On Thursday, November 14, 2012, the March of Dimes Maryland-National Capital Area will host its 16th Annual Signature Chefs Auction at the Ritz-Carlton.  If you’re a foodie, you won’t want to miss this event.

This high-profile event attracts over 500 of Washington, DC’s elite philanthropists and corporations. Since 1996, the event has raised over $1 million to ensure the health of our nation’s babies.

Signature Chefs will feature tastings from twenty of DC’s top chefs along with wine tastings from ten wineries and cocktails from 4 of the areas hottest mixologists.  Silent auction items up for bid will include domestic and international getaways, food and entertainment packages, and lovely gift baskets, just to name a few.  The live auction always promises to offer the most in-demand items.  In the past, items have included tickets to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Behind the Scenes tour of The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, tickets to see Live! with Kelly, and a private dinner with a former White House Executive Chef.

A limited number of tickets are still available for Signature Chefs.  If you are interested in purchasing one, click here.  If you aren’t able to come this time, donations can be made here.

For more information about who will be there, see below.

Honorary Chair: Justin Bittner of Bar Pilar and Signature Cocktail Chair: Jo-Jo Valenzuela of Occidental

Participating Chefs: Art & Soul, B. Smith’s Restaurant, Bar Pilar, Bastille Restaurant, BLT Steak, Café St. Ex, Chef Geoff’s/Chef Geoff’s Downtown/Lia’s/Chef Geoff’s Tysons, DINO, Fuego Cocina y Tequileria, Georgetown Cupcake, Hank’s Oyster Bar, Hill Country Barbeque Market, Manor House at Poplar Springs, Michele Richard Citronelle, Poste Brasserie, Restaurant Eve, Stratford University, Taberna Del Alabardero, The Federalist, Westend Bistro, Willow Restaurant

Participating Wineries: Bacchus Importers, Benziger Family Winery, The Fess Parker Winery, The Hess Collection Winery, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines, Mumm Napa, Royal Cup Coffee, Trefethen Family Vineyards, Truchard Vineyards, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

Participating Mixologists: Duane Sylvestre and Jamie MacBain (Bourbon Steak), Taha Ismail (Graffiato), Michael Akin (Last Exit) and Jo-Jo Valenzuela (Occidental).

Ritz-Carlton 
1150 22nd Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20037

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