Atlanta Food and Wine Festival

by Ashley on June 1, 2014

Hi friends! Long time no chat! I hope you all had a lovely weekend!

Thanks to the amazing folks at Savannah Magazine, my sister and I spent Saturday at the Atlanta Food and Wine Festival and it was AWESOME! I am already looking forward to attending again next year…it was that good!

(Unfortunately, I walked right out the door without my camera so all of these photos are complimentary of my sister. Thanks Chels!)

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Bourbon up!

Growing up just north of Atlanta and actually living here now, strangely enough, I still feel like I know very little about this city.  This weekend provided another reminder of how incredible this city is and further proof that I have need to keep exploring!

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Unfortunately all of the classes were full by the time I found out I was going, but we made it to the tasting tents with plenty of time to explore all there was to see, taste and savor!

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Goose Island Beer Company based out of Chicago. I tried their new Double IPA and it was delicious!

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Fresh peaches from Pearson Farm – they were so tasty and sweet!

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Leave it to this girl to find the cotton candy!

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Thanks for the photo bomb chef! Sampling the Stella Artois Cidre - pretty tasty for a gluten-free “beer!”

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We definitely couldn’t pass by the St.Germain table! My mom introduced me to St.Germain, an Elderflower liqueur, a few years ago and I still love it! My favorite way to enjoy it is in a Hummingbird, which is made with St. Germain, sparkling white wine (we make it with Sav Blanc), Club Soda, and a Lemon Peel.

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Contrary to what it looks like, we did actually enjoy some pretty awesome food, including the succotash that I am holding above. Some of my other favorites included a pan seared scallop with a pickled slaw, sweet cornbread croutons, Thai spiced chocolate truffles, etc. I was a little disappointed in the amount, or lack there of, of veggie friendly foods, but as you would imagine, it was a carnivores dream! Vendor after vendor of BBQ, poultry, fish, etc. There were also several cheese, pastry and sweets vendors!

I cannot extend my thanks to Savannah Magazine enough for the opportunity to attend such an incredible event! Like I said earlier, I truly am already excited about next year! It was a foodies haven!

Have you ever been to the Atlanta Food and Wine Festival? Or any other awesome food/bev festival that I need to check out? Do share!

Have a lovely evening and awesome week ahead my friends!

Good health!


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