Feichter, the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival is a fourday culinary experience dedicated to shining an international spotlight on the rich food and beverage traditions of the South from Texas to the District of Columbia. With an all-female Advisory Council of 60 award-winning talent from 13 Southern states and the District of Columbia, the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival is one-part conference and one-part party, offering carefully crafted programs and events to entertain and educate consumers about Southern food and drink. The Festival also celebrates the flavors of other Southern regions around the globe including Southern Europe, South Africa, South America, Southern Hemisphere (Australia and New Zealand) and South-of-the-Border for Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, and the Caribbean. The Atlanta Food & Wine Festival is a member of the IWSC Group North America’s portfolio of events. Atlanta Food & Wine Festival returns to Midtown Atlanta Thursday, May 31 – Sunday, June 3, 2018. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.atlfoodandwinefestival.com. Follow Atlanta Food & Wine Festival on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. #KnowTheSouth #AFWF18