Photo by Richie Arpino.
By Teresa Tobat

Director of Pastry Programs at JCT. Kitchen Wins Food Network’s “Sweet Genius”
Taria Camerino, creative director of the pastry programs at JCT. Kitchen & Bar, No. 246 and The Optimist and Oyster Bar at the Optimist, won Food Network’s pastry-making competition “Sweet Genius.” During the show, master pastry chef Ron Ben-Israel challenges four chefs to create scrumptious sweets using surprise ingredients.

The episode Camerino won, “Electric Genius,” aired on Jan. 3. Contestants were challenged with creating sweets using an electric guitar as their inspiration. Congrats! 

One-Man Show at Vinings Gallery
Vinings Gallery is hosting an art show featuring the creations of contemporary artist Henry Asencio. Asencio works primarily in oils, and his signature style combines elements of abstract expressionism and abstract realism. His open brushwork, sweeping color, use of texture and precise drawing appeals to art lovers and has earned him critical acclaim in the fine art world.

The show is on Feb. 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. and on Feb. 10 from 1 to 4 p.m. Guests will be able to speak with the artist during the show. To view some of Asencio’s work, please visit ViningsGallery.com/gallery-events. To RSVP, please call 404/794-7762 or visit the gallery’s website.

4686 South Atlanta Road, Suite F
Smyrna, GA 30080

Warm Up at Ecco With S’mores and Hot Cocoa
The weather outside has been quite chilling; and for a delicious way to “warm up,” consider enjoying mulled wine and s’mores at Ecco on Feb. 5 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. You can gather on the restaurant’s patio around a fire to enjoy house-made s'mores, mulled wine, brandied hot cider, spiked hot cocoa and (maybe) a few snowflakes.

The cost is $25 per person. Ecco will offer you 15 percent off dinner if you eat before or after the event. Call 404/347-9555 for reservations.

40 7th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30308



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