Friday, November 8, 2013

Atlanta weekend food events: Nov. 8-10: Decatur Wine Fest, This Ain't No Picnic, Brew Your Cask Off, and more

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Decatur Wine Festival Sat., Nov. 9
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  • Decatur Wine Festival Sat., Nov. 9

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Friday

Alliance Francaise d'Atlanta Fri., Nov. 8, 7 p.m. 15th Annual European Wine Festival Come and sample a variety of fine wines from all over Europe. Food pairings will be provided, and reservations are requested. Details

Cosmopolitan Restaurant Fri., Nov. 8, 7 p.m. Whiskey Tasting with Iain McCallum Whisky Magazine's 2013 Ambassador of the Year, Iain McCallum, will display six different malt whiskeys from various distilleries. Cosmopolitan's chef Niko will provide paired hor d'oeuvres. Details

Saturday

SweetWater Brewery Sat., Nov. 9, 6-10 p.m. Brew Your Cask Off The annual SweetWater brew fest challenges 90 special guests to create a unique cask for this event. The frothy results are chosen for Judge's Panel, People's Choice, and the Biggest Loser distinctions. Ticket buyers may enjoy unlimited tastings of the brews as well as SweetWater's usual offerings and brewery tours. Details

Le Fais do-do Sat., Nov. 9, 10 a.m. Atlanta Veg Fest 2013 Relish in greens at this free vegetable festival. Attractions include food samples, cooking demos, speakers, activities for children, and more. Details

East Lake Community Learning Garden Sat., Nov. 9, 10 a.m. Growing Herbs for the Home Medicine Chest Hosted by Homestead ATL, fledgling herbalists will learn about different types of medicinal herbs and how to use them at home. The materials needed to grow these herbs independently will be supplied at the end of the class. Details

Holeman and Finch Public House Sat., Nov. 9, 11 a.m. Academy of Bartending: Suppressors Greg Best of Holeman and Finch will lead a class on the suppressor class of beverages. Students will learn more about and how to create these mellow, low alcohol drinks. Details

Miller Union Sat., Nov. 9, 11:30 a.m-2:30 p.m. Four Year Anniversary Lunch Miller Union is celebrating its anniversary with a prix fixe menu. Enjoy a complimentary sparkling aperitif cocktail, and follow it up with seasonal options for the meal and Miller Union's handmade birthday cake at the end. Details

Old Courthouse on the Square Sat., Nov. 9, 1-4 p.m. Decatur Wine Festival Guests to the outdoor wine festival will enjoy over 500 wines, as well as food samples and live music. Proceeds benefit the Decatur Arts Alliance, creators of the Decatur Arts Festival and other free art events. Details

Octane Coffee + Little Tart Bakeshop Sat., Nov. 9, 6 p.m. Get Fungi Mushroom Dinner David Sweeney will create a three-course meal of fungi and veggies with special guests. Octane's bar and coffee options with be available, and Liminal Space will play live music. Details

Sunday

Masquerade Sun., Nov. 10, noon. King of Pops 3rd Annual Field Day Come out and enjoy live music, free King of Pops, food trucks, and more. All proceeds for this event will end up being donated to a local community project. Details

Wrecking Bar Brewpub Sun., Nov. 10, 1 p.m. Herbal Holiday Spirits Homestead ATL is providing a hands-on course on how to make a variety of drinks with local herbs. Outside of making the drinks, students will learn more about each of the herbs used. Details

Gaia Gardens Sun., Nov. 10, 4 p.m. This Ain't No Picnic A variety of chefs have come together to create a four-course dinner that reflects the farm. The dinner will be paired with hors d'oeuvres and cocktails from mixologist Paul Calvert. Details

H. Harper Station Sun., Nov. 10, 5-10 p.m. H. Harper Anniversary Dinner This three-year anniversary celebration features three dollar drink and food deals. Vote in the punch contest for a chance to win a bottle of whiskey. Details

Chai Pani Decatur Sun., Nov. 10, 6:30 p.m. Diwali Mela Guests will enjoy Indian street food, cocktails, shopping, henna, and music from DJ Jaz. This event benefits the nonprofit Go Eat Give, which utilizes food to travel and help others. Details

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