Ballantyne Magazine

WINTER 2016-2017

Ballantyne Magazine covers news, events, real estate, restaurants, shopping, health, schools and business in the upscale Ballantyne Area of Charlotte, NC.

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BALLANTYNE | expert direct P U T Y O U R B E S T Welcoming New Patients Complete Dentistry for Adults & Children selfie forward! Exam, Cleaning & X-Rays Offer one per patient. Valid in absence of gum disease. Mention this ad to redeem. $99 New Patient Special FREE Take-Home Whit ening Kit New patients only. Upon completion of necessary treatment. Mention this ad to redeem. 1 4 8 2 5 B a l l a n t y n e Vi l l a g e Wa y • S u i t e 2 8 0 • C h a r l o t t e N C 2 8 2 7 7 • w w w . b a l l a n t y n e s m i l e s . c o m CAROLINA DENTAL ARTS Of Ballantyne Village 704.369.5200 Don't forget to enjoy yourself. Your friends and family have come to spend time with you. Create an environment in which you can be relaxed. Make sure your house is clean. Set your table ahead of time with your best plates, flatware, glassware and linens. Decorate with big bowls of fresh fruit or bunches of fresh flowers. Put on your favorite party music. Your guests will follow your lead and have a great time. Liz Ren is a recovering food services entrepreneur. She recently closed POP UP Supper Shop, a chef-quality meal service. She is currently searching for her next adventure and planning to start a food blog in Charlotte. T iffany Ashmore, Kinston Photography Create a Prep Timeline A preparation timeline will help you easily move through steps required to host a dinner party that you and everyone can enjoy. This example is based on the menu featured in this story. Invite friends. Two days prior to the party: shop for ingredients. One day prior to the party: make lemon Parmesan dressing, prepare eggplant Parmesan for baking, cut zucchini into spirals, chill prosecco, set the table. One to two hours before the party: prepare salad and set dressing on the side, take prepared eggplant Parmesan out of refrigerator to bring to room temperature before baking, ready ingredients and equipment for sautéing zucchini, prepare ingredients and equipment for cooking quinoa, take out glasses for prosecco floats, preheat oven. 2 days 1 day 1-2 hours Enjoy! Start 76 BALLANTYNE MAGAZINE WINTER 2016-2017

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