The next installation of this quarterly, themed discussion series will feature chef, restaurateur and cookbook author Bruce Moffett, in a conversation moderated by local historian and foodie Dr. Tom Hanchett.
The Final Draught formula is simple: A conversation with local thought leaders about an interesting topic, combined with beer and books. Tickets are $10 in advance, or $15 at the door, and include light bites. Beer will be available for purchase.
About Bruce Moffett:
Chef Bruce Moffett grew up in Barrington, Rhode Island. After earning a degree in political science and briefly working the political circuit in D.C., Bruce decided his true passion lied in the culinary arts. He was formally trained at The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park, NY, and after graduating with honors, Bruce gained restaurant experience in both Atlanta and Boston. In 2000, Bruce moved to Charlotte and opened his own restaurant, Barrington’s. He was recognized as a James Beard Foundation Best Chef Southeast Nominee in 2009.
In 2013, Bruce expanded his culinary reign in Charlotte by launching Moffett Restaurant Group, which oversees three restaurants: Barrington’s Restaurant (2000), Good Food on Montford (2009) and Stagioni (2013). Bruce is looking forward to opening two more restaurants this spring: NC Red in Plaza Midwood and Bao + Broth at Optimist Hall.
Bruce recently released his first cookbook, Bruce Moffett Cooks: A New England Chef in a New South Kitchen.
About Tom Hanchett
Dr. Tom Hanchett retired recently after many years with Levine Museum of the New South and earlier with Charlotte Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks. But he hasn't given up work as a community historian. He writes a column on international restaurants for the Charlotte Observer, "Food From Home" gives tours including the ongoing "Charlotte in Black & White and More" for Community Building Initiative, and lectures frequently on our city's history.
Final Draught is made possible with support from Red Ventures.