East 54 is about to get a burst of fresh, local flavor. Michael Chuong, who's worked as a chef for 25 years, is opening a new restaurant called Elements in August in the spot formerly occupied by Archira Thai and Sushi.
CHAPEL HILL – Noted local Chef Michael Chuong, who left the rarefied air of high-end dining in January, plans to open his own farm-to-table restaurant in Chapel Hill this summer.
In October, Michael Chuong will open the doors of his dream restaurant. The 10,000-square-foot Asian influenced restaurant An will feature signature dishes such as Mekong bouillabaisse, Kobe beef
Michael Chuong, executive chef at An, is happy to oblige. Born in Vietnam, Chuong came to America with his family when he was 15, and he has worked in fine dining establishments from New Orleans to Cary. At An, he combines the flavors of his native Southeast Asia with those of his adopted home. Then he serves them up in artfully elegant presentations that are as fetching as the dining room's stylish East-meets-West decor.
Highlights from our grand opening celebration for our North Carolina campus. Thank you to all who helped us donate more than 80,000 meals to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina! A special Thank You to the celebrity Chef's that participated in the "Celebrity Triangle Chef Showdown" as well, we look forward to growing our relationship with you all.
The Triangle Chef Showdown featured local culinary experts including Chef Walter Royal of Angus Barn, Chef Solomon Khoury of Irregardless Cafe, Chef Michael Chuong of An Restaurant and Chef Scott Crawford of The Umstead Hotel and Spa. Each Chef prepared mouthwatering dishes which were sampled and voted on by guests through the donation of money or canned-food items. The competition concluded with Chef Michael Chuong being recognized as the winner of the Triangle Chef Showdown.
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