Get a Taste of Culture, March 8
The Embassy Chef Challenge, held each spring, spotlights D.C.’s international community in one unforgettable evening. The night is Cultural Tourism DC’s annual fundraising benefit, featuring an international tastings, awards, entertainment and a world-class silent auction. Fifteen chefs from Washington, D.C. embassies, representing countries from around the world, compete. A panel of celebrity chefs and food critics serve as judges throughout the competition. The two-part competition begins with a preliminary Top-Chef style challenge. Competitors will receive a basket of surprise ingredients drawn from Danish cuisine and tasked to create a dish on the spot using the ingredients. The second part of the competition is the open tasting where DC’s cultural and diplomatic communities come together to experience the talents of the competitors. The scores from this event are combined with the scores from Challenge Denmark to pick the Judges Choice award winner. Join them on March 8 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $250, but $170 of that is tax deductible.