6 must-attend metro Atlanta January 2020 food events

Try oysters at Garden & Gun Club's January oyster social event.

Try oysters at Garden & Gun Club's January oyster social event.

Learn all about fermentation, get a taste of Spain, become a bread baker and more this January in metro Atlanta.

Get fermented

Interested in fermentation? Check out Preserving Abundance: A Food Waste and Fermentation weekend, featuring presentations from notables including James Beard Award winner and author Sandor Katz; Julia Skinner, founder of Atlanta’s Root Kitchens and creator of the Preserving Abundance online food waste course; and Kirsten Shockey, fermentation teacher and founder of ferment.works. The event will conclude with a meet and greet plus panel discussion with local culinary experts including Steven Satterfield of Miller Union and Chef Zu of King’s Apron.

Jan. 11-12. $155-$250. Light Event Space, 949 W. Marietta St. NW, Atlanta. bit.ly/2ZszYtr

Have a shucking tasty time

Head to Garden & Gun at The Battery for its monthly oyster tasting series, in January featuring a sampling of raw, grilled, smoked and steamed oysters from Maryland and Virginia. In addition to oysters, tickets also include a drink and passed hors d’oeuvres.

3-6 p.m. Jan. 12. $65. Garden & Gun Club, 2605 Circle 75 Parkway, Atlanta. 770-726-0925, bit.ly/34Tu7OZ

Become a baker

Want to learn how to bake bread? Take the Sourdough 101 class at Root Baking Co., designed for ultra-beginners. Participants will learn how to bake at home with a sourdough starter, including how to train up a lively starter from scratch, how to mix, ferment, shape and bake their own loaves and how to best utilize their home ovens. Root will provide drinks and snacks, and each participant will take home a fresh loaf of sourdough, some active starter, freshly milled whole-wheat flour, an info packet with tips and notes and a replicable formula for homemade country sourdough bread.

6-9 p.m. Jan. 15. $100. Root Baking Co., 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta. 470-639-8046, bit.ly/2EQRVZt

Take a culinary trip to Spain

Head to Cooks & Soldiers for its fifth annual Tamborrada celebration, an homage to San Sebastián's drumming music festival. Food stations will feature dishes including bikinis, chistorra in a blanket, chuleton, albondigas, paella and churros alongside specials created for the festival and beverage stations pouring gin and tonics, Urban Tree cider and txakoli. In addition to the cuisine, C&S will entertain guests with Tamborrada rituals in the form of live music, a Basque-style drumming line and a projection of footage from the celebration in San Sebastián.

4-9 p.m. Jan. 19. $50 for general admission, $78 for VIP tickets. Cooks and Soldiers, 691 14th St., Atlanta. 404-996-2623, cstamborrada2020.splashthat.com/

Dine out for a cause

Four Atlanta chefs — Nick Stinson of Gato, Maricela Vega of 8Arm and Chicomecoatl, Arnaldo Castillo of Minero and Ron Hsu of Lazy Betty — are teaming up to host a seven-course dinner at Gato. Beverage pairings will be curated by Tim Faulkner of Octopus Bar. All proceeds will go to RAICES, a nonprofit agency that provides free and low-cost legal services to underserved immigrant children, families and refugees.

Seatings at 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. Jan. 20. $130. Gato, 1660 McClendon Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-371-0889, bit.ly/2QjORua

Get a taste of Roswell

Try some of Roswell’s best restaurants during Roswell Restaurant Week, with 42 participating restaurants from around the city. During the 10-day event, all participating restaurants including Adele’s on Canton, Fresco Cantina Grille, Local on North, Osteria Mattone and the Whiskey Project will serve individual prix fixe menus featuring favorites and specials.

Jan. 20-29. RoswellRW.com

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