Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Foodie Flag: Atlanta Food & Wine Festival Swizzles & Stirs Midtown June 1-4

The Atlanta Food & Wine Festival spreads its richness across Midtown like avocado on toast with a side of champagne over the Thursday-Sunday weekend of June 1-4. The four-day bacchanalia of all-you-can-indulge-in food, wine, beer and spirit tastings and classes features the region’s top food and drink products; local, regional and international chefs and their creations; and industry experts. Saturday morning, you’ll find an assortment of Sublime Doughnuts accompanying Sublime founder Kamal Grant, who will be making a guest appearance at the decadent Beer for Breakfast class. Repping Gunshow are chef Joey Ward, who’ll be speaking at the Saturday afternoon seminar, "Down the Southern Street: Food Stories of the South," and “Cocktail Cart Conductor” Mercedes O’Brien shaking the Coca-Cola tent. Guests will find Scotley Innis from 5Church Atlanta in the tasting tents. Another reason this festival’s fab -- Aria chef/owner Gerry Klaskala is on the advisory council. The event menu includes general and tasting passes as well as individual dinner, lunch and brunch events, Masterclasses and Connoisseur weekend packages. Choose the ticket package ($55-$1,800) that best suits you and start drooling about this easy-eating weekend.

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