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Friday, June 3
 

3:30pm EDT

A Bartender Stumbled into a Kitchen
Limited Capacity full

Join us for Part II of our wildly popular “A Chef Walked into a Bar” class from 2015. In this iteration, there is still no punchline, but we are staying true to the eye-opening, palate-pleasing collaboration of food and spirits. Participants will explore the melding of food and spirits from the two best sources - a chef and a bartender.


Friday June 3, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Loews Atlanta Hotel, 14th Floor

3:30pm EDT

Dissecting a Distillery from A-Z
Limited Capacity seats available

B is for Bung and T is for Thief. Ever heard those terms? In this seminar, Nelson Brothers Charlie and Andy will guide guests on a tour through the world of distilling, giving participants the chance to taste their way from A-Z.


Friday June 3, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Loews Atlanta Hotel, 14th Floor

3:30pm EDT

Southern Living Test Kitchen Secrets
Limited Capacity full

As to be expected, the kitchen behind Southern Living is busy everyday, with constant testing, editing, and perfecting thousands of recipes to make them approachable and delectable. Known as the "most trusted kitchen in the South," the Southern Living Test Kitchen has guided cooks for decades and, lucky us, has transported is itself to AF&WF to teach seminar participants how to incorporate tradition, technique, innovation and quality into the South's best dishes.


Friday June 3, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Loews Atlanta Hotel, 14th Floor

3:30pm EDT

Whole Cow on the Grill
Limited Capacity seats available

We are back at it! But this year, we are going bigger than ever with a WHOLE beef from Brasstown Beef. During this grilling and butchery demonstration, participants will learn the techniques of beef butchery from sourcing, mechanics and utilization from the popular Porter Road Butchers. For those who missed the demonstration (or for those who experienced it but want more), the class will continue during the Friday Tasting Tents in the Live Fire Tailgate area.


Friday June 3, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Loews Atlanta Hotel, 14th Floor

5:00pm EDT

Biscuits, Doughnuts & Bourbon
Limited Capacity full

For breakfast, lunch or dinner, a biscuit is always appropriate in the South… and when paired with Bourbon? You have an unbeatable combination. In this session, guests will have the full experience; explore the history of biscuits with a Biscuit Master, make doughnuts with a Pastry Queen, all while playing a drinking game. Perfect for the multi-tasker, this class will leave with you a wealth of knowledge, recipes, and appreciation for baking with bourbon.


Friday June 3, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Loews Atlanta Hotel, 14th Floor

5:00pm EDT

Conscious Coupling: The Chemistry Between Food & Wine
Limited Capacity seats available

Sweet balances spicy, acid balances salt, wine balances food. This seminar is the Food and Wine 101 course that your alma mater didn’t offer. With a chef and a Master Sommelier as your professors, learn the classic guidelines to food and wine pairings (our favorite subject) in this interactive adventure through mirroring and matching food and wine flavor profiles.


Friday June 3, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Loews Atlanta Hotel, 14th Floor

5:00pm EDT

DIY Tito's
Limited Capacity filling up

We’re bringing back a 2015 favorite to help you upgrade your homemade vodka cocktail. Guests will learn the intricacies of DIY Vodka infusions and how to make use of them in this cocktail tasting and technique seminar. Master the art of do-it-yourself infusions with a variety of ingredients, and leave with recipes to enjoy at home. Also, it’s Tito’s, so need we say more?

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Friday June 3, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Loews Atlanta Hotel, 14th Floor

5:00pm EDT

Fine Tequila vs. Fine Bourbon (Connoisseur Only)
Limited Capacity full

Believe it or not, tequila is not a spirit that is limited to your vacation margarita! While it is quite different from bourbon, the high-end tequila and high-end bourbon spirits have a lot in common (besides the exquisite flavors of both). In this Connoisseur seminar, attendees will taste and learn about the best of both spirits – Tears of Llorona and Pappy Van Winkle - and discuss the production, origins, similarities and differences between the two reigning spirits. Open to Connoisseur Pass holders only.


Friday June 3, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Loews Atlanta Hotel, Connoisseur Lounge

5:00pm EDT

The Rise of the Poor Man's Food: Southern Sandwiches
Limited Capacity seats available

Sandwiches first appeared in American cookbooks in 1816 and, in the years following the Civil War, could be found anywhere from high-class luncheons to local taverns. Sandwich recipes often called for ingredients that were both cheap and filling, making them ideal for the working class. During this tasting seminar, guests will explore the storied history of some of the South’s most popular working-class sandwiches and indulge in modern variations of these classics.


Friday June 3, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Loews Atlanta Hotel, 14th Floor

6:30pm EDT

Friday Tasting Tents: Friday Night Bites
Limited Capacity seats available

Designed to take guests on an epicurean journey through the South, the Festival’s Tasting Tents are not the typical festival tasting experience. The all-you-can-indulge layout allows guests the opportunity to eat, drink and explore the region’s top food and drink products and chef creations while also celebrating international influences that have shaped our region. Tasting Tent tickets are inclusive of all samples once inside the Tents. *For the first time, the Friday Tasting Tents will take place in the evening. In honor of the new time, we're deeming this session: Friday Night Bites - the sport of Southern food and drink!*

Friday June 3, 2016 6:30pm - 9:30pm EDT
Piedmont Park