2013 Atlanta Food & Wine Festival: My Weekend Getaway Treat RECAP

The first thing I would like to mention is… RAIN, THUNDER & LIGHTENING did not stop the show for hundreds of patrons at the 2013 Atlanta Food & Wine Festival. Including myself… 🙂 This was a weekend getaway treat for mamma and NOTHING was going to stand in my way of enjoying all the delicious food & spirits.

Atlanta Food & Wine Festival/Photo by RobinLori

Oh yes, it got a little hectic when the floodgates opened but thank goodness it didn’t last very long. The festivities kept moving and the sun peeked out in no time.

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AF&WF showcased a slew of top chefs including Chef Norman Van Aken, owner of NORMAN’S at the Ritz-Carlton, Grande Lakes and co- author of “My Key West Kitchen”.  Chef Van Aken & his beautiful family came all the way from Florida to introduce the Conch Culture.  They were extremely friendly & kind and it was a pleasure meeting them.

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Chef Norman Van Aken, sons including Justin (co-author) & Family/Photo by RobinLori
Chef Norman Van Aken, sons including Justin (co-author) & Family/Photo by RobinLori













The exclusive Connoisseur Lounge located at the Loews Atlanta Hotel, created by award-winning Atlanta designer, William Peace, suited for socializing, eating, drinking and participating in private food and beverage classes.

Atlanta Food & Wine Festival/ Photo by RobinLori
Atlanta Food & Wine Festival/ Photo by RobinLori
















I have a confession to make…  Trying to enjoy my experience and capture images was a little overwhelming.  There were at least 100 to 200 vendors and I just couldn’t visit them all in just a few hours.  I will definitely plan for a three day visit next year.  Oh well, enjoy the few photos I managed to snap while licking my fingers.  🙂

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My favorite Vixen Vodka Ladies!
My favorite Vixen Vodka Ladies!












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