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“Taste of Charlotte” James Beard Preview Dinner [Photo Gallery]

Photos by Jonathan Cooper

March 1, 2016

On April 16, four Charlotte chefs and a mixologist will head to the prestigious James Beard House for a special “Taste of Charlotte” dinner.

The Asbury’s Chris Coleman, Bonterra’s Blake Hartwick, Paul Verica from Heritage Food and Drink, Ashley Boyd (pastry chef at 300 East and Heritage), and Bob Peters (The Punch Room) hosted a preview dinner on February 28 at Bonterra. We had the privilege of attending and photographing the event.

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Ashley Boyd, Chris Coleman and Blake Hartwick. Photo by Jonathan Cooper
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Bonterra dining room. Photo Jonathan Cooper
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Blake Hartwick, Ashley Boyd, Chris Coleman and Paul Verica
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Benne Crusted Fried NC Catfish in Chicken Fat, BBQ Cauliflower, Pickled Ramp Smoked Duke’s Aioli, Charred Pak Choi Slaw and Hot Sauce Bubbles by Blake Hartwick. Photo by Jonathan Cooper
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Slow Cooked Pork Belly with Sweet Potato Casserole, Collard Greens, Black Eye Peas, Carolina Gold Rice & Cheerwine BBQ Glaze by Paul Verica. Photo by Jonathan Cooper
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Pastrami-Cured NC Strip Loin, Cardinal Gin Smoke Oak Staves, Red Wine-Braised Cabbage, Toasted Caraway Tuile paired with Bob Peters’ Cardinal Barrel Rested Gin Cocktail served with a Cheerwine Cherry by Chef Chris, Blake, & Paul. Photo by Jonathan Cooper
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Slow Cooked Pork Belly with Sweet Potato Casserole, Collard Greens, Black Eye Peas, Carolina Gold Rice & Cheerwine BBQ Glaze by Paul Verica. Photo by Jonathan Cooper
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White Chocolate, Strawberry, Sorrel, Buckwheat Streusel by Ashley Boyd. Photo by Jonathan Cooper
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Paul Verica, Blake Hartwick, Chris Coleman, Bob Peters and Ashley Boyd

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