Geaux South at the 2016 Atlanta Food & Wine Festival


Geaux South at Atlanta Contemporary Art Center
2016 Atlanta Food & Wine Festival
Louisiana Travel
Photography byBonnie M. Morét
 
On Friday, June 3, Louisiana Travel hosted a special dinner for Atlanta Food & Wine Festival - Geaux South.  The dinner was held at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center.  

Geaux South was an evening event featuring classic dishes from a team of Louisiana chefs, two whole hogs over a live fire, a zydeco/blues band, craft beer, wine and specialty cocktails from the Cure New Orleans team.  

The celebration added dash of country comfort and pinch of sophistication to some of the best food in the South, not to mention the traditions, culture and culinary perfection that have earned Louisiana its legacy.
 
Highlights below:

The Cure New Orleans mixologists.

Oysters on the half shell prepared by City Pork Hospitality in Baton Rouge, La.

Gulf shrimp ceviche by City Pork Hospitality.

Snapper poke wontons by City Pork Hospitality.

The lovely ladies of Crumbs Catering in Ruston, La. 

Crumbs Catering's fabulous Ruston peach pies with blackberry compote.

Smoked duck, andouille and shrimp gumbo, y'all ... YUM!!!

Chef Justin Girouard of The French Press in Lafayette, La.

The mastery of mixology.

The desserts were worth going back for seconds!

The gumbo made the attendees vey happy!

Louisiana = smiles.  Just saying ...

Charlie Wooten on bass playing the music of Louisiana.

Pork with curried pickles, herbs, coconut rice and fried pork skins.

Chef Michael Gulotta serving up his pork dish.
 
Food and wine, y'all ... it's what the festival is all about.
 
Au revoir mon chère.  Until next year ...
 
 
For information about Atlanta Food & Wine Festival, visit: atlfoodandwinefestival.com.
 
 

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Bonnie Morét is an award-winning photographer recognized by The Georgia Council of the Arts as "an exceptional representation of contemporary Georgia art work." Her photography is featured on Georgia Public Broadcast's Georgia Traveler. Her exhibitions include Fifth Annual Exposure Awards at Musee du Louvre in Paris, France, Art Takes Miami at Scope Art during Art Basel Miami, Metro Montage XIII at the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, World of Water at the Georgia Aquarium, Open Walls at Black Box Gallery in Portland, Oregon, Wholly Georgia: A Look at the Effects of Southern Religious Culture, sponsored by the Art History League and Georgia State University, at Mint Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia, 6x6 at the Rochester Contemporary Arts Center in Rochester, New York, @Phonography: Dialogue in the Wireless Age, at 3 Ring Circus in New Orleans, Louisiana, and About Lands and Lives of the Civil War at the 6th Cavalry Museum in Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia. Her photography appears in Modern Luxury/The Atlantan, Jezebel Magazine, and hangs in the executive offices at the Georgia State Capitol as part of the Art of Georgia exhibit. Corporate clients include Atlanta Ballet, Atlanta History Center, Chanel Cosmetics, Christian Dior Cosmetics, Sharp Mountain Vineyards, PM Realty Group, Granite Properties, Road Atlanta, Patrón Tequila, Georgia's Own Credit Union, StubHub, CBM Records and The Washington Auto Show.