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Not To Be Missed This Weekend: Sips and Suppers 2014

Don't miss this. 2013 Sips. Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Parker.
Don’t miss this. 2013 Sips. Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Parker.

Washington, DC (January 23, 2014) – The sixth annual Sips and Suppers is ready to takeover the Newseum this Saturday and Sunday. The city’s leading culinary fundraiser, the two-day event highlights food and drink from over sixty nationally renowned chefs, artisans, mixologists, brewers and viticulturists. All proceeds support the fight against hunger in the nation’s capital.

The annual celebration is the brainchild of celebrated cookbook author of Jewish cuisine, Joan Nathan, California sustainable food pioneer, Chef Alice Waters, and DC’s beloved Chef José Andrés, who serve as hosts for the weekend.

In its sixth year, this will be the largest celebration yet with an expanded and exciting program at Sips on Saturday evening, and many more Suppers with some of the country’s finest chefs cooking in private homes on Sunday evening.

Hosts will include a bevy of innovative, up-and-coming local food and drink professionals at both Sips and Suppers. Listed below are details on Sips at the Newseum, and the many creative dinner collaborations happening at private homes throughout the DC metropolitan area for Suppers. Sips & Suppers has raised over $1 million since its inception in 2009.

Noms. 2013 Sips. Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Parker.
Noms. 2013 Sips. Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Parker.

SIPS
The weekend kicks off with Sips on January 25th at the Newseum
7:00 p.m. – 10:00p.m.

VIP Reception—100 guests will be granted early and exclusive access to Sips with the opportunity to meet Alice Waters, Joan Nathan and Eric Asimov, chief wine critic at the New York Times. The purchase price of $200 includes signed copies of both Alice Water’s new book, The Art of Simple Food II: Recipes, Flavor and Inspiration from the New Kitchen Garden, and either Eric Asimov’s new book, How to Love Wine: A Memoir and Manifesto OR PBS’s video Jewish Cooking in America with Joan Nathan. VIP event tickets: $200 per person* VIP reception begins at 6:30 p.m.

Main Reception—Sips attendees can look forward to an exciting evening of libations and live music from blues-rock ensemble, the Billy Thomas Band. Local spirits, wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages will flow from homegrown establishments like Sweethshine Bloomery, Don Ciccio & Figli, Capital Kombucha, the Beer Institute, Zephaniah Farm Vineyard and Jrink Juicery. Mixologists including Owen Thompson, Firefly’s Jon Harris, and Jon Arroyo from Farmers Restaurant Group will be on hand to shake up their signature cocktail creations. Tickets are $95 per person* 

Who will be there this year? 2013 Sips. Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Parker.
Who will be there this year? 2013 Sips. Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Parker.

To complement the evening’s sips, tastes will be on hand that capture Washington’s culinary talent. For a complete list of participants, go HERE. For a complete list of Suppers chefs, go HERE, or see the full fact sheet below for details on what each participant is preparing.

SUPPERS  Tickets are $600 per person* and can be purchased HERE. 
January 26th, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
Hosted at 30 homes across the DC metropolitan area.

Come thirsty. 2013 Sips. Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Parker.
Come thirsty. 2013 Sips. Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Parker.

*All proceeds benefit DC Central Kitchen and Martha’s Table. $70 of the Sips ticket price; $115 of the VIP ticket price, and $500 of the Suppers ticket price is tax deductible.

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