Designed for the passionate food and drink lover, the
Atlanta Food & Wine Festival Connoisseur Experience
offers special access and perks throughout Festival weekend.
A beautiful destination for our Festival Connoisseurs, sponsors and Advisory Council members, the Connoisseur Lounge is the cornerstone of the Festival’s Connoisseur experience. With breakfast by award-winning chefs, food and beverage service during class intermissions, and reserve classes, the Connoisseur Lounge is a special gathering spot during Festival weekend. Designed by Atlanta design duo, Lathem Gordon and Cate Dunning of GordonDunning and in collaboration with the Southern Living Designer Network, this year’s Connoisseur Lounge will epitomize Southern style and hospitality.
Designed to entertain, educate and wow our guests, the Connoisseur Dinner Series gives guests up-close access to award-winning talent while delving deep into Southern food and drink traditions. Intimate and immersive, each dinner focuses on a key theme from zodiac signs and male/female sensibilities to the South’s Hibachi culture and is hosted at a unique venue to make the experience all the more memorable.
Beyond the classes and dinners, the Connoisseur Experience also comes to life in the Festival’s Tasting Tents at Piedmont Park. The lounge concept continues in our Connoisseur Tent, a gathering spot that features food and beverage from some of our favorite Southern destinations and live music. Connoisseur passholders also enjoy front-of-the-line access into the Tasting Tents.
Coming Soon … Connoisseur Designer Resources Guide in our Southern Marketplace