Friday, April 17, 2015

Top Area Chefs Gather for DC Greens' Inaugural Farm Dinner

From our friends at DC Greens...

DC Greens to Host Its Inaugural K Street Farm Dinner

Local chefs prepare fundraising dinner at the ‘K Street Farm’

DC Greens, an organization working to create a healthy food system in the nation’s capital, will host its first ever “K Street Farm Dinner” at its urban oasis on the corner of K Street and New Jersey Avenue, NW. The event, held on June 2, 2015, will feature some of the area’s top chefs, who’ll prepare dinner on the K Street Farm, a parcel of city land that’s managed by DC Greens, featuring locally grown produce.

What: The K Street Farm Dinner will honor local food and wine, while raising awareness for food education, food access, and food policy in the nation’s capital. Chefs will partner up to prepare a multi-course, family-style dinner for all guests. Drinks at the welcome cocktail reception will be served from the farm’s potting shed, which will be transformed into a bar serving craft cocktails for the evening along with a vintage Airstream, which will serve local wine from Virginia’s Early Mountain Vineyards, which will also be served with dinner. In lieu of a silent auction, attendees will receive built in experiences with table sponsorships.

Who: Participating chefs, include Ruben Garcia of MiniBar, Spike Mendelsohn of Good Stuff Eatery and BĂ©arnaise, Mike Friedman of The Red Hen, Jeremiah Langhorne of the forthcoming The Dabney, Bryan Voltaggio of Aggio, Family Meal, Lunchbox, Range, and Volt, Mike Isabella of Mike Isabella Concepts and Tiffany MacIsaac of Buttercream Bakeshop. Visiting guests include Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal, who also sits on the Board of Advisors for DC Greens.

When: Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015. 5:30 p.m.: VIP Welcome, 6:30 p.m.: Cocktail Reception, 7:15 p.m.: Dinner.

WhereThe K Street Farm, New Jersey Avenue & K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001. **Rain location is at Dock 5 at Union Market.

Tickets: VIP tickets are available for $600 per person, which includes the VIP welcome reception, a gift bag from Salt & Sundry, and dinner prepared by the guest chefs. General admission tickets are $250 per person and include the cocktail reception and dinner. Tickets can be purchased by visiting Dress Code: Festive attire and farm-ready footwear. Valet parking will be available. With the various levels of table sponsorships, guests receive perks such as “Hot Tables,” which includes reservations and dinner for four at area restaurants like China Chilcano, Red Hen or Kapnos, or “Cool Experiences” like a gelato making class for 10 at Dolcezza or cocktail class hosted by Amanda McClements at Salt & Sundry. The bigger ticket “Unforgettable Events” includes experiences like a backyard pig roast for 50 people with Bev Eggleston of EcoFriendly Foods or dinner for 10 on the rooftop of Rose’s Luxury.

About DC Greens:
DC Greens uses the power of partnerships to support food education, food access, and food policy in the nation’s capital. We grow healthy schools, nourish communities and amplify collective impact for a healthy food system. DC Greens is working towards a city where food education is on the menu in every classroom; doctors across the city write prescriptions for fresh fruits and vegetables as a matter of course; urban agriculture is a valued element of our cityscape; and zip code doesn’t determine life expectancy. We’re working towards a city where healthy food is affordable and accessible to all. For more information visit