Upcoming food events: an afternoon in the country and chili galore

posted on November 6, 2009 at 4:22 am

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The 8th annual Afternoon in the Country at Serenbe
Sunday, November 8th from 1 to 4 PM

More than 35 chefs from Atlanta’s best restaurants and select retailers will be set up in a tasting format alongside 15 fine wine and premium micro-brews under festive big-top tents. 2008 chef and restaurant participants include Aria, Canoe, City Grill & Dailey’s, CRAFT, Ecco, Five Seasons Brewing, Flying Biscuit, Food 101, Fourth & Swift, Muss & Turners, One. Midtown Kitchen, Parish, Kevin Rathbun Steak/Rathbun’s/Krog Bar, Repast, and retailers Bella Cucina Artful Food and Via Elisa Fresh Pasta and many more. (A current list is available at Guests will also enjoy getting to meet some of Georgia’s dedicated organic growers and purchase from their bountiful harvest.

Other highlights of the Sunday event include: live music, a one-of-a-kind cake raffle featuring sweets from Atlanta’s best pastry chefs, hayrides, unique wares from artisan and select retailers and an expanded silent auction offering exclusive dining and travel packages, collectible wines, food and wine merchandise and original art by some of the Southeast’s most prominent artists.

Tickets for Afternoon in the Country are $95 per person. Children 12 to 20 are $35 each. Children under 12 may attend free of charge. Proceeds will once again benefit the Atlanta Chapter’s successful scholarship fund and Georgia’s organic farming community. Tickets will be available for purchase securely online at

Numerous sponsorship opportunities are still available for both events. Sponsors for the first annual Evening in the City include The Mansion on Peachtree, A Rosewood Hotel & Residence. Sponsors for the 8th annual Afternoon in the Country include for the third year, Presenting Sponsor Serenbe and for the fourth year, Whole Foods Market.

Castleberry Hill Chili Cook-off
Saturday, November 14th, 2-5pm

It’s getting CHILI out there…Join us at the Castleberry Point Lofts courtyard for another great Chili Cookoff! The event is from 2-5pm with the judging beginning at 3pm. Cost to enter is $20, to taste is $5 and beverages will be available. Proceeds will be donated to Atlanta Fire Dept #1, who also judges the chili! You don’t have to be a Castleberry Hill resident so come join in the fun! Best of all…bragging rights for another year! Please let us know if you can help sponsor this event as well and we’ll help get the word out about you and how much we appreciate whatever it is you do! Thank you to our current sponsors: No Mas, Carl M. Williams Funeral Directors, Castleberry Point, Vitesse eXchange, Ikea, Sweetwater, Whynatte, Elliott Street Deli & Pub and Water for Life!!!

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  • Re: Upcoming food events: an afternoon in the country and chili galore
    posted by: The Teacher Cooks · November 10, 2009  3:59 PM

    Congratulations on your award! See your name often when looking for places to dine in Atlanta.

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