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Taste of Buckhead returns Sept. 15

Taste of Buckhead Action during the 2015 Taste of Buckhead (Photo by Todd DeFeo)

ATLANTA — Taste of Buckhead is scheduled for Sept. 15 at Buckhead’s newest event space, The Stave Room at American Spirit Works.

Hosted by the Buckhead Business Association (BBA), this popular event brings together more than 30 chefs and representatives from some of Buckhead’s most popular restaurants for a one-of-a-kind, upscale tasting event. This year’s Taste of Buckhead will also see the return of a silent auction following a one-year hiatus in addition to a popular VIP experience.

“Buckhead is the culinary center of the city, and Taste of Buckhead is a great opportunity to interact with chefs from many of the community’s most popular restaurants,” said Smita Solanki, Executive Director of the BBA. “The event gets more exciting each year, and this year’s Taste of Buckhead will be no exception. We are thrilled to change the location and give the community a chance to learn about and explore an exciting new venue in Buckhead.”

The Stave Room is located in a space previously occupied by Mason Murer Art Gallery in the trendy Sweetwater Design District.

American Spirit Works’ American Spirit Whiskey is currently distributed in Georgia and parts of South Carolina and Tennessee. Taste of Buckhead’s VIP experience will be held at American Spirit Works, which is scheduled to open later this spring, and will include special tours of the distillery, exclusive tastings, a VIP gift bag and an opportunity to enjoy the unique experience of watching cigar makers roll high-quality cigars.

Instead of a wine wall that the event has featured in previous years, the event this year will feature a spirit wall. Attendees can purchase a ticket for $20 and take home a spirit that has been donated; proceeds will benefit the Buckhead Business Foundation, the charitable side of BBA. The Foundation will in turn donate the funds to a local Buckhead charity that will be announced soon.

General admission tickets for the event are $50. VIP tickets, which include an exclusive tour of the distillery, specialty cocktails and exclusive food samples, are available for $75.

Gas South is returning as a presenting sponsor this year. Details about participating restaurants will be released as the event approaches.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the newly re-launched tasteofbuckhead.org.

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