18 Jun Embassy Chef Challenge
On May 25th Washintonians got to take part in a sensational way to experience a country’s culture is through its food. The 8 th Annual Events DC presents Embassy Chef Challenge, a Cultural Tourism DC signature event at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center offers that chance on a grand scale.
“This event is a great opportunity for the embassy community to engage locals through the international language of delicious food,” said Erik A. Moses, senior vice president and managing director of Events DC, Sports, Entertainment and Special Events. “Events DC is proud to partner with Cultural Tourism DC to bring this unique culinary competition to the District for the 8th consecutive year.”
Guests nibbled their way through an abundant array of foods and drinks prepared by 19 global culinary representatives from South America, Asia, Africa, Europe plus a solid showing from the Caribbean nations. So, the evening began quaffing British Virgin Islands’ rum-infused “Painkiller” along with sips of Guatemalan Gazpacho del Enchilada as we strolled through and sampled offerings as diverse as the Czech Republic’s bacon wrapped duck pate, Uzbek plov and Ghanaian black-eyed pea and shrimp fritters. The night ended with an Arabic coffee from Qatar. All the while, there was entertainment by live music and dance from around the world.
It was an incredible and tasty event that PIXofDC is proud to support, and we will see you there next year!
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Photography by Shil Pa Ah