Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Rewind: Field of Greens Festival 2012

Fall is upon us, bringing with it cooler temps, college football, and one of Atlanta's very best food events, the Field of Greens Festival.   Held at the Wippoorwill Hollow Farm in Walton County, the Festival - now seven years old - is a great excuse to spend the afternoon in the country. 

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



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