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A LA CARTE DINNERS & SPECIAL EVENTS
AS OF 04/21/11 - EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Tickets for dinners and events may be individually purchased but are only available to our Connoisseur, VIP and 3-
Day package holders at this time. All tickets must be purchased through the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival ticket
site. They are not available through the restaurant.



THURSDAY
OPENING RECEPTION – Sugar
Private Location
Festival talent, sponsors and Connoisseur ticket holders are invited to kick-off the weekend with a very special
soiree – Southern style!
Date:                           Thursday, May 19 – 8:00pm
Price:                          Talent, Sponsors and Connoisseurs only


FRIDAY
BLUEGRASS, BOURBON, and BBQ – Four Seasons Atlanta
Donnie Ferneau, Ferneau, Little Rock, AK
Robert Gerstenecker, The Four Seasons, Atlanta, GA
Nick Seabergh, Giardina’s, Greenwood, MS
Adam Sobel, The Four Seasons, Washington, DC
Sponsored by Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Magazine, Flavors Magazine & Four Roses Bourbon
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles and Flavors are cooking up a Southern trifecta: bluegrass, bourbon and barbecue. This
fun-filled luncheon will offer local ingredients, a little booze and a whole lotta pork.
Date:                             Friday, May 29 – 12:30pm
Restaurant Web site:              www.fourseasons.com/atlanta
Individual Purchase Price:        $65 per person
Package Purchase Price:           Connoisseur $50 per person, VIP $65 per person, 3-Day $65 per person, Foodster
                                  $65 per person. All pricing includes tax and gratuity.


CONNOISSEUR LOUNGE OPENING LUNCH
Todd English, Boston, MA
Welcome to the Connoisseur Lounge, a one-of-a-kind, sure-to-WOW experience for the ultimate food and drink
lover. Hang in the kitchen with award-winning chefs as they prepare their favorite creations. Cozy up in the
cocktail lounge as acclaimed mixologists share their favorite concoctions. Toast to this year's harvest in the wine
lounge with sommeliers as they pour their favorite vintages. Indulge in sweet decadence in the guilty pleasure
salon. This special opening lunch is for Connoisseur ticket holders only.
Date:                           Friday, May 20 – 12:45pm – 2:00pm
Price:                          Included in Connoisseur package
                                This event is not available for individual purchase.
SOUTH CITY KITCHEN MIDTOWN
Chip Ulbrich, South City Kitchen Midtown, Atlanta, GA
Celebrate fresh and contemporary new Southern cuisine— with a sophisticated spin in the heart of Midtown at
South City Kitchen. Enjoy seasonal Southern fare, old classics, and new favorites. This luncheon is sure to please.
Date:                           Friday, May 20 – 12:30pm
Restaurant Web site:            www.southcitykitchen.com
Individual Purchase Price:      $50.00 per person
Package Purchase Price:         Connoisseur $50 per person, VIP $50 per person, 3-Day $50 per person, Foodster
                                $50 per person. All pricing includes tax and gratuity.



ARIA – Vidalia Onion Dinner   SOLD OUT
Gerry Klaskala, Aria, Atlanta, GA
Jeffrey Buben, Bistro Bis & Vidalia, Washington, DC
Daniel Lindley, St. John’s Restaurant|Meeting Place, Chattanooga, TN
Southeast Georgia’s greatest discovery has been inspiring chefs since the 1930s. Three Vidalia-loving chefs will
enlighten diners with their own homage to America’s favorite sweet onion.
Date:                            Friday, May 20 – 7:30pm
Restaurant Web site:             www.aria-atl.com


BREAK THE RULES AT THE W ATLANTA-MIDTOWN
Nathan Lippy, Food, Drinks & Rock 'n Roll, Tampa, FL
Anything goes for this break-the-rules evening, where chef Nathan Lippy will make Southern flavors come to life
using unexpected tools and techniques. This soiree is designed for the 21- to 29-year-old food lover or, as we like
to call them, "Foodster." Enjoy great food, cocktails and a fabulous view of the city from the top floor of the W
Atlanta-Midtown. Whatever/Whenever®.
Date:                           Friday, May 20 – 7:30pm
Individual Purchase Price:       $150 per person
Package Purchase Price:          Connoisseur $50 per person, VIP $75 per person, 3-Day $100 per person. Included
                                 in Foodster Package. All pricing includes tax and gratuity.


CONNOISSEUR LOUNGE DINNER
Michelle Bernstein, Miami, FL
Welcome to the Connoisseur Lounge, a one-of-a-kind, sure-to-WOW experience for the ultimate food and drink
lover. Hang in the kitchen with award-winning chefs as they prepare their favorite creations. Cozy up in the
cocktail lounge as acclaimed mixologists share their favorite concoctions. Toast to this year's harvest in the wine
lounge with sommeliers as they pour their favorite vintages. Indulge in sweet decadence in the guilty pleasure
salon. This special dinner is for Connoisseur ticket holders only.
Date:                             Friday, May 20 – 7:30pm
Price:                             Included in Connoisseur package
                                   This event is not available for individual purchase.
EMPIRE STATE SOUTH – Chef's Choice Wine Dinner
Hugh Acheson, Empire State South, Atlanta, GA
Karen & Ben Barker, Magnolia Grill, Durham, NC
Frank Stitt, Highlands Bar & Grill, Birmingham, AL
They style their menus, they pick their ingredients and they select their wine lists. They're do-it-all chefs and
they're preparing an unforgettable evening to share their favorite wine and food pairings.
Date:                           Friday, May 20 – 7:30pm
Restaurant Web site:            www.empirestatesouth.com
Individual Purchase Price:      $150 per person
Package Purchase Price:         Connoisseur $50 per person, VIP $75 per person, 3-Day $100 per person. All pricing
                                includes tax and gratuity.

PRICCI – Italian Dinner
Piero Premoli, Pricci, Atlanta, GA
Jamie Adams, Veni Vidi Vici , Atlanta, GA
Todd English, Todd English Enterprises, Boston, MA
Italy comes to the South as award-winning Chef Todd English returns to his childhood home to cook with Chefs
Jamie Adams and Piero Premoli. The three will prepare a rustic and memorable meal.
Date:                            Friday, May 20 – 7:30pm
Restaurant Web site:             www.buckheadrestaurants.com/pricci
Individual Purchase Price:        $150
Package Purchase Price:          Connoisseur $50 per person, VIP $75 per person, 3-Day $100 per person.
                                 All pricing includes tax and gratuity.


MILLER UNION – A Southern Supper
Steven Satterfield, Miller Union, Atlanta, GA
The Lee Brothers (Matt Lee and Ted Lee), Charleston, SC
It's not the South unless supper is involved. Made with loving care, fresh local ingredients and with techniques
passed down through the generations, Southern suppers are a fundamental element of our region's culture. Break
bread with three award-winning Southern boys, as they share their favorite Southern supper creations.
Date:                            Friday, May 20 – 7:30pm
Restaurant Web site:             www.millerunion.com
Individual Purchase Price:       $150 per person
Package Purchase Price:          Connoisseur $50 per person, VIP $75 per person, 3-Day $100 per person. All pricing
                                 includes tax and gratuity.
PARISH – Spring Farm to Table Dinner
Joe Schafer, Parish, Atlanta, GA
Sean Brock, McCrady’s, Charleston, NC
Special guest Julian Van Winkle, Louisville, KY
Rustic styles will merge under the roof of PARISH, an original 1890's building that reminisces of the old South, as
two chefs create Low Country- and Georgia-inspired dishes for an unforgettable evening of local comfort cuisine.
Date:                            Friday, May 20 – 7:30pm
Restaurant Web site:             www.parishatl.com
Individual Purchase Price:       $150 per person
Package Purchase Price:          Connoisseur $50 per person, VIP $75 per person, 3-Day $100 per person. All pricing
                                 includes tax and gratuity.

PIG OUT TEXAS STYLE – JCT Kitchen
Ford Fry, JCT Kitchen, Atlanta, GA
Tim Love, The Lonesome Dove Western Bistro & The Love Shack, Ft. Worth, TX
Cocktails mixed by Dale DeGroff, King Cocktail
Two Texans tackle the pig in this ultimate feast where good food, great drinks and Southern music are supreme.
Date:                            Friday, May 20 – 7:30pm
Restaurant Web site:             www.jctkitchen.com
Individual Purchase Price:       $100
Package Purchase Price:          Connoisseur – choice of one free event: Pig Out Texas Style or Ultimate Southern
                                 Tailgate. Cost to purchase the other is $50 per person. VIP $75 per person, 3-Day
                                 $100 per person. All pricing includes tax and gratuity.



RESTAURANT EUGENE – Compelling Producers        SOLD OUT
Linton Hopkins, Restaurant Eugene, Atlanta, GA
Andrea Reusing, Lantern, Chapel Hill, NC
Michael Paley, Proof on Main, Louisville, KY
Wines poured by Gina Hopkins, Restaurant Eugene, Atlanta, GA
Three acclaimed Southern chefs celebrate their favorite local producers by creating delicious dishes that honor
these farmers and artisans, each brought from their home state.
Date:                           Friday, May 20 – 7:30pm
Restaurant Web site:            www.restauranteugene.com



SERPAS TRUE FOOD – New Orleans Flavors
Scott Serpas, Serpas True Food, Atlanta, GA
John Besh, Besh Restaurant Group, New Orleans, LA
John Currence, City Grocery Restaurant Group, Oxford, MS
Donald Link, Link Restaurant Group, New Orleans, LA
Sponsored by TABASCO™
Sons of Louisiana will reunite for an evening of New Orleans flavor and fancy as they prepare their favorite
hometown dishes.
Date:                             Friday, May 20 – 7:30pm
Restaurant Web site:              www.serpasrestaurant.com
Individual Purchase Price:        $150 per person
Package Purchase Price:           Connoisseur $50 per person, VIP $75 per person, 3-Day $100 per person. All pricing
                                  includes tax and gratuity.
WOODFIRE GRILL – Inspired Southern
Kevin Gillespie, Woodfire Grill, Atlanta, GA
Vishwesh Bhatt, SnackBar, Oxford, MS
Southern food becomes a little more spicy and exotic as two chefs infuse flavor and spice from Southern India to
create a memorable and inspired meal. Signature cocktail poured by Zapaca Rum.
Date:                            Friday, May 20 – 7:30pm
Restaurant Web site:             www.woodfiregrill.com
Individual Purchase Price:       $150 per person
Package Purchase Price:          Connoisseur $50 per person, VIP $75 per person, 3-Day $100 per person. All
                                 pricing includes tax and gratuity.


WATERSHED – Oceans 3
Joe Truex, Watershed, Atlanta, GA
Bryan Caswell, REEF, Houston, TX
Mike Lata, FIG, Charleston, SC
Clooney, Pitt and Damon have nothing on these three chefs. Lovers of seafood and masters of Southern flavors,
the chefs will delight diners with delicious dishes featuring their favorite fish from the Gulf and South Carolina
coasts.
Date:                             Friday, May 20 – 7:30pm
Restaurant Web site:              www.watershedrestaurant.com
Individual Purchase Price:        $150 per person
Package Purchase Price:           Connoisseur $50 per person, VIP $75 per person, 3-Day $100 per person.
                                  All pricing includes tax and gratuity.


103 WEST - Frog & Peach
Pano I. Karatassos, Buckhead Life Restaurant Group, Atlanta, GA
Jeremy Miller, Bluepointe, Atlanta, GA
Eric Ziebold, CityZen, Washington, D.C.
They worked together at The French Laundry, America's leading French restaurant, as protégés of Chef Thomas
Keller. Now Southern Chefs Pano I. Karatassos, Jeremy Miller and Eric Ziebold will reunite for a special French
evening in the Peach state. Mangez-bien, y’all!
Date:                           Friday, May 20 – 7:30 pm
Restaurant Web site:            www.buckheadrestaurants.com/103-west
Individual Purchase Price:      $150 per person
Package Purchase Price:         Connoisseur $50 per person, VIP $75 per person, 3-Day $100 per person.
                                All pricing includes tax and gratuity.
LATE NIGHT STREET CART PAVILION
Katsuya Fukushima, Café Atlántico, Washington, DC
Adam Sobel, Four Seasons Hotel, Washington, DC
Whitney Otawka, Greyfield Inn, Cumberland Island, GA
Jeremy Fox, Plum, Oakland, CA
Alberto Cabrera, Cook Restaurant Group, Miami, FL
Eli Kirshtein, Atlanta, GA
Southern street food carts, cool guest chefs, craft beer, libations and good music … late night fun like you’ve never
known! Join guest chefs as they team up with top street cart vendors to create fabulous late night snacks. Don’t
miss this party.
Date:                            Friday, May 20, 10:00pm – 1:00am
                                 Saturday, May 21, 10:00pm – 1:00am
Individual Purchase Price:       $65 per person
Package Purchase Price:          Connoisseur $50 per person, VIP $65 per person, 3-Day $65 per person.
                                 All pricing includes tax and gratuity.



SATURDAY
A DAY IN THE GARDEN
Nathan Lippy, Food, Drinks & Rock ‘n Roll, Tampa, FL
David Roberts, Community Q BBQ, Decatur, GA
Foodsters will get down and dirty at a local garden, working with Farm staff to plant, build and generally lend a
hand, while learning more about the farm’s sustainability practices and the varieties of vegetables, flowers, herbs,
and mushrooms it produces. And the reward for a day of hard labor? An afternoon barbecue and craft brew
tasting by SweetWater Brewing Company.
Date:                           Saturday, May 21 – 9:00am
Individual Purchase Price:      This event is not available for individual purchase.
Package Purchase Price:         Included in Foodster package.


BACKYARD BEST AT JOE BEST’S HOME
Joe Best, Quality Wine & Spirits, Atlanta, GA
Wine lovers should not miss this chance to spend an evening in the lovely home of one of Atlanta’s leading wine
and spirits distributors. What’s in store? Let’s just say only the best!
Date:                             Saturday, May 21 – 7:30pm
Individual Purchase Price:        This event is not available for individual purchase.
Package Purchase Price:           Connoisseur only – $100 per person. All pricing includes tax and gratuity.
ECCO – Basque in the South
Micah Willix, Ecco, Atlanta GA
Adolfo Garcia, Rio Mar, A Mano, La Boca, Gusto, New Orleans, LA
Sit down at a Basque-inspired feast of hardy dishes and wines from this lusty region of France and Spain. All
produce and meat will be sourced locally in the South, but the food traditions will be strictly Basque. Join host Chef
Micah Willix and guest Chef Adolfo Garcia at the table for this family-style bacchanal of unforgettable flavors. Like
any respectable Basque repast, guests won’t be seated until after 10pm!
Date:                           Saturday, May 21 – 10:00pm
Restaurant Web site:            www.ecco-atlanta.com
Individual Purchase Price:      $150 per person
Package Purchase Price:         Connoisseur $50 per person, VIP $75 per person, 3-Day $100 per person, Foodster
                                $100 per person. All pricing includes tax and gratuity.


CHEF'S HOUSE PARTY AT KEVIN RATHBUN’S HOME
Kevin Rathbun, Rathbuns, Atlanta, GA
Kent Rathbun, Abacus, Dallas, TX
Stephan Pyles, Stephan Pyles Restaurant, Dallas, TX
Jeff Tunks, Acadiana, Washington, DC
South and Southwest merge for an appetizing evening of music, food and mixology. The ultimate chef's house
party!
Date:                          Saturday, May 21 – 7:30pm
Individual Purchase Price:     $300 per person
Package Purchase Price:        Connoisseur Only – $150 per person. All pricing includes tax and gratuity.



THE RITZ-CARLTON, BUCKHEAD – Evolving Tradition into Today's Taste
Todd Richards, The Café at The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead, Atlanta, GA
Duane Nutter, One Flew South, Atlanta, GA
Darryl Evans, Atlanta, GA
Kevin Mitchell, Culinary Institute of Charleston, Charleston, SC
Evette Brady, 1620 Restaurant, Little Rock, AR
Wines poured by Stephen Satterfield, International Society of Africans in Wine, Atlanta, GA
Deeply rooted African-American Southern food traditions have evolved to meet today's tastes and techniques.
Paired with delicious South African wines, this is one meal not to be missed.
Date:                            Saturday, May 21 – 7:30pm
Restaurant Web site:             www.ritzcarltonbuckhead.com/buckhead
Individual Purchase Price:       $150 per person
Package Purchase Price:          Connoisseur $50 per person, VIP $75 per person, 3-Day $100 per person, Foodster
                                 $100 per person. All pricing includes tax and gratuity.
SUNDAY
THE RITZ-CARLTON, ATLANTA (DOWNTOWN) – Gospel Sunday Brunch
Yves Samake, The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta (Downtown), Atlanta, GA
John Farace, The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
Brian Jones, Atlanta Grill, Atlanta, GA
Yann Chupin, The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation, Greensboro, GA
A lively Southern-inspired buffet brunch featuring chefs finishing dishes at action stations, and musical
entertainment by one of the city's most popular gospel choirs.
Date:                            Sunday, May 22, 11:00 am – 2:00pm
Restaurant Web site:             http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/Atlanta/Dining/AtlantaGrill/Default.htm
Individual Purchase Price:       $50 per person
Package Purchase Price:          $50 for all ticket packages. All pricing includes tax and gratuity.

				
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