Atlanta has some pretty special stuff going on when it comes to restaurants.

The Atlanta Food and Wine Festival is the South’s premier event for gourmands. Over the course of a weekend dozens of chefs from around the South come to display their talents, and share their knowledge of all things culinary.

The festival centers around the various talks and presentations from food professionals, but there will also be plenty to sample and learn about.  From cocktails to country ham, and Buford highway tours to brewmasters, this event has many, many classes that should suit the interests of any foodie.  The highbrow to the more egalitarian fares are all featured.

In addition to all the foods, classes, and celebrity chef sightings, there will also be an array of dinners created throughout the weekend.  Chefs like Hugh Acheson of Empire State South and Asha Gomez of Cardamom Hill will be crafting their wares for special prix fixe meals, an assuredly dazzling taste experience.

The festival will largely be taking place in and around Peachtree St at the Loew’s Hotel, with the majority of events in walking distance.

Atlanta Food and Wine Festival

May 10-13

The Loews Hotel