This past Monday ClotureClub was lucky enough to be invited to cover the 23nd Annual Chef’s Best Dinner & Auction at the Washington Hilton near Dupont Circle. Their annual signature fundraiser for Food & Friends’, a Washington DC charity that delivers daily meals to people that are living with cancer, HIV/AIDS, and other life-challenging illnesses.
Over 1,200 guests gathered along with 60 of the Washington's best chefs. The tastings included creations from chefs from many of our areas best restaurants including, The Pig, Pearl Dive Oyster Palace, Georgetown Cupcake, BLT Steak, Art and Soul and more.
Cloture Club, along with contributors Missy Marsh (@MarshMissy) and Shawn Keeley (@DCFoodCzar), enjoyed trying the varieties of food samples. Some of our favorites were prosciutto and cheese with cotton candy, mussels from Granville Moore, or the watermelon gazpacho with pop rocks. All
Attendees also had the opportunity to bid on various silent auction items. A live auction was held towards the end of the event. The live auctions raised most funds. Some packages were 10 hours on a private jet, cooking classes with Chef Patrick O'Connell, of the Inn at Little Washington, and exotic vacations. Chef's Best Dinner & Auction raised $960,000, an all time high, which will help deliver 1 million meals to more than 2,900 children and adults.
The highlight of the evening was to not only showcase Washington's finest, but it was truly a gathering for a good cause. We at Cloture Club certainly encourage any food lover (or food blogger) to put this event on their calendar next year!