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Atlanta Culinary Events

Hungry? Need to fill your culinary calendar? Here is where you will find all the restaurant and culinary happenings in Atlanta. We feature a calendar of special dinners, tasting menus, prix-fixe meals, food festivals and other culinary events, including regularly occurring food events as well as special one-time-only events featuring top chefs. Keep checking back so you can know all that's going on in the world of restaurant and food events in Atlanta. We've also got the latest Atlanta Restaurant News and Wine Events.

CULINARY EVENTS

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Founded in 2010, the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival has become one of the city's premier food-and-wine events. It showcases everything gastronomic about the South, defined as the region of the United States from Texas to Maryland and the District of Columbia. Within its confines, food and wine vary widely. Attendees will find representatives from the region's many restaurants, food producers and beverage producers, including beer and spirits, in the tasting tents. There will be seminars of all sorts, covering everything from wine and spirits to food. Tickets for single days cost $100 per person for admission to the tasting tents only. Single day passes, covering Friday, Saturday or Sunday, cost $185 and provide admission to the tasting tents, the learning experiences (seminars) and, for the Sunday ticket, the brunch, which is new this year. Three-day passes cost $575 and pick up the Pig Out event on Thursday evening. Connoisseur passes add even more exclusive events and cost $700 for a day ticket or $2,000 for a three-day pass. These tickets gain access to one or two of the Connoisseur Dinner Series events. These dinners also are priced separately, ranging from $55-$300. Purchased separately, the Sunday brunch ticket is $45 per person. Seminars are held in the festival headquarters, the Loews Atlanta Hotel, 1065 Peachtree St. NE (at 11th St.). Atlanta Food & Wine Festival, 1000 Marietta St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30318, 404-474-7330.
 
June 14, July 18, August 23, September 20 & October 11
Milton's Cuisine & Cocktails in historic Crabapple launches a dinner series in the garden beginning June 14, 2015. The exact time varies depending on sundown, when the dinner starts. The series continues July 18, August 23, September 20 and October 11. Each four-course meal served family style begins with hors d'oeuvres and cocktails, and a tour of the one-acre "Milton's Garden" with resident gardener Peter Kohm. Cost is $125 per person including tax and tip. To make required reservations, visit www.miltonscuisine.com. Milton's Cuisine & Cocktails, 800 Mayfield Rd., Milton, GA 30009, 770-817-0161.
 
June 27-28
Enjoy a weekend touring north Georgia's sustainable local food farms in Hall, Habersham, Rabun, White, Stephens and adjacent counties Saturday and Sunday June 27-28, from 1 p.m.-6 p.m. both days. More than 15 farms are participating in this tour. Bring coolers and buy food straight from the farm. Enjoy a farm-to-table meal at one of the meal stops, such as Fortify Kitchen & Bar in downtown Clayton. Learn about sustainable and organic agricultural practices, year-round greenhouses, community gardens, honey production, pastured farm animals and eggs, a working grist mill and bed-and-breakfast inn (Sylvan Falls), fruit orchards, a winery (Tiger Mountain Vineyards) and much, much more. Weekend passes are $35 per vehicle ($30 if purchased before June 17, 2015). One-day passes cost $20. For more information, contact Andrew Linker at 503-758-8488 or GMFNfarmtour@gmail.com, or visit eatwellbuylocal.org
 

ONGOING EVENTS

Friday & Saturday
Cibo e Beve in Sandy Springs hosts “The Cibo Supper Club” every Friday and Saturday night, with two seatings: 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. These dinners present an interactive dining experience as chef Linda Harrell creates a four-course weekly menu with accompanying wines so guests may expect a new culinary experience each week. The meal can include a variety of menu combinations, such as appetizers, pasta, entrées and desserts. To start, bar manager Jonathan Turner uses the signature bar cart to discuss flavor profiles and interact with guests while constructing the evening's specialty cocktail. Harrell will talk about the dishes and wine pairings and why they are complementary. Cost is $59 per person, plus tax and gratuity. The minimum reservation per table is six and the maximum is ten. Cibo e Beve, Belle Isle Shopping Center, 4969 Roswell Rd., Atlanta, GA 30342, 404-250-8988.
 
Ongoing
Afternoon tea is a tradition at each St. Regis property worldwide. At The St. Regis Atlanta, guests enjoy fine teas alongside petite sandwiches, freshly baked scones, pastries and petits fours, all presented by St. Regis butlers wearing tuxedos and white gloves. Changing with the season, teas and food pairings are built along themes that vary each month. In May, there's Mad Hatter Tea, for example. A wide selection of hot teas is available, as are cool teas in summer months. Afternoon tea is served daily from 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Cost is $40 plus tax and gratuity for adults; $44 for Celebration Tea, which includes a glass of sparkling wine; $22 for children 12 and under. Afternoon tea is served on the Astor Court, an airy space with sofas and comfortable seating. For reservations, call 404-563-7910. The St. Regis Atlanta
 
Ongoing
Goin' Coastal in Virginia Highland features sustainable seafood and offers regular promotions that maximize the dining dollar. Monday nights are for whole Maine lobsters, a dinner with a family-style side for $20. Wednesday is for oysters, at $5 per dozen. And Thursday features $15 shrimp boils, for which about 1½ pounds of shrimp come with potatoes, corn and andouille sausage --- a true low country boil. Tuesday is ticket give-away night, for which all the evening's receipts are assembled and somebody's tab gets pulled out of the hat to receive performance tickets. Goin' Coastal, 1021 Virginia Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30306, 404-941-9117.
 
Fried green tomatoes Ongoing
Table 301 Restaurant Group and Greenville History Tours have partnered to produce Upstate South Carolina's At the Chef's Table Culinary Tour, showcasing regional ingredients and local chefs in Greenville, S.C. The culinary tours are conducted on Saturdays from 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. and Tuesdays from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Each tour lasts 2½ to 3 hours and costs $39 per person. The price includes visits to five destinations featuring high-profile chefs cooking with regional ingredients. Greenville is about two hours northeast of Atlanta on I-85. For more information or to book a tour, visit http://www.table301.com/, call 864-567-3940, or email greenvillehistorytours@gmail.com.
 
Mondays
One Eared Stag chef Robert Phalen is joining with local brewer Monday Night Brewing to offer One Eared Stag’s Monday night fried chicken. An order includes three pieces of chicken and two side items for $15. Guests also may upgrade to a whole chicken for $22 and two whole chickens for $32. This special feast takes place Mondays starting at 5 p.m. One Eared Stag, 1029 Edgewood Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, 404-525-4479.
 
Monday-Friday
From 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Friday, Ray's Killer Creek and Ray's on the River offer a half-priced menu of appetizers, $5 cocktails and $3 draft beer on their special weeknight menu (excluding holidays). Yes, "Oysters Rock!" with Pernod creamed spinach, bacon and hollandaise for $6. More deals include shrimp cocktail, ahi tataki, Ray's "New Orleans" barbecue shrimp with barbecue beer butter on a toasted baguette, warm Maytag blue cheese chips, and crispy calamari with sweet and hot peppers and tomato marinara ($4-$7). Fresh shucked oysters accompanied by atomic cocktail sauce and Champagne mignonette come by the dozen ($11) or half dozen ($7). Value-priced red and white wines from around the globe are available by the glass ($8-$15) or bottle ($30-$36). Those in the market for martinis will find plenty for $5 each: Ray's blue smoke, Ray's lemon drop, the Maytag, pomegranate, chocolate, Georgia peach and the French martini. Ray's Killer Creek,1700 Mansell Rd., Alpharetta, 770-649-0064. Ray's on the River, 6700 Powers Ferry Rd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30339, 770-955-1187.
 
Tuesday-Sunday
In Grant Park, The Shed at Glenwood is now offering daily specials, with different features each day of the week (excluding Mondays when the restaurant is closed). Returning to the line-up is the very popular Slider Night on Wednesdays. Specials are as follows: Tuesday is a small plates menu ($3-$10); Slider Wednesday for eight different sliders offered for $3 each; Thursday is Brewer’s Dozen --- a dozen oysters (three ways), plus a beer for $12, also offering $7 PEI mussels steamed in white wine, garlic and cream; Friday and Saturday is Buy the Bottle --- ten-12 bottles of wine offered at $20 each; Sunday brunch for pitchers of mimosas, Bellinis and sangría, plus $7 specialty Bloody Marys; Sunday Supper is three courses of comfort food for $25 per person. The Shed at Glenwood, Glenwood Park, 457 Bill Kennedy Way, Atlanta, GA 30316, 404-835-4363.
 
Wednesdays
Chef Ron Eyester offers a mid-week uptick with the Widespread Wiener special at The Family Dog. Changing every week, the inventive creations he crafts with fresh frankfurters and sides put a singular stamp on the hot dog offerings. For more information, visit thefamilydogatlanta.com or call 404-249-0180. The Family Dog, 1402 N. Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30306, 404-249-0180.
 
Thursday through Sunday
From 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays, Linger Longer Steakhouse at The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation, features Five@Five happy hour specials. Five cocktails and five appetizers are priced at $5 each. Linger Longer Steakhouse, The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation, One Lake Oconee Tr., Greensboro, GA 30642, 706-467-7135.
 
JCT. Kitchen & Bar offers a fixed-price Sunday supper Sundays
JCT. Kitchen & Bar offers a fixed-price Sunday supper that features its famous deviled eggs and farm salad for the table, followed by a choice of several main dishes, three sides (also for the table) and a single dessert. Mains could include black skillet fried chicken, cast-iron roasted quail, and grass-fed-beef meatloaf, among other options. Sides lean toward Southern classics, such as mac 'n' cheese, green bean casserole and, of course, collard greens. Cost is $26 per person, plus tax and gratuity. JCT. Kitchen & Bar, Westside Urban Market, 1198 Howell Mill Rd. NW, Ste. 18, Atlanta, GA 30318, 404-355-2252.
 

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