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