Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 8/14/23

One Month till Alpharetta’s Ultimate Eatertainment Experience

Thursday, September 7th

Tickets are on sale for Grand Tasting Alpharetta, an epic signature tasting event presented by Taste of Atlanta. For one-night only, Grand Tasting Alpharetta comes to The Hotel at Avalon on Thursday, Sept. 7, featuring unlimited bites and bevs from the Alpharetta areas’s best restaurants and top chefs, bottomless beer, wine and cocktail tastings, a decadent dessert bar, live music, culinary demonstrations and other exciting entertainment. This award-winning food festival brings an incredible energy to The Hotel at Avalon where patrons 21 and older will sip, savor and celebrate the community’s vibrant culinary scene. In collaboration with the Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau, Taste of Atlanta presents Grand Tasting Alpharetta. Tickets can be purchased at

Tickets for Grand Tasting Alpharetta are all-inclusive, providing all ticket buyers access to complimentary food and beverage tastings, a dessert bar, and live music. Attendees 21+ will never have to reach for their wallet again upon entering the event. General Admission and VIP Tickets are now available and can be purchased at VIP ticket holders get early access to Grand Tasting Alpharetta starting at 6 p.m., a special welcome cocktail and VIP swag bag (one per household) and the cost is $105 per ticket. General admission is from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and tickets cost $85 per person. Advance ticket purchase is highly recommended as tickets typically sell out prior to the event. Group ticket packages are
also available at an exclusive special rate, contact to inquire.

Grand Tasting Alpharetta not only feeds the appetite but also the soul, supporting local nonprofits with a grand giveback component. North Fulton Community Charities (NFCC), a non-profit organization whose mission is to ease hardship and foster financial stability in the community, will receive five dollars for each ticket sold to the event when NFCC is used to purchase. The sense of community and giving back are hallmarks of Taste of Atlanta’s events. In addition to NFCC, Grand Tasting Alpharetta has partnered with Second Helpings Atlanta, Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities and Giving Kitchen to support their extraordinary causes. Pack your appetite – and your stretchy pants! – and drink and eat for the
greater good.


  • One Night Only, 7-10 p.m.; VIP access 6-7 p.m. at The Hotel at Avalon
  • Taste unlimited delicious bites from 25 of Alpharetta’s best restaurants and bakeries
  • Discover new restaurants and revisit many neighborhoods favorites
  • Sample dozens of cool cocktails, wines, and beers
  • Immersive entertainment from The Biffs, an Electric Violinist, and a caricature artist
  • Culinary demonstrations from top chefs and mixologists
  • Burger Throwdown Competition presented by Georgia Beef Board featuring chefs
    from three of Alpharetta area’s best burger spots including Bocado, Ted’s Montana
    Grill and Luci’s Steakhouse
  • Best Taste voting by attendees for the “best taste,” “best beverage” and “best
    dessert” of the evening
  • Give back to local community charity partners

  • 2B Whole Gluten-Free Bakery
  • Carrie’s Conservatory
  • Cattle Shed
  • Colletta
  • Colette French Pastry & Café
  • Da Vinci’s Donuts
  • Delbar Middle Eastern
  • Eggroll Boyz
  • Fogon and Lions
  • Foundation Social Eatery
  • July Moon Bakery & Cafe
  • Kona Grill
  • Lagarde American Eatery
  • Lapeer Steak & Seafood
  • Loyal Q and Brew
  • Luci’s Steakhouse
  • Nahm Fine Thai Cuisine
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes
  • Oak Steakhouse
  • Palm 78
  • Sankranti Indian Kitchen
  • Secreto Southern Kitchen and Bar
  • Sid’s Pizza & Wings
  • South City Kitchen
  • Southern Baked Pie Company
  • Surcheros Fresh Mex
  • Ted’s Montana Grill
  • Tres Lunas Infused Tequila Bar
  • Up On The Roof
    *Check Taste of Atlanta’s Website often for the most up-to-date restaurant list.