The seventh annual ‘Sips & Suppers’ began with a lively cocktail reception at the Newseum.
By Erica Moody
Over 600 people packed into the Newseum Saturday night for the “Sips” portion of Sips & Suppers, an annual weekend of festivities to support DC Central Kitchen and Martha’s Table. The lively cocktail reception featured top chefs and mixologists preparing their signature dishes and drinks to the tunes of a live jazz band.
Participating restaurants included American Lamb, 2941 Restaurant, CAVA, Dog Tag Bakery, Jaleo, Gordon Biersch, BLT Steak, Hill Country BBQ, The Sweet Lobby and more. Guests enjoyed drinks from wineries and distilleries including Early Mountain Vineyards and Catoctin Creek.
Sips & Suppers was founded in 2009 by Alice Waters to fight hunger and homelessness in D.C., to raise awareness of the problem and to find sustainable solutions to poverty. This year’s event hosts, Chef Jose Andres, Joan Nathan, and Alice Waters, addressed the crowd on hunger in the District and what we can do to fix it.
Martha’s Table CEO Patty Stonesifer said that one in three children in D.C. are food insecure, and that Sips & Suppers aims to raise over $600,000 this year.
Always an inspiring speaker, Jose Andres has everyone cheering to say “NO” to hunger.
On the Sunday following the reception, local celebrity chefs prepared meals in over 30 private homes throughout D.C. for the “Suppers” part of the celebrations.