PHOTOS: Celebrity chef David Burke dishes on new uptown restaurant, future plans

PHOTOS: Celebrity chef David Burke dishes on new uptown restaurant, future plans
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Celebrity chef David Burke has doubled down on Charlotte.

The newest venture for the award-winning chef and restaurateur, Red Salt by David Burke, opens for dinner service on Friday. The restaurant takes over the former Evoke space, off the Le Méridien lobby. It is located at 555 S. McDowell St. in uptown.

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He also opened Cloud Bar by David Burke there in August.

Burke says the Charlotte market has been on his radar for 20 years. An opportunity to partner with Le Méridien finally sealed the deal, with the infrastructure in place and the appealing option for a rooftop bar.

“We were looking for a segue into Charlotte that wasn’t starting from the ground up,” Burke says.

Expect Red Salt to deliver a progressive approach on modern American cooking, Burke says. Think the energy of New York City on a plate with bold flavors from Asia, Latin America and France infused throughout the menu. Seasonal offerings will be highlighted.

See what else Burke had to say and take a peek inside the new restaurant here.

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