Atlanta Food & Wine Festival, complete with after hours treats

Tasty treats at after hour parties for the ATL Food & Wine Festival beginning May 19


As we close in on the end of spring we're also nearing the first Atlanta Food & Wine Festival (May 19-22).

Along with seminars, demonstrations, tastings and discussions by leading Atlanta chefs, mixologists and sommeliers, the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival will have some intensely fun sounding after hours specials. At these "a la carte" gatherings, guests will mix and mingle with the professionals at restaurants and private homes. There's also late night Street Cart parties.

On Friday night, one of the eventss will be a Chef's Choice Wine Dinner with Hugh Acheson of Empire State South, Karen and Ben Barker of Magnolia Grill and Frank Stitt of Highlands Bar and Grill ($150). Then, on Saturday night Kevin Rathbun of Rathbun's, Kevin Rathbun Steak and Krog Bar will host a chef's party with Stephan Pyles of Stpehen Pyles Restaurant and Jeff Tunks or Acadiana.

An updated schedule of the A la Carte events follows after the jump. A full schedule of the festival's events is available online. However, be warned that some events are exclusive to specific ticket levels.

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