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EPICUREAN HOTEL, EPICUREAN THEATRE UPCOMING EVENTS 2021

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/15/21

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Around the Holiday Table

Saturday, November 20 4 to 6 pm at Epicurean Theatre

$130 per ticket, find them here.

AROUND THE HOLIDAY TABLE: A SOUTHERN SOIREE

Curated and presented by renowned chef Jennifer Hill Booker who has a penchant for blending classic Southern cooking with traditional French methods and ingredients, you’ll be inspired to bring these ideas to your own holiday table. Featuring four paired courses (and a seasonal spice mix to take-home and share with family!) this is a “thanksgiving meal” you won’t want to miss!

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Wild Mushroom Galette

Autumn Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette

Roasted Turkey with Cornbread & Sage Dressing

Sweet Potato Roulade with Ginger Cream

*wine pairings provided to accompany each course

ABOUT THE CHEF

Southern-born, Chef Jennifer Booker’s culinary path has not always been a linear one. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Tulsa; eighteen months later graduated first in her class with an Associate of Occupational Science from Oklahoma State Institute of Technology. Extensive travel while married to a United States Army Officer pushed Jennifer to blaze a trail that fit her unique situation-a female African American chef, living abroad. As a result, her first culinary company Your Resident Gourmet was born. During her time living in Germany, Jennifer honed her culinary talents by providing cooking classes for both military and German families. She was also able to fulfill a lifelong dream of attending Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Paris, where she proudly graduated top of her class. Twenty years later Jennifer finds herself once again blazing culinary trails as she wears many culinary hats as chef, reality TV personality, culinary educator, business owner and cookbook author. She is an Impact Fellow with the James Beard Foundation, a Georgia Grown Executive Chef for the GA Department of Agriculture, the Culinary Explorer for the Georgia Department of Tourism and Travel, and is the founder of Cast Iron Chronicles dinner series. Chef Jennifer is the Vice President of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion of the prestigious Atlanta chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier International, a member of SlowFood-Atlanta and of Atlanta’s No Kid Hungry Atlanta Society and currently sits on the James Beard Foundation Scholarship Committee. Weaving her love of traditional Southern cuisine with her belief in incorporating healthy, seasonal foods and her classic French training, Chef Jennifer created a unique style of cooking that she terms ‘Modern Southern Healthy Cuisine with a French Accent’. Chef Jennifer shares this brand of cooking through her cooking segment ‘Chef Jenn to the Rescue,’ on CBS46’s Atlanta Plugged In, many television appearances, with original recipes in such publications as Waste Not Cookbook, Southern Living Magazine, Garden & Gun and Essence Magazine as well as her Food Network debut as a finalist on Cutthroat Kitchen. Her cookbooks, Dinner Déjà Vu: Southern Tonight, French Tomorrow, Field Peas to Foie Gras: Southern Recipes with a French Accent, and her first illustrated children’s book; Jelly Fries A Fish For Dinner, are available at many national retailers including Arcadia Publishing Company, Walmart and Amazon.

Chef Jennifer’s newest kitchen resources Cookcentric Cookbook Journals, (available on Amazon) and her Your Resident Gourmet Cooks! Spice Line (available on her website) include fan favorites such as Deep South SeasonAll, Baby It’s Cold Outside Chili Seasoning and Shimmer Sugar Cocktail Rimmer. Chef Jennifer spends her free time in her kitchen, vegetable garden, or at her local farmers market. She currently resides in Georgia with her two daughters Jenelle and Regine and their CorgieJack, Pudge.

PARKING

Complimentary 3-hour valet validation is provided.

*Gratuity is already included in ticket price. Tax will apply during checkout.

Rum Revolution

Friday, December 3 7 to 9 pm, Epicurean Theatre

$125, tickets here.

Rum, the “first spirit of America,” dates back to the beginning of our nation. From historic cocktails that our forefathers sipped on to today’s commonly consumed libation, rum has a rich history. Where the past and present meet is Campesino, a modern brand with an equally as rich story. Campesino Rum was founded by Hatton Smith with the mission to start a rum revolution getting the general public to re-imagine the way they think about rum.

In this tasting and pairing experience, learn about the history, flavors and distilling process of rum and what the future holds for the outlaws and catalysts leading the charge.

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Coming soon!

ABOUT THE TALENT

Hatton Smith (Campesino Rum, Nashville, TN)

Hatton Smith, Campesino Rum founder, was born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1993. At the age of 19, he moved to Panama to live off the grid in a remote area along the Pacora River to explore the Charges Panamanian National Forest. Three years later on a return visit to Panama, he came to find a 125 gallon rum still had been left in the jungle at the base of an old hiking trail. Hatton built a bed beside the still and began illegally distilling and selling his product out of the jungle for the next two years. At the age of 25, he moved back to the US and founded Campesino Rum with the mission to start a rum revolution getting the general public to re-imagine the way they think about rum. Hatton creates aged rum blends from the world’s finest rum distilleries without the usage of additives such as sugar, color, flavors or blending materials. Hatton is an avid skydiver, outdoorsman and beverage enthusiast who currently resides in Nashville, TN where he acts as President and CEO of Campesino Rum.

TWO URBAN LICKS HOSTS A LOMBARDI WINE TASTING TO CELEBRATE THE NEW YEAR

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/21/21

Wine Tasting and Food Pairing Experience With Tony Lombardi of Lombardi Wines and Todd Rushing of Concentrics Restaurants 
Thursday, January 28, 2021 From 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. 
Acclaimed wine experts, Tony Lombardi of Lombardi Wines and Todd Rushing of Concentrics Restaurants and TWO urban licks, are joining forces and hosting a special wine tasting event on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at Bully Boy in the Old Fourth Ward. From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., wine lovers are invited to gather and sip on an array of delicious Lombardi wines accompanied by exquisite food pairings created by TWO urban licks’ Executive Chef Matt Weinstein, including Scallop Crudo, Chicken Liver Toast, Mixed Mushroom Strudel, Duck Confit, and a surprise dessert. The tasting will be socially distanced to keep guests and staff safe. Tickets are $75 per person (includes wine, food, tax, and gratuity). To make a reservation visit www.opentable.com or call 404.522.4622. Bully Boy is a destination restaurant located in the Old Fourth Ward next to TWO urban licks, in between The Telephone Factory and Common Grounds, right down the BeltLine from Ponce City Market. 

WINE AND DINE YOUR VALENTINE AT CITY WINERY ATLANTA

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/2/20

Atlanta’s Only Urban Winery Presents a Special Three-Course Prix Fixe Dinner and ATL Collective’s Reliving of Sade’s Love Deluxe on the Sweetest Day of the Year

Friday, February 14, 2020

This Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2020, couples and singles alike are invited to visit City Winery Atlanta at Ponce City Market for an unforgettable experience celebrating the sweetest day of the year. The popular urban winery, restaurant and live music venue is hosting a special three-course prix fixe dinner in the Barrel Room Restaurant and Wine Bar for just $40 with hand selected wine pairings by resident winemaker Travis Green for an additional $20.

An ideal gift, City Winery will also have its 2017 Rose of Syrah featuring a special Valentine’s Day label on sale now (available onsite) through Valentine’s day for $20.

Music lovers can also enjoy an intimate performance as ATL Collective Relives Sade’s Love Deluxe.  Tickets are sold out, but wait list signups are still available. For the first show, doors open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m. For the late show, doors open at 9:30 p.m. and the show begins at 10 p.m. For more information, to purchase tickets, or to make a dinner reservation for Valentine’s Day, visit www.citywinery.com/atlanta or call 404-946-3791.

~ City Winery’s Valentine’s Day Menu ~

First Course

Pan de Baguette
Marinated Heirloom Tomato, Aged Balsamic Vinaigrette

Or

Baked Mussels
Grated Parmesan, Panko, Herb Blend

Second Course

Cajun Butter Ribeye
Rapini, Saffron Rice

Or

Lobster Mac ‘N Cheese
Gruyere Bechamel, Elbow

Or

Poulet Roti
½ Roasted Chicken, Seasonal Vegetables, Fingerling Potatoes

Or

Cavatappi Alla Putcanesca
Olive, Anchovy, Caper, Garlic, Tomato

Third Course

Red Velvet Skillet Cookie
Maple Bourbon Ice Cream, Whipped Topping

Or

Caramel Pecan Sticky Bun

THE WHITE BULL CELEBRATES VALENTINE’S DAY 2020

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/21/19

Join The White Bull on Valentine’s Day 2020: Friday, February 14th for their exclusive 4-course menu and wine pairing. The meal is $85 per person* and wine pairing is $55 per person.

Here’s the details below!

VALENTINE’S DAY FOUR COURSE MENU
Add black truffle to any dish – just $20!
CANAPE
biscuit, chive, bacon jam, chevre
or
sunflower, butternut squash, olive oil
FIRST
beet, apple mustard, hibiscus, pumpernickel, crème fraiche
or
persimmon, black pepper, sorrel, lime, absinthe
or
scallop mousseline, pork belly, cabbage, sunchoke, chive
or
foie fras two ways, sourdough, tahini, sorghum, apple
($20 supplement)
SECOND
ricotta gnudi, turmeric, Tuscan kale, lemongrass, almond
or
lumache, short rib, black truffle, bottarga, parmesan
or
bucatini, beet, chicken liver, bacon, garlic, chili
THIRD
ribeye, black garlic, balsamic, sweet potato, fennel jus
or
striped bass, beluga lentil, pinenut, green tahina, hakurei turnip
or
duck, bok choy, oatmeal, green tea, ginger, apricot jus
or
winter vegetable terrine, cashew, sambal, coconut curry
FOURTH
caramel tarte, chocolate glacage, sour cherry
or
pistachio financier, lemon, ginger buttercream
or
roobius vanilla tea sorbet
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The White Bull
123 E. Court Square
Decatur, GA 30030
Guests may call for reservations
404.600.5649 or book on open table. Website: https://whitebullatl.com/

CITY WINERY ATLANTA HOLIDAY EVENTS 2019

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/24/19

City Winery, the restaurant, urban winery, private event space and intimate music venue, has released its December lineup of culinary and beverage events at the popular Atlanta location in Ponce City Market. Atlantans and visitors alike can take advantage of an array of mouthwatering opportunities including plenty of wine sampling opportunities to enjoy on cold winter nights.

On December 10th, Atlanta can visit the Tasting Room at City Winery for Lift Your Spirits, An Elevated Tasting Featuring Compass Box Scotch. Guests will enjoy Limited Edition Blended Single Malt Scotch Whisky from Compass Box. Compass Box is based on the lost model of the Scotch whisky blending house.

Starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50 plus applicable fees. 

On December 17th, Atlanta can visit the Tasting Room at City Winery for Lift your Spirits, An Elevated Tasting Featuring ASW Distillery. With family roots in Ireland, France and England and more locally in Athens Georgia, Jim Chasteen, Charlie Thompson and Justin Manglitz, began ASW Distillery because of their passion for spirits “crafted with character”. The range of whiskies demonstrates individuality and true whiskey craftmanship.

Starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $40 plus applicable fees.

On December 18th, Ponce City Market’s Posman Books and City Winery team up to host Books & Booze to host a spirited discussion among literature fanatics. December’s book discussion is centered around Beartown by Fredrik Backman.

Starts at 7 p.m. $10 RSVP goes towards food & beverage.

On December 19th, Atlanta can visit City Winery for City Winery Explorer Series Featuring Wines of Casa Rojo Winery. At Casa Rojo, wine is seen as the expression of a family, a land, a climate, and ultimately of an origin. Wines will be tasted from the varied regions throughout Spain.

Starts 7 p.m. Tickets are $40 plus applicable fees.

Atlanta can visit City Winery on December 21st for City Winery’s Holiday Cookie Decorating Party. Guests will receive a choice of hot chocolate or mulled wine, cookies and decorating materials. Wine tastings will also be offered, and City Winery wines will be available for purchase. Cheese and charcuterie will be provided.

Starts at 1 p.m. Tickets are $30 plus applicable fees. 

Stanky Wine, a Dirty South Hip Hop Natural Wine Bar pop-up, will throw The Stanky Stomp, a Day-Time Dance Party on December 22nd at City Winery. This day-time dance party will feature tastings of 25 wines, small bites, and a live DJ.

Starts 1 p.m. Tickets are $50 plus applicable fees.

On December 23rd, City Winery will explore holiday wine pairings with classic foods of the season during City Winery Holiday Wine Pairing. City Winery chefs will prepare traditional holiday dishes while Sommeliers will explain how to enhance meals with ideal wine pairings. This will be a great opportunity for guests to make new friends and get an early start to the Holiday season.

Starts 7 p.m. Tickets are $40 plus applicable fees.

JOIN WHITE OAK KITCHEN & COCKTAILS AND THE SWISS CONSULATE FOR A WEEKEND OF SWISS WINE

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/8/19

Celebrating Fête des Vignerons and Featuring a Wine Reception, Five-Course Pairing Dinner, Live Music, Artist Demonstrations and More

Thursday, July 25, 2019 and Saturday, July 27, 2019

Honoring Fête des Vignerons, a centuries-old Swiss wine celebration that occurs every 20 years, White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails and the Swiss Consulate have partnered to create an unforgettable wine-infused weekend this July.  While the rare event is happening this summer in the midst of Switzerland’s vineyards, Atlantans and visitors alike can get a taste of the experience at White Oak in the heart of Downtown Atlanta on Thursday, July 25th from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. during a special reception featuring passed appetizers and unlimited tastings of Swiss wines imported specifically for the occasion.  Wine lovers will also be treated to live music from Grammy-award winning, Swiss musician Linus Wyrsch and in-house Découpage demonstrations by Lucrezia Bieler, an artist trained in this delicate craft of cutting paper into intricate, lace-like patterns.

The festivities continue on Saturday, July 27th beginning at 6:30 p.m. when Chef Lukas Kaufmann of IGNIV at Grand Resort Bad Ragaz and Executive Chef Timothy Magee of White Oak take guests on a guided culinary journey during a five-course Swiss dinner with hand-selected wine pairings.  Tickets are available for the reception starting at $35 at https://www.freshtix.com/events/a-swiss-wine-reception and for the five -course pairing dinner at $150 at https://www.freshtix.com/events/a-5-course-swiss-dinner-with-wine-pairings. For more information, visit www.whiteoakkitchen.com