If you’re going to call yourself the best Washington has to offer, you’d better deliver. And Washingtonian’s Best of Washington, sponsored by AT&T, certainly did just that.
The Best of Washington party featured the city’s premiere restaurants and bars, serving up delicious libations and sumptuous, cutting-edge cuisine. Over 60 of Washingtonian’s 100 Very Best Restaurants, such as Michel Richard’s Citronelle, Robert Wiedmaier’s Brasserie Beck, and Scott Drewno’s The Source, served tastes of their famous dishes. All funds from the silent auction and a portion of the ticket proceeds benefited the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the designated charity of the event.
In addition to the exquisite gourmet offerings, design of the event was breathtaking while still being whimsical. An elevated platform served as a seat to a young girl holding an enormous collection of oversized balloons, transporting guests to a fairy tale candyland. Meanwhile, bartenders below served up signature cocktails decked out in candy shop-style uniforms, keeping with the lightheartedness of the fascinating display.
About Leukemia & Lymphoma Society:
The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.LLS is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services. Key Priorities will ensure that: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society helps blood cancer patients live better, longer lives. For more information, see http://www.lls.org/.
Featured restaurants included:
701 Restaurant • 1789 • 8407 Kitchen Bar • Adour • Alexandria Pastry Shop • Ardeo + Bardeo • Baked by Yael • Bar Pilar • Bibiana • Bistro Bis • Black Market Bistro •BGR • BLT Steak • BRABO • Blue Duck Tavern • Bombay Club • Bourbon Steak • Café du Parc • Cava • Central Michel Richard • Chef Geoff’s • Circle Bistro • CityZen •Cuba Libre • Del Frisco’s Grille • Elisir • Equinox • Estadio • Et Voila! • Food Wine & Co. • Founding Farmers • Georgetown Cupcake • Graffiato • Indique • Indique Heights • J&G Steakhouse • Jackie’s • Liberty Tavern • Luke’s Lobster • Lyon Hall •The Majestic • Marcel’s • Matchbox • Michel Richard Citronelle • Moorenko’s • New Heights • The Oval Room • PassionFish • Pearl Dive Oyster Palace • Ping Pong Dim Sum • Pinkberry • Plume at the Jefferson • Poste • Proof • PS 7’s • Rangoli • Rasika •Redhook Lobster Pound • Redwood • Ripple • Rogue 24 • Rosa Mexicano • The Source • Sugo • Taylor Gourmet • Ted’s Bulletin • Tesoro • Todd Gray’s Muse at the Corcoran • Vidalia • Zentan