This year's Epicurean Evening was no small feat. I mean... for eating. Of course, again, this year I couldn't even make it to all the tables because I was just THAT full. And, I mean...I tried!!
Frances Weller was the night's honorary chair and emcee. And just FYI- she can make you bid a lot more money than what you were planning! That lady can work a room. She called on me to tell my adoption story, and I'm so glad she did. I am an international adoptee, but I have also worked a lot with foster children here at home.
Read a little bit about my adoption background
The money earned from the night goes to the Methodist Home for Children. The organization does a lot of great things, but ultimately, it helps foster children in North Carolina.
Epicurean Evening is a great contest that features local chefs and restaurants. At the end of the night, the grand winner takes home the coveted Copper Kettle award. This year, the Hilton Riverside took home the big prize!
My favorite?? This lobster concoction from the Wilmington Convention Center (I think...) I got a little confused in my gluttony, so I'm hoping that I put the right food with the right place. Usually, I'm much better at being specific, but this year I just enjoyed myself too much.
The event, as always, was a huge success thanks to the organizers, Miss Kitty Richardson, Regina Hawse, Neal Richardson, Missy Sumrell and many many more. It is one of my favorite things to do in the Port City because it's fun and such a worthy cause!