Spring Refresh

This week at PRFM…
TOMATOES! Just sayin’…

Chef Demo with Lara Creasy
of JCT., No. 246, & The Optimist
10:00 a.m. on 6/9
Chef Demos are sponsored by
Whole Foods Market
If you’ve enjoyed a delicious beverage at JCT. Kitchen & Bar, No. 246, or Westside’s newest hotspot The Optimist and its Oyster Bar, you’ve got master mixologist Lara Creasy to thank. We told you about her many accolades last year, but such a genius as Lara is constantly receiving more honors for her work crafting some of the freshest cocktails in the southeast. She currently serves as secretary for the Atlanta chapter of the U.S. Bartenders’ Guild and just completed her Certified Specialist of Wine course, receiving the highest exam score in her class. She’s drawn coastal inspiration for the bar program at Chef Ford Fry’s most recent debut, seafood restaurant The Optimist, including a clever martini of pink gin, blanc vermouth, and a garnish of smoked salmon. At The Oyster Bar, Lara features a daily punch with seasonal fruit served by the pitcher and “oyster backs” made to pair with daily raw bar specials. Her wine and beer list also feature coastal regions and port cities, meaning that a staycation is just a hop, skip, and a sip across midtown. You’ll want to swing by the demo tent this Saturday for a taste of the good life.

Les Dames d’Escoffier 
Culinary Yard Sale
8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
on 6/9
Benefiting Georgia Organics and the Les Dames d’Escoffier scholarship fund for women attending Culinary School.
Items for sale include cookbooks, linens, culinary tools/utensils and house wares in great condition from well known chefs, cookbook authors and other women from the culinary profession in Atlanta. In addition, Les Dames will be selling some fabulous home-made cakes by their well known chefs. Les Dames d’Escoffier International is a worldwide
organization of professional women of high achievement in the fields of food, fine beverage, and hospitality. With active chapters throughout the world, Les Dames is dedicated to supporting and promoting the achievement of women in the culinary professions and to fostering excellence through education and charitable activities.

Tickets on sale this Saturday!
Slow Food Atlanta Ice Cream Social
June 23 from 12:30
2:00 p.m.
in the garden of St. Philip’s Cathedral
Proceeds benefit the Atlanta Chapter of Slow Food International and the Peachtree Road Farmers Market.
Buy your tickets now to taste the best frozen treats from Atlanta’s renowned local chefs and ambitious amateurs participating in the Sixth Annual Slow Food Ice Cream Social fundraiser! The event features over 25 delicious homemade ice cream and sorbet flavors made from fresh ingredients and is a sell-out every year. Tickets, which include a taste of each flavor and a ballot to vote on your fave, are $15 for adults, $5 for children ages six to 10, and free for children five and under. Tickets can be purchased online here or at the Peachtree Road Farmers Market this Saturday, June 9, and on Saturday, June 16. FREE SAMPLE: Check out our post about the fourth annual Ice Cream Social to enjoy the sounds of sweetness (as recorded by WABE)!

- Jennifer Maley