Events: Chefs Behind Bars
No Kid Hungry hosted the third (and final for this year, but more to come we hope) fun installment of Chefs Behind Bars at The Gryphon DC. I believe that any time you are greeted at the door with free shades, it's going to be a good time!!
We walked in to be greet by eight of DC's top chefs standing behind the bar whipping up their cocktail creations. This exclusive "Chefs Behind Bars" happy hour supports the No Kid Hungry campaign to end childhood hunger in America. The featured chefs included host chef Joseph Evans, as well as Chefs Jason Gehrig of Mason Dixie, Danny Lee of Mandu, Tiffany MacIsaac of Buttercream Bakeshop, Andrew Market of Beuchert's Saloon, Harper McClure of BRABO, Matt O'Herron of Sona Creamery, and George Rodriguez of Tico, all mixing up their favorite libations.
DJ Neekola was on the turn tables looking beautiful as always and making sure to play just the right tunes to keep the party going strong! As we sampled the different cocktails, we also got to enjoy some delicious passed bites from The Gyphon.
There were two winners from the 8 chefs, one for critics choice award and that award went to Tiffany MacIsaac delicious creation (who also gets my vote for creativity for bringing #TreatsForTips to bribe people to tip and bribery is totally allowed when it's for charity). There was also a people choice award that went to the chef who got the most tips from the night which went to our favorite of the night "The Melon of My Rye". Made of Whistle Pig Rye, melon soda, hot pepper shrub, shishito bitters and hyssop essence it was a spicy sweet treat that made us want to go back for more. The real winner for the night was No Kid Hungry who raised over $1000 in tips alone from the competing chefs.