Designed for the serious food, beverage and hospitality lover, the Connoisseur experience allows guests to indulge in everything AF&WF has to offer including one-of-a-kind exclusive seminars and dinners as well as unlimited access to the Festival’s Connoisseur Lounge. Connoisseur Day, 2-Day and Weekend passes provide the same schedule as general admission passes but with exclusive perks like access to the Connoisseur Lounge with special food and beverage service, speed line entry into the Tasting Tents and intimate dining experiences curated by award-winning chefs and beverage experts.
Weekend Connoisseur Passes Include access to the following:
Unlimited Weekend Tasting Tents with Connoisseur Tent and speed line access and Connoisseur Lounge access
Peter Michael Foundation Dinner
Connoisseur Experience including lunch and one (1) Master Studio or two (2) Learning Seminars, Friday Connoisseur Dinner
Connoisseur Breakfast, Choice of (3) Learning Experiences (CONN or GEN), Connoisseur Lounge Happy Hour, Saturday Connoisseur Dinner
Created by award-winning Atlanta designers, Gordon Dunning, the Connoisseur Lounge is located on the 14th floor of the Loews Atlanta Midtown and open throughout the weekend. The lounge welcomes guests to socialize, eat, drink and interact one-on-one with festival talent and media. Whether it is programmed events, learning experiences or Festival dinners, access to the Connoisseur Lounge is exclusively for Connoisseur badge holders and Festival talent to enjoy a more one-on-one experience. The 6,000 square foot lounge features a chef’s kitchen, dining area, multiple bars and incredibly designed lounge space with areas for group seating, one-on-one conversation and relaxation.
CONNOISSEUR DINNER SERIES
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 and is hosted at a unique venue to make the experience all the more memorable.