We are a North Shore based pop up restaurant inspired by modern cooking techniques, focused on supporting local producers, and influenced by the flavors of Vietnam.
CHEF/OWNER RACHEL MILLER
Rachel Miller first fell in love with cooking while working at a small restaurant on the coast of Virginia. It was there that she discovered the profound sensory impact of terroir, since the restaurant sourced ingredients from nearby farms and local fishermen. She also discovered a love for butchering and charcuterie, which quickly propelled her to move to Boston to pursue her talents with the knife. Over the next eight years, Miller worked her way into some of the best kitchens in Boston, taking on the role of Executive Sous Chef at Bondir Restaurants, Chef de Cuisine at TW Food, Coppa, and most notably Clio, Ken Oringer’s award winning flagship restaurant. She also was named one of Zagat’s 30 Under 30: Boston’s Hottest Up and Comers.
In the spring of 2017, Miller unveiled her pop up restaurant Nightshade, an urban-casual dining experience that offers different types of events from coursed meals with wine and beverage pairings, to Viet-Cajun Crawfish dinner parties and collaboration dinners with other chefs in Boston. Miller has attracted audiences to Nightshade with her creative and elegant culinary style and stellar team of collaborators including Sommelier Lauren Friel and previously, Pastry Chef Giselle Miller. She currently works as a freelance chef, and is happy to be expanding her knowledge of Vietnamese cooking while living close to the ocean.
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