Hey Food Lovers!
The aroma of enticing flavors and mouth-watering eats will fill the air in Atlanta this weekend as connoisseurs of cuisine, eatery enthusiast, and food aficionados from all over will bid bon appetite to a smorgasbord of flavors from some of the region’s best eats. That’s right; it’s that time of year again for the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival. Now in its 4th year, the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival kicks off its annual food lover’s festival this weekend in Atlanta’s Midtown district. The Atlanta Food & Wine Festival is a weekend experience for guests who want to sip, savor and learn about the rich food and beverage traditions of the South. This legendary four-day eats extravaganza is even bigger and tastier than ever before!
The Atlanta Food & Wine Festival kicked off on Thursday, May 29th and runs through Sunday, June 1st.
*Get your tickets to the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival HERE.
I had the pleasure of attending an exclusive VIPeek kick-off event at the Lowe’s Hotel to preview the festival and to get a taste of the weekends’ activities, and I must say that you are in for a treat! Guests of the kick-off event indulged in some mid-morning nibbles in the events posh Connoisseur Lounge. Each year the festivals’ Connoisseur Lounge takes on a themed look and feel and this year’s vibe is Coastal Style. With fab furnishings provided by Ballard Designs, award-winning Peace Designs of Atlanta has created the perfect lounge-scape for this year’s Connoisseur Lounge… it is absolutely gorgeous!
Class is now in session…
The Atlanta Food & Wine Festival is all about great food and an even greater experience. AFWF offers a smorgasbord of culinary classes, cooking demos, and tasting rooms showcasing a variety of cuisines, cocktails, and confections, all with Southern flair and flavor in mind. If you’re a Pastry Princess (like myself) you can sample decadent desserts while also learning the techniques behind these delicious treats. Or if you’re a Beer Connoisseur (like my hubby) you’re taste buds will be in hops heaven in one of many stout-inspired sessions where you can sample award-winning beers and discover how to pair them with a variety of foods. I mean, where else can you sample amazing eats, get the dish on the dish, and score a few priceless recipes to add to your cooking repertoire?!
*Check out the complete class schedule HERE.
“A food lover’s paradise…!”
After teasing your taste buds at the culinary courses, you will be eager to turn things up a notch at the Tasting Tents. And with over 200+ vendors to sample, your taste buds will be in absolute nosh nirvana! In the word’s of my hubby upon entering the gates at the Tasting Tents… “WOW!!! It’s like we just entered into a food lover’s paradise!”
My advice… Come with an adventurous palate (and an empty stomach). 😛
*Get the run-down of the vendors showcasing their best bites in the Tasting Tents HERE.
I’m super excited to share this eating experience with you, so get your taste buds ready as I take you along for a culinary experience unlike any other. I will be dishing all of the delectable deets and serving up a buffet of pics from the festival below! But be warned, pics may WILL cause food envy. 😉
You can also follow the fun on Instagram at #AFWF14 and #OhNikkaFoodWineFestivalATL14