Patrick Garrivier to Join Upstream Team in Charlotte

Upstream, one of Charlotte’s most popular seafood spots in SouthPark, is now being headed up by Patrick Garrivier. Garriver is the former chef/owner of Aix en Provence, a French restaurant that unexpectedly closed earlier this year.

Photo Credit: Upstream

Photo Credit: Upstream

Garrivier’s impressive resume includes working with celebrity chefs such as Chefs Scott Conant, Daniel Boulud, and Michael White.

Garrivier will be working on Upstream’s management team. For his first official weekend in position, the kitchen team created a special menu featuring a few of Garrivier’s favorite dishes from his former restaurant. Menu items included Salad Lyonnaise, French Onion Soup, Octopus Ala Pancha, and Grilled Veal Chop.

“I am very excited to be part of the talented and dedicated FOH and BOH team at Upstream,” said Garrivier. “The management team is one of the hardest working crews I have ever worked with. Chef Sam and kitchen are just on top of their game. I used to tell my staff all the time, ‘If we don’t do it right, it’s not worth doing it.’ Burke Hospitality Group and Upstream restaurant do it right.”

In other Upstream news, Chef Sam Diminich has brought back Upstream’s popular brunch buffet on Sundays from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The buffet spread includes oysters, mussels, sushi, sweets, breads, veggies, sliced meat, salmon, breakfast essentials, and more.

Several items are available to order tapas-style including sweet and sour calamari, deviled eggs, and cinnamon French toast. Mimosas are $3, Bloody Marys are $6, and bottles of Lamarca are $17. The cost for the buffet brunch (including the tapas) is $29.95 per person.

Photo Credit: Allie Papajohn

Photo Credit: Allie Papajohn

Make your reservation at Upstream online or by calling 704-556-7730.

Heather Sinyard