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Gather ‘Round: A Celebration of Southern Food, Drink, Music & Art, October 14 – 17, 2021

ATLANTA, GA (April 16, 2021) – Epicurean Atlanta, as the Presenting Sponsor, will play host to Gather ‘round, a unique culinary weekend celebrating the stories of diversity and culture in its inaugural year. Created and produced by Southern Culinary & Creative, the event invites guests to gather and break bread as Southern makers, artisans and creators of deliciousness bring their craft to life.


Part of the 1105 West Peachtree complex, Epicurean Atlanta is a Marriott Autograph Collection® property boasting 178 rooms, a 1-acre rooftop activity deck, and a state-of-the-art Epicurean Theatre for up to 80 guests. With a laser focus on delivering an authentic culinary experience to every guest, Epicurean Atlanta is the perfect venue for this culinary celebration. “We’re excited to bring this project to life, as Gather ‘round speaks directly to the hotel’s adventurous and light-hearted spirit,” says Epicurean Atlanta General Manager Marc Bauer. “It’s a true celebration of culinary adventure and a love note to the great makers of our region.”


The four-day celebration brings together thoughtful experiences featuring the best of the region with 80+ talent, offering guests a chance to get up close to their favorite chefs, beverage experts, artists, makers and entertainers. Ticket holders can expect programming to include signature events, collaboration dinners and master classes at the state-of-the-art Epicurean Theatre. Each of the four signature events will be fully immersive, as the space, culinary offerings and details are woven together to tell stories of the South and deliver guests epicurean discoveries by the forkful. A series of collaboration dinners will feature award-winning guest talent from all over the South as they gather in several of Atlanta’s top restaurants to bring to life their favorite dishes in concert with their local Atlanta hosts. Finally, the entertaining and educational master classes will mix curiosity and passion, allowing for first-hand discovery within the Epicurean Theatre. Explore a wide range of topics through open discussion, invigorating demonstrations, seminars, panel discussions and the like.


“We are working hand in hand with some of the South’s best chefs, beverage experts and artists to curate a creative, engaging experience so that everyone has something to be excited about, no matter what kind of culinary adventure they’re seeking,” says Southern Culinary & Creative Partner Elizabeth Feichter. “We’re excited to watch as ‘Gather round blossoms into an annual event that the community will treasure and look forward to for years to come.”


The well-being of patrons, sponsors, team members and talent is the event’s top priority. In preparation for Gather ‘round, the team is closely monitoring COVID-19 and any other health and wellness updates and guidelines from the CDC and the Georgia Department of Public Health. The team will evolve and adapt as needed to ensure the health and safety for all involved.


Programming specifics of Gather ‘Round including talent lineup and information about tickets on-sale will be announced with the event’s website rollout in May. For sponsorship information or to get involved in the event, contact [email protected].


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For media inquiries surrounding Epicurean Atlanta or Gather ‘round, please contact Brenda Richards, Green Olive Media, at [email protected]. To learn more, please visit EpicureanHotelAtlanta.com and follow along on Instagram and Facebook (@EpicureanAtlanta).

1105 West Peachtree is a transformative project that will significantly impact economic development and urban design in Midtown Atlanta while making its mark as the newest iconic building on Atlanta’s skyline. 1105 West Peachtree is surrounded by abundant amenities including a diverse collection of celebrated restaurants, some of the city’s most popular green space, the city’s Arts district and thousands of residences. The project, currently under construction, converts a 3.5-acre, full city block into a dense mixed-use development anchored by a 31-story office tower. Two additional towers contain 64 luxury residences, 40 West 12th, and a Marriott Autograph hotel, Epicurean Atlanta. The three towers rise from a retail and parking podium capped by a one-acre Sky Terrace providing a one-of-a-kind amenity for tenants, residents and guests. 1105 West Peachtree will contribute to the pedestrian experience along the Midtown Art Walk, a half-mile long planned pedestrian public art promenade linking the Midtown and Arts Center MARTA stations. The anticipated completion is August 2021


An immersive, culinary-driven hotel in the heart of Midtown, Epicurean Atlanta celebrates all the wonderful flavors that life has to offer. Opening mid-2021, guests will find inspiration behind elevated experiences that span culinary enrichment to impeccable hospitality. Epicurean Atlanta is the second location of the Epicurean Hotel brand, the first of which was a collaboration between Mainsail Lodging & Development and the legendary Bern’s Steak House in Tampa, Fl. Founded in 1956 by husband-and-wife restaurateurs Bern and Gert Laxer, Bern’s Steak House is world-renowned for their exceptional cuisine, use of fresh, quality ingredients, and their extensive wine cellar featuring more than half a million bottles. Epicurean Atlanta is a natural extension of this commitment to excellence, creating a fully-immersive experience that celebrates the teaching of its namesake, Epicurus. Inspired by urban chic design elements and modern styles, Epicurean Atlanta boasts 178 guest rooms including 22-spacious suites that give way to its sleek allure. Chef Ewart Wardhaugh will oversee the property’s culinary program including the hotel’s signature restaurant, Reverence. The 127-seat restaurant will showcase the ingredients and producers of the Southeast region, promising a hint of exploration in every bite. Travelers will be whisked away by the hotel’s amenities, including the Sky Terrace and its sweeping views, the gorgeous events lawn, and the innovative Epicurean Theatre where guests will watch, listen and learn from a curated lineup of incredible chefs, winemakers, mixologists and artists. Situated within the vibrant arts hub that is Midtown, guests can explore the bustling commercial area that’s home to Piedmont Park and The High Museum of Art. Epicurean Atlanta is a member of Marriott International’s Autograph Collection. For more information, visit EpicureanHotelAtlanta.com or call (833) 248-1670 to reserve.


With over 50 years of collective practice, Southern Culinary & Creative has expertise in creating and executing memorable experiences. Founded by notable Atlanta event producers, Elizabeth Feichter and Kelly Campbell, along with Rebecca Lemelin Gann at the helm of creative direction, their agency has a deep understanding of the culinary and events fields, and their knowledge and connections allow them to create highly customized, one-of-a-kind, robust client programs. From event design and management to strategic culinary programming and brand activation, Southern Culinary & Creative tackles projects from creating intimate client entertainment dinners, to designing, building and managing a multi-faceted restaurant and bar concepts to conceptualizing and executing full-scale, multi-day festivals. To follow what they’re cooking up, check out their website www.culinaryandcreative.com or follow them on Instagram @southernculinaryandcreative.

Press and Media Contact

Britney Guertin
Account Manager, Hayworth Public Relations
386-677-7000 ext. 4
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