2015 Atlanta Food & Wine Festival

Restaurant 356 is located at the Porsche Experience Center
Celebrating rich Southern flavors since its inception, Atlanta Food & Wine Festival is a weekend dedicated to the exploration of food, beverage and tradition.  The festival took place May 28 – 31 in Midtown, the heart of Atlanta.  Guests experienced a culinary festival unlike any other.  Voted by US Today’s 10Best as one of the top 10 food festivals in the country, Atlanta Food & Wine Festival offers 90 smartly-crafted Learning Experiences, three Tasting Tent sessions, 10 unique Dinners & Events, and so much more.  

From the American South to Southern regions across the globe, Atlanta Food & Wine Festival shines an international spotlight on all things Southern. This four-day weekend was carefully planned by  co-founders, Elizabeth Feichter and Dominique Love along with an 80-member Advisory Council with members from Texas to D.C.   The Atlanta Food & Wine Festival is proudly known as the first festival to highlight the South as a culinary destination.

Below are highlights of the event:

Chef Steven Satterfield of Miller Union

I loved this bourbon.

The pulled pork tacos were quite tasty.

A basil-laced citrus vodka cocktail.

Patron popsicles.

Journalist Christopher A. Daniel hard at work.

Those shorts ... gotta love Tito Vodka.

Georgia peach vodka.

A lemon fizz with basil and pink peppercorn .

The scent of citrus filled the air.

The guys from Old 4th Ward Distillery.

Old New Orleans Rum.

Compressed watermelon from Restaurant 356.

Enjoying the Porsche experience.
These cookies ...

An empty first aid tent is a good thing.

It's the south ... we like sweet tea.

Coke, you sly devil.

Smoking on the Big Green Egg.

This pork was to die for.

Tender and juicy chicken breasts.

The dough rises high in the Big Green Egg.

The grill masters of Big Green Egg.

Treats from Restaurant Tyler.

Mississippi goodness.

Chef Ty in action.

I satisfied my shrimp craving ...

Chef Rusty Boyd.

Gumbo!

More shrimp ... yum!

The stylish lady chefs from Kroger.

BBQ and pimento cheese with potato salad.
Marinated sun-dried tomatoes.

Shrimp rolls from Kindred in Davidson, NC.

Cheers from Ultimat Vodka.

Gracious Bakery & Cafe - New Orleans, LA.

Southern wine from around the world.

Christopher A. Daniel enjoying a Patron popsicle.

Attendees striking a pose.

Hello photo bomber.

We are having fun ... cheers!

Flowers for the chef for a job well done.

Security is happy ... it was a peaceful event.

Atlanta's finest at the end of his shift.
All good things must come to an end.
Thank you to the fabulous sponsors.
For more information about Atlanta Food & Wine Festival, visit atlfoodandwinefestival.com.


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