Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Top chefs take center stage at show

From a Southern Shows press release that just hit our inbox:

If you are ready to explore the newest designs, colors and innovations in the world of kitchens and baths, you are in luck. The Southern Kitchen & Bath Show is Aug. 28-30 at The Park, formerly the Charlotte Merchandise Mart. And this is a two-fer, folks. The show is held in conjunction with the Southern Ideal Home Show and one ticket takes you into both events.

In fact, the same ticket also buys you cooking classes, conversations with top chefs and tempting tastes of gourmet goodies. And, it’s an $8 ticket if you buy in advance; or $9 if you wait until show time. Such a deal.

Who will be cooking for you? The line-up is impressive, and includes chefs Chris Coleman, McNinch House; Greg Thompson, Morton’s the Steakhouse; Luca Annunziata, Passion 8; Geoff Bragg, The Pewter Rose; Tulsi Pai, Soma Indian Grill and sous chef Luke DeBisschop from The Pewter Rose. Plus, don’t miss long time favorite culinary expert, and food and wine educator Heidi Billotto.

This all-star cast of chefs will be on the Cambria Cooking Stage throughout the show. Check www.SouthernKitchenAndBathShow.com for who’s on when.

Cooking, tasting, learning and listening at the Cooking stage will be fun and possibly filling, but guests will also have a major bonus. The show is filled with counter tops, cabinets, spas, tubs, hardware, and everything you’d visualize in a first class kitchen, as well as the ultimate bathroom.

Add to that mix all that the Southern Ideal Home Show offers, with nationally recognized home improvement and design speakers, plus hundreds of exhibitors with products, services and experts in building, remodeling, decorating, landscaping and more – and, you have the perfect recipe for a homeowner, food-lover’s, dream day.

Here are the details you’ll need to plan your visit.

What: Southern Kitchen & Bath Show
When: August 28-30
Hours: Friday Aug. 28 – Noon-9:00p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Where: The Park, formerly Charlotte Merchandise Mart, 2500 E. Independence Blvd.
Admission: $9 (includes Southern Ideal Home Show); $8 in advance; Seniors (Friday only) $7. Under 15 free with paying adult.
Money-Saving Coupons, Schedules, and Details at: www.SouthernKitchenAndBathShow.com or call 800-849-0248.