Chef Nicolas Daniels is one of the most traveled Chefs in the Charlotte area. Classically trained in Chile, Nicolas embraced his love for fresh foods. With only local markets, farms, fishermen, and butchers he learned to create foods that were the true essence of his local culture. Nicolas then spent time in Europe and the United States learning from other Chefs focusing on Modern cuisine, which is the use of new cooking techniques such as Sous Vide & Molecular Gastronomy.
Chef Nicolas’ love for food & wine brought him to The Wooden Vine Bar & Bistro. He and Owner David Soper formed a camaraderie over their passion of pairing food in wine & the joy such pairings bring. Nicolas brings Modern South American and Mediterranean cuisine while utilizing local Southern Meats & Produce. He has cultivated relationships with local farmers who supply them with fresh ingredients weekly. Their names are proudly displayed on our vendor board, and we will happily point customers in their direction.
The menu at the Wooden Vine is centered around Small Composed Plates utilizing local ingredients. Chef changes the menu every few weeks, following local farm availability. If you stop by and see him feel free to stop him, he loves talking about food or wine with anyone who is interested. And we hear his food is amazing!