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Ritz-Carlton State Dinner!


We went to the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner 25th Anniversary Dinner. The Ritz celebrated its anniversary with a state dinner-themed reception. Guests were greeted by hotel staff on a red carpet before entering a beautifully decorated ballroom in crystals, candles and floral centerpieces. Here, its general manager, Rajesh Khubchandani, Host Hotels & Resorts CEO Ed Walters and The Ritz-Carlton Hotels' Pascal Duchauffour.


Executive chef Christopher Johnson created an elaborate tasting menu, which included smoked scallop carpaccio, poached lobster tail and seared foie gras, paired with hand-selected wines by sommelier Vincent Feraud. Live music was also enjoyed throughout the evening. Here, Ahn Phan of Sen. Mark Warner's office and Visit Fairfax's Barry Biggar.

Richelle Castillo and Travis Holler contributed to this issue.