MARCH 27 – APRIL 2
From cider and wine dinners to a Julia Child-inspred cooking class and a festival of love (okay, a festival of food trucks), this is what’s happening this week in Atlanta.
URBANTREE CIDERY DINNER
Tuesday, March 28 | 7:00pm | Piastra
UrbanTree is Atlanta’s first small-batch hard cider. But as cool as their tasting room is, they don’t serve food. Piastra to the rescue! One of Marietta’s favorite Italian joints is hosting a 5-course UrbanTree Cidery dinner, serving three ciders & a handcrafted cocktail alongside five of the kitchen’s creations. Pair your cider and food the way you want and decide what you like best!
Tickets cost $55. Call 770.425.9300
PORTUGUESE WINE DINNER
Wednesday, March 29 | 6:30pm | Cooks & Soldiers
Cooks & Soldiers’ menu is designed to celebrate and honor the rich Basque culinary heritage (you know, that region of Europe that’s a little bit Spanish and a little bit French). This week, a Portuguese wine dinner featuring Caves Sao Joao cellars will pair savory Basque dishes (think Caldo Verde and Truffled Chicken) with several varietals of wine. Explore this palate over four perfectly paired courses for $120. Call 404.996.2623 for reservations.
JULIA CHILD-INSPIRED COOKING CLASS
Thursday, March 30 | 6:30-9:30pm | The Cook’s Warehouse, East Cobb
“The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.” My, my, my. Julia Child knew how to speak to the soul.
This Thursday, in homage to America’s favorite chef and TV personality, The Cook’s Warehouse is hosting a Julia Child-inspired cooking class, teaching people like you and I how to prepare her most famous meals with proper technique and minimal fuss. Learn how to make such classic dishes as Moules Marinieres, Boeuf Bourguignonne, Chocolate Souffles and more. Oh, and you’ll get to sample the goods as you go.
The class goes for $69. Call 770.565.8005 to reserve your spot.
SHUCK YEAH! OYSTER & CHAMPAGNE PARTY
Friday, March 31 | 5:30pm | STK Atlanta
In case you didn’t know, Friday is National Oyster on the Half Shell Day, and one of Atlanta’s favorite steakhouses and raw bars is hosting a party to celebrate the holiday! Shuck Yeah! features fresh, handpicked oysters from both coasts, champagne specials galore (get there early for $5 bubbly), and a DJ to keep the party poppin’.
Start with oysters and then explore more of the menu, checking out some of the dishes they’ve gained notoriety for: Wagyu beef BRGs, lobster mac n’ cheese, and some of the best steaks in the city.
You don’t need a reservation for Shuck Yeah! but if you want to do this right, make a reservation for later in the night so you can first enjoy the festivities, and then enjoy the food. Call 404.793.0144 to grab your spot.
FOOD-O-RAMA FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL
Saturday, April 1 | noon | Grant Park
What’s not to love about food trucks? Some of the greatest chefs in the country get their start on four wheels. It’s not surprising that some of the best meals we’ve ever eaten have been delivered through the window of a food truck.
Well, this Saturday, 35 of the most highly-rated local food trucks are gathering in Grant Park for Atlanta’s premier food truck festival. Trucks will be serving half portions for half off, so you’ll be able to save room to sample all the dishes you want! Deep South Biscuit will be there. Cape Pies will be there. And Bento Bus, The Monster Truck, Let’s Taco Bout It, Fry Guy and Mac the Cheese will be there, too.
The event will also feature live music, a maker’s gallery with artwork from more than 20 local artists, and a special play zone for kiddies.
Adult access to this event is completely free. If you need to send your kid to the play zone so you can actually enjoy the event, that’ll cost you a very worthwhile $7.
MOVIE NIGHT: THE GOONIES
Sunday, April 2 | 8:00pm | The Pinewood
Starting this week, Sunday night is movie night at the Pinewood. This is how it goes down: start with one of the Pinewood’s signature cocktails, & help yourself to complimentary popcorn and candy! Then choose your meal: fried chicken, pulled pork or burger sliders, all served alongside their famous Brussels sprouts and dipping sauce.
This Sunday, the feature film is the Goonies, and everyone in the audience will be given a movie-related bingo card. Winner gets a free drink!
Tickets cost $59 for two people. Buy your tickets here.
Upcoming films will include Big Lebowski, Blade Runner and the Breakfast Club.
Which event are you going to check out this week? Let us know below in the comments!