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N.C. sweets star in NYC

Chris Coleman
Chris Coleman Courtesy The Asbury

The Asbury’s executive chef, Chris Coleman, will be whipping up five courses May 14 in New York City starring the N.C. sweet potato for a Dinner Lab crowd.

Dinner Lab is a members-only series of experimental pop-up meals, featuring chefs from participating cities, including Charlotte. Events in each city draw on both hometown talent and national participants.

This event is dubbed “Dirt Candy | An evening with the North Carolina Sweet Potato.” North Carolina is the nation’s top sweet potato producer, and yes, the N.C. Sweet Potato Commission is collaborating in the event.

The Asbury, at the Dunhill Hotel uptown: 235 N. Tryon St.; 704-342-1193; www.theasbury.com.