5 essential metro Atlanta food and drink events in January

Seung Hee Lee cooks on her back porch grill. (Photo by Chris Hunt/Special; styling by Seung Hee Lee.

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Seung Hee Lee cooks on her back porch grill. (Photo by Chris Hunt/Special; styling by Seung Hee Lee.

Nibble on chocolate, sip on some wine and celebrate a Spanish tradition in January in metro Atlanta.

Athens-based chocolate company Condor Chocolates will host the Condor Chocolates + Picture Show through January at Westside Provisions District. The pop-up will feature a retail section and a theatre setup with family-friendly movies playing on loop all day, along with a mood board that shows the process of how the chocolate is made and sensory stations for guests to see and smell the beans. Snacks and drinks from Athens caterer Home.Made. will also be available.

11 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and noon-6 p.m. Sundays. Westside Provisions District, 1198 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta. condorchocolates.com.

Learn the identity of Gunshow’s new executive chef at the Cast Iron & Collards Society’s five-course private dinner. Chef Kevin Gillespie and Gunshow’s new chef will design the menu, to be paired with cocktails by Gunshow beverage director Mercedes O’Brien and wine by Sarah Pierre of 3 Parks Wine.

6 and 8:30 p.m. seatings, Jan. 13. $250 per person, $400 per couple. Gunshow, 924 Garrett St., Atlanta. 404-380-1886, georgiaorganics.org/passing-the-torch/.

Raise a glass to the third annual Atlanta Winter Wine Fest. Sample more than 50 wines as well as a selection of beer and cider. Also look for live music, a DJ and food available to purchase.

Noon-4 p.m. or 6-10 p.m. Jan. 19. $45 in advance, $50 after Jan. 10 and $60 at the door. City Winery, 650 North Ave. NE, Atlanta. atlantawinefestivals.com/winter.

If beer is more your speed, check out the 15th annual Atlanta Cask Ale Tasting. Sample more than 55 cask-conditioned ales from the U.S. and the U.K. from a free souvenir glass, vote for a People’s Choice cask and find out which ales get awards from a panel of beer judges. Tickets also include live music, and food will be available for purchase.

2:30-6 p.m. Jan. 19. $43.50. 5 Seasons Brewing Westside, 1000 Marietta St., Atlanta. classiccitybrew.com/acat.html.

Get ready for the fourth annual Tamborrada celebration at Cooks & Soldiers, an homage to the traditional event held every year in San Sebastián, Spain. Get unlimited bites of dishes highlighting different flavors from the region, including the bikini and chistorra in a blanket as well as a whole roasted pig, chicken liver mousse and terrine, items prepared on a traditional Basque plancha, paella on the patio and a selection of desserts. In addition to food, tickets also include live music, Tamborrada rituals including costumed chef processions through the dining room and a projection of footage from the celebration in San Sebastián. VIP tickets also include a take-home tasting glass and all-you-can-drink txakoli, beer, cider, red and white wine, gin and tonics and a grand finale churro and brandy toast.

4-9 p.m. Jan. 20. $48 per person; $75 for VIP tickets. Cooks & Soldiers, 691 14th St. NW, Atlanta. 404-996-2623, cooksandsoldiers.com.

Chef Seung Hee Lee, author of the "Everyday Korean" cookbook, will show off her cooking at a first-come, first-served Korean Winter Comfort Food pop-up.

5:30-9 p.m. Jan. 20. A Mano, 587 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE, Atlanta. 404-549-7727, facebook.com/events/2173829312945082/.

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