Forgive me for this gentle reminder, but I myself was surprised at how quickly this annual culinary celebration of local chefs and mixologists, sneaked up on us.Â I mean, it was just Valentine’s Day, was it not?Â March 20th is winking at us, teasing us and clearly saying, “Ahem, look at me. I’m the date of the Pink Tie Party at the Mayflower Hotel and if you have not purchased your $200 ticket yet, which benefits the National Cherry Blossom Festival’s various programs, then for shame! Because you will be missing out on one heck of a good time that lasts from 7pm to 11pm and includes more cherry-inspired food and drink, live entertainment, and silent auction items than at which you can shake your pinky.
Details are listed below, but I’ve personally been a part of this shin dig since the first one at the Liaison Hotel with Chef Art Smithof Art and Soul and have been pleased to see how its grown in depth and breadth.Â Remember, this will be the best one yet as it is the 100 year celebration of the gifting of the cherry blossom trees.Â Don’t miss.
It’s the Festivalâ€™s signature Pink Tie Party fundraiser, presented by Lincoln, and supported by The Mayflower Hotel, Macyâ€™s and Capitol File Magazine.
Celebrity Chefs JosÃ© AndrÃ©s and Roy Yamaguchi, innovators in the culinary community, host the evening
Attire is “Pink Tie” Cocktail
35 of metro-DCâ€™s top chefsâ€™ delicious spring-, cherry- and blossom-inspired cuisine and cocktails, including
Ardeo+Bardeo; Art and Soul; Asia Nine Bar & Lounge; Dino; Hudson Restaurant & Lounge; iCi Urban Bistro; Firefly Restaurant; J&G Steakhouse; Lincoln; Marvin; Masa 14; Mie N Yu; Poste Moderne Brasserie; Potenza Trattoria; RIS; Ronald Reagan International Trade Center; Royâ€™s Baltimore; SEI restaurant & lounge; Sequoia Restaurant; Smith Commons; Vidalia/Bistro Bis; Zaytinya; and Zengo
Co-chairs are Janice & Matthew Cutts and Anna Kimsey
*Tickets, $200 per person, support various Festival programs. BUY YOUR TICKET HERE.
Photos are from last year’s Pink Tie Party at the Mayflower Hotel.
Pamela Lynne Sorensen is the founder of Pamela’s Punch, a platform for profiling people who "make it happen" in the Capital region, reviews & topical blog posts. She launched Punch Enterprises, a connector consulting business in 2015 and Pacific Punch based in LA, in 2012. Pamela comes from an extensive background in sales and business development from a variety of industries, has been involved with charities and fundraising for a number of years and holds several Board and leadership positions. She currently resides in Arlington, VA. Follow her on Twitter at @pamelaspunch.