The annual fundraiser, Sips and Suppers, hosted by José Andrés, Joan Nathan and Alice Waters on January 26 and 27, is a two-day celebration of food and community.
Now in its fifth year, the event has grown to include almost 100 acclaimed chefs, mixologists and food artisans. With its focus on bringing together the food, restaurant and non-profit communities, this year’s event promises to be the largest in Sips & Suppers history.
The event will raise funds to address poverty, hunger and nutrition in Washington and the nation. Food and wine professionals from across the country and around the world will come together in a show of incredible community strength. Sips & Suppers has raised over $500,000 since its inception in 2009.
All proceeds benefit DC Central Kitchen and Martha’s Table. $70 of the Sips ticket price and $450 of the Suppers ticket price is tax deductible.
“Sips,” held on Saturday evening, January 26 at the dramatic Newseum, is a lively benefit featuring a sampling from the area’s finest food artisans, chefs, mixologists and wineries. More than 40 participants will showcase the region’s bounty with a bevy of food, wine and cocktail tastings. Guests will enjoy jazz music from the J Kelly Ensemble, among the offerings will be wine tastings from Loudon county vineyards and beer tastings from the Beer Institute and ChurchKey.
In addition, there will be cocktails from Gina Chersevani (Buffalo & Bergen and Hank’s Oyster Bar), Dan Searing (Room 11), Rob Yealu (The Federalist), Owen Thompson (Range) and Taha Ismail (previewing drinks from Mike Isabella’s upcoming Kapnos & G), and a sampling of Tuscan wines from There will be live cooking demos and samples from local chefs, charcutiers, pickle makers, farmers, cheesemongers, pastry chefs and food trucks.
“Suppers,” on Sunday evening, January 27,will be held in 26 private homes across the DC metropolitan area. For this extraordinary evening, local and internationally renowned chefs come together to prepare multi-course meals featuring exquisite food and wine for small groups in each home. This year’s choices include a Chinese New Year feast by Chefs Scott Drewno of The Source by Wolfgang Puck and Erik Bruner Yang of Toki Underground.An Icelandic dinner with Chefs Siggi Hall of Siggi Hall Restaurant in Reykjavik and Jeff Buben of Vidalia will be served along with a kosher Greek and Spanish-style meal by Chef Mike Isabella of Graffiato, Bandolero, and the upcoming Kapnos and G. Chef Victor Albisu of the upcoming Taco Bamba and Del Campo will also serve a meal. Exceptional wines will be provided by Arnaldo Caprai of Italy, Treasury Wine Estates, Terlato Wines International and the Gustafson Family Vineyards. Chefs donate their time and skills to the cause, while dinner hosts and representatives from Martha’s Table and DC Central Kitchen lead discussions about the importance of local food to health, the economy and the environment.
WHEN: January 26th, 2013 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001.
WHEN: January 27th, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.
Hosted at 26 homes across the DC metropolitan area.
TICKETS: $550 per person