Five Finds on Friday: Christian Kelly

by Charlottesville29

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On Fridays, we feature five food finds selected by local chefs and personalities.  This week’s picks come from Christian Kelly, chef and co-owner of Maya.  This Monday, February 25, Maya is hosting an Italian wine dinner, where Kelly will be joined by wine importer Diego DeCorte.  Five courses paired with wine for $75, inclusive of tax and gratuity.  Details here.  Kelly’s five picks:

1)  Linguini Alla Carbonara at Tavola.  “Simply delicious.”

2)  Stone Pot of Pork and Potato Balls at Peter Chang’s China Grill.  “Peter Chang’s Spring festival menu is unbelievable!”

3)  Hot Chocolate at Splendora’s.   “It’s really melted chocolate instead of what we think of as hot cocoa.”

4)  Vella Jack Cheese Fritters at Zocalo.  “Always perfect, a classic!”

5)  Deviled Eggs (brunch) at Rapture.  “Simple, delicious, like Grandma’s ‘cept better.”