Chefs for Equality dished out an evening for all tastes at the Washington National Cathedral.
THE PARTY A night of feasting in support of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation was on the menu when some 600 gourmands filled the Washington National Cathedral for Chefs for Equality. Now in its seventh year, the annual affair dished out creative fare from 120 top culinarians, and each bite (and sip) was stellar. THE PEOPLE There were tasting stations manned by the likes of Russell Smith (The Source by Wolfgang Puck). And the tableside spreads were served by Gerald Addison and Christopher Morgan (Compass Rose and Maydan), among others. Then there were 15 cakes, all dressed up to make a statement, by pastry pros such as Katherine Berman and Sophie LaMontagne (Georgetown Cupcake). BEST IN SHOW A weeklong Italian vacay (donated by Suzy and Bill Menard) landed a $12,000 winning bid, while a speech about inclusivity by HRC’s Charlotte Clymer moved the crowd. And the $300,000 finally tally was the sweetest ending of all. -Kristen Schott
Photos by Rich Kessler and Jay Snap of Ladexon Photographie