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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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One Eared Stag chef Robert Phalen has lined up a week of seasonal celebrations. On Sunday, December 21, from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. at the One Eared Stag bar, the Holiday Punch Party will kick off the week of Christmas. For $25 per person, guests will receive a first round on the house, including special holiday cocktails designed for the occasion and passed appetizers. On Tuesday, December 23, from 7 p.m.-close, Phalen offers "The Eve of Christmas Eve Supper" at which guests will gather for a traditional holiday dinner (food will be served family-style from the farm table). Cost per person is $100 (including tax and tip), with wine pairings of three reds and three whites and a welcome cocktail and hors d’oeuvres to start the evening. Seating is limited; reservations are required and must be made by calling the restaurant at 404-525-4479. One Eared Stag goes full English on Friday, December 26, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. with Boxing Day Brunch. The special menu for the day will include a traditional English breakfast, Butcher’s Plate and Pullman’s Lunch. A One Eared Stag-exclusive cask of Terrapin Beer Co.’s Wake ‘N’ Bake will be tapped for the occasion. One Eared Stag, 1029 Edgewood Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, 404-525-4479.
 
December 24
On Christmas Eve, Cibo e Beve celebrates with the Italian tradition that is the Feast of the Seven Fishes. Chef Linda Harrell will prepare classic Italian specials for the holiday, such as head-on shrimp with spicy chorizo, fresh tomato “gravy” and creamy polenta; seafood pan-roast; spicy clam and bean stew and more. To reserve, visit www.ciboatlanta.com. Cibo e Beve, Belle Isle Shopping Center, 4969 Roswell Rd., Atlanta, GA 30342, 404-250-8988.
 
January 1
Cook Hall offers a Rehab Brunch to enable revelers to recover from their New Year's Eve party. The annual Rehab Brunch on New Year's Day features live music from DJ Hakim, $5 mimosas and Bloody Marys, and the traditional Cook Hall à la carte brunch menu from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Reservations are encouraged; call 404-523-3600 or visit www.cookhallatlanta.com. Cook Hall, W Atlanta - Buckhead, 3377 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404-523-3600.
 
January 13
Southbound will host a collaborative beer dinner with West Coast craft brewery Green Flash Brewing Co. featuring four courses created by executive chef Ryan Smith and guest chefs Josh Hopkins of Empire State South, Jarrett Stieber of pop-up restaurant Eat Me Speak Me, and Eric Ottensmeyer of Leon's Full Service. Chuck Silva is brewmaster of Green Flash, founded in California in 2002 and based in San Diego. Cost of the 7 p.m. dinner is $70 per person, including tax and gratuity. Southbound, 5394 Peachtree Rd., Chamblee, GA 30341, 678-580-5579.
 
January 18
Atlanta chefs of all stripes and types will gather beginning at 6 p.m. with passed appetizers and Champagne to celebrate the release of Kate Parham Kordsmeier's book "Atlanta Chef's Table: Extraordinary Recipes from the Big Peach." Besides dishes from the book, courses will include those created just for the release party. A fundraiser, the dinner will benefit The Giving Kitchen. Chefs participating in the event include many of Atlanta's culinary stars, from Gunshow's Kevin Gillespie to Bruce Logue from BoccaLupo. Cost of the dinner is $200, including tax but not gratuity. To reserve tickets, which go on sale December 22, 2014, for this limited-seating dinner, visit Xorbia.com. Umi, St. Regis Hotel Plaza, 3050 Peachtree Rd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30305, 404-841-0040.
 
February 28
If you like beer and you like bourbon then you probably like BBQ. Join the touring Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival as it makes a stop at Atlantic Station on February 28, 2015, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Guests will enjoy unlimited beer and bourbon tastings, hearty servings of authentic BBQ, live rock and blues music, one-of-a-kind exhibits and a show to remember. Regular admission tickets are $35 in advance; $85 for VIP. For more information, visit www.beerandbourbon.com
 

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.
 
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.
 

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