Grab your glasses, the ninth annual Atlanta Food & Wine Festival returns this spring for another weekend filled with epicurean adventure! From May 30 – June 2, attendees from across the country will come together to enjoy the dishes and spirits of the South through immersive Learning Experiences, epic Tasting Tents, and unique dinners and events. Get fired up as over 150 chefs, sommeliers and mixologists from Texas to the District of Columbia round out a robust lineup of talent for all to enjoy.
This year, the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival is taking attendees Off the Eaten Path by spotlighting off-the-grid foodie destinations, rising culinary stars, and more. An Advisory Council celebrated by Woodford Reserve is stacked with fresh-yet-savvy talent who will carefully curate unique dinners, hands-on Master Classes, and thought-provoking seminars throughout the weekend highlighting the unexpected and incorporating surprise and delight ingredients. Be sure to take notes – these will be names you’ll want to remember.
“This year’s theme was driven by our curiosity and desire to try new dishes and ingredients from places we might not think to normally visit,” said Atlanta Food & Wine Festival Co-Founder Elizabeth Feichter. “We are looking forward to everyone joining us on this adventure, and hope they enjoy it as much as we have enjoyed planning it.”
Talent isn’t the only thing that’s fresh this year. The Festival’s beloved Tasting Tents have found a new home in vibrant Old Fourth Ward Park. Attendees will once again be able to indulge in the South’s finest flavors, up-and-coming as well as some favorite destinations and memorable brands. Crafted as an all-you-can-indulge experience, the Tasting Tents will also feature wine pop-up stations, a cocktail garden, live music, and interactive food and beverage pairing areas.
**Update 5/22/19** the Tasting Tents are moving to Historic Fourth Ward Park – conveniently located right off the Beltline.
Atlanta Food & Wine Festival prides itself on having an extensive catalog of programs and events where guests can eat, drink and learn about the South’s rich food and beverage traditions from the region’s best talent. Below are some of the salivating offerings guests can choose from in 2019:
The Front Row – Learning Experiences Between the in-depth Master Studio series on Friday and an extensive roster of learning seminars on Saturday, guests will have over 50 opportunities to receive hands-on instruction, participate in panel discussions and sip and savor tastings from the region’s top talent. From unexpected pairings to new techniques, the spectrum of topics encourages guests to explore new sides of their palates – and offer endless opportunities for Instagrammable enjoyment and entertaining – including something for everyone’s palate.
Master Studio Series – Kitchen Raconteurs: Storytelling through Food The universal language of food is intrinsically linked to the art of storytelling. Presented by The Local Palate and hosted by The Lee Brothers, Friday’s Master Studio series invites guests to travel down memory lane with some of our favorite storytellers – chefs, beverage pros, and purveyors – as they share dishes inspired by their own experiences.
Dinners & Events – The party doesn’t end until late! 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 points of Southern hospitality. Kicking off with their signature Destination Delicious event on Thursday evening, the weekend will offer festive and interactive tasting events from Friday Lunch all the way to Sunday Brunch.
Each year, the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival strives to bring passionate food and beverage supporters together for a decadent weekend while bringing awareness to the rich agriculture and rich talent of the South. Guests can mingle with other devotees and talent, all while eating and drinking their way through the South!
Through the ticket packages, food and drink lovers can customize their Atlanta Food & Wine Festival experience by joining us for a few hours, a day or even a weekend.
Can’t wait to dig in? Take a sneak peek at Atlanta Food & Wine Festival’s re-vamped website, partially launching today. Dive into this year’s stellar roster of talent and see who has been slated for this year’s esteemed Advisory Council celebrated by Woodford Reserve. For the full lineup, including Learning Experiences, Master Studios, Dinners, and Events, visit the website for more information and to purchase tickets.