Guests: Kathy Miliotis of Davio’s, Craig Richards of Ecco, Ron Eyester of Rosebud, Jim Chasteen and Charles Thompson of American Spirit Whiskey
Taste of Atlanta Grill Warm Up!
Restaurant Owner Radio is excited to begin 3 weeks of Taste of Atlanta coverage! Taste of Atlanta, October 5, 6, and 7, is the city’s premier food festival. With more than 80 of Atlanta’s best restaurants, where else can you sample amazing food from around the city and around the world all in one place? Fill your plate with some of the best Italian, Mediterranean, Mexican, Japanese and, of course, all-American food the city has to offer. Taste of Atlanta is also offering fantastic programming in five different live demo areas. Watch chefs go head to head on the Home Plate Main Cooking stage or go Inside the Food Studio where Atlanta’s top foodies will teach you about Atlanta’s food history and current trends. All your favorite Atlanta personalities will be on stage, including No. 246’s Drew Belline, 4th & Swift’s Jay Swift, Local Three’s Chris Hall and so many more! Friday night is The Big Grill: Grills Gone Wild, where guests can enjoy delicious tastes from some of Atlanta’s best grill masters and live music from Yacht Rock Schooner and cold beverages.
Atlanta native Kathleen Miliotis brings over 10 years of experience and an extensive wealth of knowledge to the kitchen at Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse. As the executive pastry chef, she is responsible for overseeing the entire production of pastries and desserts, including creation and execution, recipe and menu creation, supervising, training, managing the pastry staff, and community involvement.
Since being named a “Best New Restaurant in America” in 2006 by Esquire, Ecco has become one of Atlanta’s, and the Southeast’s, most recognized and renowned restaurants. Chef Richards’ seasonal European menu tempts with delicious meat and cheese boards, housemade pastas, authentic wood-fired pizzas and mouthwatering desserts.
Ron Eyester, Executive Chef and Owner, Rosebud, was honored at the 2010 Georgia Restaurant Association’s Crystal of Excellence Awards (GRACE) with the Innovator Award. After college, he spent six or seven years following food, eventually settling in Atlanta as sous chef to the original Food 101. In 2009, he purchased the Morningside location of Food 101 and reopened it as Rosebud, a reference to Jerry Garcia’s guitar.
Jim Chasteen and Charles Thompson met at college and created their own whiskey, American Spirit Whiskey™. ASW™ is a product that can stand on its own in a glass with a few rocks, can be used by a mixologist to create a sophisticated and complex cocktail, or can be pulled straight out of the liquor cabinet to make a great mixed drink without a bunch of fuss. We will see!