*Must be 21 or over to participate in champagne toast.
Congratulations to the 2016 Atlanta Brunch Festival
Brunch Bites Competition Winner:
Lara Lyn Carter has her first Emmy win in the category of On Camera Talent for hosting “Thyme for Sharing with Lara Lyn Carter”, which she also created and produced. It aired last summer as part of Georgia Public Broadcasting’s summer cooking line-up and received excellent ratings and praise. The show was nominated for four Emmys in the categories of: lighting; photography; director; and on camera talent. In addition, Lara Lyn created and hosted “Savor the Good Life” with Raycom Media’s WALB, the NBC and ABC affiliate in Southwest Georgia, for three years. This show received a Gabby (Georgia Association of Broadcasters) Award in its first year.
The Atlanta Polo Brunch Festival is a unique, high-spirited tasting event on a private polo field in Vinings, featuring: an exhilarating polo match, music, cocktails, a champagne sabering and “stomping of the divots” and most importantly, chefs offering their most delicious brunch bites.
The 2017 Atlanta Polo Brunch Festival proceeds are dedicated specifically to pediatric brain cancer research at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta in honor of this year’s honorees, sisters Saville & Lilia Sullivan, who were both diagnosed with brain cancer last year and are in treatment at Children's.
Malika Bowling is the author of Culinary Atlanta: Guide to the Best Restaurants, Markets, Breweries and More! and Food Blogging 101. She's also a freelance food and travel writer and Editor at www.roamilicious.com. She's President of the Association of Food Bloggers and has been featured on HGTV and The Huffington Post. Listen to her podcast, Just a Byte, on iTunes and follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @Roamilicious.
With over 1000 published stories, veteran journalist Doc Lawrence is a highly respected observer of travel, cultural tourism, elevated lifestyles, food and dining, the arts, fishing, wines and distilled spirits. A former publisher and editor of The Nationwide News, his career includes radio broadcasting (host of Your Atlanta Gourmet), public relations and television production. He is host and executive producer of Down South Today, a columnist for Design & Build Magazine, Consumer and Health Digest, radio co-host of Southern Ways, a columnist for Flavors and More Magazine (Sarasota, FL) and multiple newspapers and magazines, a contributing editor for ITI Marketing, a contributing writer for Georgia Magazine, Georgia Connector Morris Publications and Collinson Media and founding editor of Wines Down South. His Southern Thymes Shared was co-authored with TV celebrity chef Lara Lyn Carter.
The Atlanta Polo Brunch Festival will be judged by our 2017 Celebrity Chef Judges Lara Lyn Carter, Malika Bowling and Doc Lawrence. They will vote for her favorite bite and our patrons will get a vote too!
Lara Lyn Carter
The Atlanta Polo Brunch Festival is cancelled due to weather. Please stay tuned for future events with each of the restaurants. Refunds will not be offered as 100% of proceeds go directly to Polo in the Pines for pediatric brain tumor research at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Thank you in advance for your understanding and support!