Taste of the Nation is a foodie's dream come true. Folks attending the shindig can munch on an assortment of edibles from Charlotte-area restaurants, in addition to indulging in wine tastings and a mixologist bar — where knowledge of concocting specialty drinks is disclosed. Auctions and live music are extra forms of entertainment. But don't forget the real purpose of the evening: to raise funds for Share Our Strength’s efforts to end childhood hunger. Not that you'll be thinking about starving children during the merriment. You should be ashamed of yourselves.
Price: $85 and up