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Atlanta Food & Drink Events Week of March 20

MARCH 20 – MARCH 26

This week, we’re looking forward to Californian and South African wine dinners, the art and science of beer, learning how to cook sauces and stocks from one of Atlanta’s most renowned chefs, and eating about a million noodles to help save a fire station.

RELIC WINERY WINE DINNER 

Tuesday, March 21 | 7pm | Local Three Kitchen & Bar 

Relic’s head winemaker, Michael Hirby, is bringing his passion and experience to Local Three. Learn the nuances of of applying traditional wine making methods to the unique climate of Napa Valley, and how that translates into complex and satisfying varietals. Enjoy bubbly and hors d’oeuvres, Chardonnay and lump crab salad, Pino Noir with braised local beets and strawberry focaccia, Granache with smoked mushroom ravioli, and Cabernet Sauvignon with barbecued duck breast.

Cost is $78 and includes hors d’oeuvres and four courses of food and wine. More information available here.

If you can’t make the wine dinner, but are interested in checking out Local Three (which we highly recommend doing), don’t go in without a game plan. See our selections!

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PAINT & PINT NIGHT

Wednesday, March 22 | 6:00pm | Gate City Brewing 

Pain the town red…and enjoy a craft beer while you’re at it! At Gate City, their favorite form of art is brewing. But they’re expanding their creative license to offer Paint & Pint night, where you and your friends can paint alongside a talented teacher who will help you fill your 16” x 20” canvas with a work of art!

Tickets go for $40 and include your canvas and paint supplies, a tour of the brewery, a souvenir tulip glass, and six 6-ounce pours of any of Gate City’s craft beer taps! Learn more and grab tickets.

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SCIENCE OF SOUR BEER

Wednesday, March 22 | 6-8pm | Orpheus Brewing 

Orpheus Brewing has partnered with the Atlanta Science Festival to offer this scientific journey through the process of brewing sour beer. Professional brewmaster, John Isenhour (who has a doctorate in Beer Culture!) will walk you through the science behind that beer you’re sippin’ on. Taste the magic of microbiology and learn about how bacteria is used in brewing, plus the role of hops, sugars and other ingredients. Sample the science of sour beer as part of your admission to the Atlanta Science Festival. Tickets & more info here.

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UNCORK: SOUTH AFRICA WINES

Thursday, March 23 | 7:30pm | Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails

“Spring” starts with the same letter as “South African Wines.” Coincidence? Well, maybe. But we still think it’s worth celebrating at Milton Cuisine’s 4th annual Spring & Vine wine dinner. This year, the event will showcase South African wines from the Boschendal and Bellingham wineries, serving them alongside a 4-course menu filled with light foods that perfectly compliment the flavor of the wines.

Tickets go for $90 and are available here.

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COOKING STOCKS & SAUCES WITH CHEF LINDA

Saturday, March 25 |  1-3pm  |  Cibo e Beve

There aren’t many people we’d rather learn how to cook sauces and stocks from than Cibo e Beve’s Chef Linda. In this two hour hands-on cooking class, you’ll learn how to make the most important part of any dish: the stocks and sauces. Chef will educate you in the art and science of making béchamel sauce, butter sauce, hollandaise, béarnaise and salsa verde. To show you how to integrate these sauces and stocks into a meal, chef will incorporate various proteins along the way.

Tickets run for $65. Call 404-250-9899 for more information.

And if “various proteins” aren’t enough for you to really sink your teeth into, we’ve got a few suggestions.

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9TH ANNUAL NOODLE EATING CONTEST

Sunday, March 26  |  | 12 noon-2pm  | Doc Chey’s Noodle House

Calling all noodle lovers! Sign-up now for a chance to win a $100 gift card and a Peace, Love & Noodles tee-shirt. Limited space still available in both the kid or adult noodle eating rounds, so challenge your family and friends to compete against you! This is part of Morningside’s fundraiser to save the historic Virginia Highland Fire Station, so eat up for a good cause!

It’s free to enter, and you can do so here.

Which event are you checking out this week? Let us know below in the comments!

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