We love food, and we love the great chefs and mixologists that buy from our state’s terrific organic farmers, so of course we’re extremely jazzed about this weekend’s Taste of Atlanta. The annual festival serves up the best in food and fun, but Taste of Atlanta also focuses on philanthropy. Georgia Organics is one of several Atlanta non-profit groups that the festival supports, and the festival’s Friday night kickoff party benefits
To help food lovers say “I do” to the smorgasbord of flavors and fun offered at the 13th annual Taste of Atlanta, the festival is hosting a celebratory kickoff party on Friday, October 24 in Midtown at Tech Square! The event, themed Culinary Matrimony, will unite unlikely, yet harmonious parings, as local celebrity chefs lift the veil to match-made-in-heaven recipes, libations and more.
Keeping with tradition, this Friday night festival kickoff is an all-inclusive block party with exclusive bites from select restaurants, bountiful booze and live music from 80s Synth Pop band Electric Avenue. Attendees will enjoy the joining of both famed and more obscure flavor pairings from the city’s power culinary players. As a true labor of love, participating celebrity chefs, including Ron Eyester of Rosebud, Jay Swift of 4th & Swift and Drew Belline of No. 246, will serve creatively combined dishes inspired by coupling with a partner of their choosing – whether it be a home-grown farmer, stirring mixologist, seasoned cheese maker, acclaimed artist, fellow chef or anyone who shares that undeniable chemistry.
“Giving back to the community has always been an integral part of the festival,” said Dale DeSena, founder of Taste of Atlanta. “Partnering with Georgia Organics allows us the opportunity to better promote Georgia farms and educate consumers as well as farmers, gardeners, and agricultural professionals on advancing sustainable foods and farms.”