The Field of Greens Festival brings together chefs representing some of Atlanta's best restaurants, with a few chefs from Athens as well. This year's roster included a wide assortment of some of the best known names on the Atlanta restaurant scene, as well as some less-heralded folks who nonetheless showed off some serious skills.
Though the tasting tent seems to get more and more crowded every year, I really look forward to this event. The food is always inventive, varied, and delicious; the vibe is friendly and festive; and the rural setting, bluegrass music and wandering animals really set the day-in-the-country tone.
|The main tasting tent (behind smaller tent)|
|Robert Phalen dishing out an African squash soup|
|Ecco's Todd Richards|
|Woodfire Grill's E.J. Hodgkinson|
|Asha Gomez of Cardamom Hill, repeatedly answering the question "why u no bring fried chicken?"|
|Fifth Group's Alma Cocina impressed with their beef tongue soup.|
|Shaun Doty and Lance Gummere of the forthcoming Bantam + Biddy|