March 21, 2012
Buckhead Rotary Foundation Ball
The Karatassos Family is toasted at this gourmet fête
- Photos by Jim Fitts
The talented family behind Atlanta’s most significant restaurant dynasty take a day off from their own kitchens and buzzy restaurants to be honored by Buckhead’s business community.
Chairs Sally Dorsey and Amy Panos; Honorees Pano and Georgia Karatassos and their children Pano I. Karatassos, Niko Karatassos, and Anne Karatassos Symbas
The Karatassos may have been this year’s honorees, but the restaurant dynasty family also generously offered to host and cater the event at their private events space 103 West (soon to be transformed into luxe eatery Pano’s under talented Kyma chef Pano I.)
The black tie ball featured cocktails, a silent auction, a special gourmet dinner selected by Pano Karatassos, a live auction, a lavish dessert buffet and dancing to the popular party band Yacht Rock. The Karatassos Family was honored for their countless contributions to the community’s food and wine scene via their company Buckhead Life Restaurant Group. The BLRG restaurant dynasty includes many of Atlanta’s best-loved restaurants including Chops, Bistro Niko, Kyma, Buckhead Diner, Pricci and Ven Vidi Vici.
Proceeds from the ball went to the Buchead Rotary Foundation to fund programs that the club supports in metro Atlanta and around the world