Decadent dishes abound each year at Atlanta Food & Wine Festival, like this beef bavette accented with cherry tomato, polenta and chocolate rye.
Like clockwork, Atlanta Food & Wine Festival has circled back around for another year of appeasing the city’s foodies and vino connoisseurs alike, with this summer’s lineup reading like a who’s who of Atlanta’s dining scene. Think representation from revered restos like Tin Tin, Empire State South, Double Eagle Steakhouse and more—not to mention talent flown in from the likes of North Carolina, Texas, Louisiana and 10 other Southern states. Go big and opt for the Connoisseur Experience, which gets you unlimited access to tasting tents; a ticket into VIP dining experiences helmed by award-winning chefs; and—most importantly—entry into the exclusive 6,000-square-foot Connoisseur Lounge on the 14th floor of Loews Atlanta, where a chef’s kitchen, expansive dining area and face time with the weekend’s featured chefs are yours for the taking. May 30-June 2, locations vary, Connoisseur Weekend pass $1,800
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