Saturday, June 27, 2009

Attack of the Killer Tomato Fest!

JCT. Kitchen & Bar's first annual Attack of the Killer Tomato Fest will take place on Sunday, August 9th from 1 pm to 6 pm. The event will feature some of Atlanta's best chefs, farmers, and mixologists and will benefit Georgia Organics.

Each featured chef will be paired with a farmer to create a tomato tasting dish for guests to sample. Paticipating chefs include Ford Fry, owner and executive chef of JCT. Kitchen & Bar, Gerry Klaskala of Aria, Keira Moritz of Pacci Ristorante and AltoRex Rooftop Lounge, Kevin Maxey of Craft, Joe Truex of Repast, Linton Hopkins of Restaurant Eugene and Holeman & Finch Public House, Anne Quatrano of Abbattoir, Bacchanalia, Star Provisions, Flotaway Cafe and Quinones, Steven Satterfield of Miller Union, Jay Swift of 4th and Swift, Kevin Gillespie of Woodfire Grill, David Larkworthy of 5 Seasons Brewing Company, Hugh Acheson of Five and Ten and The National, Scott Serpas of Serpas True Food, Hector Santiago of Pura Vida, Gerry Mennie of Livingston, Billy Allin of Cakes & Ale, and Shaun Doty of Shaun's.

Meanwhile, mixologists Lara Creasy of JCT. Kitchen & Bar, Daniel Morrison of Watershed, Miles Macquarrie of Leon's Full Service, Regan Smith of Holeman & Finch, and Cara Laudino of Miller Union will create signature coctails featuring Patron Resposado Tequila, Distillery 209 Gin from Georgia Crown, and Square One Vodka.

At the end of the event, an award will be presented to the best dish and beverage, chosen by a panel of high-profile judges.

In addition to cocktails, beer from 5 Seasons Brewing and free Bionade (an organic soda from Germany) will be available. The event will also feature live entertainment from The Spazmatics.

Tickets are $50 per person, $40 for Georgia Organics members, and a VIP pass for $90 will garner access to the event as well as its open bar. Approximately 500 tickets will be available for the event and can be purchased at

JCT. Kitchen & Bar is located in Atlanta's Westside Urban Market at 1198 Howell Mill Road, Suite 18.

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