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Next Plate: Family-style Italian, featuring Opera Carolina
March 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Camp North End presents:
Next Plate: Pairings to ignite Charlotte’s Culinary//Arts scenes
A pair of leading chefs from different culinary traditions will work in tandem with an arts organization to create an unforgettable dining experience. Those in attendance can expect the unexpected, along with a multi-course meal composed around visual and performing arts elements.
Wednesday, March 27th
Family-style Italian, featuring Opera Carolina
The evening will include fresh takes on classic Italian dishes prepared by Chef Bruce Moffett (Barrington’s, Good Food on Montford, Stagioni) and Chef Alyssa Wilen (Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen), accompanied by live Italian opera courtesy of Opera Carolina.
Full menu to be announced two weeks prior.
Featured Culinary//Arts Collaborators:
Chef Bruce Moffett grew up in Barrington, Rhode Island. After earning a degree in political science from the University of Rhode Island and briefly working the political circuit in D.C., Bruce decided his true passion lied in the culinary arts. He was later formally trained at The Culinary Institute of America (CIA). After graduating from CIA with honors, Bruce gained restaurant experience in both Atlanta and Boston. Most notably, he worked in the kitchen at two of Boston’s most prestigious restaurants, L’Espalier and Metropolis Cafe. In 2000, Bruce moved to Charlotte to be closer to family and opened his own restaurant, Barrington’s. He has been the Executive Chef ever since and was recognized as a James Beard Foundation Best Chef Southeast Nominee in 2009. In 2013, Bruce expanded his culinary reign in Charlotte by launching Moffett Restaurant Group, which oversees three restaurants. Bruce is looking forward to opening two more restaurants this spring, one in Plaza Midwood and one at Optimist Hall.
Chef Alyssa Wilen, a native Charlottean, founded Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen in 2013 with her husband Andrew after working over 12 years in the restaurant industry. She has taught some of the country’s most popular cooking classes and most recently moved in to a new custom facility in Lower South End. Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen now offers catering Monday-Friday and brunch on Saturday mornings. Along with teaching classes and summer culinary camps, Alyssa also has a condiment line that can be found in boutique stores in the region.
For 70 years, Opera Carolina has served the region with excellence in Grand Opera performances and throughout the community. With a selection of works from some of opera’s most iconic, there’s something for everyone to love – whether you’re attending your first performance or have enjoyed the art form for a lifetime.
Seating is limited, please register in advance.
Earlybird sweetheart tickets available through February 19th: $95/pair
Individual tickets available beginning February 20th: $60/per person