Area chefs will be on hand to share samplings of their specialties and a favorite recipe with show visitors. Wine samplings will be held in The Welsh House built by New Old Luxury Custom Homes – compliments of Vintner’s Hill, a new upscale wine bar opening in a few weeks in Mint Hill. Make plans to come to Chef’s Day and have some fun!

11745810_1047870698558580_8287670312919388456_nFEATURED CHEF: Nothing But Noodles ~ has had a presence in Charlotte for nearly 10 years. Franchise owners Todd and Kristin Gallinek opened their first location in Stonecrest in 2006 with a location on Elizabeth Avenue in Midtown just two years later. Having three small children of their own, they made certain that their restaurants would be family friendly, healthful and uncompromising in flavor and service. This quick casual dining hot-spot serves Asian, Italian and American-inspired noodle dishes as well as appetizers and salads. As restaurant owners, the Gallineks have made it a priority to give back to the community they serve by being involved with numerous community groups and causes in the area including, Charlotte Soccer Association, Communities in Schools – Charlotte, YMCA of Greater Charlotte, Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte, and the Children’s Home Society just to name a few. “Our restaurants are a platform that we use to touch lives in Charlotte. We love this city, and good food and good service are the start of impacting the lives of every individual that comes into a Nothing but Noodles restaurant”.

Kale and Peach Salad with Vinaigrette
2 bunches of kale (stems removed)
1/2 red onion diced
2 ripe, pitted chopped peaches
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 teaspoon salt

Combine 1 chopped peach, vinegar, oil, salt, honey and water In blender till smooth.

Rip kale into small pieces, massage dressing into leaves until it is absorbed, toss in red onion and second chopped peach. Allow salad to set for 20 minutes before serving.