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Grand Gourmand Itinerary

Dining out in Buckhead has always topped the list of activities for any visitor to this luxurious community, known as the "Beverly Hills of the East." Now, one of the top restaurant groups - the Buckhead Life Restaurant Group - has teamed up with several of Buckhead's top hoteliers to package a divine dining opportunity for travelers to Atlanta.

Make your reservations at a participating Buckhead hotel and you'll receive a $25 gift card to use at any of these fine restaurants: Atlanta Fish Market, Bluepointe, Buckhead Bread Company and Corner Café, Buckhead Diner, Chops Lobster Bar, Kyma, Nava, Panos & Pauls, Pricci and Veni Vidi Vici.

Day 1
Lunch Bacchanalia
Bacchanalia is Atlanta's most celebrated restaurant featuring contemporary American cuisine from chef/owners Anne Quatrano and Clifford Harrison. Originally located in a Buckhead cottage, the restaurant opened in the winter of 1993. In 1999, Bacchanalia moved to its current location in a renovated factory on Howell Mill Road on the Westside of Midtown Atlanta. Expect incredibly fresh and flavorful choices, with masterful preparation and presentation. Bacchanalia's seasonal menu relies entirely on organic ingredients, many sourced from Chef Anne and Clifford's farm, so that diners can have an utterly unique dining experience each time they return.
Afternoon Tour of Sweetwater Brewing Company followed by beer tastings
The microbrewery that specializes in producing aggressive West Coast style beers to be enjoyed in the Southeast US. With impressive growth in recent years, 11-year-old Sweetwater Brewing Company is finally finished with a new $1 million development project that increases the brewery's potential capacity to 100,000 barrels with eight 400-barrel fermentation tanks. SweetWater is located in midtown Atlanta and offers tours and tastings Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday afternoons.
Dinner Sear
Sear is the Marriott Marquis' new sophisticated signature restaurant. Searing is also the cooking style of choice at this fire-inspired American restaurant, specializing in searing steaks, seafood and desserts. Executive Chef Chris Chadwick and his team will put their performance on display for onlookers through the open kitchen of Sear - visible throughout the entire dining room. Guests will sit at the Chef's tables where they will be hosted by Sear's Chef Chadwick.
Day 2
Breakfast Room at TWELVE Centennial Park
TWELVE Centennial Park's restaurant is Room at TWELVE, located on the first floor and presenting the first steakhouse concept from renowned Atlanta restaurateur Bob Amick of Concentrics Hospitality. Room offers tempting dishes from a Tandoori oven and a wide array of prime meats and fish in an atmospheric dining space designed by award-winning architectural firm ASD. Room serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and provides 24-hour room service for TWELVE Centennial Park's guests and residents.
Lunch Contemporary Southern cuisine at Watershed
Watershed's executive chef, Scott Peacock, is a southern food expert whose vision of southern cuisine emphasizes fresh, seasonal, regionally grown ingredients of the highest integrity, prepared with the barest of embellishments. Chef Peacock is the former chef to two Georgia governors and was founding chef of Atlanta's Horseradish Grill. In addition to creating dishes at Watershed, Peacock has written a cookbook, The Gift of Southern Cooking: Recipes and Revelations from two Southern Chefs, with his friend and mentor, the late Edna Lewis, considered America's foremost authority on traditional southern cooking. In May 2007, Chef Peacock received the award for "Best Chef in the Southeast" by the James Beard Foundation.
Afternoon The DeKalb Farmers Market
The Dekalb Farmers Market began on June 2nd, 1977 as a small 7,500 square foot produce stand in Decatur, Ga. Since, it has grown into a 140,000 square foot true world market serving up to 100,000 people per week. The original founder and owner of the market, Robert Blazer, is still in charge of operations along with his wife, Barbara, and son, Daniel. As the first private farmers market of its kind in Georgia, its reputation in the industry is as a pioneer in fresh food distribution to the consumer.
6 p.m. Dinner at Craft Atlanta
A piece of New York comes to The Mansion on Peachtree. Tom Colicchio's Craft received the James Beard Award for the Best New Restaurant in 2002 for its unique marriage of the finest ingredients, haute cuisine and family-style service. Fronting Peachtree Road and separate from the main tower, Craft Atlanta is a 225-seat fine dining restaurant with an outdoor terrace that seats an additional 20 people and a 50-seat bar.
Evening Cocktails at Beleza
Brazilian inspired cocktails made with local and exotic fruit juices and sweetened with agave nectar.

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