Cultural Perfection

Photo by Jane Pennewell & Patricia McDougall
Andrew Gelfuso,VP TCMA, RRBITC and Erik Moses, Sr VP, Events DC
Andrew Gelfuso,VP TCMA, RRBITC and Erik Moses, Sr VP, Events DC

Written by guest contributor Joe David

 

The Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center was rocking last week when over one thousand guests gathered in the atrium for the popular ninth-annual 2017 Events DC Embassy Chef Challenge (ECC), sponsored by TCMA (a Drew Company).

 

Among the guests gathering in the atrium and overflowing into adjoining rooms to sample the generous servings of food and drink were some of Washington’s most prominent diplomats, socialites and VIPS. Singers, dancers, and bands distracted the partygoers by filling the rooms with the exotic sounds and rhythms from around the world. As enjoyable as the music was, as professional as the entertainers were, the focus of the evening was still the food, which was prepared with authentic skill by embassy chefs trained to magically transform the familiar (chicken, fish, lamb and beef) into something unique and delicious with their gilded fingers. Many of the guests showed their appreciation for all the chefs hard work by lining up eagerly for a taste, some even for seconds of their favorite dish.