Join special guests Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley and fashion icon and TV personality Tim Gunn, 60+ of the finest chefs in Greater DC, 15 leading area mixologists and representatives of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) for an extravaganza of food, fashion, cocktails and fun at The Ritz-Carlton on Wednesday, October 24th in support of marriage equality in Maryland.
UPDATE: HRC board member Paul Boskind, a very generous donor, has decided to underwrite HALF the ticket price, reducing the price to only $150 for everyone to support the very important right of all Marylanders to marry!
If you’re so inclined & you want a really cool experience, bid on one of the auction lots to have a pair of award-winning chefs cook a five-course menu for you & 7 of your friends at your very own table in the middle of the action. The auction is live now, so log on & start bidding (the bid INCLUDES the price of 8 admission tickets).
Also up for auction that night are such items as a party for 24 with José Andrés’s Pepe food truck; a year of dinners matched with Uber rides to and from the restaurants; a happy hour for 10 at Blackjack; wedding attire and suits from Carine’s Bridal Atelier, Hitched!, Michael Andrews Bespoke and Eric Finn Clothiers; a 5-night, 6-day stay at the Jaipur Marriott; and a presentation case of the finest Chateau St. Jean Cinq Cépages with a bottle from each of the releases from 2000-2005.
But wait! There’s more! The after-party is at Graffiato – with chefs Scott Drewno, Mike Isabella, and our very own Teddy Folkman cooking up a storm. Drinks by mixologists Gina Chersevani, Jon Arroyo, Michael Searles and Ari Wilder will be flowing as DJ Shea Van Horn rocks the party. Tickets for the after party are just $50!
Purchase your tickets now at www.chefsforequality.org & support the freedom of Marriage in Maryland!