7/14/09

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FOUR COOKING CLASSES IN ATLANTA THIS SUMMER AND FALL
(photo is Chef Shaun Doty)

The below schedule highlights upcoming cooking classes that begin in July and continue through September 2009. The Atlanta Community Food Bank’s Simple Abundance Cooking Class series provides the community with the unique opportunity to interact with Atlanta’s top chefs, learn the secrets of exquisite dishes, have fun, and help feed Atlanta’s hungry. One hundred percent of class tuition benefits Atlanta’s Table, a project of the Food Bank that collects food from our local hospitality industry and delivers it to more than 40 nonprofit partner agencies that provide meals for those in need. For details or to register, visit www.ACFB.org or call 404-892-FEED, ext. 1444.

A Celebration of Corn
Chef David Craine of AquaKnox
July 27, 7-9 p.m.
Location: The Cook’s Warehouse - Brookhaven
4062 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA 30319
$55 – Demonstration and Tasting
Do you love sweet summer corn? Try it with the delicious taste of seafood at this corn and seafood inspired class given by Chef David Craine of AquaKnox. He’ll combine AquaKnox’s specialty, global water cuisine, with corn to create incredible summer dishes. Chef Craine will demonstrate how to prepare Corn and Crab Chowder, Carolina Flounder with lobster succotash and corn sauce, and Corn Cake with local mountain blueberries. The evening includes wine tastings sponsored by Sherlock’s Wine Merchant and a chance to win fabulous door prizes provided by Atlanta Beverage, Bella Cucina Artful Foods, Cabot Cheese and Via Elisa Authentic Fresh Pasta.

Pork Three Ways
Chef Kevin Gillespie of Woodfire Grill
August 24, 7-9 p.m.
Location: The Cook’s Warehouse - Midtown
549-1 Amsterdam Avenue, Atlanta GA 30306
$55 – Demonstration and Tasting
Are you a POP? (Pal of Pork) If so, this class is for you! Recently chosen as a contestant on Bravo’s Top Chef, Chef Gillespie has maintained a focus on using the fresh, organic and sustainable ingredients that Woodfire Grill has long been known for, while also putting his own youthful, attention-getting stamp on this popular restaurant. Tonight he will demonstrate three delicious ways to prepare pork. Visit www.ACFB.org for the complete menu. The evening includes wine tastings sponsored by National Distributors and a chance to win fabulous door prizes provided by Atlanta Beverage, Bella Cucina Artful Foods, Cabot Cheese and Via Elisa Authentic Fresh Pasta.

Summer Seafood Feast
Chef Joey Riley of Buckhead Diner
September 14, 7-9 p.m.
Location: The Cook’s Warehouse – Brookhaven
4062 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA 30319
$55 – Demonstration and Tasting
Tonight is all about seafood. Do you have questions about seafood preparation, sourcing or selection? Then you’ll want to be at this class. With an impressive culinary resume and an unmistakable passion for food and cooking Chef Joey, of the renowned Buckhead Diner, will not only demonstrate how to prepare scrumptious seafood dishes, but he will also share his wealth of knowledge of all things seafood with attendees. Visit www.ACFB.org for the complete menu. The evening includes wine tastings sponsored by Sherlock's Wine Merchant and a chance to win fabulous door prizes provided by Atlanta Beverage, Bella Cucina Artful Foods, Cabot Cheese and Via Elisa Authentic Fresh Pasta.

Shaun’s
Chef Shaun Doty of Shaun’s
September 21, 7-9 p.m.
The Cook’s Warehouse - Midtown
549-1 Amsterdam Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306
$55 – Demonstration and Tasting
Chef Doty, one of Atlanta’s most well-known chefs, brings the taste of his popular Inman Park restaurant to Simple Abundance with a menu of Local Tomato Gazpacho with horseradish oil and Ashland Farms micro basil, Georgia Shrimp and Grits, and Vanilla Panacotta with muscadines. The evening includes wine tastings sponsored by National Distributors and a chance to win fabulous door prizes provided by Atlanta Beverage, Bella Cucina Artful Foods, Cabot Cheese and Via Elisa Authentic Fresh Pasta.



Celebrate National Ice Cream Month in Atlanta!

Try these tasty ice cream treats at Atlanta restaurants this summer!

Village Tavern
11555 Rainwater Drive
Alpharetta, GA 30009
770.777.6490
www.villagetavern.com

Banana Crepes
Celebrate National Ice Cream Month with Banana Crepes at Village Tavern, Alpharetta’s neighborhood mainstay. French crepes are layered with Nutella and Bassett’s Banana Ice Cream, fresh bananas, caramel and chocolate sauces with chocolate covered espresso beans to create a deliciously sweet, yet light and refreshing summer dessert.

Alon's Bakery & Market
4505 Ashford Dunwoody Road
Atlanta, GA 30306
678.397.1781
www.alons.com

Homemade Gelato
In addition to delectable pastries, breads, cakes and cookies, Alon’s Bakery & Market features gelato that Alon Balshan makes fresh in his bakery each week using the freshest ingredients, the finest cream and a greater proportion of whole milk. Alon’s offers over 20 changing flavors of the Italian-inspired dessert including the traditional vanilla bean and mint chocolate chip as well as mango, passion fruit, almond, straticella and peanut butter chocolate. There’s no better way to relax and cool down during the hot Atlanta summer than with a delicious cup of this homemade delicacy!

Craft Atlanta
3376 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, GA 30326
404.995.7580
www.craftrestaurant.com

Select from Craft’s uniquely-flavored ice cream line up, including Milk Chocolate Malt, Vanilla Bean, Caramel-Orange, Candied Ginger or Toasted Pecan. Enjoy the cool treats on the restaurant’s patio and pair them with delicious desserts made by Pastry Chef Pamela Moxley.

Spice Market
W Atlanta Midtown
188 14th Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30361
www.spicemarketatlanta.com

Vietnamese Coffee Ice Cream
July is national ice cream month, and what better way to celebrate than with a bite of Vietnamese coffee ice cream at Spice Market. Dine al fresco and enjoy this delectable dessert perfect for sharing on a warm summer afternoon.

Green Tea Ice Cream
Sit back and relax as you dine al fresco and celebrate national ice cream month with Spice Market. Inspired by Asian flavor, this ice cream extracts the natural sweetness of green tea to create a dessert that will melt in your mouth.

Market
W Atlanta – Buckhead
3377 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
404.523.3600
www.marketbuckhead.com

Sour Cream Cheesecake Blueberry Verjus Compote Pink Grapefruit Sorbet
Relax on the patio at Market, while indulging yourself in a piece of sour cream cheesecake. This sweet concoction is topped with a blueberry verjus compote served over pink grapefruit sorbet, creating the perfect mixture of flavors to satisfy your sweet tooth.

FLIP Burger Boutique
1587 Howell Mill Road
Atlanta, GA 30318
404.352.FLIP (3547)
www.flipburgerboutique.com

Liquid Nitrogen Milkshakes
FLIP Burger Boutique is the ideal destination to celebrate national ice cream month. With a variety of liquid nitrogen milkshakes such as spicy chocolate mole, nutella + burnt marshmallow, or krispy kreme, your taste buds will leave wanting more!


New Restaurant on Marietta St.!

Max’s Coal Oven Pizzeria

Max’s Coal Oven Pizzeria features an authentic coal oven that produces quality New York-style pizza with a perfect crust topped off with fresh seasonal toppings and mozzarella. Executive Chef Nick Oltarsh brings authentic knowledge of New York-style pizza to his role in the kitchen. Located in the heart of the Luckie Marietta District, Max’s is within walking distance of the Georgia Aquarium, CNN Center, Georgia Dome, Philips Arena and Georgia World Congress Center. With convenient to-go, Max’s fresh flavors can be enjoyed throughout the city. Located next to STATS at 300 Marietta Street, Atlanta, Ga., Max’s is open seven days a week, serving lunch, dinner and to-go from 11 am to 9 pm Sunday through Wednesday and 11 am to 11 pm Thursday through Saturday. For more information on Max’s call 404.974.2941 or visit www.maxsATL.com.

2 comments:

Fred Brown said...

Hello Atlanta Foodies,
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Here are the BG Atlanta neighborhoods: Airport, AtlanticStation, Brookhaven, Buckhead, BufordHwy, CabbageTown, CandlerPark, CheshireBridge, Clairmont, Downtown, EastAtlanta, Edgewood, Emory, GrantPark, LittleFivePoints, Midtown, Old4thWard, Perimeter, PonceyHighland, VirginiaHighland, Westside. Any suggestions?

Thanks for your help.
Fred

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