• Love Crab Cakes?

    Posted in: Events

    Come to the American Institute of Wine & Food’s seventh annual “I Love Crab Cakes!” competition at Phillips Seafood. Chefs will compete by creating their own unique take on crab cakes that guests will be able to sample while drinking carefully selected wines and seasonal beers from Port City Brewing Company.

    Participating Chefs Include:
    - Will Artley, Pizzeria Orso
    - Erik Bruner-Yang, Toki Underground
    - Chris Clime, PassionFish
    - Eric Frisch, Et Viola
    - Thomas Leonard, BlackSalt
    - Marjorie Meek-Bradley, Graffiato
    - Wes Morton, Art and Soul
    - Russell Smith, Wolfgang Puck Catering

    Phillips Seafood
    900 Water Street Southwest
    Washington, D.C.

    Monday, October 29, 2012
    6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

    Tickets are $65 for members and $75 for non-members. They can be purchased via snail mail or email using this form.

  • Chefs for Equality

    Posted in: Announcement, Events

    Chefs for Equality, an evening filled with food, cocktails, fashion and music, will help raise awareness amongst voters and funds for marriage equality in Maryland. The event is hosted by the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, and will take place on Wednesday October 24, 2012 at the Ritz-Carlton, Washington D.C.

    Special guests include: Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, Tim Gunn from Project Runway, David Hagedorn from Washington Post, and Christopher Vazquez and Rick Davis of Amaryllis Floral.

    Attendees can look forward to tasting plates from 25 participating D.C. restaurants, crafted beverages from mixologists, music from DJ Shea Van Horn and a live auction of wedding fashions from Michael Andrews Bespoke and Carine’s Bridal Atelier.

    For guests who are looking for a more intimate dining experience, there are nine Personal Chef tables up for auction. At these tables for eight, award-winning chefs will work in pairs to cook five-course menus. Each table will have a wine pairing.

    Duos include:

    Following the main event will be an after-party held at Graffiato Restaurant.

    100% of each ticket goes to support marriage equality in Maryland.

    For more information and to purchase tickets to both events, please visit chefsforequality.org

  • Wolfgang Puck's 'The Source' Fifth Anniversary Noodle Dinner

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    The Source by Wolfgang Puck hosted their fifth anniversary noodle dinner last month in which they invited talented chefs across the District to collaborate for a one-night-only dinner. Participating chefs included:

    If you missed the event, here are some photos from the slurplicious dinner:
    All Photos by Alicia Griffin

    Hiyashi Ramen, Chef Kaz Okochi, Kaz Sushi Bistro

    Bibim Guksoo, Chef Yesoon and Danny Lee, Mandu


    Noum Pachouk, Chef Erik Bruner-Yang, Toki Underground


    Dan Dan Noodles, Chef Liu Chaosheng, Mala Tang


    Khao Soi Noodles, Chef Haidar Karoum, Proof and Estadio


    Drunken Duck, Chef Scott Drewno, Wolfgang Puck's 'the source'

    Apple Custard Tart, Pastry Chef Duane Copeland, Wolfgang Puck's 'the source'

    Still hungering for more? You can view the rest of the photos here.