BREZZA CUCINA TO HOST TASTE OF TERRA MADRE 2018

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 8/12/18

‘TASTE OF TERRA MADRE’ COLLABORATIVE DINNER & SILENT AUCTION ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 23RD

Participating Chefs Include:

Andrew Cacioppo – Brezza Cucina

Jessica Gamble – KR SteakBar

Michael Patrick – Storico Fresco Alimentari e Ristorante

Jamie Adams – Il Giallo Osteria & Bar

Benefits Slow Food Atlanta’s Sponsored Delegates Attending Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2018 – the Biennial Slow Food Event in Turin, Italy

 

Brezza Cucina, Chef Jonathan Waxman’s restaurant and bar inside Ponce City Market, will host ‘Taste of Terra Madre’ on Thursday, August 23rd, an event to benefit Slow Food Atlanta’s sponsored delegates attending Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2018. The collaborative dinner and silent auction connects four of the city’s most talented Italian-trained chefs, including Andrew Cacioppo of Brezza Cucina, Jessica Gamble of KR SteakBar, Michael Patrick of Storico Fresco Alimentari e Ristorante and Jamie Adams of Il Giallo Osteria & Bar, for an evening around slow food.

 

Made up of small-scale farmers, herders, fishers, artisans and cooks from across the globe, the Terra Madre network takes care of the earth, sea and natural resources, and represents a sustainable model of agriculture. Since 2004, Slow Food has promoted Terra Madre, and this year, Slow Food International has selected 14 sponsored delegates from Slow Food Atlanta to represent the city at Terra Madre Salone Del Gusto  2018, a biennial Slow Food event bringing together 7,000 international farmers, producers, activists, educators, chefs, communities and visitors from 160 countries to celebrate good, clean and fair food.

 

At Taste of Terra Madre, guests will mingle over hors d’oeuvres, wine and Negroni cocktails while bidding on silent auction items including a MiniMax Big Green Egg, a Blue Ridge, Georgia getaway, a Georgia Grown Gift Basket and more. Following, guests will be invited to sit at communal tables for a four-course, family-style dinner with wine pairings curated by the participating chefs and Brezza Cucina’s Beverage Director Don Pirone. Local Farmers attending the international gathering of Terra Madre in Turin, Italy, will provide select produce for the dinner.

 

Tickets to attend are $78 per person (including tax and gratuity) and can be purchased here. Seating is limited.

 

ABOUT TERRA MADRE

Slow Food Atlanta has 14 Sponsored Delegates that were selected by Slow Food International to attend this years prestigious event. The small-scale farmers, herders, fishers, artisans and cooks of the Terra Madre network take care of the earth, the sea and our natural resources, and represent a sustainable model of agriculture. Nourishing the planet in harmony with nature and maintaining the fertility of the soil, they are the guardians of biodiversity and community well-being. Since 2004, Slow Food has promoted Terra Madre, a network of food communities rich in inspiration and solutions, spread across 170 countries of the globe. These food communities demonstrate that an alternative to intensive agriculture is possible, a model which is kind, delicate and respectful of the earth and the heritage of thousands of years of traditional knowledge.

ALL-DAY ROSÉ BRUNCHFEST 2018

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/30/18

Featuring All-Day Rosé, Mouthwatering Brunch Fare, Live Music and More!

 

Sunday, August 5, 2018 from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Atlanta, Georgia – Partygoers are invited to pop endless bottles of rosé during the All-Day Rosé Brunchfest at Park Tavern in Piedmont Park hosted by JEZEBEL Magazine’s 20 Most Eligible Atlantans on Sunday, August 5, 2018. Beginning at 12:30 p.m., brunch lovers can nosh on savory breakfast bowls served with fluffy scrambled eggs and cheese, crispy bacon, tomatoes and avocado; tater tots smothered and covered; toasted bagels served with cream cheese, cured salmon, and capers; a Krispy Kreme station with all the fixings including: whipped cream, strawberries and chocolate; a biscuit station with county ham and sausage; and much more. Patrons can also enjoy libations such as a selection of rosé, mimosas, Bloody Marys served with fresh cocktail shrimp, craft beers, full bodied wines, signature handcrafted cocktails and more, while enjoying a high energy live music performance by NAKD.

 

For ages 21 and up, General Admission tickets are available beginning at $15 and include entry to the event, entertainment for the day, and two food or drink tickets. The All-Day Rosé VIP experience includes early entrance, all-day access to the Rosé Olmstead Room, an indoor bar featuring leather seating, air conditioning, indoor air-conditioned restrooms, six selections of bottomless rosé, and two food or drink tickets for $45. Additional food station tickets will be available for purchase for $8 each. To purchase tickets, visit, https://www.xorbia.com/events/parktavern/RoseBrunchfest2018. This event is rain or shine. For more information, visit www.parktavern.com.

9TH ANNUAL SOUTHERN CHEFS POTLUCK

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/30/18

Enjoy an afternoon of food, fellowship, and charity

to benefit Georgia’s food-insecure population.
 

 

ATLANTA, GA — Wholesome Wave Georgia returns with their 9th annual Southern Chefs Potluck on Sunday, September 16, 2018 for the final year at the pastoral grounds at the Inn at Serenbe. This event will bring together guests for an exclusive, intimate afternoon of food, fellowship, and charity. A favorite among the Atlanta food community, Southern Chefs Potluck invites some of the city’s most highly-regarded chefs like Steven Satterfield, Asha Gomez, and more to mingle with guests and enjoy a casual Sunday supper in a beautiful open-air pavilion to support Wholesome Wave Georgia.

 

WHEN:

Sunday, September 16, 2018

3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

 

WHERE:

The Inn at Serenbe

10950 Hutcheson Ferry Road

Palmetto, GA 30268

 

Each chef will contribute a family-style side dish for dinner that compliments a main dish to be served along with homemade pickles, relishes, and desserts to be shared. The event will also feature local beer, wine, and cocktails created and served by renowned mixologists and a live auction with one-of-a-kind chef experiences and a guest auctioneer.

 

In addition to the delicious food provided at the potluck, Wholesome Wave Georgia will offer a VIP pre-party hosted by Steven Satterfield and Asha Gomez. The VIP kick-off party will be held at the Inn at Serenbe with live music, cocktails, and small appetizers.

 

 

Tickets are $175 for general admission, $300 for VIP admission, and $600 for a VIP admission package for two. Last year, Southern Chefs Potluck raised more than $146,000 in support of Wholesome Wave Georgia’s mission to increase access to fresh, healthy, and locally-grown food for all Georgians.

 

All proceeds benefit Wholesome Wave Georgia’s two core programs: Georgia Fresh for Less™ (GF4L) and the Fruit & Vegetable Prescription Program® (FVRx). Georgia Fresh for Less matches dollar- for-dollar what EBT/Food Stamps consumers spend at their local farmers markets to encourage healthy and affordable eating habits. The statewide program serves more than 10,000 families per year across more than 41 counties and features a network of 62 farmers markets in both rural and urban communities. The Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program creates affordable access to fruits and vegetables by partnering with fresh food and healthcare providers to write healthy eating prescriptions for families with diet-related illnesses. The FVRx Program operates at four sites across the state and redeemed over $66,000 worth of fruit and vegetable incentives in 2017.

SAVI PROVISIONS CELEBRATES THE GRAND OPENING OF ITS PHARR ROAD LOCATION IN BUCKHEAD

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/26/18

Featuring Live Music, Tastings, Prizes, a Raffle, Kids Activities and More! 

All Ages Welcome on Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Atlanta, Georgia – Partygoers of all ages are invited to celebrate the official grand opening of Savi Provisions in Buckhead on Pharr Road on Saturday July 28, 2018 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. during a high-energy, family-friendly block party.  Revered for its exceptional grocery offerings and wine and beer selection, the Pharr Road locale boasts an expanded market, café, a drive-thru serving Jittery Joe’s coffee, and helms Savi’s only full-service rooftop restaurant and bar, Rise & Revelry.  Featuring outdoor covered seating, a retractable awning, expansive bar and plenty of patio seating with teak tables and sofas, Rise & Revelry also has an impressive menu consisting of chef-curated small plates, snacks, salads, sandwiches, bowls and more.

 

Not only will attendees be among the first to see the new rooftop hotspot during the grand opening festivities, but Savi is treating guests to wine, Absolut Vodka cocktail tastings and craft beer samples from Scofflaw Brewing Co., Creature Comforts Brewing Co., Monday Night Brewing, and more.  Hungry patrons can also nosh on local offerings and sweet treats from King of Pops, ice cream from High Road, Savi’s signature sea salt cookies, and bites from Rise & Revelry while enjoying a live music performance by Coyote Anyway.  With entertainment for the whole family inside and out, kids activities include a giant obstacle course, an appearance from Wonder Woman look-a-like, stilt walkers, a balloon artist, portrait painting and more.  Guests can also take advantage of an array of vendor giveaways and a raffle with 100% of the proceeds benefiting Farm Chastain at the Chastain Park Conservancy.  The grand opening party is free to attend and all ages are welcome.  For more about Savi Provisions, visit www.saviprovisions.com. For more information on Savi Pharr Road’s rooftop restaurant and bar, Rise & Revelry, visit www.riseandrevelry.com.

2ND ANNUAL PEACHFEST

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/25/18

PEACH FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FULL LINEUP FOR SECOND ANNUAL CELEBRATION

ON JULY 29 IN DOWNTOWN ATLANTA – A GOOD FOOD FESTIVAL

 

Proceeds to benefit local and national agriculture through Piggy Bank

 

ATLANTA, GA  — The second annual PeachFest (www.peachfest.org) celebration will open its doors Sunday, July 29 from 4-7 p.m. for general admission (3 p.m. for VIP guests). FlatironCity (Fairlie-Poplar) will once again host 65 food artisans, pastry chefs, and barkeeps all collaborating around a food or beverage offering based on peaches to bring culinary innovation for nearly 1,000 attendees.

 

“After two years (2016, 2017) of unseasonably warm spring months bringing us devastating harvests, Peach farming has finally flourished this year. While we celebrate this change for the better, we must also remember to be grateful for our farmers,” says Brady Lowe, Volunteer Director of Piggy Bank. “Without hands in the dirt, we would never see food on our plates and that’s what PeachFest is all about.”

 

With a booming peach season and an extraordinary list of participating chefs, the festival is determined to raise awareness for Piggy Bank, a start-up farm in Missouri devoted to supporting new family farms and providing aid to those facing disaster (fire, flood and disease), and causes dedicated to growing interest in young farmers to take up the art of growing food. With the average age of a U.S. farmer approaching 60, we are launching a “Grow a Farmer” initiative that will help young aspiring agrarians find apprenticeships and opportunities. In an effort to bring education to the forefront our friends Judd Foster of South of Heaven BBQ alongside Steven Lingenfelter will present an edible discussion and side by side breed tasting of heritage breed pigs on the culinary stage with farmers Jon Jackson of Comfort Farms (Mulefoot), Charlotte Swancy of Riverview Farms (Berkshire), and Marc Mousseau of Hamthropolgy (Ossabaw) followed by a butcher demo with Rusty Bowers of Pine Street Market.

 

The festival boasts an impressive roster of top local chefs include Andre Gomez of Porch Light Latin Kitchen, Julio Delgado of New Realm Brewing Company, Hector Santiago of El Super Pan, Jose Mendin of Pubbelly Miami, Archna Malhorta Becker of Bhojanic, Chad Clevenger of Alma Cocina, Elodie Westover of Golden Eagle and Muchacho, Joy Jessup and Rebecca Weil of Sugar Spun Fun, Lasheeda Perry of Bar Margot at Four Seasons Atlanta, Paul Westin of Rathbun’s, Kristia Paz of One Eared Stag, Drew Van Leuvan of Seven Lamps, Charmaine Enslin of Pouch Pies, Rebecca Williamson of Holmsted Fines Chutney, Mykel Burkhart of Miller Union, Derrick Green of APRON at Solis Two Porsche Drive, Nate Singer of Carter Country Meats, Michael Yang of Char Korean BBQ and Grill, Richard Bradford of True Fare, Matt Marcus of Watershed, Nick Leahy of Aix, and Jeb Aldrich of Tiny Lou’s at Hotel Claremont, Ramesh Kaduru of The Ritz-Carlton Atlanta, Terry Koval and Stevenson Rosslow of Wrecking Bar, Hudson Rouse of Rising Son, Marc and Lydia Mousseau of Hamthropolgy, David Larkworthy of Five Seasons Brewing, Bob and Leslie Lewis of Southern Crust.

 

The cost of attendance is $60 for General Admission and $100 for VIPs. With each ticket, attendees enjoy ethically and responsibly sourced peach inspired dishes with a variety of beverages from local craft breweries, distilleries, and wineries, all created by some of Georgia’s most forward thinking food and drink leaders. To purchase tickets, visit www.peachfest.org or Eventbrite at https://bit.ly/2lF7V7m.

 

Eight of the Atlanta’s best barkeeps will be competing in the “Peach Punch Royale” featuring bourbon from Breckenridge Distillery. Those serving up peach inspired bourbon punches include Stephanie Heggood of Brezza Cucina, Jose Pereiro of Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar, Bobby Gover of The Mercury, Iván Goitía of Himitsu, Parris Emon Broadus of Chicken + Beer, Kelsey Kenny of The Painted Duck, Dylan Ogozelec and Rori Robinson of The Painted Pin.

 

Rounding out the all-inclusive premium food and beverage experience are this year’s partners including a stunning lineup of sponsors including “The Peach Stand” presented by the Georgia Peach Association and Pearson Farm, Turnip Truck, King of Pops, Pouch Pies, True Fare, FlatironCity, Peachtree Center, Bulleit Bourbon, Westland Distillery, Flor de Cana Rum, Breckenridge Distillery, Creature Comforts Brewing Co., Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co, Simple Man Distillery, Wrecking Bar, Rioja Wines, From the Earth Brewing, DRY Sparkling, Topo Chico, Holmsted Fines, Joel & Granot Real Estate, Royal Oak Charcoal, Georgia Peach Association, Genuine Georgia, Pearson Farm, RC Carter Meat, Niceland Sustainable Seafood, Revolution Doughnuts, Georgia Farmers Market Association, Luxury Exposure Magazine, Aglanta, Turnip Truck, Staffing911, Impress Events, soofa, Gourmet Foods International, M2 Public Relations, Central Atlanta Progress, Invest Atlanta, True North Salmon, Cooke Seafood. Found under the tree canopy at Broad Street NW and Poplar Street NW, FlatironCity is the perfect PeachFest location. Coming to a point with The Flatiron Building – Atlanta’s oldest standing skyscraper – FlatironCity is a local historic landmark that radiates decades of Atlantan lifestyle and culture.

INAUGURAL VIVA TEQUILA FESTIVAL ATLANTA

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/21/18

EXCLUSIVE FOR ADVENTURES IN ATLANTA AUDIENCE AND FOLLOWERS. Get 10% off your tickets via our link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/viva-tequila-festival-atlanta-tickets-46108694346?discount=adventure

 

ATLANTA, GA – The inaugural Viva Tequila Festival (www.vivatequilafestival.com) will be held at Atlantic Station, September 15, 2018 from 11 am-6 pm with an exclusive after-party from 6 pm -9 pm.

 

Viva Tequila Festival welcomes food, art, music and small batch, hand-crafted tequilas of Mexico to the streets of Atlanta’s own Atlantic Station.  The festival is thrilled to introduce our official, non-profit sponsor, the Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance, (GOCA), an organization dedicated to “increasing awareness and educating Georgia’s women, their families, and the healthcare community about the risks and symptoms of ovarian cancer.” A portion of the festival’s proceeds will benefit GOCA. (www.gaovariancancer.org)

Viva Tequila is also proud to announce a community partnership with the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GHCC) and The Georgia Hispanic Business Center (https: // ghcc.org).

 

Atlanta’s finest participating restaurants will be paired with the world’s finest boutique tequilas to create Signature Bites and Sips designed to dazzle your palate. The festival will educate attendees on the history of the agave plant, tequila cultivation, proper sipping technique and its’ development on the global market. Attendees will enjoy the opportunity to stroll through Atlantic Station’s Pinnacle Pad and sample prepared bites from some of city’s finest restaurants as they display their respective culinary talents. A complete list of the restaurants can be found on the Viva Tequila website.

 

Moreover, Viva Tequila Festival presents a unique marketing opportunity for its participants. Restaurants and tequila sponsors will be featured on “The Tastemaker Talks” Live with Sean O’Keefe, a new Facebook Live show highlighting Atlanta’s most influential brand ambassadors and tastemakers. As a leader in the events industry, and the producer behind Viva Tequila, Sean O’Keefe (www.seanokeefeevents.com) will be bringing his wealth of culinary knowledge and event design expertise to the forefront. “This show is an exciting option to introduce the sponsors and cross promote the brands, further increasing their reach and exposure for the duration of the festival campaign this summer. “ says O’Keefe. All participating brands will be eligible for inclusion in the “The Tastemaker Talks” series.

 

Sponsorship opportunities are also available for small business owners for the “Mi Pueblito Craft and Artisan Showcase” a lively marketplace for vendors whose wares reflect the dynamic and rich culture of Mexico.  Mi Pueblito, designed in the style and feel of Olvera Street in Los Angeles, will allow local artisans to sell their crafts and merchandise in the midst of the festival.

 

The price for general admission is now $55 and $150 for VIPs. VIP guests will enjoy intimate conversations with the Tequila makers in the sophisticated VIP lounge and have access to the Viva La Noche after party, complete with live music performances.  Each ticket includes six delicious bites to be paired with six tequila sips. Each bite is a small dish, each sip is a small-pour, handcrafted cocktail created in conjunction with the restaurant’s chef and bartender. All bites and sips will be created solely for Viva Tequila and are unique to the feel of each restaurant.

 

All adults aged 21 and older are welcomed. Tickets can be purchased at www.vivatequilafestival.com and Eventbrite.

THE CHEESE FEST 2018 – TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR 6TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/21/18

Produced by Gourmet Foods International to Help Educate Atlanta’s Cheese Lovers

 

ATLANTA: Tickets for The Cheese Fest 2018 are officially on sale! The farmer’s market-style festival is in its sixth year. The annual event brings together small food producers from around the globe along with South-east consumers at one venue—Historic Fourth Ward Park. Atlanta was recently named one of the South’s best food cities by Southern Living, propelling culinary interest in our charming city. The Cheese Fest now attracts close to 3,000 attendees. The tremendous growth of the event has sparked the festival team to craft several new experiences and a larger-sized festival, overall. Annual nonprofit recipient, Giving Kitchen, will receive a portion of all proceeds from the event. Giving Kitchen is a nonprofit providing emergency assistance to restaurant workers through financial assistance and a network of community resources throughout 47 counties in Georgia.

 

The Cheese Fest will take place at Historic Fourth Ward Park, Friday, September 28, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Tickets are available at The Cheese Fest – $35 for general admission. A $65 VIP ticket includes admission to The Cheese Fest plus a waterfront pairing of your choice of wine, beer, or Champagne. Cash bars will be available throughout the festival to sell beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages. ATMs will also be on-site. General admission ticket includes entry into The Cheese Fest Atlanta, access to the Meltdown competition, and samplings from cheese producers from around the world. The first 500 attendees receive a special giveaway upon entering the festival.

 

As of June 25, festival experiences include; unlimited tastings from 100+ artisan cheese and specialty food vendors; marketplace goods available for purchase; waterfront seating for cheese pairing classes such as beer, wine and sparkling beverages; A Pig and A Pint, pairing charcuterie from Spotted Trotter with various beers; Olives Galore!, an educational class hosted by Divina, detailing the history, fermentation process and providing samples of numerous olives; the highly anticipated Meltdown competition, featuring popular, Atlanta chefs grilling it out for People’s Choice and Judges’ Choice awards; Cheesemaker Unplugged/Uncensored: Meet the Maker featuring the 2018 winner from American Cheese Society (ACS) Conference; and live music by singer-songwriter, Rachel Baiman.

 

About The Cheese Fest: Good food. Local. Community.

Gourmet Foods International Gourmet Food International began as a small Atlanta area cheese shop in 1967. Since then, we have grown into one of the leading specialty food suppliers in the nation. Our mission is to provide our customers with the freshest and finest specialty food products in perfect condition. We take special interest in small producers and work directly with them to offer hand-crafted, healthy, and environmentally conscientious products.

 

The Cheese Fest was produced as a way for GFI to bring together artisan cheesemakers and specialty producers from around the globe to meet with the consumer to provide cheese education in the form of pure enjoyment. The Cheese Fest is in its 6th year and is a community farmer’s market-style festival, with focus on artisan cheese, small cheese producers, and specialty foods that come from cows, goats, small farms and organic origins.

2ND ANNUAL ATLANTA SUMMER WINE FEST

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/15/18

The second annual Atlanta Summer Wine Fest will be held on Saturday, August 11th at City Winery. There will be two sessions to choose from: 12-4pm or 6-10pm. We will have over 50 wines as well as a selection of beer and cider to choose from. There will be live music upstairs, DJ Q-tip downstairs, and City Winery will have food available for purchase. The wine list will be added to the website soon. Tickets are on sale now for $45 in advance and will increase on August 2nd to $50 and $60 at the door. More details and link to tickets can be found here: http://atlantawinefestivals.com/summer

PUB CRAWL ON THE BELTLINE SUMMER EDITION 2018

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/15/18

From Inman Park to Piedmont Park, the East Side Trail on the Atlanta BeltLine connects some of the best restaurants and bars in town! Join us on Saturday, August 11th to try them all! The pub crawl will begin at 12:00 PM and will end at 4:00 PM.

Tickets include up to (5) complimentary beverages along the BeltLine along with awesome food and drink specials at each participating location. Get your crew together and join us for Pub Crawl on the BeltLine | Summer Edition!

Previous Partner Bars Include: Apres Diem | Bread & Butterfly | Char Korean Bar | City Winery | The Deep End | FROGS | Hampton + Hudson | The Mercury | Mellow Mushroom | The Model T | Olive Bistro | Park Tavern | Pure Taqueria | Tacos & Tequilas

CHECK-IN LOCATIONS: (exact locations TBA)

  • INMAN PARK: will be located in Inman Park, near N Highland Ave.
  • PONCE: will be located near Ponce City Market
  • MIDTOWN: will be located near the Midtown Promenade shopping center

OKTOBERFEST ATLANTA 2018

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/11/18

**ON SALE FRIDAY, JULY 13TH AT 10:00 AM** The first 500 single-day tickets are available for just $10!

Put on your lederhosen and join us for a full weekend of German-themed fun at Oktoberfest Atlanta! We’re taking THREE days (October 12th-14th) to enjoy a variety of deliciously cold German beers, Oktoberfest-inspired craft beer, German food, live music, and an abundance of games and Oktoberfest themed activities in Historic Fourth Ward Park. There are 3-day passes and single-day tickets available, which include admission to the event, a souvenir 22oz beer stein, and first beer free (one per day for a 3-day pass). TICKETS: www.OktoberfestATL.com

Want a sneak preview? Here’s a video of last year’s event here!