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Monday, June 14, 2010

Atlanta food events, June 14-21

The days are hot but the food and drink specials, festivals and classes are cool. Enjoy! (photo from Wikimedia Commons)

Morton’s, Mon., June 14 to Fri., June 18: Both Atlanta Morton’s locations celebrate Philanthropy Week, featuring a special prix fixe menu with proceeds going to a different selected charity each night. Includes steak choices, fish or crab cakes, sides, salad and a dessert. Check Web site for charity details and full menu. $75. 3379 Peachtree Road; 303 Peachtree Center Ave. 404-816-6535; 404-577-4366.

Rosa Mexicano, beginning Mon., June 14: Every Monday through Friday, Noches Calientes features menu and cocktail specials at the bar. Includes La Tradicional Margarita, Sangria de Rosa, select beers, tacos, quesadillas and more. 4-7 p.m. 245 18th St. 404-347-4090.

The Capital Grille, Mon., June 14: Master Wine Tasting Event features up to 11 wines including types from California, Italy and New Zealand, and custom flights prepared on request. $25. 5-10 p.m. 255 East Paces Ferry Road. 404-262-1162.

Wine Shoe Atlanta, Mon., June 14: Learn about and taste Cabernet Sauvignon varieties from all over the world. Maximum of 12-14 guests, RSVP on the Web site. $35. 6:30 p.m. 339 Nelson St. 404-577-2000.

Bocado, Tues., June 15: Sandwich, Side & Suds special features the Bocado Burger, fries and a weekly beer choice for $12. 887 Howell Mill Road. 404-815-1399.

Buford Highway Farmers Market, Tues., June 15: Chinese Southern Belle presents hands-on cooking classes. This week, create three varieties of homemade spring rolls. Participants will receive a $10 BHFM gift card after "graduating" from each course. Registration required, e-mail or call. 7-9 p.m. $15. 5600 Buford Highway, Doraville. 678-873-7447.

Wine Shoe Atlanta, Tues., June 15: Class about summery wines features pairing tips and samples of whites, reds and bubbly. Maximum of 12-14 guests, RSVP on the Web site. $35. 6:30 p.m. 339 Nelson St. 404-577-2000.

Whole Foods Ponce de Leon, Tues., June 15: Produce 101 with samples of Georgia-grown produce, pairings and demonstrations. Plus get a $5 gift card. Seating is limited, so please RSVP at Customer Services. 7 p.m. $5 in advance. 650 Ponce de Leon Ave. 404-853-1681.

Atlanta Wine School, Tues., June 15: Wine for beginners, including vocab lesson, tastings and pairing advice. Reservations required. $50. 7 p.m. 1570 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell. 770-668-0435.

D.B.A. Barbecue, Tues., June 15: First-ever five-course beer dinner featuring Abita Beer from Louisiana. Matt Simpson, the Beer Sommelier, will be on hand. Reservations required. $40. 1190 N. Highland Ave. 404-249-5000.

Valenza, Weds., June 16: Regional dinner features four courses of food from Tuscany paired with wines from the Ruffino winery. Seating limited to 30 guests, reservations required. $50. Reception at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. 1441 Dresden Drive. 404-969-3233.

Three Sheets, Weds., June 16: Weekly Flavor Tripping Parties use the Miracle Fruit to rewire guests’ palates and change the perception of different food tastes for at least an hour. Reservations required, guests must be 21. $20. 7:30 p.m. 6017 Sandy Springs Circle. 404-303-8423.

Yeah! Burger and Shaun's, Weds., June 16: Both of Shaun Doty's restaurants host the Atlanta Community Food Bank's Supper Club event. 20% of proceeds benefit the ACFB's Atlanta's Table project. 1168 Howell Mill Road; 1029 Edgewood Ave. 404-496-4393; 404-577-4358. and

Whole Foods Ponce de Leon, Weds., June 16 to Sun., June 20: Five days of Vita Mix demonstrations and samples. Smoothies, juice, soup, peanut butter and ice cream are a few of the things Vita Mix can make without need for attachments. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 650 Ponce de Leon Ave. 404-853-1681.

Marietta Wine Market, Weds., June 16: Tasting featuring a variety of wines from Domaine Chandon, including rose, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. 5-7 p.m. Free; charity donation encouraged. 18 Powder Springs St., Marietta. 770-919-1574.

Wine Shoe Atlanta, Weds., June 16: Meet illustrator David Campbell (creator of Tony the Tiger), bring your own wine glass (paints provided) and paint it while tasting different kinds of wines. Maximum of 12-14 guests, RSVP on the Web site. $35. 6:30 p.m. 339 Nelson St. 404-577-2000.

Villa Christina, Thurs., June 17: Chocolate! 2010, in its tenth year, presents all-you-can-eat chocolate dishes made by chefs from Canoe, Bacchanalia, Spice Market, The Melting Pot and more, plus chocolate drink tastes, dinner buffet, live bands and a silent auction. Proceeds benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. $75 advance, $85 at door. 6-10 p.m. 4000 Summit Boulevard. 404-325-6973.

Wine Shoe Atlanta, Thurs., June 17: The Wines of France, featuring champagnes, white and red varities, plus discussion of France's wine laws and how to tell quality apart from table wines. Maximum of 12-14 guests, RSVP on the Web site. $35. 6:30 p.m. 339 Nelson St. 404-577-2000.

Whole Foods Ponce de Leon, Fri., June 18: One day only sale on conventional red cherries for $1.99/lb. 650 Ponce de Leon Ave. 404-853-1681.
RA Sushi, Fri., June 18: Celebration of International Sushi Day. Anyone who "likes" RA Sushi on Facebook will receive a coupon for a complimentary Tootsie Maki roll, valid only on June 18. 1080 Peachtree St. 404-267-0114. (note: music plays automatically on load).
Progressive Bike Tour, Sat., June 19: Experience Atlanta cuisine and see historical sights while riding on two, not four, wheels. This tour features Wisteria and Parish. Meet at the Studioplex lofts. Ticket price includes bike, helmet, 7-8 course meal, non-alcoholic beverages, tax and gratuity at all restaurants. $70. 4-8:30 p.m. 659 Auburn Ave. 404-273-2558.

5 Seasons North, Sat., June 19: Six-course meal featuring Georgia shrimp, lamb, duck, strip loin and organic fruits and vegetables plus wines from Argentina's Pascual Toso winery. Reservations required. $55. 7 p.m. 3655 Old Milton Parkway, Alpharetta. 770-521-5551.

Peachtree Road Farmers Market, Sat., June 19: Slow Food Atlanta hosts the 4th Annual Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social, featuring chefs from Repast, Rosebud, La Pietra Cucina and more. All guests can vote for their favorite ice cream flavors. To reduce waste, guests are encouraged to bring their own spoon—spoons available for $1 extra. $10. 12:30-2 p.m. 2744 Peachtree Road. 404-365-1078.

Marietta Wine Market, Sat., June 19: Learn which red wines are best paired with grilled foods. 2-4 p.m. Free; charity donation encouraged. 18 Powder Springs St., Marietta. 770-919-1574.

Ziba's Wine Bar, Sat., June 19: Minette Magnifique burlesque troupe will perform a dinner show. $5. 10 p.m. 560 Boulevard. 404-622-4440.

The Broke Socialite, Sat., June 19: TBS Does...Freeze! A tour of some of Atlanta's best ice cream, frozen yogurt, gelato, smoothies, popsicles, sorbets and more. The itinerary is kept secret until the Thursday before the tour. Two times available. $40. 10 a.m. (includes brunch) and 3 p.m. (includes small plates reception).

Grillin' in the Village BBQ Festival, Sat., June 19: Stone Mountain Village hosts this festival as part of the 38th annual Father's Day Arts & Crafts Show. Includes BBQ teams, food and drink vendors, live music, kids' activities and an antique car show. Free. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. 922 Main Street, Stone Mountain. 770-498-7334.

Father's Day is Sunday, June 20. Check this post for special Father's Day events.

The Cook's Warehouse Brookhaven, Mon., June 21: Chef Adam Evans from Craftbar leads a cooking class on preparing Grilled Radicchio Salad with crispy ham, balsamic and mint; Roasted Duck Breast; Brussels Sprouts Gratin and Sweet Potato Purée. Plus, wine tastings and door prizes. 100% of class tuition benefits Atlanta's Table. Visit or call to register. $55. 4062 Peachtree Road. 404-892-3333.

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