Tuesday, September 30, 2008

New chef at Nolia

Posted By on Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 9:09 AM

This just in from the recently opened restaurant Nolia:

Nolia Restaurant Hires Joshua Rosenbaum As Chef

- Johnson & Wales University’s Summa Cum Laude Grad Joins Nolia’s Team -

Charlotte, N.C. – Noila Restaurant, a recently opened restaurant in the heart of the Elizabeth neighborhood at 7th Street and Caswell, hired Joshua Rosenbaum as its chef to manage its fresh food preparation and presentation in this neighborhood Southern bistro.

According to Brandon Foster, the managing partner for Nolia, “Joshua brings originality and knowledge in food management and preparation from a broad perspective that is welcomed on our restaurant team. When it comes to lunch and dinner menus, our guests will find his savory fares irresistible. For those who wish to languor over a relaxing weekend brunch on Saturday or Sunday, they will enjoy his breakfast or lunch selections from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.”

With a background in contemporary American food preparation in both hotel kitchens as well as in à la carte restaurants, Rosenbaum gained his formal culinary arts education at Johnson & Wales University in Norfolk, Va., where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor of science degree in foodservice management.

Upon graduation, Rosenbaum became the executive chef in the well-known rustic Maine island destination Chebeague Island Inn. Applauded by both “Travel & Leisure” and “Yankee” magazines, this Inn, which he managed the daily operations of the kitchen, was described as the ultimate destination for delicious fresh food by these media sources in reviews. When Rosenbaum moved to Charlotte from Maine, he was the chef for Doubletree Hotel in Gateway Village. Before joining Nolia, he served as the chef consultant that developed the innovative menu for an organic breakfast and lunch concept as well as outlined the kitchen staffing, equipment and procedures for Blynk Organic that opens this month in Uptown and caters to providing organic food for a healthy lifestyle.

For Nolia Restaurant, Rosenbaum has developed a menu that will appeal to both children and adults. Selections include fresh appetizers, salads and a host of sandwiches at lunch and dinners ranging from pasta to chicken, beef short ribs, shrimp and grits to pork chops and grilled salmon. A special children’s menu offers foods that kids love from burgers to chicken to grilled pimento cheese sandwiches and rainbow pasta, served with a side order and beverage.

Rosenbaum will be recommending menus to complement Monday night beer dinner with a set price that will feature a three-course beer dinner with each course paired with different beer. Tuesday night will use the same three-course format with wine paired with each course presented by the chef. He will also work with private parties for special menu planning and selections when reserving the private dining room.

Nolia Restaurant is short for Magnolia and celebrated its grand opening on September 17 with an art benefit with proceeds going to Citizen Schools, a non-profit where middle school students develop the academic and leadership skills they need to do well in school, get into college and become leaders in their careers and in their communities.

Nolia Restaurant is located at 366 North Caswell Road in the Elizabeth neighborhood. For additional information or reservations, please call 704-376-1515 or visit their web site at www.noliarestaurant.com

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