Cooking competition heats up in Charlotte

Cooking competition heats up in Charlotte

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by DION LIM / NBC Charlotte

WCNC.com

Posted on October 7, 2013 at 11:54 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 8 at 12:00 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Monday night, NBC Charlotte anchor Dion Lim served as a guest judge for the semi-final rounds of Charlotte’s first 'Fire In The City' competition dining event, featuring local chefs and local ingredients.

Chefs from Mimosa Grill faced off against E2 Emeril’s Eatery in a battle of six courses at Bonterra Dining and Wine Room restaurant in Dilworth.  Each dish featured a mystery ingredient which was kept secret until this afternoon: Olde Mecklenburg Brewery beer.

Fire In The City holds competitions all across the Carolinas -- including Raleigh, Asheville and Wilmington -- with the emphasis on locally sourced and locally grown produce and meats.  The winner of Monday night’s semi-finals, Mimosa Grill, moves on to the finals, and ultimately to the championship battle, which could be versus chefs from other competition dining cities.

For more information on the event, click here.  Tickets are sold out for the next rounds of competition in Charlotte.

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