Must-attend food events in May

Grab these exclusive flavors from King of Pops on May 4 to celebrate National Orange Juice Day. Photo Handout

Whether you’re looking to improve your cooking skills or looking for a new adventure for your taste buds, May is full of events for food lovers.

Confuse your taste buds 

At Three Sheets in Sandy Springs, guests will be able to spend an evening trying foods while flavor tripping. Unlike a normal tasting, this tasting will include a new berry called Miracle Fruit that confuses taste buds and creates new flavors. The fruit is supposed to change the acidic properties in food and make them sweet. Some highlights of the flavor tripping party include goat cheese which will taste like cheesecake, lemons turning into lemonade, and Guinness with lemon sorbet that will taste like a chocolate milkshake after eating the Miracle Fruit. Each flavor tripping party is limited to 20 guests so reservations are required.

7  p.m. May 3. $20 per person. {three} sheets, 6017 Sandy Springs Circle, Atlanta.  threesheetsatlanta.com/flavor-tripping/

Celebrate National Orange Juice Day with frozen pops

All-natural frozen treats company, King of Pops, is teaming up with Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Company to create exclusive pops for National Orange Juice Day on May 4. The series of limited edition flavors will include Orange Beet, Blood Orange, Orange Mango Lassi, and Orange Pineapple Banana. The pops are only available at select King of Pops location.

May 4. King of Pops in Inman Park (337 Elizabeth St NE, Atlanta), Ponce City Market (675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta), Decatur (101 E Ct. Sq., Decatur), and Avalon (2200 1st St, Alpharetta). 678-732-9321. kingofpops.com

Celebrate Alon’s Bakery and Market’s 25th anniversary

For the past 25 years, owner and executive chef Alon Balshan has been creating high-quality baked goods and gourmet cuisine at the European-style eatery in Morningside and Dunwoody. To celebrate this sweet milestone, Alon’s will be hosting an anniversary celebration at the Morningside location that is free and open to the public. Live entertainment from Tony Levitas and the Levitations, walk- up food stands and a gelato and cookie jar bar will create a block-party style atmosphere for the event.

2 p.m. May 7. Free. 1394 North Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta. alons.com/upcoming-events/.  404-872-6000

Pastries and other confections abound at Korean bakery Tree Story in Duluth. Photo by Ligaya Figueras

Explore Korean cuisine in Gwinnett county

Diners will take a ride on a food trolley throughout Gwinnett county to explore and taste Korean dishes at four different restaurants and bakeries. The Seoul of the South Korean food tours allows diners to taste various dishes and meet with the chefs who create them. Tickets are limited for each tour and can be purchased here.

May 13. Tickets are $50. www.exploregwinnett.org/seoulofthesouth

Get a taste of Georgia beer, cider and wine

This beer fest features breweries exclusively from Georgia. The Tap into Georgia Beer Festival was created to celebrate Georgia-based breweries. The event includes well-known breweries, such as, Sweetwater Brewing Co., and Creature Comforts, and smaller, harder to find craft brewers. With over 25 breweries participating, the event will have something for everyone.

3 p.m. May 20. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 after May 11, $50 day of the event. Brook Run Park, 4770 North Peachtree Road, Dunwoody. atlantabeerfestivals.com/tapintogeorgia/#eventinfo.

Take a trip through Italy with this wine tasting

At Bellina Alimentari explore Italy through five different Italian wines at the I Love Vino event. Wine Concierge Kelly of Cork in the Road will take the class on a tour of five unique native Italian varietals made with a zero intervention natural approach, which means that “there was limited or no use of chemicals in the vineyard and a minimum or no use of additives and technological manipulations in the cellar.” Each wine selection will be paired with a bite from the Bellina Alimentari’s Kitchen. Seating is limited and reservations are recommended.

7 p.m. May 30. Ponce City Market, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE #131, Atlanta. Purchase tickets here. 404-330-9933.

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