the connoisseur lounge

An elegant and welcoming destination for Festival Connoisseurs, sponsors, and Advisory Council members, the Connoisseur Lounge offers guests daily breakfast by award-winning chefs, reserved cooking demonstrations and food and beverage service during class intermissions.



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Connoisseur Dinner Series

Award-winning authors Matt Lee and Ted Lee are once again collaborating with Atlanta Food & Wine Festival to develop our Connoisseur Dinner Series. This year, we have also welcomed Jason Tesauro, author and sommelier, into the mix to curate a third, exclusive dinner affair. These immersive and intimate dinner experiences are designed to give guests up-close access to award-winning talent while eating, drinking and delving deeper into South’s epicurean culture. Tickets are included in with Connoisseur passes and may also be purchased individually.

connoisseur tent

The Festival’s Connoisseur Tasting Tent has returned with an expanded footprint. Throughout the weekend, Connoisseur Tent guests will eat, drink and indulge with award-winning chefs, barkeeps, sommeliers and more.


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The Atlanta Food & Wine Festival is proud to partner with ai3 on this year’s Connoisseur Lounge.  ai3 is a team of designers, architects, artists and thinkers who have been responsible for the creation of a number of award-winning corporate, hospitality, retail and restaurants. ai3’s work can be seen throughout the Southeast, including some of Atlanta’s top restaurants like Gunshow, Miller Union, and Local 3.


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