Net Proceeds to Benefit Regional Charities 

Chateau Ste. Michelle winery in Woodinville, Washington will kick off its 31st annual Summer Concert Series on Saturday, June 13th with a live broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion with host Garrison Keillor. Tickets for the winery's concerts will go on sale Saturday, March 28th at 10 a.m. online at www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Chateau Ste. Michelle wine shop from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.  
The 2015 Chateau Ste. Michelle Summer Concert Series will offer 25 concerts spanning the range of pop, jazz, rock and blues from June 13th through September 12th.  Each concert takes place in the winery's picturesque outdoor amphitheatre with seating for 4,300.  Acclaimed artists include: Garrison Keillor, Smash Mouth, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Tonic, Chicago, Gregg Allman, Sheryl Crow, Lyle Lovett & His Large Band, Harry Connick, Jr., John Fogerty, Chris Botti, Bob James, Earl Klugh, Morgan James, Taj Mahal, Blind Boys of Alabama, Charlie Musselwhite, Doug MacLeod, Jackson Browne, Brit Floyd, Steve Miller Band, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Chris Isaak, Gipsy Kings, Randy Newman, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons and Mark Knopfler.
Net proceeds from the annual concert series help fund Chateau Ste. Michelle's charitable contributions program, which supports a broad range of non-profit organizations.  In 2014, Chateau Ste. Michelle's charitable contributions program benefited nearly 400 non-profit organizations. 


All shows feature general festival seating on the lawn, as well as reserved seating. Performances take place regardless of weather.

The Chateau Ste. Michelle wine shop is open before all concerts with wine and picnic items available for purchase.  In addition, an array of food vendors will offer a selection of menu items for sale in the amphitheatre.  Concert-goers may also bring their own picnic baskets and non-alcoholic beverages.  
Chateau Ste. Michelle is located at 14111 N.E. 145th Street in Woodinville.  For more information or directions visit us online at ste-michelle.com.
2015 CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES SCHEDULE:
A Prairie Home Companion featuring Garrison Keillor – Live Broadcast 
www.prairiehome.org 
Saturday, June 13 
2:45 PM 
RES $75.00 
GA $39.50

Smash Mouth, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Tonic  
www.smashmouth.comwww.toadthewetsprocket.com,
www.tonic-online.com 
Friday, June 19 
6:00 PM 
RES $49.50
GA $39.50

Chicago 
www.chicagotheband.com 
Saturday, June 20 
7:00 PM
RES $86.00 
GA $50.50

Gregg Allman 
www.greggallman.com 
Friday, July 3
7:00 PM 
RES $59.50 
GA $39.50

Sheryl Crow 
www.sherylcrow.com 
Wednesday, July 8 
7:00 PM 
RES $80.50 
GA $50.50

Lyle Lovett & His Large Band 
www.lylelovett.com 
Saturday, July 11 
7:00 PM 
RES $77.50 
GA $47.50

Harry Connick, Jr. 
www.harryconnickjr.com 
Saturday, July 18 
Sunday, July 19 
7:30 PM 
RES $99.50 
GA $57.50

John Fogerty 
www.johnfogerty.com 
Friday, July 24 
7:00 PM 
RES $85.00 
GA $59.50

Chateau Ste. Michelle Festival of Jazz 
Chris Botti, Bob James, Earl Klugh, Morgan James 
www.chrisbotti.comwww.bobjames.com
www.earlklugh.comwww.morganjamesonline.com 
Saturday, July 25  
2:00 PM 
RES $65.00 
GA $45.00

Wine Country Blues Festival 

Taj Mahal, Blind Boys of Alabama, Charlie Musselwhite, 
Doug MacLeod 
www.tajblues.comwww.blindboys.com,
www.charliemusselwhite.com
www.doug-macleod.com 
Sunday, July 26 
3:00 PM
RES $65.00 
GA $45.00
Jackson Browne 
www.jacksonbrowne.com 
Saturday, August 1 
Sunday, August 2 
7:30 PM 
RES $70.50 
GA $50.50

Brit Floyd 
An amazing journey through five decades of Pink Floyd  
www.britfloyd.com 
Thursday, August 6 
7:00 PM 
RES $59.00 
GA $39.00

Steve Miller Band 
www.stevemillerband.com  
Friday, August 7 
Saturday, August 8 
7:30 PM 
RES $89.00 
GA $49.50

Michael Franti & Spearhead 
www.michaelfranti.com  
Saturday, August 22 
7:00 PM 
RES $65.00 
GA $39.50

Chris Isaak 
www.chrisisaak.com 
Sunday, August 23 
7:00 PM 
RES $69.50 
GA $45.00

Gipsy Kings 
Featuring Nicolas Reyes & Tonino Baliardo 
www.gipsykings.com 
Friday, August 28 
7:00 PM 
RES $72.00 
GA $42.00


Randy Newman 
www.randynewman.com 
Saturday, August 29 
7:00 PM 
RES $69.50 
GA $43.50


Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons 
www.frankievallifourseasons.com 
Thursday, September 3 
7:00 PM 
RES $79.50
GA $49.50

Pink Martini 
www.pinkmartini.com 
Friday, September 4 
Saturday, September 5 
7:00 PM 
RES $75.00 
GA $45.00

Mark Knopfler 
www.markknopfler.com 
Friday, September 11 
Saturday, September 12 
7:00 PM 
RES $99.50 
GA $49.50
 
 
Now on sale: Call 404-733-5335 to reserve your ticket!
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Wines of Rioja 
$40 per person 
Thursday, March 26
6:30 p.m.
The Castle
, 87 15th Street

Explore the delectable wines of Spain’s famed Rioja region during this in-depth seminar highlighting two of the region’s leading bodegas: Fernando Remirez de Ganuza and Vivanco. Spanish-inspired light bites will be offered for pairing.

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'Cue the Wine 
$75 per person 
Friday, March 27
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
The Castle
, 87 15th Street

No one can deny that two of the fastest growing culinary categories are wine and barbecue. But how do they really do together? Join food and wine writer Jordan Mackay, wine writer and author of the soon-to-be released book Franklin BBQ: A Meat Smoker's Manifesto, and super sommelier Eric Crane for a wide-ranging exploration of matching wine with smoky meat. We will deploy top-notch wines from a variety of grapes and locales against a field of various bbq meats and sauces to better understand what works, what doesn't, and what is gloriously sublime.
Wines: 
  • Martinelli 2013 Giuseppe & Luisa Zinfandel
  • Inman 2013 Whole Buncha Love Carbonic Pinot Noir
  • Cliff Lede Vineyards 2012 Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Wind Gap 2012 Sonoma Coast Syrah
  • Pewsey Vale Riesling

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Take a Walk on the Wild Side (of Wine) 
$100 per person 
Friday, March 27
1:30 p.m.
The Castle
, 87 15th Street

Unlock your savory side. Beyond the bouquet, let’s talk about the palate. It’s easy to taste sweetness and acidity, bitterness and astringency. But there is a 5th taste that awakens and satisfies the palate. The Japanese call this taste Umami. Explore this 5th sense and the savory side of wine and food with wine writer Jordan Mackay and winemakers Chris Howell of Cain Vineyard & Winery, Andy Peay of Peay Vineyards and Dawine Dyer of Meteor Vineyards alongside Chef Ted Kupferman through imaginative pairings, unique wines and lively discussion.



 
 
Ray’s at Killer Creek in Alpharetta is excited to share the varietals of Frank Family Vineyards with metro Atlanta patrons at a wine dinner on Tuesday, March 24. Frank Family Vineyards, occupying three vineyards across Napa Valley, handcrafts small quantities of still and sparkling wines that are sold only at the winery and through a handful of retailers and restaurants. Ken Doyle, Frank Family Vineyard national sales manager, will join guests and impart insights into Frank Family wines and more at the 6:30 p.m. reception and7 p.m. dinner. The five-course menu paired with specially selected Frank Family wines opens to reception sparkler Bellafina prosecco and flavorful Coca-Cola lamb ribs with ginger-anise, chargrilled oysters with chili-lime butter and crispy Brussels sprouts with smoked bacon skewers. Three savory courses follow in succulent succession. The first course plates cast-iron day boat scallops with Benton’s aged ham, arugula rice grits, heirloom carrots and watercress paired with 2013 Napa Valley chardonnay; a second course brings out Big Green Egg-smoked rabbit loin alongside Garret’s Ferry cheese, black currants, toasted almonds and barrel-aged gastrique paired with 2013 Carneros pinot noir; and the third course reveals riches of dry-aged prime, Georgia-grown strip loin with black garlic foie gras butter, crispy potato cake and creamed spinach complemented by 2011 Rutherford Reserve cabernet sauvignon. Chocolate-cherry-chili tart with pistachio praline and homemade marshmallow with sip mate 2012 Napa Valley zinfandel mark a thoughtful conclusion to an evening of fine food and wines. $80 per person (excludes tax and gratuity). Space is limited. Reservations: 770-649-0064.
 
 
Mary S. Moore, founder and CEO of The Cook’s Warehouse (www.cookswarehouse.com) announced she has made the strategic decision to relocate one of the company’s four retail outlets.
 
Moore said, “We opened our second store in Brookhaven in 2002.  This location has not kept up with the growth of our other stores – Midtown, Decatur and East Cobb. With a growing need for additional retail and teaching space, as well as increased demand for parking with better ingress/egress, I determined it best to not resign our lease which is ending on March 31, 2015.
 
"And as a Thank You to our Brookhaven customers, beginning Monday, March 9, most merchandise in the Brookhaven store will be on sale with 20% off all electric (plug-in) appliances and 35% off all other items with a few exceptions.  The sale prices will continue to drop each Monday.

“I have been looking for a better location in that market for a number of years and have yet to find it but am still in pursuit.  We love the neighborhood and the relationships that we’ve built in the surrounding areas. Brookhaven is a vibrant, growing community, it just doesn’t make sense to continue in a spot that doesn’t meet our model for success and customer experience. Until I find the next great location in this market, we look forward to serving our customers in one of our other three locations and online.
 
“We have a great staff with excellent customer service at Brookhaven and look forward to continuing to work with them in our other locations.
 
“And when the right retail space in the area comes up, you’ll be the first to know!”

The Cook’s Warehouse (www.cookswarehouse.com) is greater Atlanta’s premier gourmet cookware store and cooking school with four stores in the Midtown, Brookhaven and Decatur areas in the city and the East Cobb County area of the suburbs.  It offers more than 15,000 products for the kitchen and operates the largest avocational cooking school in the Southeast conducting more than 800 classes yearly, often taught by local chefs, and has a large web-based delivery-by-post site.
 
Owned and operated by founder Mary S. Moore, The Cook’s Warehouse also retails high-end appliances; conducts private cooking classes for unique celebrations and corporate events, and is a pro bono partner with virtually every major cooking event and gourmet association in Atlanta.
 
The Cook’s Warehouse truly gives you “Every Excuse to Cook.”
 
 
Drink vodka and plant a tree? Yes, you heard that right!

Leaving a positive impact on the environment can be as easy as enjoying a delicious cocktail during happy hour. Now for a limited time at True Food Kitchen, for every bottle of vodka, tequila and rum from Tru Organic Spirits that is used at the restaurant, the organic liquor brand will plant a tree. Signature cocktails featuring Tru vodka, tequila and rum include the cucumber citrus skinny margaritagrapefruit mojito and Thai grapefruit martini. To date, more than 6,059 trees have been planted and the number is growing thanks to the support of True Food Kitchen fans. This Earth Day, help save the planet by sipping something delicious at True Food Kitchen!

 
 
Atlanta’s most anticipated culinary occasion returns to Buckhead, Downtown and Midtown
ATLANTA (March 10, 2014) – Atlanta Restaurant Weeks, one of the city’s most highly acclaimed and largest culinary events, returns to BuckheadMidtown and Downtown in 2015 with new menus and events for diners to enjoy Atlanta’s finest cuisine. Comprised of three, nine-day events in the city’s most recognized neighborhoods, this year’s promotions will take place on the following dates: 

·         Buckhead Restaurant Week: Saturday, April 18 - Sunday, April 26
·         Downtown Restaurant Week: Saturday, July 18 - Sunday, July 26
·         Midtown Restaurant Week: Saturday, September 5 - Sunday, September 13


Brunch, lunch and dinner cuisine from participating restaurants will be available on $15, $25 or $35 prix fixe menus. Prices are per person and exclude alcohol, tax and gratuity.

During Atlanta Restaurant Weeks, the city’s top chefs create signature menus that allow diners to experience unique flavors, ingredients and cooking styles. Whether it is classic Southern farm-to-table or the latest flavors from around the globe, each restaurant week event delivers culinary talent and variety of an exclusive value.

These annual events are made possible through the continued collaboration between sponsors The Coca-Cola Company, OpenTable.com, the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Central Atlanta Progress and The Reynolds Group, with new sponsors coming on board each year to offer additional premier incentives to restaurant week diners.

 To view details on Atlanta Restaurant Weeks, including participating restaurants, menus and events as they become available, visithttp://www.atlantarestaurantweeks.com. To contribute and follow conversations and updates surrounding Atlanta Restaurant Weeks, please like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ATLRestaurantWeeks.

 
 

Dunwoody: just above Atlanta, far beyond anything you can imagine
Lemonade Days
Coming Up: Lemonade Days

Kick off the spring season in Dunwoody with the 16th annual Lemonade Days festival! Held every April in Brook Run Park, Lemonade Days is a community carnival that celebrates Dunwoody's past and future. Mark your calendars for Lemonade Days, coming April 15-19, for four fun-filled days of carnival rides, live music, family-friendly activities, crafts and food. Follow Lemonade Days on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the #LDays15 hashtag on social media for the latest event updates.

More Info

 

Two Ravinia Drive, Suite 120 | Atlanta, Georgia 30346 |
877-630-2270 | info@cvbdunwoody.com

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It’s open enrollment time for the White Oak Pastures Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Main Season program. The season runs from March 16 through November 16, 2015. There are six convenient pickup locations (details here): Albany, Atlanta, Columbus and Thomasville, Georgia; Dothan, Alabama and Tallahassee, Florida. Fill out an application and eat easy knowing your USDA Certified organic produce is sustainably planted, tended and harvested by the same hands that drive CSA shares to your city. Each CSA share includes a diverse selection of 8-12 fresh, seasonal produce items -- click through blog archives to get an idea of what’s growing when. Coupon clippers take heart. All CSA members receive discounts on the farm’s pastured meats and pasture-raised eggs when buying them at the farm store, online market or farmers market stalls; free delivery of online purchases to CSA drop-off locations; a tour of the pastures and gardens and an invite to the CSA farmer-hosted dinner. Questions? Email farm manager Ryan Carnley at ryan.carnley@whiteoakpastures.com.
Make room for ‘shrooms on this weekend’s calendar. Zoom south to the Mushroom Cultivation Workshop at White Oak Pastures in Bluffton, Georgia on Saturday, March 7. The informative workshop begins with a noon lunch in the Pavilion then spores off into mushroom lifecycle and cultivation discussions. Hands-on activities include inoculating hardwood logs to grow shiitake mushrooms and propagating oyster mushroom spawn. Cap the day learning how to identify wild mushrooms using a dichotomous key -- handy to know so you won’t trifle with the wrong truffle when you’re out foraging. Just when you think you’re stuffed to the gills with info, bag up some oyster mushroom spawn to raise on your own homestead and hit the road around 4 p.m. Arrive at 10 a.m. if you would like to take a farm tour. $60 per person includes lunch, classes and supplies. Limited to 25 participants. Reserve your spot by calling 229-641-2081or emailing Lori Moshman at lorimoshman@whiteoakpastures.com.
 
 
PicturePhoto Credit: Sara Hanna
Join Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse in celebrating “National Ravioli Day” on Friday, March 20th, 2015, from 11:30am to 11:00pm, guests will be treated to a three-course prix fixe menu featuring delectably stuffed pastas. Guests can enjoy items such as the handmade Ricotta Lemon Ravioli, Fresh Maine Lobster Ravioli and Chocolate Ravioli. The specialty three-course menu will be available for $45 per person during lunch and dinner!
   
 
Ravioli Menu

Ricotta Lemon Ravioli - Parmigiano, Blood Orange Beurre Blanc

Fresh Maine Lobster Ravioli - Basil Cream Sauce

Chocolate Ravioli - Raspberry Cream Filling

$45 Per Person (excluding tax & gratuity)


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