February 12, 2012
February 12, 2012
- Notes from the Editor
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- Mac and Say "Cheese"!!
- Macaroni Kid's 2012 Preschool Directory is Here!
- The Princess & the Goblin Review
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- What goes around, comes around!
- The Great Backyard Bird Count
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- This Week's Calendar
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- IT'S COOKIE TIME, FIND YOUR LOCAL GIRL SCOUT!!!!
- Legoland Wants YOU!!
- Atlanta Food & Wine Festival
- Legoland Discovery Center Opens March 17th!
- Links to Other Ongoing Contests
- What is "My Macaroni" ??
EARLY BIRD TICKET PRE-SALE BEGINS TUESDAY FEB. 14 WITH LOWEST PRICING
Atlanta Food & Wine Festival returns this May 10 – May 13, 2012 to Midtown Atlanta for its second year. Get ready! The South has never tasted so good. Ticket buyers are encouraged to purchase during our early bird pre-sale with the lowest pricing of the Festival season beginning Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012 and continuing until March 29, 2012.
The Atlanta Food & Wine Festival is the first culinary weekend in the U.S. to focus exclusively on showcasing the food and beverage traditions of the South. This four-day event is designed to educate and entertain guests with an extensive selection of programs and events. Guests will eat, drink and learn about the South’s rich culinary traditions from the region’s best talent.
The weekend offers three distinct activities: Learning Experiences, Tasting Experiences as well as Dinners and Events. The Learning Experiences include smart and entertaining cooking and cocktail demonstrations, tasting seminars and panel discussions all designed by industry. The daily learning sessions are rounded off with the Festival’s delicious Tasting Tents. Unlike any other Festival tasting tents, the Atlanta Food & Wine Festivals are curated by chefs and feature a variety of tasting trails including; Fried Chicken, Whole Pig, Lamb, Seafood and Farm Fresh. The food trails are complimented by wine and spirits from the region and other “Southern” regions around the globe like Southern Europe, South Africa and South America.
Each day is followed by evening dinners and events that extend the Festival’s learning and tasting programs. Sustainable seafood will be highlighted on demo stages and then cooked to perfection at the Oceans 6 dinner with chefs Bryan Caswell (TX), Ford Fry (GA), Mike Lata (SC), Dean Max (FL), Brandon McGlamery (FL) and Norman VanAken (FL). While chefs John Besh (LA), John Currence (MS) and the Queen of Creole Cuisine, chef Leah Chase, will explore the bizarre influences behind New Orleans fare.
Whether spending a few hours in the Tasting Tents, a day or three days with the Festival, guests will find their perfect Southern food and beverage experience. 2012 Ticketing packages include:
· Tasting Tent Pass – Food and beverage lovers will salivate at the mere mention of the culinary delights gracing this year’s Tasting Tents. Chefs choose favorite recipes to highlight their journey through the South while mixologists, sommeliers and brewers craft the perfectly complemented libation. Whether cravings include barbeque or soul food, Tasting Tents will satisfy all with its epicurean offerings. $100 per Tasting Tent ticket ($85 – early bird)
· Day Pass – Day Passes are ideal for curious food and beverage enthusiasts, desiring to not only taste incredible flavors but also to educate themselves through the top minds in the culinary world. Day Passes allow ticketholders to choose three Learning Experiences, including cooking and cocktail demonstrations, food and beverage tasting seminars and panel discussions, and to enjoy one Tasting Tent. Day Pass holders also receive a Festival gift bag. $185 per day ($135 – early bird)
· Three-Day Pass – If one day isn’t enough (and when it comes to food gluttony, one day is never enough!), Atlanta Food & Wine Festival offers Three-Day Passes for guests looking to expand their tastes and minds. Ticketholders can choose nine Learning Experiences, enjoy three Tasting Tent sessions, receive a ticket to the Pig Out: Southern Style party and leave with a Festival gift bag. $500 for Friday, Saturday and Sunday ($375 – early bird)
· Connoisseur Day Pass – If a more exclusive, lavish experience is what you seek, receive VIP treatment with the Connoisseur Day Pass. Live in the lap of luxury with a dedicated concierge to assist in planning the perfect gastronomic adventure which includes three Connoisseur Learning Experiences,* one Tasting Tent session with VIP entrance, one Connoisseur breakfast prepared by an award-winning chef, one evening dinner or event of your choice, access to the private Connoisseur Lounge and Connoisseur gift bag. $700 per day ($565 – early bird)
· Connoisseur Three-Day Pass – The ultimate Atlanta Food & Wine Festival ticket, the Connoisseur Three-Day Pass offers the most exclusive schedule for food and beverage devotees, tastemakers and inquisitive Festival goers. For an experience unlike any other, the Connoisseur Three-Day Pass dedicates a personal concierge to assist with the planning of your individualized experience which includes choosing nine Connoisseur Learning Experiences* and three Tasting Tent sessions with VIP entrance, invitations to three Connoisseur breakfasts, private dinners Thursday and Friday, Blackberry Farm dinner Saturday and Anne Quatrano’s Closing Supper Sunday, as well as access to the elegant Connoisseur Lounge. Guests will also depart with a Connoisseur gift bag. $2,000 for Friday, Saturday and Sunday ($1,500 – early bird)
For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit www.atlfoodandwinefestival.com.
*Connoisseur ticketholders may choose reserve seating for general classes in lieu of attending Connoisseur Learning Experiences.
Committed to preserving Southern culture and aiding the culinary community, Atlanta Food & Wine Festival donates a portion of its proceeds to Atlanta History Center, Les Dames d’Escoffier International, The Oxford American, Wholesome Wave Foundation and James Beard Foundation. In 2011, the Festival contributed more than $150,000 in tickets to nonprofit organizations.
About Atlanta Food & Wine Festival
Launched in 2011, by Atlanta entrepreneurs Dominique Love and Elizabeth Feichter, the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival is a four-day culinary experience celebrating the South. With an Advisory Council of more than 60 award-winning talent from 14 Southern states and the District of Columbia, Atlanta Food & Wine Festival offers carefully-crafted programs and events to entertain and educate consumer about the rich food and beverage traditions of the region. The Festival also celebrates the flavors of other Southern regions around the globe including Southern Europe, South Africa, South America, Southern Hemisphere (Australia and New Zealand) and South-of-the-Border for Mexico. Atlanta Food & Wine Festival returns to Midtown Atlanta Thursday, May 10 – Sunday, May 13, 2012. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.atlfoodandwinefestival.com. Follow Atlanta Food & Wine Festival on Facebook and Twitter.
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