It’s no small feat to coordinate an evening with twelve of Charlotte’s busiest culinary professionals, restaurateurs and creative minds, let alone coax them into preparing a potluck style dish for an intimate dinner discussion inside a trolley. It all came together rather seamlessly thanks to the persuasive magic of SouthPark Magazine editor Sarah Crosland and the design perfection of the brotherly duo known as The Plaid Penguin who, along with their cohorts, Lunahzon Photography and the team at Relish Carolina curated the scene for a sophisticated, yet cozy, evening of candid conversation between Charlotte’s most creative culinary minds.
Mixology Magician Bob Peters of Pisces Sushi prepared the aperitif- a modernized version of The Last Word, a classic cocktail made of barrel roasted Cardinal Gin, Green Chartreuse, Maraschino Liqueur and fresh lime, carbonated with a Perlini carbonated cocktail system for an effervescent, aromatic tongue loosener.
How do we, as a food community, make noise about our city?
Bob Peters: We take time to educate. The cocktail world follows behind the food world, I have to take the time to talk to each person I serve.