This past January, the Charlotte Food Bloggers kicked off the new year with a healthy eating themed gathering at Yafo Kitchen in Charlotte's south park. A partnership between acclaimed restauranteur Frank Scibelli and Executive Chef Shai Fargian, the restaurant serves a mediterranean inspired menu in a fast-casual atmosphere and has been a raved about addition to Charlotte's food scene.
Throughout the evening, our blogger group enjoyed learning the process for making the restaurant's ever-popular brussel sprouts and a delicious beet hummus, which was recently added to the menu.
Photo Credit - Ashley at The Olive and The Sea
Photo Credit - Kathryn at Family Food On The Table
The group also enjoyed a wonderful house made cocktail of champagne, cucumber water, and mint. The perfect alternative to a Bellini or Mimosa on a hot day!
After learning from and sampling Chef Fargian's recipes, the group was treated to take-home jars of Yafo Kitchen's signature Sharon salad and a recipe card with Chef Fargian's tips and tricks for making his perfectly smooth hummus (recipe link here).
The group had a ball and can't wait for the opening of a second location in Plaza Midwood later this year. A huge thank you to everyone at Yafo for treating us to such a fun and delicious evening!
Want to read more about Yafo? Check out Katy's blog "A Savored Life" for her take on why Yafo is one of the hottest restaurants in town and be sure to pay them a visit. Trust us, you won't be disappointed!