AFWF RECAP + GIVEAWAY (CLOSED)
Being a Food Blogger has its many perks. Recently I had the pleasure of attending the Atlanta Food and Wine Festival which was held in the heart of Midtown. The Atlanta Food and Wine Festival, now in its 6th year, is Atlanta’s most premier food festival with 4 days of classes, dinner, events and experiences that celebrates the food and wine of the South. With events and parties all over the city, the food and wine festival is a foodie’s dream. If you followed along on my Snapchat (Jehancancook) then you were able to get a peek into what the Atlanta Food and Wine Festival is about.
On Thursday I kicked off the festival by attending Destination Delicious presented by The Local Palate held at The Stave Room at American Sprits Works. I met up with Erica of Taste of our City and we proceeded to do what foodies do and that was to eat and take as many pictures as we can. We made our way around the room and dined on unlimited samples of food and drink. Designed to take us on a road trip through the South, we dined on pulled alligator sandwiches, smoked brisket and giant crab cakes with fried green tomatoes while sipping on cocktails made with alcohol brewed in the south. I stopped over at the Wolf Gourmet table where Chef Lee Gregory of The Roosevelt and Southbound in Richmond Virginia prepared a delicious smoked pork sausage over faro tabouleh with tzatziki and chow chow in Wolf Gourmet’s countertop oven. It’s no surprise that Chef Lee was able to prepare such a meal in the Wolf Gourmet countertop oven; it is small but mighty with 6 cooking modes, 5 burners and convection capabilities, it has the functionality of a full sized oven. Wolf Gourmet is long known for quality and reliability so it’s no surprise that their Wolf Gourmet counter top appliances are just as great. Chef Lee Gregory’s smoked pork sausage was easily one of my favorite dishes of the night along with shrimp, crab cake and fried green tomato, and the fried chicken wings stuffed with macaroni and cheese.
On Friday I headed to the tasting tents in Piedmont Park to indulge in 3 hours of unlimited food and libations. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to take part in any of the classes and had to skip the Vineyard in the City preview (a pop up vineyard in the middle of Atlanta) but the tasting tents sure did make up for it. The tasting tents offer a wide range of foods; from BBQ to Fried Chicken to Smoked Trout crostini and with very little lines, I was able to try just about everything. My Friday favorites were the BBQ Salmon, Shrimp and Grits from Fox Bros BBQ and a tenderloin flatbread.
On Saturday I headed back to the tasting tents, because there were different offerings on each day. While there were some repeat dishes, most of the chefs brought new bites each day. Saturday was a bit more crowded than the day before but I was still able to try quite a bit.
I started off with a white gazpacho made by Chef Aaron Deal of The River and Rail in Roanoke Virginia in the Wolf Gourmet blender. I usually don’t like gazpacho and I loved his! It was made with almonds instead of the traditional tomato base and was cool and refreshing. I took it a bit easy and Day 3 and was a bit more selective.
My favorites were the scallop with a corn relish, white gazpacho and jerk wings. I ended the day with a couple of sweet treats; I tried peach cobbler, peach ice cream, raspberry buttermilk donut, peach slider donut and ganache brownies.
I had a blast and can’t wait for next year and to top it all off I will be giving away a blender from Wolf Gourmet countertop appliances collection. You might be familiar with Wolf Gourmet high end stoves and cooktops but you might not know is that they now have a collection of smaller appliances which includes the blender, countertop oven and toasters as well as cookware and knives. Now you’re able to have the same Wolf Gourmet quality with a smaller price tag.
Prize: 1 Wolf Gourmet High Performance Blender valued at $700 (GIVEAWAY CLOSED)
What’s great about this blender?
- Stainless Steel Base with a 64 oz Tritan shatter proof jar that’s BPA free.
- 4 Preset modes: Smoothie, Puree, Ice Crush and Soup
- Pulses at any speed
- Bright LCD Panel Display which makes it easy to keep track of the built-in timer
- 2.4 HP Motor that propels the blade over 210 mph
- Fits under most standard countertops
- Versatile: From pureeing soups, blending smoothies, chopping vegetables to churning butter
- 5 year warranty
To enter the giveaway:
- Follow Wolf Gourmet on Instagram: @WolfGourmet
2. Follow me on Instagram: @Jehancancook
3. leave a comment below
The Winner will be announced on Monday, June 20th.
*I was compensated for this post, but all opinions are mine.
**Open to US Residence only.