Where To Indulge In Georgia’s Juicy Peaches in Atlanta for National Peach Month

HEROS_SQ_SP-holdingDid you know August is National Peach Month? And, of course, Georgia and peaches go hand in hand. Who doesn’t love a deliciously juicy Georgia Peach? Although it has been a difficult year (the crop is at an 80% loss due to unique weather patterns), top chefs, bar keeps and beverage professionals will come together this weekend to introduce the first PeachFest and honor the iconic Georgia delicacy. Proceeds from this Peachy event benefit Piggy Bank, a farm for making heritage breed pigs.

‘PeachFest is a fairy-tale celebration of peaches and different species of heritage pork raised by local family farmers,” says Brady Lowe, Piggy Bank’s project director. “But it does more than that: it also highlights the dynamic tastes and energies of Atlanta’s core urban district and its tight-knit communities. And it wouldn’t happen without the dedication and support of our local partners and contributors.”

For the inaugural celebration those partners and contributors are going to be an A-list roster of culinary and cocktails specials.

Here is some of the peachiness you won’t want to miss:

PFT- Peach, Foi, Truffles Get ready for some luxury and savory re-inventions of the peach with Michael Kahikina of The Pantry

Peach Ice Cream Social: Michael Schenck of The Tump Truck and Ramesh Kaduru of The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta (downtown) team up to create some peach inspired ice cream

Peach Punch Royale: Trip Sandifer invited eight local barkeeps to create a Breckenridge Bourbon Punch Competition infused with, the star fruit of the day, peaches.

Peach Beer and Crudo Tasting: Stevenson Rosslow of the Wrecking Bar will share peach beers alongside a Hawaiian Ice Culinary experience with Terry Koval and Shay Levi of Let’s Eat

PeachFest activities will also include a silent auction, premium wine tastings and music from the packway Handle Band. Tickets start at $60; VIP tickets (early admission and exclusive silent auction preview and tastings) are $100. To purchase tickets, click here.

And if you can’t make it to the event, make sure to check out these other Peach specials around town:

At Hop’s Chicken located at Ponce City Market

Double Zero is serving up a peach pie (as in a peach pizza pie)
And St. Cecelia keeps us hydrated with their specialty cocktail Peachtree Street