A Viet-American Pop Up Noodle Bar based on the North Shore of Boston.
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. She currently works as a private chef while working towards opening her first brick + mortar, Nightshade Noodle Bar.
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SOMMELIER CHARLIE GAETA
Charlie Gaeta is a Boston-based sommelier and wine consultant. He left his job in finance in his early 20's to pursue a career in the restaurant industry. While working his way through the Front of the House as a busser, food runner, expo, bar back, and eventually bartender, Charlie quickly fell in love with all things beverage. He enrolled in and graduated from the Wine Studies program at Boston University's School of Hospitality. With a deep passion to further his knowledge, Charlie began his quest through the Court of Master Sommeliers, where he is currently pursuing his Advanced Sommelier certification.
Charlie's constant study and travel helps him continue his endeavor to become a stronger wine and hospitality professional. He has staged with wine teams at restaurants around the country and traveled extensively to wine regions in Germany, Italy, France and the U.S. Never one to be afraid to get his hands dirty (forever a bus boy at heart), he has worked harvest in Santa Barbara at Domaine de la Cote and in Sicily on Mt. Etna.
Because of his love of service, hospitality, and wine, Charlie has been named one of Zagat's "30 Under 30." Recognized for his wine programs, he has received numerous awards including Boston Magazine's "Best Wine Program" (2017) while working as Wine Director for Garrett Harker and Andrew Holden's restaurant group.
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