INTIMATE LIVE EVENTS

COVID-19 has had an unimaginable impact on the restaurant and hospitality industry across the nation, and especially in our own backyard. In our efforts to support our restaurant community that needs us now more than ever, this fall we are bringing you a reimagined Atlanta Food & Wine Festival. From September 10-13 2020, join us as we will be hosting a series of live intimate brunches, lunches and dinners to celebrate our homegrown talent here in Atlanta, and support those who have supported us for the last 10 years. In order to offer the safest environment to our attendees, we are offering a limited number of spots per event and all reservations will be split by parties. Scroll down to book your seat now!

The health & wellbeing of our guests and employees is our top priority. All venues will be following and practicing CDC guidelines to ensure the safety of our guests.  To learn more about our COVID-19 safety measurements for our live events, please click here. Attendees must be 21+ to attend.

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

Brunch for Dinner at Buttermilk Kitchen

Thursday, September 10th } 6:30pm-9:30pm
Buttermilk Kitchen
4225 Roswell Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30342 (Indoor Seating)

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Brunch for dinner is always a winner! Get ready to indulge as Chopped champion Suzanne Vizethann of Buttermilk Kitchen serves up a innovative four (4) course feast filled with amazing Southern brunch staples for dinner! Paired with some dynamite cocktails from Woodford Reserve and wine provided by Santa Margherita. Take home a complimentary signed Suzanne Vizethann Cookbook, this is one you won’t want to miss!
Attendees must be 21+ to attend

A Taste of Modern Israeli Cuisine

Thursday, September 10th } 6:30pm-9:30pm
Aziza
1170 Howell Mill Road Suite P10b, Atlanta, GA 30318
(Indoor Seating/Limited Outdoor)

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Can’t fly to Israel right now? No problem, we are bringing the Land of Milk and Honey to you. Enjoy Aziza’s take on Modern Israeli Cuisine right here in the south. Aziza’s cuisine is fire centric and as such, the big wood burning oven that predominates the open kitchen space is used in many of our dishes. The dinner will be served as an elaborate multi course family style dining experience and will be prepared by Aziza’s chef team; Brandon Hughes and Layla Walk. Dinner will include a curated wine and spirits menu featuring Four Roses Bourbon Cocktail selections and more!
Attendees must be 21+ to attend

Menu

Salatim
opening mezze spread

Hummus
fenugreek roasted cauliflower, garlic, Za’atar Laffa

Roasted Squash
pomegranate molasses, beef bacon, pumpkin seed, coriander dukkah

Pastrami Short Rib
Aleppo prawns, Persian rice, wood fired vegetables

Honey Apple Cake
**Menu subject to change

Collaboration Dinner with Chef Jeb Aldrich, Chef Matt Weinstein and Chef Claudia Martinez

Thursday, September 10th } 6:30pm-9:30pm
Tiny Lou’s
789 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306 (Indoor Seating)

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For one night only, Chef Jeb Aldrich from Tiny Lou’s and Chef Matt Weinstein from TWO urban licks will honor AF&WF to create a truly unforgettable menu with a revolutionary take on traditional French creole dishes specially curated for AF&WF guests in his critically acclaimed spot, Tiny Lou’s. As Tiny Lou’s puts it “Cooking like this is sometimes called comfort food, but a better word might be ‘restorative’ food. They should be able to write prescriptions for this stuff — food as medicine — a meal to make you feel restored, triumphant, split wide-open, at any hour, even against bad odds.” During times like these we could all use a dose of this! Tiny Lou’s acclaimed pastry chef, Claudia Martinez will end the dinner with a special dessert fitting the menu. Dinner will include a curated wine and spirits menu featuring Woodford Reserve Bourbon and Desert Door Texas Sotol Cocktail selections and more!  
Attendees must be 21+ to attend

For those looking for the ultimate staycation, The Hotel Clermont is offering a special rate for festival attendees:
Use code “FWF20” here for $179 Nightly Rate 

A Taste of Korea with Chef Richard Tang

Thursday, September 10th } 6:30pm-9:30pm
Char Korean Bar & Grill
299 North Highland Avenue Northeast S, Atlanta, GA 30307 (Indoor Seating)

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Take a tour of true Korean barbecue right here in metro Atlanta at this special feast led by Char Korean Bar & Grill’s Owner and Chef, Richard Tang. The distinctive foods and traditions of this energetic peninsula will meet Southern techniques as Tang offers a blend of signature dishes along with his modern interpretation of the delicious and authentic foods of Korea. Dinner will include a curated wine and spirits menu featuring Woodford Reserve Bourbon Cocktail selections and more!
Attendees must be 21+ to attend

MENU 
Filet Tartare
Wedge Salad with Sesame Dressing Grilled Meat Assortment
Marinated Short Rib Marinated Filet, Marinated Ribeye, Non Marinated Brisket, Non Marinated Pork Belly, Marinated Pork Belly, Marinated Flank 
Cocktail Tiramisu and Red Velvet Cake

Featured Wines: Rey De Copas Sparkling Brut Lake & Vine Lake County Red Blend 2014
**Menu subject to change 

Lazy Betty Dinner

Thursday, September 10th }
1st Seating: 5:30pm SOLD OUT 
2nd Seating: 7:30pm SOLD OUT 
Lazy Betty
1530 DeKalb Ave NE ste f, Atlanta, GA 30307 (Indoor Seating)

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Kick off our 10 year celebration with the ultimate tasting experience at James Beard 2020 nominee, Lazy Betty. The dinner led by Chef Ron Hsu and Chef Aaron Phillips features an eight (8) course menu filled of diverse flavors and ingredients found within Atlanta’s global pantry. Dinner will include  curated wine and spirits pairings featuring Woodford Reserve Bourbon Cocktail selections and more!
Attendees must be 21+ to attend

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

A Southern Smokehouse Supper presented by The Pig and the Pearl Dinner

Friday, September 11th } 6:30pm-9:30pm
Pig and The Pearl
1380 Atlantic Dr, Atlanta, GA 30363 (Indoor Seating)

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Why choose between a Southern smokehouse and a raw bar, when you can have both?! Enjoy a night of elevated Smokehouse Fare along with fresh Oysters brought to you by the talented team at The Pig and the Pearl. Throughout the evening, you’ll enjoy refreshing, locally sourced seafood and succulent meat dishes, paired with craft cocktails by Four Roses Bourbon for a decadent feast for the ages. Guests will also be treated to the ultimate take home goodie bag filled with The Pig & The Pearl’s signature Bourbon sauce + bleu cheese & buffalo pork rinds to savor at home. Need we say more?!

Includes Take Home Goodie Bag with Signature Bourbon Sauce & Bleu Cheese Pork Rinds
Attendees must be 21+ to attend

An Evening in Provence with Chef Nick Leahy

Friday, September 11th } 6:30pm-9:30pm
SOLD OUT 
Aix
956 Brady Ave NW STE 100, Atlanta, GA 303

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For one evening only, join us on the AIX covered patio and be transported to Provence, France. Chef Nick Leahy will take your taste buds through a series of tantalizing dishes that will make you feel as though you have traveled across the Pond to the French countryside with a Southern twist using uniquely Georgia ingredients. As Chef Leahy says” In Provence, there’s a saying: Â ce moment. It means, “in this moment.” It can refer to the moment a vegetable reaches the peak of ripeness, the moment it’s touched by hands that honor ancient skills and traditions, the moment it’s cooked to perfection, and of course, the moment it’s savored with family and friends. These moments awaken our senses. They fulfill comfort in us in a way that makes us feel at home.” Don’t miss this once in a lifetime AF&WF moment! Dinner will include a curated wine and spirits menu featuring Woodford Reserve Bourbon and Desert Door Texas Sotol Cocktail selections and more!
Attendees must be 21+ to attend

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

The Pasta & Vinyl Experience presented by Chef Craig Richards

Saturday, September 12th } 11:30 – 2:30pm
Lyla Lila
693 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308 (Indoor Seating/Limited Outdoor)

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Grab your seat at the table for an incredible meal with Chef Craig Richards at Lyla Lila. The culinary genius behind Lyla Lila will create a mouthwatering three -course “Pasta & Vinyl Experience” that explores the influence of music, improvisation and Southern European culinary influences. Wine and craft cocktails complement this un-missable meal.
Attendees must be 21+ to attend

The Iberian Pig Buckhead Lunch by Chef John Castellucci

Saturday, September 12th } 12:00pm-2:30pm
The Iberian Pig Buckhead
3150 Roswell Rd NW Suite A3, Atlanta, GA 30305 (Indoor Seating)

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The Castellucci Hospitality Group invite you for a Spanish dining experience you’ll never forget. Executive Chef John Castellucci has created an amazingly delicious meal celebrating vibrant, fresh seasonal flavors. Join us for a 4 course Lunch with curated wine and spirits menu featuring Desert Door Texas Sotol Cocktail selections and more!
Attendees must be 21+ to attend

A Taste of NOLA presented by South Main Kitchen

Saturday, September 12th } 6:30pm-9:30pm
South Main Kitchen Outdoor Alleyway Patio
9 S. Main Street, Alpharetta (Outdoor Open Seating Format)

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Savor the flavors of the Big Easy at South Main Kitchen’s New Orleans tribute party. Curated by Executive Chef, Andy Long, this indulgent, outside feast will include an assortment of iconic New Orleans staples for guests to choose from that will be sure to spice up your taste buds. Attendees will get to choose from a bevy of food stations ranging from seafood, desserts, cocktails and more. But that’s not all! Guests will be transported to the Big Easy as they enjoy NOLA inspired live music from local bands. This is not your traditional sit down affair and will feature eclectic seating. Event will include a curated wine and spirits menu featuring Woodford Reserve Cocktail selections and more!
Attendees must be 21+ to attend

The Farmers Table Dinner at Empire State South by Chef Kory Depaola

Saturday, September 12th } 6:30pm-9:30pm SOLD OUT
Empire State South
999 Peachtree St NE #140, Atlanta, GA 30309 (Outdoor Seating, Weather Permitting)

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Experience the ultimate farm to table dinner at Chef Hugh Acheson’s iconic, Empire State South. Enjoy an evening of delicious, seasonal flavors that you’re sure to never forget as Chef Kory Depoala creates a one-of-a-kind tasting menu available for one night only. Each course of the five course meal will source and feature local ingredients from each of their favorite Atlanta farms to highlight the beautiful foods of this region. Dinner will include a curated wine and spirits menu by Wine Director and Sommelier Steven Grubbs and Cocktail Director Kellie Thorn featuring Woodford Reserve Bourbon and Desert Door Texas Sotol Cocktail selections and more!
Attendees must be 21+ to attend

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

Southern Belle Bougie Brunch (SOLD OUT) 

Sunday, September 13th } 11:00am-1:00pm
Southern Belle
1043 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306 (Outdoor Seating)

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Join celebrated local chef Joey Ward for the ultimate Sunday Funday brunch like no other full of farm-to-table fare and craft cocktails. Spend the morning savoring a delicious four-course prix fixe brunch menu inspired by best-of-the-best seasonal ingredients straight from regional farms.  Welcome fall with your friends by filling up on bountiful bites, wine and spirits and closing out festival weekend with a bang!
Attendees must be 21+ to attend

The Synchronization of Food, Booze, and Blues” presented by Chef Deborah VanTrece and Chef Robert Butts (SOLD OUT)

Sunday, September 13th } 5:30pm-7:30pm
Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours
1133 Huff Rd NW #D, Atlanta, GA 30318 (Indoor Seating)

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The blues originated in the deep south in the late 1870s with deep roots in African musical traditions, songs, and spirituals. You won’t want to miss “The Synchronization of Food, Booze, and Blues” – a fun and soulful evening exploring the blues culture through innovative soul food creations and spirits with Chef Deborah VanTrece of Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours, and Chef Robert Butts, her former executive sous chef. Chef VanTrece, known for her modern global take on traditional soul food, will be complemented by Chef Butts’ reputation for incorporating spirits in his cuisine. Dinner will include a curated wine and spirits menu featuring Desert Door Texas Sotol Cocktail selections and more!
Attendees must be 21+ to attend

The Iberian Pig Buckhead Dinner by Chef John Castellucci

Sunday , September 13th } 6:30pm-9:30pm
The Iberian Pig Buckhead
3150 Roswell Rd NW Suite A3, Atlanta, GA 30305 (Indoor Seating)

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The Castellucci Hospitality Group invites you for a Spanish dining experience that you’ll never forget. Executive Chef John Castellucci has created an amazingly delicious meal celebrating vibrant, fresh seasonal flavors. Join us for a 5 course dinner which will include a curated wine and spirits menu featuring Woodford Reserve Bourbon and Desert Door Texas Sotol Cocktail selections and more!

Attendees must be 21+ to attend