Put On Your Favorite Canadian Tuxedo… You Have Some Tasting To Do!

By Kirsten Bourne, Capital Area Food Bank for Edible DC BJB (265)

Where else can you eat like the First Family, try dishes from two recently named James Beard Award finalists, savor samples from many of  Washingtonian's top 100 restaurants and be treated to one of the best ice creameries in the country…all in one place?

The Capital Area Food Bank—the largest hunger and nutrition nonprofit serving the Washington metro area—has pulled together these and others in their biggest fundraiser of the year, the Blue Jeans Ball.

If you nab your ticket now, on Sunday March 13th your taste buds will be guaranteed a journey through the Washington area with bites from 40 local restaurants, from Logan Circle’s Ghibellina to Chevy Chase’s Range, from Dupont’s DGS Delicatessen to Arlington’s Restaurant Eve! Wondering how you’re going to wash the unlimited food down? Christopher McNeal of Bar Dupont, and his mixologist friends from Sotto, Kapnos and Rebellion have you covered with unlimited cocktails.

If you’re already planning on coming, make a note to stop by the silent auction to win delicious gifts donated by Momofuku Milk Bar’s chef Christina Tosi and How to Cook Everything author Mark Bittman (plus trips to Brazil and the French Riviera)! And stay for the live auction, where you’ll have a chance to bid on a private dinner for 10 and taco-making 101 with the founder of Chaia, the new “farm-to-taco” restaurant that all you Edible DC readers have been talking about!

Tickets are $200 each and each ticket sold raises enough money for the Capital Area Food Bank to feed a family of four for two weeks. Ticket and sponsorship details available at capitalareafoodbank.org/blue-jeans-ball/

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The details?

When: Sunday, March 13th 5 pm VIP reception; 6 pm tastings, cocktails and silent auction; 8 pm: program & live auction.

Where: Marriott Marquis Hotel, 901 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001

Why:  The Capital Area Food Bank is the largest organization in the Washington metro area working to solve hunger and its companion problems: chronic undernutrition, heart disease and obesity. By partnering with nearly 450 community organizations in DC, Maryland and Virginia, as well as delivering food directly in hard to reach areas, the CAFB is helping 540,000 people each year get access to good, healthy food. That’s 12 percent of our region’s mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, sisters, brothers, and grandparents.

Visit: capitalareafoodbank.org, or find the CAFB at facebook.com/CapitalAreaFoodBank, and Twitter at @foodbankmetrodc.

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