Fifty-four chefs, including Massimo Fabbri of Ristorante Tosca, Dani Arana of Taberna del Alabardero and Miles Vaden of Eventide, will provide tastes while you mingle inside the Hilton Washington. At this annual event, now in its 19th year, a must-visit table is that of Patrick O'Connell, chef at the famed Inn at Little Washington. O'Connell is known to create a theme for his table; past year's have included "Gilligan's Island" and "Pee-wee's Playhouse." The $225 ticket raises money for Food & Friends, which creates specialized meals for patients with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other diseases.
-- Julia Beizer (GOG Blog, May 28, 2009)