Wednesday, June 22, 2011

See What’s Cooking with Chef Gerry at the Peachtree Road Farmers Market on 6/25

Chef demos can be seen every Saturday at the Peachtree Road Farmers Market, but this upcoming Saturday, June 25 is the only day you will be able to see our very own Chef Gerry Klaskala there in action.  Set the alarm and grab your basket, because the market opens at 8:30 a.m. and Chef Gerry will be sharing culinary tips at his demo at 10 a.m. While you’re grabbing all your in-season fruits and veggies, don’t forget to stop by!

Have to miss out on the Farmers Market? Catch Chef Gerry again at the Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival on July 17. Last year, Chef Gerry won “Best Taste”, so you never know what he’ll win this year…

Saturday, June 18, 2011

A Shining Night Out at Summer in the City

Gorgeous setting, delicious food and an amazing cause… there is a lot to love about the upcoming Summer in the City – A Night of Epicurean Delights!  Aria is pleased to be taking part in this event on Wednesday, June 22nd from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. to support Shepherd Center’s Military Patient Program and its Adolescent Patient Program.

Show your support for the Shepherd Center’s important work by joining us at Greystone in historic Piedmont Park!   There will be fine food at chef stations from many of the best restaurants in Atlanta, wine pairings to savor, a mixology station, live music and more.  Put on your favorite summer casual attire and head into the night for a good time.

 Tickets are $80 each, with sponsorship beginning at $250 per couple.  For more information, visit the event page online.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Vidalia Onion Dinner: A Sweet Success

all photos by George Sanchez

Food lovers across Georgia and the South enjoyed taking part in Atlanta Food & Wine Festival this past month!  Our own Vidalia Onion Dinner was a sweet success as part of the festival, too.  We were joined by the talented duo of Jeffrey Buben of Vidalia in DC, and Daniel Lindley of St. John's and Meeting Place in Chattanooga and created a delicious dinner devoted to the Vidalia Onion.

If you weren’t able to join us, fear not!  The Atlanta Journal-Constitution published a wonderful article about the special qualities of Vidalia Onions that featured our own Chef Gerry Klaskala last month – and it included quite a few of his delicious recipes featuring Georgia’s sweet onion crop.

Columbia River Salmon
braised radishes, sugar snap peas, charred Vidalia onions, morel mushroom puree
Daniel Lindley

BobWhite Quail
stuffed with foie gras mousseline, ramps, Vidalia onion soubise and rhubarb

Roasted Rack Chop of Colorado Lamb
slow cooked Vidalia onion, tarragon shallot sauce, arugula endive vinaigrette
Chef Gerry Klaskala

Georgia Strawberry Tart
 lemon cream and chantilly
Chef Kathryn King

Read more online, including information about the brand new Vidalia Onion Museum -- and try your hand at creating Chef Gerry’s dishes including Georgia Peach and Vidalia Onion Salad With White Balsamic Vinaigrette and Caramelized Vidalia Onion Bread Pudding With Sweetgrass Dairy Fresh Goat Cheese.  You can also view more pictures of our Vidalia Onion Dinner on Flickr.