As food aficionados eagerly anticipate Taste of Atlanta weekend, the organizers behind the city’s signature food festival have whipped up the ultimate culinary amuse bouche in advance — Taste of Atlanta Tuesdays, a series of four weekly five-course paired tasting menus in some of the city’s most iconic neighborhoods created by some of Atlanta’s finest chefs. On Tuesday, September 13, Chef Michael Perez of Colletta at Avalon will create an amazing five-course tasting menu, paired with wine, cocktails and craft beer. The dinner begins at 7 p.m., and Chef Perez will visit every table to discuss the sumptuous flavor profiles he has created for the night’s menu. Reservations are limited.  The beneficiary for this event is Meals on Wheels.
Chef Michael Perez's tasting menu:· 
1st: Smoked salmon belly, chanterelle mushrooms, onion ash aioli, sea beans
2nd: Crespelle, eggplant, beef short rib, tomato, caramelized onions, basil, ciabatta
3rd: Agnolotti, springer chicken, garlic crema, grilled mortadella, chives, parmesan
4th: Porchetta, grilled cauliflower, golden raisins, red onion, colatura di alici, parsley, lemon
5th: Toasted almond ricotta cheesecake, armarena cherries, basil syrup, almond wafer
Tickets ($85): events/colletta
Date/time: ​Tuesday, ​September 13 @ 7 p.m.
Location: Colletta 900 Third Street Alpharetta, GA 30009


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