Dishes (and Drinks) that Quell Sweltering Summer Days

Summer gets pretty heated at the Georgia International Convention Center. In the blistering heat of Georgia summer, there’s nothing more refreshing than dishes and drinks that cool us off.

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Here are a few of our favorite salad and sips pairings that will keep guests feeling refreshed and lively throughout your event.


Grilled Pear Salad with Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc pairs wonderfully with our Grilled Pear Salad. The zesty flavors and acidity of the grape mesh perfectly with the pungent, fatty flavors of the Sweet Grass Dairy bleu cheese and the lightness of the Baby Artisan lettuce mix tossed with caramelized pears, candied walnuts and honey vinaigrette drizzle.


Chopped Crispy Caesar Salad with Chardonnay
Creamy dressings like our roasted garlic Caesar dressing require a wine with a small amount of weight to stand up to the dressing’s fuller body. The Chopped Crispy Caesar Salad’s fresh romaine lettuce, vine-ripe tomatoes, shaved parmesan cheese and house-made croutons add to the overall crispness of this salad-sip duo.


Wedge Salad with Pinot Noir
For those on the red wine team, Pinot Noir is a silky, full-bodied wine that shines alongside this Mesclun mix with cucumbers, shredded cabbage, carrots, vine-ripe red, yellow tomatoes and avocado-ranch dressing. If you’re a fan of all foods rich and creamy, then is your salad.


For more on refreshing meal offerings, do peruse our menu! Every dish at the GICC is made using local and sustainably raised produce.