Atlanta food events Oct. 28-Nov. 03: Outdoor cocktail party, cooking classes, Whiskies of the World, and more

This week's food happs


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  • Decatur's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party Sat., Nov. 2

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Watershed on Peachtree Tues., Oct. 29, 5:30 p.m. Prison Break Launch Party Wine Tasting Enjoy the release of the 2012 Prisoner wine and other wines paired with bites from chef Joe Truex, live entertainment from 5:30-7:30 p.m., and a chance to win Prisoner wine to take home. A portion of the profits go to the Beverly Family Foundation,a breast cancer awareness organization. Details

Barrington Hall Tues., Oct. 29, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Fall in New England Cooking Class Roswell chef John Wilson will impart knowledge of new dishes inspired by New England and the fall season. The dishes will then be eaten with complimentary wine, and guests will take a small tour of Barrington Hall after dinner. Details

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Atkins Park Tues., Oct. 29, 8 p.m. Pumpkin Carving Contest Carve pumpkins and watch horror movies with drinks by Terrapin and Jack Daniel's. The most creative pumpkin carver will win a cash and prizes from the sponsors. Details


The Cook's Warehouse Midtown Wed., Oct. 30, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Knife Skills 101 Learn how to properly use a knife on your food and not your hands. This class will teach students the differences between certain knives, knife maintenance, and how to choose a cutting board. Students will enjoy a light dinner from the chopped items in class. Details

Preserving Place Wed., Oct. 30, 7 p.m. Introduction to Dehydration Students will learn the best foods to dry, how to dry them, and the equipment needed for dehydration. Participants will learn how to avoid the most common problems with drying foods and later sample some locally dehydrated foods. Details


RA Sushi Thurs., Oct. 31, 7 p.m. Boo Bash 2013 Celebrate Halloween with seasonal food, drinks, and a special guest DJ. Compete in the costume contest for a gift card to RA Sushi. Details

Briza Restaurant Thurs., Oct. 31, 7-10 p.m. Love at First Bite Enjoy a themed, three-course dinner that features specialty cocktails. Dress up for the costume contest and enjoy the 1931 version of Dracula. Details

Check out more Halloween events from Omnivore and Fresh Loaf.


Intercontinental Hotel Buckhead Fri., Nov. 1, 6-10 p.m. Inaugural Whiskies of the World Expo Atlanta Come and enjoy hundreds of different whiskies, meet distillers and brand ambassadors, enjoy a dinner buffet, and learn all about whiskey. Details


Pine Street Market Sat., Nov. 2, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Butcher Boot Camp Each of the three-hour classes in this series focuses on butchering skills and techniques. Students will enjoy lunch and beer from The Beer Growler in Avondale Estates. Students will take home their hand-cut meats from each class. Details

Big Tex Decatur Sat., Nov. 2, 11 a.m. Decatur's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party Big Tex is celebrating the annual University of Georgia and University of Florida match-up with Fox Bros. BBQ and Smith's Olde Bar. Enjoy a whole hog on the smoker, a wing eating contest at halftime, live music, and a costume contest with prizes. Details

Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory Sat., Nov. 2, 7 p.m. Bacchanal 20: Rome around the World Inspired by the temporary Roman exhibition at the Carlos Museum, Bacchanal 20 provides after-hours access to some of the newest exhibitions of the Renaissance and Baroque styles of Roman art. The evening features an open bar, a number of food caterers, a DJ, and a raffle drawing. Details


The Inn at Serenbe Pavilion Sun., Nov. 3, 1-4 p.m. 13th Annual Afternoon in the Country Hosted by Les Dames d' Escoffier International, this event features seasonal food from over 70 restaurants, 20 wines, and many micro-brews. Live music will be provided by bluegrass group DriveTrain, and many activities will be available. Details

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