Photo by Hillary Leeb
Pumpkin Tamale with Sage Pecan Pesto Sauce from Dean and Deluca.
Pumpkin Tamale with Sage Pecan Pesto Sauce from Dean and Deluca.

The crowd at Taste of Georgetown. (Photo by: Hillary Leeb) The crowd at Taste of Georgetown.
On Saturday’s gorgeous afternoon, the Georgetown Business Improvement District held the 18th annual Taste of Georgetown on Wisconsin Avenue and M Street. The event included creative and innovative dishes from 30 of D.C.’s hottest restaurants, in addition to wine pairings in the Washington City Paper Pavilion and jazz crooners from Blues Alley to add to the ambiance.

“It’s so much more crowded than last year!” said attendee Amy Conner of the 2011 turnout. “I loved Morton’s Steakhouse’s Steak Sandwich, but everything has been amazing so far!”

Amy Conner enjoying her Santorini Crepe from Cafe Bonaparte. (Photo by: Hillary Leeb) Amy Conner enjoying her Santorini Crepe from Cafe Bonaparte.

This premier food and wine festival’s first priority is to raise awareness, and money to go towards the homeless assistance programs of the Georgetown Ministry Center. Since its start in 1987, GMC has been dedicated to helping the homeless community transition into stable housing. Since the Georgetown Business Improvement District got involved seven years ago, the Taste of Georgetown event has raised more than $100,000.

Some tasting favorites involved Pumpkin Tamale with a Sage Pecan Pesto sauce from Dean and Deluca, pulled pork sandwiches from Degrees, and a Santorini crepe from Café Bonaparte.

Giant Paella from Spanish tapas restaurant Bodega. (Photo by: Hillary Leeb) Giant Paella from Spanish tapas restaurant Bodega.

Steak Sandwich from Morton's Steakhouse. (Photo by: Hillary Leeb) Steak Sandwich from Morton's Steakhouse.

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Anonymous

The event was nice EXCEPT the music was far too loud -- there is no reason to put large speakers in the food area and blast everybody out on a lovely Saturday morning. Nice background music is one thing, but this was awful. And if people want to go see the live band at the church, they can go up there for more decibels. But, a note to organizers, the music was so loud it was off-putting!

Don

Thank looks like a great crepe that Ms. Conner is enjoying. Must give that restaurant a try. Thanks for the great coverage Ms. Leeb- I too was at the event- great turnout this year!