What’s a lady to do when she wants good food that won’t take a toll on her looks? This year’s Taste of Atlanta served up the city’s best answers to the question. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Taste of Atlanta offered a dish for everyone from the self-indulgent to the health nut.
Tens of thousands of food enthusiasts made their way to Technology Square in Midtown for a weekend of fun, food, and drinks. Among the food and festivities were tasty treasures for health conscious epicureans seeking a guilt-free food experience.
The festival’s health-kick kicked off as Chef Zeb Stevenson of Livingston Restaurant offered a professional take on Meatless Monday. Guests were treated to samples of Bruschetta with Greens, Pecorinino, and eggs. Starting the week without meat is sure to keep a lady light on her feet.
The Aetna Healthy Food Fight offered more conscious eating lessons that were fit for a beauty queen. Guests cheered on contestants participating in the healthy recipe cook-off challenge.
The health-kick went global as the L’Thai Organic Cuisine and Wine Bar team served up authentic healthy Thai food. Owner, Chef Pithya Kongthaworn shared his insight on healthy eating, confirming what every beautiful lady should know. “Thai belief is that food is medicine and whatever you eat actually has a medicinal quality”, he stated. The healthy treats continued with a kid-friendly, down-to-earth presentation from Edible Garden at Atlanta Botanical Garden chef, Megan McCarthy.
In addition to the live demonstrations, some of the city’s healthiest hot spots could be found among the 80 featured restaurants. This included a colorful display of vegetables and produce at the Whole Foods Market booth.
Guests were able to quench their thirst with Cascal fermented soda. Cascal uses natural juices with fermentation to create a refreshing, delicious, healthy alternative to soda. This is a must for every dehydrated diva.
Taste of Atlanta showcased the best-tasting, healthy eats on the Atlanta scene for lovely local ladies. Stay connected with the best of local culinary arts by staying connected to Taste of Atlanta on Facebook and Twitter.
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