Saturday Sips Event: A Big Success

By Susan Able, photos courtesy of DC Central Kitchen SipsSuppers

A blizzard rescheduling did not put a damper on the 8th Annual "Sips" event last Saturday, January 30th, the annual benefit for DC Central Kitchen and Martha's Table. Hundreds of attendees gathered at the event, hosted by the Newseum to taste the offerings of DC's top chefs, restaurants, mixologists and wineries. The event was originally scheduled for previous weekend, during the peak of the area's record snowfall. While the second part of the event, the "Suppers"--a Sunday night dinner party where celebrity chefs create cook for intimate dinner parties at private homes, was cancelled this year due to Winter Storm Jonas, the  rescheduled "Sips" fundraiser raised more than $600,000 this year to support the work of the two nonprofits.


VIP guests got an early start at 6:30pm where their package included a special lounge experience including wine and bites from notable restaurants including Daikaya, Dolci Gelati, The Hamilton, Indique, and The Source.

Guests circulated throughout the NEWSEUM, enjoying Virginia wines and samples Beefsteak, Boxwood Winery, Carlyle, Catoctin Creek, Gordon Biersch, Jack Rose, Jaleo, Rappahannock River Oysters, The Shaw Bijou, and Williamsburg Winery. Guests enjoyed sipping on cocktails from star mixologists Gina Chersevani, Trevor Frye, and Jeff Faile.

“Many ingredients came together to make this event possible—from the talent and time of our participating restaurants, to our generous sponsors, to the dedication of our volunteers, and the participation, of course, of all event-goers,” commented Joan Nathan, honorary co-chair of Sips & Suppers. “José, Alice and I extend our sincerest gratitude to everyone who made this 8th annual event a huge success, ensuring vital support for Martha's Table and DC Central Kitchen.”

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