Whether checking out one of the 200+ restaurants, learning how to create mouthwatering dishes at one of Alpharetta’s distinguished cooking schools, picking up some fresh produce at the farmer’s market or checking out a local foodie festival, visitors will see why Alpharetta is a foodie’s paradise. With a smorgasbord of festive foodie events, specialty craft beer and wine stores and authentic culinary experiences, epicureans around the country are quickly putting Alpharetta at the top of their list of places to visit. Visitors are very interested in delighting their palates with tasting experiences found throughout Alpharetta’s culinary landscape.
“Alpharetta is home to a growing number of locally-owned and chef-driven restaurants, making it a true culinary destination,” said Janet Rodgers, president and CEO of the Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau. “Our reputation and increasing popularity as a shopping and dining scene is the result of the eclectic retail stores and the diversity of food that can be exclusively found in Alpharetta.”
To highlight the culinary scene in Alpharetta, the Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau has mapped out four restaurants, only found in Alpharetta, that will please any foodie’s palate.
Owner and Executive Chef Pasquale Cardamuro, La Casa Italian Grill
Pasquale Cardamuro brings three generations of family recipes to La Casa Italian Grill. La Casa offers a taste of Italy in a historic house in downtown Alpharetta. Originating from Naples, Italy, Pasquale prides himself on serving only the finest foods, made with the freshest ingredients. Pasquale has created the perfect combination of authentic Italian recipes and artfully created meals prepared with passion.
Executive Chef Kevin Ouzts, Barleygarden Kitchen & Craft Bar
Kevin Ouzts is the owner of Atlanta’s The Spotted Trotter Charcuterie. In late 2016, Kevin accepted the position of executive chef at Alpharetta’s Barleygarden Kitchen & Craft Bar, where the Spotted Trotter products are used daily. A graduate of Le Cordon Bleu and former sous chef under James Beard Award-winning Chef Linton Hopkins at Restaurant Eugene, Chef Ouzts describes The Spotted Trotter, his first business opened in 2010, as a labor of love where he concentrates on “making good food the right way” by prioritizing the use of humanely-sourced proteins and sustainable ingredients from in and around the Southeast.
Executive Chef Boyd Rose, Secreto Southern Kitchen & Bar
Secreto Kitchen & Bar offers a farm-to-table Southern American inspired menu from award-winning Chef Boyd A. Rose. Secreto’s menu revels the absolute best of the South from locally-farmed ingredients and Boyd celebrates his Southern heritage in every dish he creates. Chef Rose realized his passion for food and cooking at a young age while spending time in the kitchen with his mom, grandmother and aunt.
Corporate Executive Chef Delroy Bowen, Sage Woodfire Tavern Alpharetta
A Jamaican native and New York City-trained Chef, Delroy Bowen has an exceptional 20-year culinary career also includes stints at the Culinary Arts Center at the Georgia International Convention Center, Executive Chef at Cavu in Atlanta, Maximo's in Naples, Florida, and Sous Chef at Tribeca Grill in New York City. Chef Bowen and his recipes have been featured in articles in The New York Times, Gourmet, Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Atlanta Magazine.
Enter to win a “Chef’s Table Tour through Alpharetta”:
Want to meet a few of Alpharetta’s renowned chefs and savor the flavors of their award-winning dishes? Enter to win a culinary weekend getaway! Prize package includes:
• Two (2) one-bedroom guest rooms at the Hyatt Place Atlanta/Alpharetta/North Point Mall for two nights, checking in on Friday, January 12, 2017, checking out on Sunday, January 14, 2017. Hotel stay includes a hot breakfast each morning at the hotel.
• VIP Chef’s Table Experience for four adults at the following Alpharetta restaurants:
La Casa Italian Grill
Barleygarden Kitchen & Craft Bar
Secreto Southern Kitchen & Bar
Sage Woodfire Tavern
Enter and see the official rules at www.awesomealpharetta.com. Enter through October 31, 2017.