St. Jude’s Gourmet Gala

by Editorial
David and Mary Ritchie

David and Mary Ritchie

Location: National Building Museum

WL SPONSORED Photos by Kyle Samperton

DINING FOR A CAUSE: Chefs from more than 40 of the metropolitan area’s top eateries, bakeries, and caterers gathered to bake, braise, fry, fricassee, sear, and sauté their signature specialties to support children being treated for catastrophic illnesses at St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. SURPRISE PRIZE: With all the top-ranked restaurant maîtres de cuisine vying to outdo each other, who would have guessed the tasters’ choice award would go to the extravagant dessert mélange prepared by Xavier Deshayes, chef of the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center?

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