St. Jude Gourmet Gala!
Last night we went to the 16th annual St. Jude Gourmet Gala, Mardi Gras for the Kids, at the National Building Museum.
We snapped Richard Shadyac, CEO of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, founded by Danny Thomas in 1962, with chefs representing Art and Soul, Barcode, BLT, Blue Duck, Bourbon Steak, Brasserie Beck’s, Chef Geoff’s, Estadio, Federal, Founding Farmers, Georgia Brown's, Graffiato, J&G, Lima, and Proof.
Del Campo chef Victor Albisu, Lima and Fujimar's Gina Dakouni, and The Source chef Scott Drewno were among the 40 top chefs who generously donated their time so 750 could taste their fantastic food for a great cause.
All proceeds are donated to St. Jude, which is leading the way treating childhood cancer. Here, Peacock Cafe's and event chef chair Maziar Farivar, St. Jude Gala logistics chair Donna Tschiffely, and Lebanese Taverna's George Bechara.
There were live and silent auctions, including one-of-a-kind items such as an autographed guitar signed by Taylor Swift and a private cocktail party and fashion show from Neiman Marcus. Here, Micah Wilder, whose new Logan Circle bar Red Light Cocktail opens in April, is flanked by Open Table’s Carley Thomas and Megan Scott.