Taste of Atlanta is back, celebrating its 10th anniversary. The culinary street festival will offer food from more than eighty of Atlanta's diverse restaurant destinations. The event will be held at Tech Square in Midtown Atlanta on October 22 and 23. Guests can enjoy flavorful bites to eat, taste delicious wines and beers, take advantage of the cooking demos by local and guest chefs and learn from informative food and wine seminars.
To take full advantage of this wonderful event they offer the VIP Ticket that includes 15 food tasting coupons instead of 10, admission into the (Wine, Beer and Cocktails) tasting tents, Barcraft Competition (initial rounds) and educational seminars. The Taste of Atlanta celebration includes festival favorites and new events to experience:
- The Big Grill a Midtown Block Party
- Barcraft Competition
- Family Food Zone
- Inside the Food Studio
- Global Flavors International Stage
- Home Plate Main Stage
- Grill Dome
- Silent Auction
As part of Inside Food Studio, at 1:15 p.m. on Saturday October 22 Chef Hector Santiago owner of Pura Vida Restaurant that grew up in his native Puerto Rico will be participating in A Knack for Global Snacks, this segment will showcase Atlanta Chefs and restauranteurs and the regional snacks they enjoy while growing up.
As a VIP Ticket holder you will be able to register on one of the educational seminars led by top industry professionals, like The Latest Vintage of the Century on Sunday October, 23 at 12:30 p.m. hosted by Lisa Allen, founder/owner of Big Boat Wine Company. Lisa's wine distribution company specialize in small (boutique wineries) that put emphasis in quality rather than quantity. Big Boat also represents small production crafted beers that follow the same principle. At this seminar Lisa will explain how quality, consensus, timing and marketing interact together to make superior vintage declarations. The audience will taste wines from the 2009, 2005 and 2000 Bordeaux vintages(the last three "Vintages of the Century") to see what is legitimate and what is hype.