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MAY 2017

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GROUP TRAVEL LE ADER T H E Georgia is known as the Peach State, and when the state nickname features food, travelers can count on the region's offering plenty of delicious experiences. Groups traveling in Georgia can dine under the stars in a garden, enjoying dishes made with produce plucked just feet from their plates. Visitors can stop at a road- side market where they can buy a seasonal peach or, when peaches are out of season, sample all sorts of peach products: cider, wine, fritters, ice cream, salsa and preserves. Barbecue lovers can learn the secrets of rubs, brines and marinades, smoking, grilling and roasting during a barbecue class. These Georgia culinary experiences highlight the best f lavors of the state: fresh produce, local fare and Southern food. M I L T O N ' S C U I S I N E A N D C O C K T A I L S M I L T O N A garden dinner at Milton's Cuisine and Cocktails in Milton, Georgia, is "absolutely beautiful; it's like a little piece of heaven," said event sales manager Jill Hayes. The one-acre garden is behind the 155-year-old restored farmhouse. The set- ting shapes group events there, infusing them with cozy comfort and seasonal f la- vors. The house restaurant can accommodate groups of 80 to 100 people, although they'll be split up among the dining areas in various rooms. The farmhouse's largest room, which is really a couple of rooms that open into one another, can GROUPS CAN GET THEIR HANDS ON GEORGIA CUISINE IN THE VIKING CULINARY STUDIO AT CHATEAU ELAN WINERY AND RESORT Courtesy Chateau Elan FA R E EN O U G H G E O R G I A C U I S I N E I S S E C O N D T O N O N E B Y R A C H E L C A RT E R G E O R G I A T R AV E L G U I D E

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