Chris Johnson and Eduardo Chavez discuss their Fusion 2 menu. Photo courtesy of Zillie’s.

Zillie’s Chef Chris Johnson will again collaborate with Eduardo Chavez of Eduardo’s Tacos for a special five-course chefs’ tasting menu and wine dinner, “Fusion 2,” from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 12, in the historic Berkley Manor. 

“Last year’s event was a big hit and a sellout is expected again this year,” said David Bundy, Zillie’s co-owner.

Eduardo and Chris are longtime friends and worked together at the Back Porch Restaurant for six years, Bundy said. Both went their separate ways in 2007 when Chris moved on to coordinate the dining operations at NCCAT before coming to work at Zillie’s full time in 2014. Eduardo went on to open his famous taco truck.

Occasionally, Chris and Eduardo continue to cook with each other in their own homes and have teamed up for some catering projects.

“We didn’t want to miss out on the opportunity to get these chefs together again for what is certain to be a memorable evening,” Bundy said.   

Reservations are available at: by calling Zillie’s at 252-928-9036 between 1 and 8 p.m. daily.

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