by Clara Ritger, special to EdibleDC
As I rode the escalator down into the pit of the Ronald Reagan Building, I could already see the crowds of people gathered around the booths of the 18 countries represented at the 2016 Embassy Chef Challenge.
They might as well call it the Embassy Chef Olympics, because it was the Olympics of food. Every dish being served, and every facial reaction from the people consuming it was a matter of national pride. Each morsel was part of a unique meal crafted by the chef to represent the best cuisine of his or her country, and it was all a big show in the hopes that the taste of the country would leave a lasting impression on potential tourists.
It was delicious.
Tickets for the evening sold out, and despite there being 18 cuisines … Read More