Five Finds on Friday: Pei Chang

by Charlottesville29

end of december 2009 104

On Fridays, we feature five food finds selected by local chefs and personalities.  Today’s picks come from Pei Chang, chef of TEN Sushi.  And, on Mother’s Day weekend, the mother of his three young children made the list!  Chang’s picks:

1)  Meatloaf Sandwich at Stonefire Kitchen.  “Artisanal sandwiches and salads engineered by Jeremy Butterfield, a kitchen witch who’s just giving us a taste.”

2)  Octopus Carpaccio at Glass Haus Kitchen.  “It goes without saying that Ian Boden and his team are putting up the most interesting food in town.  Inspired combinations that just work.”

3)  Pappardelle Ragu at Tavola. “The perfect neighborhood restaurant.  Mike and Loren kill it nightly.”

4)  Short Ribs at Hanu Truck.  “A fellow So-Cal transplant who is sharing the flavors of Los Angeles, Koreatown and the surrounding areas with Charlottesville.  And, he’s doing it well.  Can’t go wrong with the short ribs, be it tacos, mulitas or tortas.  ”

5)  Spinach Balls by Caroline Chang.  “Wifey’s spinach balls are a wonder to behold.  I’m a fan of spinach as well as food in ball form.”