Kosher Food & Wine Festival coming to Downtown Atlanta

August 19,2015

Gourmet. Artisanal. Organic. And kosher? Prepare to shift any preconceptions one may have about kosher food.

The inaugural Kosher Food & Wine Atlanta festival is set for Aug. 27 with a host of handmade and high-end treats to whet any appetite. It will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. at historic Georgia Railroad Freight Depot, 65 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Downtown Atlanta.

The festival will showcase the breadth and richness of today’s kosher cuisine and its connection with such food movements as farm-to-table dining and the health and ethical mandates of clean eating.

It will feature more than 100 varieties of international wines, culinary creations of local restaurateurs and caterers and specialty items from local food purveyors along with a special tribute to chef Sandra Bank whose Kosher Touch Catering has demonstrated the art of upscale kosher cuisine to Atlanta diners for nearly 20 years.

More than 20 of the city’s top kosher caterers, restaurants and vendors will display the latest in kosher cuisine at the festival.

It is produced by Chabad of Georgia, a Sandy Springs-based affiliate of Chabad-Lubavitch, a Jewish outreach organization whose affiliates have produced similar events in New York, London, Miami, and Los Angeles.

The Atlanta festival is co-chaired by Bo Lefkoff, Tessa Shaban, Rabbi Levi Mentz, Dassie New and Rabbi Isser New, all Sandy Springs residents.

Admission is $70 for ages 21 to 30 and $90 for those 31 and older. Those under 21 will not be admitted.

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