A Legendary Event Featured in Today’s Peach Buzz

(Above photo courtesy of Rich L. Eldrege and AJC Staff; Below is an excerpt from today’s Atlanta Journal and Constitution)

As always, the annual Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS Dining By Design benefit was a stylish outing for attendees Monday night at Atlanta Decorative Arts Center in Buckhead. This year, Buzz was invited to sit at Atlanta caterer Tony Conway’s A Legendary Event table. Conway’s executive chef Lincoln Stevens and executive pastry chef Charles Barrett created the lavish menu for the evening.

A Legendary Event’s creative director Steve Welsh told us he was going for “romantic and comfortable” with his candle-lit woodsy theme complete with trees and real moss that covered the table. We happened to be seated next to Legendary Events floral director Kim Vasil who helped to create the beautiful setting (”We completely washed all the moss used on the table so utensils could be placed on it at dinner,” she whispered to us about the crazy amount of prep work that went into the table).
“We liked the idea of creating a quiet little getaway for our guests this year,” Welsh explained. DIFFA attendees always peruse Welsh’s creation each year as he attempts to top himself after creating a table made out of chocolate a few years ago at the fund-raiser. Joked Welsh: “People still talk about that table. It was a lot of fun but I don’t think I would do it again. The dry cleaning bills were too high!”

“We liked the idea of creating a quiet little getaway for our guests this year,” Welsh explained. DIFFA attendees always peruse Welsh’s creation each year as he attempts to top himself after creating a table made out of chocolate a few years ago at the fund-raiser. Joked Welsh: “People still talk about that table. It was a lot of fun but I don’t think I would do it again. The dry cleaning bills were too high!”
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