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Thursday, June 2
 

12:00pm EDT

Entrepreneurs Program
Limited Capacity full

For the second year, Atlanta Food & Wine Festival is collaborating with Craft Catalyst, LLC, an Atlanta-based brand accelerator that works with early-stage food and beverage companies, to offer a special program for Southern food and beverage entrepreneurs. The program will provide participants the opportunity to gain valuable insight from successful food and beverage industry entrepreneurs with emphasis on Innovation, Brand-Building, Scalability and Value Creation. Ticket includes access to the keynote luncheon, 3 classes and closing reception. Topics focused on Innovation, Brand-Building, Scalability and Value Creation.


Thursday June 2, 2016 12:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Loews Atlanta Hotel, 14th Floor

7:30pm EDT

Destination Delicious
Limited Capacity seats available

We're building the ultimate road trip with delicious chef creations, fantastic libations, live music and our favorite Southern destinations. Presented by The Local Palate, Destination Delicious will showcase the flavors and traditions of Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas and more.

Thursday June 2, 2016 7:30pm - 10:00pm EDT
American Spirit Works
 
Friday, June 3
 

2:30pm EDT

Toast
Limited Capacity seats available

Let us raise a glass to a weekend of good cheer
With food, wine, bourbon and craft beer
With eaters, drinkers and passionate Southern thinkers
Let us laugh, love and have good fun
With Midtown as our home under a lovely Spring sun
But most of all let only good flavors touch our lips as
we eat, drink, savor and sip

Join the Festival Founders, Advisory Council and the rest of the weekend's stars as we raise a glass to toast the start of the 2016 Festival. Cheers!


Friday June 3, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Loews Atlanta Hote, Lobby

3:30pm EDT

Brewing Basics
Limited Capacity seats available

In this tasting seminar, guests will be walked through the basics of beer-making. Beginning with an interactive tasting “tour" of each stage in the life of a brew, participants will then learn the art of pouring a Stella Artois, followed by a comparative pairing between the classic taste of a Stella and a variety of foods that will please every sweet, savory and spicy taste bud.


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

5:00pm EDT

Southern Craft Brewers Spill It
Limited Capacity seats available

Over the years, Southern craft brewers have led the journey to the legalization of brewpubs and microbreweries across the Southern region, giving a national trend a Southern spin. During this tasting seminar, participants will sip, sample and learn as they hear in the inside story of the South’s fastest-growing beverage category right from the mouths of Southern brewers themselves.


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

7:30pm EDT

Connoisseur Dinner Series: Eat. Drink. Art. Music.
Limited Capacity filling up

Award-winning authors Matt Lee and Ted Lee have returned to AF&WF to create an immersive and intimate dinner experience designed to give guests up-close access to award-winning talent while eating, drinking and delving deeper into South's epicurean culture. The Eat. Drink. Art. Music. dinner will be a unique collaboration of chefs working together on each element of the meal, like a band works together on a song, and will include award-winning wines, live music and gorgeous art.


Friday June 3, 2016 7:30pm - 10:00pm EDT
Private Home

7:30pm EDT

Geaux South
Limited Capacity seats available

Louisiana is a state that runs deep in tradition. These traditions play homage to the blends of French, Spanish, African, Sicilian, Caribbean, Irish, German and America Indian cultures that contributed to the complex cultural landscape that shines in every city corner and in the heart of every Cajun, Creole, or Louisiana transplant. Join us in a celebration of the state that gave us jambalaya, beignets, and the muffuletta (among other things…). We’re adding a dash of country comfort and a pinch of sophistication to some of the best food in the South, which means our guests should come prepared to savor forkfuls of the traditions, culture, and culinary perfection that have earned the state it’s legacy. Party like a Cajun at this outdoor evening event, which will feature classic dishes from a team of Louisiana chefs, two whole hogs over a live fire, a live zydeco band, craft beer, wine and specialty cocktails from the Cure New Orleans team.


Friday June 3, 2016 7:30pm - 10:00pm EDT
ATL Contemporary Arts Center
 
Saturday, June 4
 

9:00am EDT

Connoisseur Breakfast: Showdown from H-Town
Limited Capacity seats available

Often referred to as the “dining capital of the US,” Houston’s food scene is hot and the ethnic diversity of the city made for fantastic flavor combinations. From Tex-Mex and Creole to Vietnamese, Houston’s foodways are a melding of tradition, international flavors and local ingredients. For our Connoisseur breakfast, Chef Bryan Caswell and friends will tell their Houston food stories though delicious breakfast creations.


Saturday June 4, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Loews Atlanta Hotel, Connoisseur Lounge

11:30am EDT

Beer vs. Rosé: Be Cool This Summer
Limited Capacity full

Drinking beer has always been cool. Drinking Rosé is also cool. Seminar participants, guided by the perpetually cool Eric Crane, will cool off and chillax while learning professional drinking tips from a professional drinker – what else could you ask for? Added bonus: appearances from surprise guests. #Cool #Cool and #Cool.


Saturday June 4, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
Loews Atlanta Hotel, 14th Floor

11:30am EDT

Tart, Fruity, Refreshing: Beers to Quench Your Thirst & Challenge Your Palate
Limited Capacity full

Beer – it keeps us cool and makes us look cool. The Atlanta summer heat provides us with an endless number of reasons to crave a crisp, light, and refreshing beverage. In this tasting seminar, enjoy and explore the world of tart, fruity and refreshing brews that will quench your thirst, relieve you from the Southern summer heat, and completely invigorate your taste buds.


Saturday June 4, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
Loews Atlanta Hotel, 14th Floor

1:00pm EDT

Big Beers, Big BBQ
Limited Capacity full

As much as our Southern traditions unite us across the 13 states in the American South, we can still find reasons for debate and division – and we’re not talking about our football teams. The South is home to over a dozen different varieties of BBQ and the jury is still out on which one is the best. In this seminar, participants will explore the unique flavors of BBQ varieties, paired with select craft brews that are equally as grand in flavor.

Speakers

Saturday June 4, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Loews Atlanta Hotel, 14th Floor

2:30pm EDT

Saturday Tasting Tents
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.


Saturday June 4, 2016 2:30pm - 5:30pm EDT
Piedmont Park

7:30pm EDT

Connoisseur Dinner Series: New Asian Inflection
Limited Capacity filling up

Award-winning authors Matt Lee and Ted Lee have returned to AF&WF to create an immersive and intimate dinner experience designed to give guests up-close access to award-winning talent while eating, drinking and delving deeper into South's epicurean culture. The New Asian Inflection dinner will explore what is and what was the Asian influence on Southern food, discovering the essences of heat, spice, funk and flavor. The multi-course meal will be paired with award-winning wines and cocktails to bring out the best flavors of each dish.


Saturday June 4, 2016 7:30pm - 10:00pm EDT
Private Home

7:30pm EDT

Rathbuns' Watch List
Limited Capacity seats available

For the fifth year, all eyes will be on the South's food, beverage and design talent at the Rathbuns' Watch List party. Presented by ADAC, this annual soiree merges Southern style and good taste. A group of hand-selected, interior designers, chefs and mixologists collaborate on the build-out of the ADAC space and the creation of delicious bites and beverages. The end result is an evening that is as beautiful as it is delicious.



Saturday June 4, 2016 7:30pm - 10:00pm EDT
ADAC
 
Sunday, June 5
 

12:00pm EDT

Sunday Brunch
Limited Capacity seats available

It simply isn't Sunday in the South without a fantastic brunch! Once again, Festival Advisory Council members and their friends will share their creations with family-style service inspired by Kevin GIllespie's Gunshow restaurant. The brunch will take place at the Loews Atlanta Hotel and feature decadent food, brunch libations and live music.


Sunday June 5, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Loews Atlanta Hotel, 14th Floor

12:00pm EDT

Sunday Brunch VIP
Limited Capacity filling up

It simply isn't Sunday in the South without a fantastic brunch! Once again, Festival Advisory Council members and their friends will share their creations with family-style service inspired by Kevin GIllespie's Gunshow restaurant. The VIP brunch will take place at Vineyard in the City and feature decadent food, brunch libations and live music.


Sunday June 5, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Loews Atlanta Hotel, 14th Floor

1:30pm EDT

Sunday Tasting Tents
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.

Sunday June 5, 2016 1:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Piedmont Park