“Monday, August 27th, will be the hottest and most anticipated NC culinary event of the year. Got to be NC Agriculture will host the NCRLA Chef Showdown at Charlotte’s Aria at Founders Hall from 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM. The third annual 2018 Chef Showdown will feature 21 Chefs and 6 Mixologists representing 6 North Carolina distilleries. Finalists will compete for the coveted titles of NCRLA Chef of the Year, NCRLA Pastry Chef of the Year and NCRLA Mixologist of the Year.”
This year, Counting House is home to two finalists! Executive chef Thomas Card is a Chef of the Year finalist and chef Nicole Lourie is a Pastry Chef of the Year finalist. Food Diary of a City Girl interviewed both of them about the competition and their passion for farm-to-table food. Head to her blog to read more!