New Counter- chef labored at Michelin restaurant in Copenhagen


Counter- cooks Sam Hart, nonetheless left and Alex Wnorowski. Counter- has employed Wnorowski to affix the employees at its new locale.

Afterward this summertime, Charlotte cafe Counter- can be transferring to its new, larger website, opening sister place Bibilo and now — executing all of it with a brand new chef.

Counter- proprietor chef Sam Hart has employed chef Alex Wnorowski, who has labored at Three-Star Michelin restaurant Noma in Copenhagen, to direct the kitchen space at Counter-’s new locale.

Noma showcases New Nordic delicacies within the metropolis’s Christiania space. The World’s 50 Highest Eating locations named Noma the best restaurant on the earth in 2021. Wnorowski credit his time there with getting new strategies and strategies.

He’s from the Triangle place and began out a pop-up assortment Reunion Park. The chef has a love of fermentation and open fireplace cooking, and he has traveled all-around the area demonstrating these approaches. Wnorowski additionally labored at Heron’s and a boutique butchery.

“Alex and I happy when he requested to do a pop-up in our place this time remaining 12 months. I used to be so amazed by his menu, the whimsical character of his growth, and his use of fermentation,” Hart advised CharlotteFive on Sunday. “Bringing him on is what I envision it must have felt for Mr. Buss to land Kobe Bryant.”

Counter- is recognized for its a number of applications centered on themes one explicit would really feel can be tough to fashion, like breakups. “It’s across the technique of us turning into Counter- to how every particular person restaurant runs and opens. We’re Counter-intuitive and lots of others. We’re additionally looking for to be totally from preconceived notions so nothing in any respect concerning the meals objects or menus till lastly the visitor shows up,” Hart defined to CharlotteFive in 2020.

Biblio is envisioned to open up in July and Counter- plans to shift from Thrift Highway to Salt+Vinegar on West Morehead Highway in August, Hart knowledgeable CharlotteFive on Sunday.


Web site: 2001 W Morehead St., Charlotte, NC 28208

Group: FreeMoreWest/Ashley Park

Reservation solely: [email protected]

Opening July 2022

Instagram: @bibliocharlotte


Newest location (till August 2022): 2200 Thrift Rd, Charlotte, NC 28208

Upcoming location (commencing in August 2022): 2001 W Morehead St., Charlotte, NC 28208

Neighborhood: FreeMoreWest/Ashley Park

Reservation solely: [email protected]

Instagram: @counterclt

This story was at first printed March 21, 2022 6:00 AM.

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Melissa Oyler is the editor of CharlotteFive. When she’s not producing or modifying, you’ll discover her operating, working towards extremely sizzling yoga or snuggling together with her rescue pet, X. Uncover her on Instagram or Twitter: @melissaoyler.

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