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The Atlanta Chapter of Les Dames d’ Escoffier International (LDEI), a worldwide society of women in the culinary, beverage and hospitality industries, will host the 12th celebrated Afternoon in the Country at Serenbe on Sunday, November 4, at 1 p.m. Proceeds from the Afternoon in the Country, which totaled more than $80,000 in 2011, will benefit Georgia Organics to enrich Georgia’s organic farming community and the LDEI Atlanta scholarship fund for women in the culinary, beverage and hospitality arts.
Showcasing the region’s preeminent chefs, Afternoon in the Country will feature an array of exclusive wines and beers alongside produce from Georgia’s organic harvest. More than 60 restaurants will offer seasonal tastings. Drawing an elite crowd of connoisseurs, the event also serves more than 20 fine wines and premium micro-brews under the inviting tents on the beautiful grounds of the Inn at Serenbe.
In addition to mingling with chefs, restaurant owners, wine and beer experts and Georgia’s dedicated organic farmers, guests will be treated to a festive performance by Drivetrain, one of the country’s most popular bluegrass groups. Families can visit a special children’s activities tent and take a hayride throughout the sweeping grounds. Event highlights will also include a one-of-a-kind cake raffle featuring the talents of Atlanta’s finest pastry chefs as well as live and silent auctions. $95 per adult, $35 for children ages 12 to 20; children under 12 are free