The Atlanta Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier International held it’s annual event last Sunday at Serenbe Farms. Les Dames is a worldwide society of women that promotes excellence in the culinary industries through education and charitable events. To date the 28 world wide chapters have awarded over $4 million in scholarships.
Afternoon In The Country is truly a food and wine extravaganza featuring the areas best chefs, caterers, wine producers, shops, and micro-brews. Along with live music, a one-of-a-kind cake raffle, a silent auction, hayrides, and more, this event is a “must attend”.
The price of the ticket gets you all the fine foods and wine you want. I made stops at Delia’s Chicken Sausage, Davio’s, Park 75, The General Muir, Gun Show, Cook Hall, Pine Street Market, Four Seasons, Chicken and Egg… sampling from American Spirit Whiskey, Crafted Brands, Sweetwater Brewery, and Wrecking Bar. Back to Sweetwater, over to Four Roses Bourbon, and rounding out my day at United Distributors. I think I got home two days later.
The ladies that do this, with special nods to Marie Nygren, raised over $110,000 this year. The attendance was around 1,800, which included 78 food stations and 29 beverage stations.
It is well worth the drive from anywhere in Georgia to visit the 1,000 acre live/work/play community of Serenbe in the beautiful countryside of Chattahoochee Hills, GA.
I’m already looking forward to next year’s event.