The Atlanta Food Rave, an interactive night of food, fun, cocktails and live entertainment takes place this Friday, August 27 from 7 to 11 p.m. at Mason Murer Fine Art Gallery. Not only is the event a perfect date night, but a portion of the proceeds from will benefit the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Tickets are $55 per person for ages 21 and up and are available for purchase online at www.atlantafoodrave.com.
The 2010 Atlanta Food Rave Partners:
Room & Board – The popular modern furniture store with locations across the country is creating an extravagant $30,000 lounge exclusively for The Atlanta Food Rave. The company’s expansive Atlanta showroom is located in a renovated warehouse in West Midtown’s White Provision and boasts three levels of timeless design, authentic hand-craftsmanship and serious comfort. www.roomandboard.com
SmartWater – Staying hydrated at this rave will not be a problem. SmartWater is premiering its new glass water bottle at the event and Atlanta is the only market on the East Coast that will feature the new bottle. Guests of The Atlanta Food Rave will be the first to see it. www.glaceau.com
Three Olives Vodka – The Atlanta Food Rave will feature Three Olives Vodka, which has a new flavor, Purple, and a new tequila, El Zarco, which not only comes in a stunning, hand-painted bottle, but also is double distilled from blue agave for a clean modern taste. El Zarco will make its premiere at The Atlanta Food Rave and Three Olives will also provide a selection of other flavors for cocktail lovers to try during the event. www.threeolives.com
Leblon Cachaca – The national cocktail of Brazil is the caipirinha and The Atlanta Food Rave will feature Leblon Cachaca, the most award-winning, ultra-premium cachaca on the market and the main ingredient in only the best caipirinhas. Taste Brazil! www.leblon.com
Friexenet – The Black Bottle Bubbly is always the life of the party and was recently named “Best of Tasting” by The Wall Street Journal in a sampling of sparkling wines from around the world. Friexenet’s mantra is defined as “Unplan the Moment” and guests of The Atlanta Food Rave are invited to do just that. www.freixenetusa.com
Tapena – The charm of Spain is irresistible and with the presence Tapena Spanish Wines at The Atlanta Food Rave, it is made readily available for all attendees. www.tapenawines.com
Whynatte – It is customary to enjoy coffee at the end of a meal, but thanks to Whynatte The Atlanta Food Rave has a slight variation on this tradition. Guests will have the opportunity to indulge in a specialty cocktail known as The Whynatte Choco-Latte. www.whynatte.com
Sinless Margarita – An all-natural, sugar free margarita mix that has only 5 calories per serving, guests at The Atlanta Food Rave can enjoy this delicious libation without guilt. www.sinlesscocktails.com
Chocolate Pink Café – The Atlanta Food Rave has decadent desserts as well. Midtown favorite Chocolate Pink is creating custom petit-fours and tartlets exclusively for the event that are sure to be delicious. www.chocolatepinkcafe.com
Peachy Treats – For attendees with a sweet tooth, Peachy Treats, Atlanta’s original candy buffet catering company, will showcase a variety of custom candy buffets for everyone to enjoy. www.peachytreats.com
Sweet Infinity Cakes - Decorating a cake can be an overwhelming project, especially when it is 7 feet tall and 800 people are watching. Sweet Infinity Cakes is up for the challenge and will prove this as they showcase their skills as artisans via a live cake decoration. www.sweetinfinitycakes.com
The Artmore Hotel - Amidst all of the excitement and fun to be had, even the most seasoned event attendees need a time to rest. The Artmore Hotel, recently named “Best Boutique Hotel” in the city by Citysearch, will serve as the preferred hotel of choice and will host The Atlanta Food Rave Specialty Stay Package. This is an exclusive package for guests of The Atlanta Food Rave featuring a $95 (+tax) room rate for a deluxe, single or double suite, complimentary valet and complimentary breakfast. www.artmorehotel.com
About The Atlanta Food Rave:
Created by interactive lifestyle and media marketing entrepreneur Tony Rouse, The Atlanta Food Rave will give food and cocktail lovers the opportunity to mix and mingle with an eclectic group of Atlanta-based chefs in an informal and fun atmosphere. With a goal to showcase some of Atlanta’s best culinary talent, this year’s chef lineup includes: Chef/Owner Alex Friedman of P’cheen International Bistro & Pub; Executive Delroy Bowen of the Georgia International Convention Center; Executive Chef Keira Moritz of Pacci Ristorante and AltoRex Rooftop Lounge; Executive Chef Lance Gummere of The Shed at Glenwood; and Personal Chef/Caterer Latoya Starks of Noorish Personal Chef and Catering Services. Attendees are invited to sample each chef’s offerings in addition to catered fare that will be placed throughout the expansive host venue. Adding a bit of competition to the occasion, attendees are also encouraged to vote for their favorite chef of the evening, helping him/her to win The 2010 Rave Review, an award reserved for the chef that is best in show. The evening will also feature a premium open bar with signature alcoholic and non-alcoholic specialty beverages, live entertainment and a number of surprises. Each chef’s menu will be revealed upon arrival and vegetarian options will be present.
A percent of the proceeds from The 2010 Atlanta Food Rave will go to the Atlanta Community Food Bank, which currently distributes nearly two million pounds of food and other grocery items each month to more than 700 non-profit agencies and 38 counties in the Atlanta area. With a mission to fight hunger by educating, empowering, and engaging the communities of Metro Atlanta and North Georgia, The Atlanta Food Rave is proud to donate a portion of the proceeds from the event to this great charity. Visit www.acfb.org for more information.