The Corcoran’s sixth annual ARTINI, was last Friday, March 22. I was able to attend this awesome evening of art, cocktails, entertainment, and dancing put on by the 1869 Society and which benefits NOW at the Corcoran exhibitions and performances.
The ARTINI event was the culmination of a month-long celebration in which eight mixologists from top D.C. restaurants and bars compete to see who can create the most artistic martini—an “artini.” On Friday night, I joined a couple hundred others of the best dressed and hippest crowd in DC in tasting each “artini” happy hour-style.
After almost a month-long competition between eight of the DC’s best bars, the winner of “Critics’ Choice” ARTINI award was announced as The Gibson’s Frank Jones. His drink was inspired by Henri Regnault’s Head of a Moor. The “Fan Favorite” winner was Joe Ambrose from POV at the W, with his cocktail inspired by Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s.
The crowd was very obviously having an amazing time all night. Incredible and beautifully crafted boozy drinks were flowing everywhere. Great event, be sure not to miss it next year!
Post and photos by Punch Pioneer Correspondent Loreana S. González Lazzarini, firstname.lastname@example.org, @lory_dc. By day Lori is a CPA at an international accounting firm but has a passion for the entrepreneurial spirit, advanced technology, and the continuing landscape of startups.