Wilson Previews Tonight's Taste of the Nation Event

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by Jon Wilson
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Wilson was Uptown at the Mimosa Grill in the Wells Fargo Atrium previewing tonight's Taste of the Nation Charlotte.  Tonight's event marks the 19th year that Charlotte's culinary community has come together to support No Kid Hungry/Share our Strength to end childhood hunger in Charlotte and in America.

Jon Fortes, the Executive Chef with Mimosa Grill, invited Wilson into the kitchen where they talked about some of the items that will be served at tonights event.  Chef Jon even allowed Wilson to help prepare a couple of dishes.  And believe it or not, he didn't burn anything.

Taste of Charlotte will provide guests the opportunity to enjoy savory foods and sweet treats as well as samplings of fine wines, beers and premium spirits.  There will also be live entertainment and opportunities to bid on exciting culinary experiences and other unique items.

Over 22 restaurants and culinary schools are participating in the event.  Ten wineries and 5 craft beers and even a mixologist will be part of the party.   100% of the proceeds from the tickets will benefit No Kid Hungry. Tickets will be  available at the door. VIP/Preview begins at 6:00pm with General Admission beginning at 7:00pm. 

Be sure to follow Wilson on Twitter @WilsonShow and online at WilsonsWorld.com

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