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Happy March

M

y sweet mom used to remind us, March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. Growing up in Michigan, we hoped and prayed that was true. By March, we’d had it with shoveling, muddy icicles mucking up wheel wells, freezing grey days and the lack of sunshine. Here in BuckHaven, March will mostly come in like a lamb and go out like a soft fluffy chick. Our mild winter (“winter”) has left me longing for cold days made for big pots of chili and fireside chats. Instead, we’ve grilled every weekend, sipped gin and tonics right through February and spent afternoons chatting on the front porch. Not bad at all! What ever you’re cooking this month, I hope you’ll gather your favorMe and my new friend at Home Ranch ite people around the table and give thanks for good health and good in Colorado where food. We have so many places to dine right here near home (should snow sports, horses you not feel like peeling, slicing or dicing) and hope you’ll share your and gourmet dining competed for my favorites on our Facebook page. attention last month. We recently ate at Nickolai’s  Roof, the upscale French-Russian dinner spot with city views set on the 30th floor of the the Hilton Atlanta Hotel. The new urban chic decor adds a formal flair to the small dining room. Check it out next time you're downtown. We also like Davio's for dessert and had a chance to meet the talented pastry chef, Qiana Jacobs whose works of art were photographed by Scott Areman for our cover story.  More good food news from our friends at Atlas. Atlas, the acclaimed restaurant located at the St. Regis Atlanta celebrating both art and seasonal American cuisine combined with European influences, has introduced The Tavern at Atlas. The newly designed library and lounge opens at 4 p.m. daily and offers guests fresh menu of locally-sourced small plates and hand-shaken cocktails served in a comfortable and lively atmosphere. “We want to create an experience that’s left up to the guest. We hope The Tavern at Atlas will become a go-to destination for creating social connections fueled by a spirited bar and live music,” says Atlas General Manager Geno Dew.  Created by Executive Chef Chris Grossman, The Tavern at Atlas menu boasts perfectly portioned small plates crafted to be shared at by guests at their leisure. New favorites include petit lobster pot pie; citrus-cured salmon flatbread; Atlas sliders; Island Creek roasted oysters on the half shell; rosemary roasted ruby beet tartare; 24-hour cast iron seared steak and more. Tell them we sent you in to toast to your beautiful self! Cheers! Enjoy this issue full of good food and cheers!

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Realty Report

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Lifestyle Calendar

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Parting Thoughts

14 Seconds Please!

Rebirth of The Dessert Place is a family affair.

18 Davio's Makes Dessert Worth The Wait

Pastry chef brings charm and taste to Davio's

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ARTICLE HILARY HARMON

The Dessert Place is back.

to friends and family. She was excited to return to the

After getting scoffed at for ordering just coffee

unique mix of southern and urban lifestyle that Atlanta

and sweets at traditional sit-down restaurants back

offers. Meddin revived the brand to share its adored

in 1979, Sheryl Meddin and Bennett Frisch decided

Cream Cheese Brownies with both original custom-

to cook up their own business…and the concept of

ers and new fans alike. The Dessert Place, now oper-

The Dessert Place was born.

ating as an online platform, delivers Cream Cheese

The baker duo first came together when Sheryl’s now husband, brought her to his home-

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Brownies and Gluten-Free Cream Cheese Brownies for gifting, catering, and corporate crowds alike.

town of Charleston, SC to meet his family and

Original customers from The Dessert Place have

introduced her to Bennett, his childhood friend.

been asking for the reopening of the famous des-

The two instantly clicked and voila, a seed for The

sert-only restaurant since it closed two decades

Dessert Place was planted.

ago. The Dessert Place and Meddin’s personal

Meddin and her husband completed their

Facebook page are always full of fan inquires, both

undergraduate degrees at Emory University while

new and old. The brand’s nostalgia is still alive and

Bennett studied at Boston University and later

well with many fans sharing their memories of the

moved to Atlanta. The duo then decided to open

original brick and mortar. Others remember work-

The Dessert Place in the heart of the Virginia

ing at The Dessert Place while in high school and

Highland neighborhood on the corner of Virginia

almost all the posts reference the famous Cream

Avenue and Highland Avenue, with four more

Cheese Brownies. Right now, Meddin lives in Ansley

locations following. After a vibrant career, the two

Park and is focusing on the brand’s famous Cream

shuttered the shop but still live in the area.

Cheese Brownies, but looks forward to expanding

After a 20-year hiatus of the brand, a new baker is

the brand’s offerings in the future. She wants to hear

in the kitchen. Marisa Meddin is picking up where her

from all her fans to help decide what to bring back

mother and godmother left off. Using the same secret

next. Puffins and Thumbprint Cookies are some of

recipe, Marisa finds fans cannot get enough of the

the requests she receives most often, but there were

Cream Cheese Brownies. After years working in both

always lots of favorites on the menu.

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seventh annual Shaken, Not Stirred Gala, on Saturday, March 11. All proceeds from the event support the organization’s statewide education and awareness efforts and community outreach programs.  Last year’s gala drew 700 attendees and raised almost $250,000.  The GOCA team hopes to raise that bar even higher this year with a dazzling night in store including dinner created by Les Dames d'Escoffier International - Atlanta Chapter Chefs, specialty cocktails, dancing, casino games, tributes and live and silent auctions.  Attire is black tie-optional, and festivities kick off

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at 6:30 p.m. with a VIP reception starting at 6 p.m. Christine Pullara, host of WXIA-TV’s “Atlanta & Company,” returns as emcee for the evening with entertainment provided by the Celebrity All Star Band.  Guests of honor at the gala are two very special women – Amie Moore, whose battle with ovarian cancer tragically ended at the age of 23, and Emily Coughlin, who was diagnosed at 14 years old and is now a junior at the University of Georgia studying cancer research.   Partners of the Shaken, Not Stirred Gala, which is produced by Sean O’Keefe Events and presented by Northside Hospital Cancer Institute, include Deoleo,

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Events. “Not only does it honor and celebrate the women in our community battling this elusive and deadly disease, such as my grandmother who passed away from ovarian cancer, it raises vital funds to support them along their journey.  You can really feel spirits lifted and a sense of hope and camaraderie in the air during such a magical night.”      The community is invited to support the cause by purchasing individual tickets to attend the event at ShakenNotStirredGala.com.  Sponsorship opportunities are available as well.  Anyone unable to attend the gala, but still interested in contributing, can donate online or bid online in the gala’s fabulous silent auction, which includes jewelry, a British Virgin Island Sailing Charter, a Zulu Nyala African Safari and many other travel experiences.  For more information or to get involved further with GOCA, please visit GAOvarianCancer.org or call 404-255-1337.    The mission of the Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance (GOCA), a 501c-3 non-profit, is to increase awareness and educate Georgia’s women of all ages, their families and the healthcare community about the risks and symptoms leading to early detection.  GOCA serves the state of Georgia with public outreach programs, education and awareness efforts, and fundraising events.  With no sure way of predicting ovarian cancer and no single screening test to identify it at the earlier, pre-symptomatic stages, awareness and education are an urgent priority for all women in order to protect themselves from late-stage ovarian cancer.  

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Q

iana Jacobs is the Pastry Chef at Davio’s Atlanta where you must always save room

for dessert. Qiana celebrates her one year anniversary at Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse at Phipps Plaza this month. Jacobs was born and raised in upstate New York and moved to Georgia with her family as a teenager. In 2001, she graduated from the Scottsdale Culinary Institute at the top of her class. “It makes me happy to see people enjoying the

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food I create. It’s an opportunity to affect people’s sensations. And I get a kick out of it!” Her expertise in the handling and manipulation of liquid nitrogen

Qiana Jacobs with her lunch “minis.”

for food applications has become one of her favorite The popular Lemon Doberge cake is six layers of lemon sponge, Limoncello syrup, blackberry coulis, cream cheese icing with vanilla gelato and a lemon candy ribbon

ways to create new menu items for guests. She has been known make 20 gallons of ice cream in about 45 seconds with nitro alone. When not at Davio’s, Jacobs enjoys swimming,

Vanilla bean gelato, chocolate creme anglaise, house-made carmel, seasonal biscotti served with a sweetened chilled espresso shot spiked with Khalua

hiking and making organic therapeutic soaps. Ironically, she does not have a sweet tooth and prefers dining out for Vietnamese food or sipping on a bloody Mary at the bar. Jacobs currently resides in downtown Atlanta with her newly wed husband. Davio’s Atlanta | 3500 Peachtree Road davios.com/atl

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When you dine at an Italian restaurant in Atlanta, you wouldn’t expect to see a pie on the menu. No, I’m not talking about pizza pie, I’m talking about a flaky, buttery pie crust filled like a shepherds pie or a chicken pot pie. At Storico Fresco Alimentari e Ristorante, the timballo was just that: a pie filled with Berkshire meatballs, tortelloni, ricotta, grana padano and pomodoro. “Timballo is a celebrated dish for Italian festivals and religious holidays like Easter and Christmas,” says co-owner Mike Patrick. “At Storico Fresco, we wanted to make this dish (that is known for being inaccessible) accessible to our customers.” Turns out this distinctly Italian dish varies depending on the region. In Emilia-Romagna, rice, game birds and pasta are the choice for filling, whereas in Sicily the timballo is stuffed with eggplant and pasta. Patrick traveled to many of these regions of Italy to explore and learn the culinary art of the country, from working in a porchetta production facility and pasta facilities throughout the country, to connecting with the pasta-making networks of local nonnas (Italian grandmothers). Some may know the Storico Fresco name primarily from the stand at Peachtree Road Farmers’ Market, which has been a mainstay at the market since 2009. Patrick started with just a pasta production facility that occasionally hosted pop-up dinners with themed menus, but his passion for owning an Italian restaurant was always in the back of his mind. Once he met with Pietro Gianni, now his partner in Storico Fresco, the Italian eatery and specialty grocery store became a reality.  When dining at Storico Fresco, deviate beyond the traditional Italian offerings of Bolognese and ravioli, because the menu boasts many other diverse pasta shapes. “Many Americans assume that filled pasta is ravioli, but that is not the case,” says Gianni. “For example, our pi fasaac (which means swaddled baby) is an example of a unique pasta shape that delicately holds the cheese and spinach filling.” Storico’s lunch and dinner menus are similar, although lunch portions are smaller and offer a section of paninis.  For Antipasti, the Callipo tuna with cannellini beans, lemon and parsley is a

refreshing way to start the meal. If you want to go for a more indulgent starter, try the panzerotti. Imagine a miniature calzone the size of a hand pie and deep fried, then stuffed with smoky caciocavallo cheese, finocchiona sausage and ricotta that oozes out at first bite. Portions are sizeable at dinner and one plate will satisfy your appetite. If you’re in the mood for a sweet, filled pasta, go for the bertu con guanciale, semi-circles of Italian sausage and ricotta-filled pasta topped with cotechino, a meat similar to salami. If you can handle the heat, the chitarra arrabiata is your spicy version of spaghetti, with mozzarella di bufala campana to tone down the spiciness. The Mains focus primarily on meat-heavy offerings, such as the tender, fall off the bone costola, a Barola-braised short rib served over creamy polenta.  Make room for dessert and get the zeppoli, two fried dough balls with a zingy lemon cream filling. Those who prefer some caffeine for dessert should go for the affogato, zabaglione semifriddo (a creamy egg-like custard) topped with espresso.  Use Storico’s Alimentari to purchase hand-made pastas and try your luck with them at home. The retail pasta menu rotates every three weeks, so you’ll always have different options. You can even get a slice of the timballo, with vegetarian or chicken meatball varieties in addition to the Berkshire meatball option that is on the dine-in menu. Another difference between the menu and the market is the lasagnas, where you can order from a variety of different vegetarian options in addition to the classic “carne” offerings.  At Storico Fresco, the atmosphere is vibrant and energetic, so come here when you don’t mind a little bit of ambient noise. You’ll find yourself in a little pocket of Italy in the heart of Buckhead.  

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ou may be familiar with the bright blue and yellow food truck, Yumbii, that pioneered Atlanta’s food truck

movement. Now, this first and favorite food truck adds service beyond the streets with its first brick-and-mortar restaurant that opened in this past December. Yumbii’s founder, Carson Young, has finally bridged the gap that is so often a hassle in the food truck culture. “The best part about having a brick-and-mortar store is that now our customers can find us anytime, all day long!” Yumbii’s permanent parking space is on Peachtree Street in South Buckhead. Fans of Yumbii will still find the global fusions of Asian, Mexican, and Southern flavors, such as tacos, quesadillas and burritos, but new options are added including rice

bowls, nachos and a daily taco special. With multiple fillings to choose from- Korean BBQ chicken, spicy pulled pork, Asian rib-eye beef or tofu- it can be hard to decide what to pair together. Here’s a few ideas: Korean BBQ chicken and panko-crusted tilapia add a crispy crunch to the soft tacos. For burritos, the restaurant’s version is a bigger portion than the food truck and is stuffed with rice in addition to its traditional accompaniments. Add Asian rib-eye beef for a sweet and umami flavor. When deciding on what to pair with your quesadilla, go for the spicy pulled pork, which blends harmoniously with the melted cheese.  While the food truck has lunch and dinner covered, the restaurant offers another added appeal. Coming in spring, Young is excited to introduce brunch, so add another spot to your weekend list and check out their inventive breakfast tacos. The larger kitchen and addition of an alcohol license and bar allow the Yumbii crew to get creative with these new offerings. Now finally the true pairings with tacosbeer, wine and margaritas - can be enjoyed by visitors.  The 1440-square-foot restaurant is well-lit and colorful with homages to the food truck throughout the space. As the restaurant settles in, you’ll soon find the white walls adorned 24

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with colorful photos that chronicle the history of Yumbii’s growth in Atlanta. The location across from Piedmont Hospital is perfect for the lunch crowd that want fast counter service. Dine-in at the limited tables indoors, and come warm weather, be sure to snag a seat on the patio and sip margaritas while overlooking the bustle of Peachtree Street. “Many of our current customers live in Buckhead and asked us to open in the area, says Young, on why he chose the location for Yumbii. “I also grew up in the neighborhood and currently reside in Buckhead, so it feels like home!” Since the food truck’s start in 2010, it has been awarded “Best Food Truck” by Atlanta Magazine, Creative Loafing and The Atlanta Journal Constitution, and the stand-alone restaurant aims to warrant the same accolades.  “We’re thrilled to have a permanent space where our guests can eat, drink and stay – rain or shine,” says Carson. 

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Tech Savvy

Appy meals ARTICLE ALEXA LAMPASONA

I

t seems like we rely on apps for everything from the weather to traffic, so why not rely on apps to help you find or cook food? We’ve tested six apps that will make finding a place to eat out or a

recipe to cook at home an easy decision. Download and you'll be on your way to a satisfying meal! EATING OUT

EATING IN

OPENTABLE

CHEFSFEED

HELLO VINO

There's no easier way to make a reservation

Ever wanted to know where Atlanta’s chefs eat

Take the fear out of selecting wine and instead

than through OpenTable, as long as the restau-

when they’re not cooking? The ChefsFeed app

rely on this app. Whether you want to pair wine

rant is on the app. A fun fact- when you're look-

pulls together insider guides of chef’s favor-

with pizza or Chinese takeout, the “Wine with

ing on OpenTable and you can't find the time

ite dining spots around the country. The app’s

Food” section let's you select from common

you want, check back in an hour. Sometimes

geo-location “Feed Me” section allows you to

dishes and gives a varietal to pair with, as well

restaurants open more reservation slots as the

find chef-recommended spots that are closest

as both Wine Spectator-rated and value bottles

day goes on. OpenTable is far-reaching into the

to you. A few of Atlanta’s chefs that have shared

to buy. Pay a premium price to scan wine labels

Atlanta metro area, where you can book a res-

their favorite dishes at local restaurants include

on the spot to find out tasting notes and pairing

ervation in outlying cities such as Dahlonega

Ford Fry, Kevin Gillespie, Kevin Rathbun and

suggestions. The app’s “Wine for Occasion” sec-

or Athens.

Steven Satterfield. A click on their profile allows

tion is a companion to help find the best bottle

you to get insider updates on their own restau-

for a date night or even a gift.

SCOUTMOB While it's not just a dining app, Scoutmob relies on local experts to seek out restaurants that

rant’s news and you’ll find a list of reviews from their must-have dishes in the city.

KITCHEN STORIES If you're a visual learner, this app is for you!

are worth discovering, so you can rest assured

EPICURIOUS

knowing that any option in the app has been

This is a perfect app for finding recipes that

step-by-step videos and user-rated recipes.

vetted. Be sure to read the descriptions of the

you want to cook for a dinner party or nicer

Head to the “How To” section for short vid-

restaurants to get insider tips on dishes to or-

meal. The recipes are sourced from Bon Appe-

eos that detail each instruction of the recipe.

der and even personal stories about the own-

tit, SELF, and even the much missed Gourmet

Always wanted to see how you should really

ers. You can search by neighborhood or nearby

magazine. In addition to step-by-step recipes,

knead dough? Or how to make crushed ice

locations, and in general every restaurant deal

the app includes how-to videos, ingredient

for cocktails? It's all here. Seeing someone

offers 50 percent off a meal.

round-ups and a “smart timer” that gives in-

else prepare the recipe before you makes a

structions on cooking time and temperature for

picture-perfect dish possible.

specific foods.

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Driver’s Notebook

2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC300 Roadster AN AFFORDABLE GERMAN GEM. ARTICLE DENNIS MALCOLM BYRON

T

he all-new 2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC300 Roadster realizes the dreams of even their most frugal enthusiasts by delivering an attractive, hardtop convertible replacing the SLK line starting at $47,950. At first look, the exterior restyling of its more rounded front, diamond grille, LED lights, tail lamps and

rear bumper were not only evident, but applauded. Under the hood, the 2.0L inline-4 Turbo engine boasts 241 horsepower and 273 lb-ft torque to responsively expedite lane changes, get jumps on green lights, and ultimately feed the driver’s hunger for road-grabbing power controlled by 9G-Tronic 9-speed automatic transmission. The efficient, wallet-friendly gas mileage (25 city/32 highway) further sweetens the deal.

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The retractable Panorama roof provides a

upgrade, chromed diamond grille); and Night,

bird’s eye view of the luxurious, two-passenger

which includes AMG’s 18-inch, multi-spoke

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cockpit enamored with aluminum trim, supple

wheels, a black front spoiler and other wel-

25 city/32 highway

MB-Tex upholstery, dual roll bars, and Bluetooth

comed extras. Another standout was the high-

BASE PRICE:

connectivity. (When fully lowered, there was still

ly-recommended MAGIC SKY control where a

$47,950;

remarkably a decent amount of trunk space for

driver can control the glass roof’s amount of tint

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a pair of weekender bags.) Our review model

and light exposure by hand ($2,500).

$63,795

was loaded with numerous package upgrades,

And sure, the more expensive AMG SLC 43

including mbrace Connect for multi-function

flexes a significant 362-horsepower upgrade,

remote access; Nappa leather seating; Premium

but the 300 Roadster still leaves very little to

2 (DVD, COMAND with navigation, Apple

be desired whether it’s the basic model or

CarPlay, heated seats, keyless entry, multi-color

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Lynwood Park Brookhaven

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61

5

4

Chastain Park

$825,000

$755,000

92%

89

4

3

Garden Hills

$775,000

$760,000

98%

79

4

4

Peachtree Park

$799,000

$776,000

97%

2

3

2

Chastain Park

$850,000

$810,000

95%

65

4

3

Peachtree Hills

$824,500

$810,000

98%

82

5

4

Brookhaven Heights

$875,000

$847,000

97%

69

5

3

Buckhead

$895,000

$872,000

97%

65

4

3

Weiuca Hills

$895,000

$885,000

99%

30

5

3

Woodchase

$879,900

$885,000

101%

6

4

4

Buckhead

$915,000

$900,000

98%

3

3

3

Cambridge Park

$999,000

$937,180

94%

1

5

3

Kingston

$1,150,000

$1,060,000

92%

63

5

5

Park at Olglethorpe

$1,199,777

$1,174,777

98%

24

5

5

Buckhead

$1,379,000

$1,275,000

92%

17

4

4

Ridgedale Park

$1,349,000

$1,309,000

97%

91

6

4

Buckhead

$1,495,000

$1,375,000

92%

47

4

4

Peachtree Park

$1,329,000

$1,543,308

116%

45

5

5

Buckhead Brookhaven

$1,725,000

$1,550,000

90%

86

7

7

Whitewater Creek

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$1,935,000

99%

19

5

7

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Lifestyle Calendar

March VARIOUS DATES AND TIMES THROUGH END OF MARCH THE ADVENTURES OF MIGHTY BUG

MARCH 11 ATLANTA ST. PATRICK'S PARADE MIDTOWN ATLANTA Featuring various Irish groups, bands, local celebrities, and more, the Atlanta St. Patrick's Parade is one of the oldest in the country. Don't miss the clowns, floats, bands, bagpipes, drum corps, dancers, and drill teams. AtlantaStPats.com

CENTER FOR PUPPETRY ARTS

MARCH 12

Scorpiana is on the loose and threatening the insect citizens of

SHAMROCK 'N ROLL ROAD RACE

Bugville! Is our hero Mighty Bug up for the challenge? Find out in this

ATLANTIC STATION

science-filled, comic-book-style adventure! Puppet.org

The JLA’s Shamrock ‘N Roll Road Race will feature a family friendly

MARCH 4 OYSTER CRAWFISH FESTIVAL

5K Run, 10K Run, and 1K Belk Kids Run. With 1800 runners, walkers, strollers and dogs in 2016, the Shamrock ‘N Roll Road Race is one of Atlanta’s fastest growing family focused races. JLAtlanta.org

PARK TAVERN

MARCH 17

For the past 13 years thousands

2017 AMERICAN CRAFT SHOW

have gathered for Oyster Craw-

COBB GALLERIA

fish Festival at Park Tavern. The

The American Craft Show returns to Cobb

Oyster Crawfish Festival com-

Galleria Centre, where more than 225 of the

bines the best of New Orleans

country’s top craft artists will present their

with oysters, crawfish, and your

handmade creations in jewelry, clothing,

favorite beverages to provide

furniture, and home décor. The show, which

you a day of Music, Food, & En-

will celebrate ACC’s 75th anniversary, will

tertainment. ParkTavern.com

run for three days. Show-goers will enjoy

MARCH 11 ATLANTA BRUNCH FESTIVAL

programs like Make Room, Hip Pop, Let’s Make and Style Slam. craftcouncil.org

ATLANTIC STATION

MARCH 17 & 18

Atlanta loves brunch, and now there's a festival to celebrate some of

LUCKYFEST XL

the best restaurants in the brunch game serving up tasting size por-

PARK TAVERN

tions including Bloody Marys, Mimosas, beer and wine. We will also

A 3-part event, Luckfest 2017 will feature live music, cold drinks, brunch

have live music and a DJ. AtlantaBrunchFestival.com

with green kegs and eggs, and lots of green! ParkTavern.com

MARCH 25 & 26 BROOKHAVEN CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL BLACKBURN PARK A road race, live music, delicious food, and, of course, those gorgeous cherry blossoms, welcome an early spring in Brookhaven at the Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival. BrookCherryFest.org

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Parting Thoughts ARTICLE SUE G. COLLINS PHOTOGRAPHY CATMAX PHOTOGRAPHY

High's

PICKS

A

re you a wine lover? Then don’t miss “The Big One,” the 25th year of the High Museum

Atlanta Wine Auction, March 22–25. The Auction is the largest charity wine auction in the United States benefiting the arts and the largest fundraising event for the High Museum of Art. The co-chairs for the 2017 Auction are wine enthusiasts and philanthropists Vicki Palefsky and Alessandra Potts. Palefsky, a resident of Buckhead, has been a supporter of the Wine Auction since 2006. Potts, a resident of Milton, is owner of the wine storage business Vine Vault and has been a supporter of the Auction since 2010. Since launching in 1993, the Auction has welcomed more than 12,000 guests and uncorked more than 60,000 bottles of the finest wines from 400 of the world’s top wineries. To further delight your palate, amazing chefs from Atlanta’s most renowned restaurants bring their culinary creations to the table. Proceeds from the Auction have amounted to more than $26 million over the last 24 years and provide significant funding for the High’s exhibitions and educational programming. Wine Auction Week officially begins March 22 with Dine Around Dinners at local restaurants, tasting seminars, Winemaker Dinners at private homes, and more.  The festivities wrap up with the Friday Fete on  March 24  and the Vintners’ Reception and Live Auction on  March 25. More info and tickets are available at Atlanta-WineAuction.org  We asked Vicki and Allesandra to share their favorite bottles with our readers. Cheers!

VICKI PALEFSKY’S PICKS:

ALESSANDRA POTTS’ PICKS:

Favorite Red: Peay Vineyards Scallop Shelf Estate Pinot Noir

Favorite Red: Ovid Napa Valley

Favorite White: Williams Selyem Drake Estate Chard

Favorite White: Rudd Mt. Veeder Estate Susan's Blanc

Value Red: Van Duzer Pinot Noir Rose

Value Red: Sherwin Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Value White: Martinelli Chardonnay

Value White: Torbreck Steading Blanc

Best Bubbly (U.S): Schramsberg J. Schram Rose

Best Bubbly (U.S.): Schramsberg 2007 Reserve

Best Bubbly (International): Billecart Salmon Brut Reserve

Best Bubbly (International): Billecarte Salmon Brut Blanc de BlancsGrand Cru

Best for Hostess Gift: Paul Hobbs Hyde Pinot Noir

Best for Hostess Gift: Buckhead 2012 Shiraz (the Potts’ private label)

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