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    June 29, 2022

    Plated Pop-UPs: Jimmy Pearls

    Tickets are now on sale for UP members

    Unpretentious Palate is excited to announce our new summer dinner series: Plated Pop-UPs! There is a lot of talent hidden in the ghost kitchens and food trucks of Charlotte. See what the city’s takeout and home delivery cooks are capable of in our latest series, Plated Pop-UPs!

    The series will feature three ticketed dinners which will be held at the beautiful Whitehead Manor & Conference Center. Each dinner brings a chef into a formal sit-down setting to serve a coursed meal – and show off their skills. Each course will be served with a beverage pairing.

    Series Schedule:

    Friday, July 22 featuring L’Ostrica
    Former Stagioni executive chef Eric Ferguson and food writer Cat Carter joined forces to create this pasta-focused home delivery and private event business during the pandemic.

    Thursday, August 25 featuring Patrick’s Gourmet
    Patrick Garrivier, the co-owner of now-closed yet still beloved French restaurant Aix on Provence, was born in France and worked for chefs such as Daniel Boulud. Patrick’s Gourmet delivers classic French cuisine to diners at home.

    Tuesday, September 20 featuring Jimmy Pearls
    The Jimmy Pearls food truck is run by two Hampton Roads, Virginia natives: Daryl Cooper and Oscar Johnson, and features some of the most flavorful, personal dishes in Charlotte’s dining scene.

    Location and Time:

    Each dinner will take place at Whitehead Manor and Conference Center (5901 Sardis Rd.) from 6 to 8:30 p.m.


    Individual dinner tickets as well as series ticket packs are on sale now. These dinners are limited to 50 attendees, so get your tickets quick! Purchase tickets to one or two events, or you can purchase the Pop-UP Series Pack which allows you entry to all three dinners for a discounted price.

    Ticket price includes beverage pairings, gratuity, and sales tax.

    Tickets include a $2.00 ticket handling charge.
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