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GATHER ROUND ATLANTA 2021

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/28/21

Thursday, October 14 to Sunday, October 17

Epicurean Hotel and all over Atlanta

Gather ‘round, a celebration of Southern food, drink, music and art is launching ticket sales on Friday, July 16 for its inaugural weekend in Midtown Atlanta, October 14 – 17th, 2021. Curated and produced by Southern Culinary & Creative, the four-day festival brings together the best of the region with 60+ talent, offering guests a chance to meet and eat with the South’s most prestigious chefs, beverage experts, artists, makers and entertainers.

“With a dedication to supporting the community and giving back to the people and places who nourish us, Gather ‘round is proud to champion the Atlanta-based hospitality organization Giving Kitchen as a beneficiary of the event and a primary nonprofit partner of Epicurean Atlanta. We wanted to curate an experience that encapsulates the full spectrum of culinary and creative interests in the community, and we’re working closely with some of the South’s top chefs, beverage experts and artists to bring this delicious adventure to life,” says Southern Culinary & Creative Partner Elizabeth Feichter. “We look forward to welcoming culinary enthusiasts for years to come, as Gather ‘round flourishes into an annual event cherished by the community.”

The soon-to-open Epicurean Atlanta, as the Presenting Sponsor, will play host to Gather ‘round. With a laser focus on delivering an authentic culinary experience to every guest, Epicurean Atlanta is the perfect venue for this celebration with its state-of-the-art Epicurean Theatre, 178-guest rooms and suites, and 1-acre rooftop events lawn. Epicurean Atlanta and its executive chef Ewart Wardhaugh are thrilled to collaborate with talent from its sister properties for the weekend including the team from Bern’s Steak House in Tampa, FL with chefs Habteab Hamde, Carlise Lopez, and Hannah Thomas and Wine Director Eric Renaud, as well as chefs Adam Hyatt (Élevage SoHo Kitchen & Bar, Epicurean Hotel, Tampa, FL), Chad Johnson and beverage manager Chris Belk (Haven, Tampa, FL).

Award-winning talent that call the region home will be featured throughout the weekend’s lineup including Ferrell Alvarez (Rooster & the Till, Nebraska Mini Mart, Gallito Taqueria, Tampa, FL), Brittanny Anderson (Brenner Pass, Metzger Bar And Butchery, Black Lodge, Leni, Richmond, VA), Cory Bahr (Parish, Monroe, LA), Rebecca Masson (Fluff Bake Bar, Houston, TX), Gerald Sombright (Knife & Spoon, Orlando, FL), Shuai Wang (Jackrabbit Filly, North Charleston, SC), and more.  In addition, Atlanta’s very own Justin & Jonathan Fox (Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q), Tiffanie Barriere (The Drinking Coach), Miles Macquarrie (Watchman’s, Kimball House), Claudia Martinez (Miller Union), Craig Richards (Lyla Lila), and Maricela Vega (Chicomecoatl) among many other local favorites will guarantee Gather ‘round will delight and inspire guests throughout the weekend’s events.

SIGNATURE EVENTS

Gather ‘round will feature four signature events held throughout the weekend inviting guests to break bread as Southern makers, artisans and creators of deliciousness bring their craft to life.  Each of the four signature events will be fully immersive, as the space, culinary offerings and details are woven thoughtfully together to tell stories of the South and deliver guests epicurean discoveries by the forkful. On Thursday evening, Awaken Your Senses will delight the palate with unforgettable dishes and beverage pairings to awaken the Epicurean adventure ahead.  On Friday, Tomorrow’s Table will offer modern takes on both Southern cuisine and craft, featuring rising and well-known talent from around the region with beautifully presented dishes, libations, paired wines, and engaging artistic performances and installations curated by the Hambidge Creative Arts Center. Sip will spotlight the bond between music and drinks, complete with the perfect bite to pair, celebrating classic Southern cocktails and curated Soundtracks playing to the musical culture of the South as guests enjoy a tasty Saturday night. To close out the weekend, Punch Brunch will toast to Sundays in the South with the ever-beloved and large-format concept of the Southern punch.  Combined with savory and sweet comfort food for this seated brunch service, we will top off this indulgent morning with a soulful Southern musical performance and delicious pastry bites featuring chefs from around the region while enjoying beautiful views from the Sky Terrace event lawn at the Epicurean.

EPICUREAN THEATRE MASTER CLASSES

Presented by The Local Palate, this entertaining, educational kick-off series of five interactive, deeply immersive seminars will take place throughout the weekend, acting as a forum for open discussion on a wide range of topics. Learn the latest in sustainability from two Gulf-seasoned chefs, explore the iconic dishes of Buford Highway, or taste the nuances of natural wine with these latest topics and trends in food media. Guests are sure to leave inspired and satiated with each delectable discovery.

TAKE COVER: A COLLABORATIVE DINNER SERIES

In this collaborative dinner series, award-winning guest talent from around the South will gather in Atlanta’s top restaurants to create unexpected collaborative menus, featuring dishes inspired by multiple cuisines and visiting talent’s culinary personas.  Each multi-course meal, complete with beverage pairings, promises a culinary cover guests won’t want to miss.  Among the experiences, get ready to join the Fox Bros. as they work alongside visiting chefs Ming Pu and Shuai Wang to interpret Asian flavors into Southern smoked favorites or partake in a music-to-your-mouth journey of European flavors during Craig Richards collaboration with Chrysta Poulos and recent Top Chef participant, Brittanny Anderson.

Tickets are on sale and can be purchased by visiting GatherRoundATL.com. Gather ‘round weekend rates are also available at Epicurean Atlanta and can be reserved here. For a full list of Gather ‘round talent, please follow the link here.

The well-being of patrons, sponsors, team members and talent is the event’s top priority. In preparation for Gather ‘round, the team will continue to closely monitor health and safety updates and recommendations from the CDC and the Georgia Department of Public Health as related to the pandemic and any other potential health risks to stay aware of. The team will evolve and adapt as needed to ensure the health and safety for all involved and will ensure the set up and guest and talent experience for the event is maintained at the highest standards.

FOOD THAT ROCKS 2021

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/10/21

Food That Rocks combines bevs, bites, and live music creating tasting experiences with local flavor.
 


Food that Rocks, a tasting event celebrating the vibrant and expanding dining scene in Sandy Springs will commemorate its fifth year with a return to City Springs this September. New for 2021, Food That Rocks is expanding to three nights and adding a Saturday afternoon session with each session featuring tastes from participating restaurants, wine, beer, cocktail tastings, and live music. 


“Food that Rocks was created to bring together community and entertainment for a cause. The challenge this year was reimaging the event to support the hospitality industry in a post-pandemic period.  Rather than a single event serving large numbers, we are hosting multiple sessions. These smaller, intimate tasting events will allow us to bring Food That Rocks back in a manner that is safe and expands options for both our guests and restaurants,” said Dale DeSena, the event creator and founder of Taste of Atlanta.”
  
Food That Rocks will host sessions from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. September 23-25, 2021, and an afternoon session on September 25 from noon – 3 p.m. Each session will feature food and drinks from local chefs and mixologists. Live music will add to the ambiance at each event.  Tickets are $90 per person per session and are all-inclusive ($100 per person day of the event). A portion of each ticket sold will cover the cost to allow a select number of COVID frontline healthcare and public safety workers to attend free of charge as a special thank you for their efforts during the pandemic. 
 
“Food is a powerful tool in creating strong cities. It brings people together, and a thriving hospitality industry contributes to the overall economic health of a community.  Food That Rocks has added significantly to our efforts to elevate our dining scene while creating an entertaining event fun for the community,” said Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty Paul. 
 

In partnership with Visit Sandy Springs and the City of Sandy Springs, Food That Rocks is for 21-and-up only and is presented by Taste of Atlanta. Food That Rocks is also sponsored by Your Atlanta Area BMW Centers and Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital.  Tickets to the event can be purchased beginning July 28, 2021, at www.FoodThatRocks.org.    Rideshare is encouraged. Drop off and pick up is located at Johnson Ferry Road and Blue Stone Road. For more information, visit www.FoodThatRocks.org.

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ATLANTA GRILLED CHEESE FESTIVAL 2021 – POSTPONED UNTIL 2022

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 8/15/21

Saturday, September 11

Pinnacle Lot, Atlantic Station

Tickets here.

A FOOD FESTIVAL OF DELICIOUS PROPORTIONS

The Atlanta Grilled Cheese Festival is coming BACK in 2021 for our cheesiest fest yet on Saturday, September 11th! Join us to celebrate #NationalGrilledCheeseDay a little late this year with restaurants from all over Atlanta serving up bites of melty, cheesy goodness for your tasting pleasure.

Try a few, or try them all and cast your vote for Best Grilled Cheese in Atlanta!

General Admission Tickets include admission to the festival, your first (3) grilled cheese samples, event koozie plus live music, and access to our Adult Game Zone and Bloody Mary Garden (21+ if applicable). $35

SOLD OUT! Cheese Lover’s Tickets include admission to the festival, your first (6) grilled cheese samples, event koozie, souvenir sunglasses and (2) beer/wines, plus live music, and access to our Adult Game Zone and Bloody Mary Garden (21+ if applicable).

ATLANTA FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES STELLAR LINEUP OF CHEFS, MIXOLOGISTS FOR THE EVENT’S HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED RETURN SEPTEMBER 9-12

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 8/15/21

Tasting Tents to Feature New Live Culinary Demos, Barbecue Competition & 

Ultimate Sunday Tailgate

Festival Discounts Tasting Tent Tickets For First Responders

Celebrating the rich culinary traditions of the South, the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival (AFWF) is thrilled to announce its stellar lineup of chefs and mixologists, along with new programming this year. Tickets are on sale now for both tasting tents and the intimate dinner series, taking place between Thursday, September 9 and Sunday, September 12. 

The festival’s highly anticipated Tasting Tents will return to Historic Fourth Ward Park on Saturday, September 11 and Sunday, September 12, and feature wine pop-up stations, a cocktail garden, live music and an interactive food and beverage pairing area. For the first time in the event’s decade-long history, revelers can experience the soon-to-be announced live learning experiences presented by Publix in the form as culinary demos as part of the signature Tasting Tents. Culinary Demos will feature a mix of visiting Southern and local Atlanta culinary personalities who will be educating and entertaining guests during the two days. 

To kick off festival weekend, AFWF will be hosting its first-ever barbecue battle competition, where some of the top Georgia hotspots will compete for the title of “best barbecue bite” on Saturday. On Sunday, guests can enjoy the ultimate tailgate party surrounding the big game pitting Atlanta versus Philadelphia. Guests can enjoy a bevy of offerings including elevated football bites prepared by the likes of Top Chef alum John Tesar (Knife), Bruce Kalman (SoulBelly BBQ), Alex Seidel (Mercantile), Giorgio Rapicavoli (Luca Osteria) alongside pit master all-stars Leonard Botello (Truth BBQ), Burt Bakman (Slab BBQ) and more! Throughout the weekend, the Tasting Tents will host a curated Yelp Atlanta spotlight section featuring a variety of their favorite local spots.

AFWF takes pride on its extensive weekend of programming and events where guests can eat, drink and explore the South’s best talent. Intimate live and in-person culinary experiences include a festival collaboration dinner with Lazy Betty’s Ron Hsu and Aaron Phillips, A Taste of España dinner at John Castellucci’s Cooks & Soldiers, Sunday Supper at Deborah VanTrece’s Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours, Southern Revival Brunch at The Woodall with Chef John C. Metz, Italian Sunday feast at Colletta Atlanta, The Ultimate Omakase experience at O-Ku Atlanta, curated dinner at 5Church with Chef Mark Alba and — back by popular demand – South Main Kitchen’s Taste of NoLa dinner with live musical entertainment! 

Atlanta has embraced this amazing event for more than 10 years,” says Brett Friedman, Partner and CEO of Agency 21, which owns and operates Atlanta Food & Wine Festival. “Even during the pandemic when we could only operate at a limited capacity, the city’s talented chefs remained vigilant in their support for us. We’re so grateful to be back and to focus the attention where it always belongs, on the people throughout the hospitality industry.” 

Continuing with last year’s commitment to give back to the restaurants that helped build this incredible event, a percentage of proceeds will support two local charities. AFWF will be supporting Children of Conservation, with proceeds dedicated to the conservation of endangered species through education, habitat preservation and wildlife sanctuary. In an effort to curb hunger and reduce food waste in the Metro Atlanta area, AFWF will be partnering with Second Helpings Atlanta to collect fresh, surplus food from each of AFWF’s activations to donate to local hunger relief agencies. 

In an effort to honor their dedication and drive throughout the pandemic, AFWF will offer 50% off tickets to Tasting Tents for Sunday to frontline workers. In order to redeem the discount, email a21events@squadup.com with proof of profession to be sent a private discount code.

In 2019, Agency 21 acquired AFWF with the intention of making last year’s 10th anniversary celebration the best yet. The pandemic changed everything, but not the spirit of Southern hospitality. AFWF will stay true to its origins, offering a celebration of the South.

Tasting Tent tickets are on sale now. General Admission One Day Passes are $150 with VIP tickets priced at $250. General Admission Weekend Passes are $275 with VIP priced at $450. Prices will increase on August 13. 

For more details and to purchase tickets, visit www.atlfoodandwinefestival.com.Interviews and photography are available upon request. If you are interested in covering/attending this year’s festival, please apply here.

ATLANTA FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL 2021

ATLANTA FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL RETURNS IN ITS TRUEST FORM
CELEBRATING SOUTHERN CULINARY TRADITIONS AND

BENEFITING TWO GREAT CAUSES
Tasting Tent Tickets on Sale NOW!

The Atlanta Food & Wine Festival (AFWF) returns to Historic Fourth Ward Park this year with its beloved Tasting Tents on Saturday, September 11 and Sunday, September 12. Honoring the rich tradition of Southern sustenance, attendees can savor the flavors of the South’s favorite chefs and mixologists as well as wine pop-up stations, a cocktail garden, live music, and an interactive food and beverage pairing area. A percent of proceeds from this year’s curated dinners, lunches and brunches supports local charities.

“We’re happy to be back, doing what we love, which is creating and executing first class events for our consumers, chefs and partners,” says Brett Friedman, Partner & CEO of Agency 21, which owns and operates Atlanta Food & Wine Festival. “This year especially, we are looking forward to showcasing creative cuisine with talented chefs from all 13 Southern states, as a tribute to returning to normalcy.”

After a pandemic pause, when the festival commenced in a virtual capacity, attendees can once again connect live and in-person in the Tasting Tents to indulge in the South’s finest flavors, featuring the up- and-coming as well as some favorite destinations and memorable brands.  New this year, the Tasting Tents will have a curated Yelp Atlanta spotlight section featuring a variety of their favorite local Atlanta spots.

In effort to curb hunger and reduce food waste in the Metro Atlanta area, AFWF will be partnering with Second Helpings Atlanta to collect fresh, surplus food from each of AFWF’s activations to donate to hunger relief agencies. In addition, AFWF will also be supporting Children of Conservation, with proceeds dedicated to the conservation of endangered species through education, habitat preservation and wildlife sanctuary.

In 2019, Agency 21 acquired the AFWF with the intention of making last year’s 10th anniversary celebration the best yet. The pandemic changed everything, but not the spirit of Southern hospitality. The AF&WF will stay true to its origins, offering a celebration of the South.

Atlanta Food & Wine Festival prides itself on having an extensive weekend of programming and events where guests can eat, drink and explore the South’s rich culinary traditions from the best talent in the Southeast. Tasting Tent tickets are now on sale with early bird pricing available until July 23. The festival’s lineup of intimate dinners, lunches and brunches taking place from September 9 through September 12 will be announced in the coming weeks.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.atlfoodandwinefestival.com.

ATLFAMILYMEAL PRESENTS FEED THE FAM 2020 A VIRTUAL EVENT

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/4/20

SUPPORTING THE METRO ATLANTA HOSPITALITY COMMUNITY ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18 

Online Event Will Bring Together Atlanta Food, Music, & Art Communities to Help Feed, Nourish, & Support Hospitality Workers in Need

ATLFAMILYMEAL, the nonprofit supporting Atlanta’s hospitality community, announces Feed the Fam – a virtual experience celebrating the Atlanta food, music, and art communities and benefitting metro Atlanta hospitality workers – on Sunday, October 18 beginning at 7pm.

 

Held entirely online, the fundraiser will present a lineup of programming live-streamed on the Feed the Fam website. Comprised of some of the city’s most beloved creatives and culinary talent, Feed the Fam will feature standout musical performances from local artists like Omni, Lunar Vacation, Mattiel, and more, plus dynamic cooking demos from acclaimed Atlanta chefs and bartenders featuring dishes included in the once-in-a-lifetime seven-course dinner, available for pre-order on Feed the Fam’s website and delivered on the night of the event. The menu will showcase unique dishes prepared by participating chefs like Kevin Gillespie, Virginia Willis, and Todd Richards to celebrate the Atlanta dining experience. 

 

ATLFAMILYMEAL will kick off the online festival by pre-selling tickets to a raffle that will include one-of-a-kind items, entertainment, and experiences with all proceeds going directly to ATLFAMILYMEAL. Guests will have the opportunity to live-stream the raffle throughout the virtual festival on Feed the Fam’s website as well as on Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube. With San Pellegrino as the marquee sponsor, additional sponsors include Creature Comforts, Scana Energy, and Scofflaw Brewing.

 

Since launching in March, ATLFAMILYMEAL has delivered more than 100,000 chef-prepared meals to hospitality workers in need from over 200 metro Atlanta restaurants, breweries, and hospitality businesses facing joblessness due to the COVID-19 crisis. Founded by Michael Lennox, CEO and Founder of Electric Hospitality (Ladybird, Golden Eagle, Muchacho), the nonprofit has created a network of chefs, restaurant owners, hospitality workers, and business/nonprofit leaders since inception to prepare and deliver meals to hospitality workers across metro Atlanta.

 

ATLFAMILYMEAL is actively seeking donated items and experiences for the fundraising auction, as well as corporate sponsors, artists, and businesses. If interested, please email info@atlfamilymeal.org with any inquiries or visit www.atlfamilymeal.org to donate and learn more. Stay tuned for a full list of event programming, scheduling, and select auction items.

ATLANTA FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL REIMAGINED 2020

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 8/19/20

ATLANTA FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL IS REIMAGINED WITH
10 DAYS OF DIGITAL SEMINARS & SELECT SOCIALLY DISTANCED CHEF EXPERIENCES WITH
PROCEEDS BENEFITING ATLANTA’S RESTAURANT COMMUNITY

Tickets on Sale Now.

In light of COVID-19 and in an effort to give back to the restaurant community its celebrated for the past 10 years, the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival (AF&WF) will commence with a series of digital seminars and select socially distanced meals, starting Thursday, September 10 and continuing through Saturday, September 19. Honoring the rich tradition of southern sustenance, this year’s event will forgo the festival and instead present 13 digital seminars, called AF&WF At Home Edition Presented by Publix, as well as 11 dinners, two lunches and one brunch, all with limited, socially distanced seating. One hundred percent (100%) of ticket sales from the digital seminars will benefit the talent and 70% of ticket sales from the chef experiences will go back to the restaurants. “COVID-19 has had a life-altering impact on the restaurant community that has helped build this festival to internationally known status over the last 10 years,” said Brett Friedman, CEO of Agency 21 Consulting. “We are leveraging our platform to drive business and revenue back to them as a show of solidarity for our partners and friends.”

Late last year, Agency 21 Consulting was brought on to execute and manage AF&WF in conjunction with founder, Elizabeth Feichter with the intention of making this year’s 10th anniversary celebration the best yet. The pandemic changed everything, but not the spirit southern hospitality. The AF&WF will stay true to its origins, offering a celebration of the south. In its limited capacity, the festival is welcoming some amazing new talent this year, including 2020 James Beard Foundation Semifinalist Ron Hsu (GA) and James Kerwin (TN). Returning founding talent, who have been instrumental longstanding supporters of the festival, includes Deborah VanTrece (GA), John Castelluci (GA), 2019 James Beard Award Semifinalists including Misti Norris (TX), and Erik Bruner-Yang (DC).

Atlanta Food & Wine Festival prides itself on having an extensive weekend of programming and events where guests can eat, drink and explore the South’s rich culinary traditions from the best talent in the Southeast. Below are a select few of the salivating offerings attendees can choose from in 2020 on sale now.

AF&WF At Home Edition Presented by Publix

Exploring the rich bounty of cuisine throughout the South, this series of virtual seminars has something for every taste, from a pie masterclass with Pie Bar’s Lauren Bolden to a seafood couvillion with crab fat rice from Isaac Toups and curry in a hurry from Miami culinary sensation, Timon Balloo. For a list of digital seminars, visit www.atlfoodandwinefestival.com/athome

Dinners, Lunches & Brunch

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 elements of Southern hospitality. Indulge in one-of-a-kind dining experiences including a special collaboration dinner with Chef Jeb Aldrich, Chef Matt Weinstein and Chef Claudia Martinez at Tiny Lou’s, An Evening in Provence dinner with AIX’s Nick Leahy or The Pasta & Vinyl Experience presented by Chef Craig Richards at Lyla Lilah. Tickets for chef experiences range from $95 to $200 and $10 for the seminars. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.atlfoodandwinefestival.com.

Offer is fulfilled by Atlanta Food & Wine Festival subject to availability and may be changed or revoked at any time.

Roswell Food and Beverage Festival 2019

Date: Sunday, October 27th

Time: 2 pm (1 pm VIP)

About: You are cordially invited to a culinary experience and cutting-edge event where attendees, Roswell chefs, and spirit experts gather for a spectacular food and beverage adventure. Our indulgent all-inclusive tasting will take place in the Connexion Shopping Center Parking Lot (where From the Earth Brewing Co. is located) on Sunday, October 27th from 2-5 pm (VIP 1 pm). Guests will feast on a delicious journey tasting bites and beverages from Roswell’s finest restaurants, breweries, cafes and local joints. The Roswell F&B Festival has been created to further highlight one of Roswell’s core industries and tourism products throughout the City: our amazing food and beverage offerings. Spearheaded by Tim Stevens, owner of From the Earth Brewing Co., the Roswell F&B Festival Committee is made up of representatives from the community’s breweries, restaurants, wine markets, City of Roswell Special Events Committee, and Convention & Visitors Bureau. Recognizing that a true single-day food event has not occurred in quite some time, the committee has organized a 4-hr event, with an additional hour of VIP access. Tickets are $75 for general admission and $125 for VIP and can be found here. General admission includes 2 pm entry, unlimited food and drink tastings, and a killer F&B experience, while VIP includes early entry, VIP lounge by 13 Hub Lane, reserved wine selection, limited release beers from FTE like the Kentucky Cosmonaut, a whiskey barrel aged Imperial Stout, as well as a Berliner Weiss, and more. Roswell F&B Festival’s prime focus will be on local chefs and independently-owned restaurants. Participating restaurants will offer samples of a variety of menu offerings throughout the day. Beer, wine and cocktails will also be served throughout the event, and participants can expect to learn more about appropriate wine pairings and craft beer in general. However, most notably, the festival is different than a traditional “Taste of” event, in that it will feature interactive demonstrations throughout its duration. Attendees can expect to see demonstrations that include ceramic smokers, open fire cooking, mixology, and whole animal breakdown, to name a few. The event will also include a butcher demonstration, Wine 101 seminar, cocktails and beer from Roswell’s local bartenders and breweries. Restaurants include From the Earth Brewing Company, The Mill Kitchen & Bar, Ceviche, Vin 25, Bistro VG, Foundation, The Grub Gastro Pub, Citizen Soul, and many more, while also featuring a collaboration beer by From the Earth Brewing Company, Variant, and Gate City for everyone to taste!

More Information:

https://www.roswellfandb.com/

PeachFest Atlanta 2019

Date: Sunday, July 21st

Time: 4 pm

About: Let’s get peachy! Summer in Georgia signals the start of peach season and this year, Georgia’s popular PeachFest is moving to a new location: Peachtree Center. From 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 21, downtown Atlanta’s iconic mixed-use development will open its beautifully renovated plaza to more than 1,000 attendees and 70 food artisans, pastry chefs and barkeeps for the third annual peach filled extravaganza. PeachFest will be Peachtree Center’s first-ever public event since completing its modernization in May.

At PeachFest, guests will have the opportunity to sample the best dishes the city’s culinary scene has to offer and rub elbows with some of Atlanta’s famous chefs including Andre Gomez, the visionary behind Porch Light Latin Kitchen. Guests can also expect appearances from local farmers like Jon Jackson of Comfort Farms who will take the stage to discuss the difference of raising heritage breeds on open pastures. The sight alone will be worth the downtown detour as guests sample specialty crafted tastes, bites and sips of various on-and-off-menu favorites all featuring the state’s signature fruit: the Georgia peach.

Focused on supporting agriculture and providing opportunities for the future farmers of America, the event generates opportunity for smaller farmers across the state. At the helm of the fundraiser is a not-to-miss silent auction featuring items from Atlanta restaurants and sponsors, including rare cellared wines. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased on the website. For an in-depth look at PeachFest, visit the website and watch the overview video.

PeachFest Tickets start at $70 for the all-inclusive afternoon affair. Entry to the event gets you peach-centric dishes of all varieties such as pizza, paleo, baked goods, appetizers, beer, wine, cocktails and much more curated by some of the leading influencers in the city’s food and beverage industry. VIP entry costs $100 and includes early access, an extra hour of the festival which includes a private tasting of cellared wines in the silent auction lounge, limited dishes, reserve spirits and more time to mix and mingle with the chefs, winemakers and farmers.

More Information:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/peachfest-atlanta-on-july-21-at-peachtree-center-tickets-58809813736