WBTV Morning Break: Cookie Decorating

(Photo credit via instagram @cltbests) We are heading into our 3RD ANNUAL Teddy Bear Tea here at the Westin Charlotte. Never heard of this event? You’re really missing out. It is a high tea lunch filled with kids ornament decorating, gingerbread cookie decorating, an AWESOME Santa and Mrs. Claus, and the best part every kid…

Thanksgiving Paella Recipe by Chef Josh Kitchens

Turkey Day is upon us! One would think Turkey, Stuffing, maybe even a family traditional Cranberry Sauce would be the highlight of Thanksgiving Day. But here at JP Charlotte, we create a locally inspired Paella. We source our Clams, White Shrimp, Chorizo Sausage and Baby Peppers from local farms surrounding the Charlotte area. The relationship…

Westin Famous Smoked Pork Mac & Cheese

Back in 2012, The Westin Charlotte’s Ember Grille (now JP Charlotte) won Taste of Charlotte’s best food with our Smoked Pulled Pork and Chipotle Cheddar Mac and Cheese. It became a staple locals raved about. As Ember Grille evolved into JP Charlotte, this delicious item left the menu for a few years while we tried…

Carolina Hoppin’ Johns

  Hoppin’ Johns is a staple in the South. But do you know the story of how this delicious meal or side dish came to be? Hoppin’ Johns is a dish that dates back to the 1840’s and is a mixture of peas, pork and rice. It originated in the Low Country of South Carolina…