Dine Amongst Art at the Vegetarian-Focused ALCHEMY

Enjoy a forward-thinking menu that both vegans and carnivores will appreciate

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (News Release) — In ancient times, an alchemist was known for attempting to transform lead into gold, an impossible task. ALCHEMY, Charlotte’s most innovative dining experience, has done the impossible — created a curated menu with vegetarian-focused dishes and options for omnivores. Finally, a culinary experience in Charlotte where no one has to compromise.

Opened during the heart of the pandemic in June 2020, ALCHEMY is the latest expansion within the C3Lab, a coworking, artist studio, and maker space in South End. This 10,000 square ft. arts and entertainment center includes a restaurant, art gallery, and venue for private events. Having just celebrated its first anniversary and navigated through a trying year, ALCHEMY is ready to be officially introduced to Charlotte.

The Restaurant at ALCHEMY provides a thoughtful and forward-thinking menu featuring vegetarian-focused dishes with curated options available for palates ranging from vegans to carnivores. Chef Ken Aponte brings extensive experience to ALCHEMY and has created dishes such as the vegan fried lion’s mane linguine and the omnivore-friendly short rib and risotto. Prior to ALCHEMY, Chef Ken worked at NAPA on Providence in Myers Park, and the world-renowned restaurant Alinea, in Chicago.

Gallery C3, the art space at ALCHEMY, curates six exhibits per year showcasing works of local and national artists. Guests enter The Restaurant at ALCHEMY through Gallery C3, where they can explore art while awaiting their table or dinner. A monthly participant of South End’s First Friday Gallery Crawl, Gallery C3 exhibits creative works for visitors and diners to enjoy or purchase unique art.

ALCHEMY is currently open Wednesday – Sunday, serving dinner nightly and brunch on the weekends (don’t sleep on the Japanese pancakes).