may 28 - 31, 2015

connoisseur experience


The Ultimate Festival Experience

connoisseur-lounge

The Atlanta Food & Wine Festival Connoisseur Experience is for the serious food and beverage lover who wants the very best the Festival can offer, including:

  • access to an exclusive Connoisseur Lounge, created by award-winning Atlanta designer, William Peace, for socializing, eating, drinking and participating in private food and beverage classes
  • a beverage program featuring unique products, including wines from Broadbent Selections
  • a full kitchen for up-close demonstrations with nationally-recognized chefs
  • breakfast served daily by award-winning chefs
  • reserve seating for general Festival classes and VIP access to the Tasting Tents
  • a dedicated Concierge to help with all Festival needs
  • Connoisseur passes also include evening dinners and events based on the pass level.

Broadbent Selections

Atlanta Food & Wine Festival is pleased to welcome Bartholomew Broadbent and Broadbent Selections as the presenting sponsor of the Connoisseur Lounge wine program.

Founded in 1996 by Bartholomew Broadbent, Broadbent Selections, Inc., is the exclusive US national importer for some of the worlds most sought after family wineries, including Chateau Musar, Warwick Estate, Spy Valley, Ferreira, Quinta do Crasto, Louis Guntrum, Montsarra Cava, Vilafonte, AABadenhorst, and Dr.Hermann.

WHEN:
Friday, May 29
9:30am – 10:30am
Connoisseur Breakfast: Southern Elegance
11:00am – 12:00pm
Toast
12:00pm – 2:30pm
Classes
2:30pm – 3:00pm
VIP Preview – Tasting Tents
3:00pm – 6:00pm
Tasting Tents
WHEN:
Saturday, May 30
9:00am – 10:00am
Connoisseur Breakfast: Blue Plate Special
10:00am – 2:00pm
Classes
2:00pm – 5:00pm
Tasting Tents
WHEN:
Sunday, May 31
10:00am – 11:00am
Connoisseur Breakfast: Grab ‘n Go / Pre-Brunch
11:00am – 12:30pm
Sunday Brunch
1:30pm – 4:30pm
Tasting Tents
WHERE:
Loews Atlanta Hotel, 11th & Peachtree Street (Classes, Toast & Brunch)
12th and Peachtree Walk (Tasting Tents)
VIBE:
Delicious food and drink conference followed by an outdoor party! Classes indoors.   Lively, entertaining and educational.Tasting Tents have all you can consumer food and beverage stations. Live music. Lounge areas. Located on green space and street.
TALENT:
Classes designed and led by award-winning chefs and wine, beer and spirits experts. Tasting Tents – 100+ Exhibitors – growers, artisans, wine, beer, spirits, award-winning chefs
GUESTS:
20 – 100 people per class
2,500 people per day in the Tasting Tents
PARKING:
Transportation by MARTA and taxi strongly encouraged. MARTA 2 blocks away at 10th Street. Self-parking at Loews Atlanta Hotel and at public lots in the area.