It’s nearly here. Many of us having been anxiously awaiting the fifth annual Atlanta Food & Wine Festival. On May 29th, the festival will once again take over Midtown. In its fifth year, the three-day festival will offer guests over 100 cooking and cocktail demonstrations, technique labs, food and beverage tasting seminars and panel discussions. Each activity has been carefully designed by the Festival co-founders and their Festival Advisory Council and curators to put the national spotlight on the food and beverage traditions of the South and to establish Atlanta as the gateway to Southern cuisine.
The Festival’s Advisory Council is made up 70 (give or take a few) food industry “rock stars.” These award-winning chefs, sommeliers, mixologists are personally invested in celebrating and protecting our region’s rich culinary traditions and collaborate to create the weekend’s programming.
WHO: The Atlanta Food & Wine Festival boasts a roster of more than 250 epicurean superstars that represent the South’s best talent from James Beard Best Chefs and legendary beverage distilleries to award-winning winemakers and cutting-edge mixologists.
WHAT: The Festival will have numerous venues and formats to appeal to every guest including seminars, demonstrations, panel discussions, tasting experiences as well as themed dinners & connoisseur events. To see a full listing of ALL offerings, please visit the AFWF15 website.
WHEN: Friday, May 29 – Sunday, May 31, 2015
WHERE: Every great city has a defining district; the heart that pumps life into the city. In Atlanta, it is Midtown which has become the epicenter of work, play, culture, art, shopping and dining. The Loews Atlanta Hotel will again be the Official Host Hotel of the weekend’s activities with the Festival Learning Experiences taking place in the hotel’s conference center. The tasting tents are a few blocks away at the corner of 12th Street and Peachtree Walk.
HOW: One-Day and 3-Day passes are available as well as tickets to tasting tents and individual dinners and events at http://atlfoodandwinefestival.com/tickets. Want to do it ALL? Become a connoisseur at http://atlfoodandwinefestival.com/connoisseur-lounge/connoisseur-experience.
WHY: To promote great food in the South with proceeds from the Festival go to charitable organizations that promote Southern culture and history, improve opportunities in the food and beverage industry and increase access to locally and sustainably grown foods.