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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

DC FASHION EVENT: 40's Style and Fine Food @ The RAMMYS

On Sunday night, I attended the fabulous RAMMYS Awards Ceremony at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park, hosted by Sue Palka. Many thanks to the lovely Dusty for her invitation.

I love a party with a theme and this year's theme was the Fabulous 40's. So guests were asked to don their best outfits from the 40's. Of course, I perused every corner of that hotel in order to seek out the night's best dressed. But that will come later.

It was an awards ceremony so there were winners who walked away with beautiful crystal keepsakes to remind them that for 2009, they were the best of the best in dining in the D.C. Metropolitan area. Palka made a joke earlier in the evening that the winners had to keep their speeches to 30 seconds. Funny enough, most folks didn't go much longer than a minute or two. So the awards ceremony went by pretty fast. Barbara Fairchild, Editor-in-Chief of Bon Appetit magazine made a special appearance to present several awards including Chef of the Year and Fine Dining Restaurant, to name a few. RAMW President, Lynne Breaux was on hand to oversee the night's festivities.

2010 RAMMY Award Winners:

Chef of the Year
Scott Drewno –The Source by Wolfgang Puck, Washington DC

Fine Dining Restaurant
2941, Falls Church VA

Rising Culinary Star

Nicolas Stefanelli – Bibiana, Washington DC

Best New Restaurant
Birch & Barley, Washington DC

Power Spot
BLT Steak, Washington DC

Neighborhood Gathering Place

Cork Wine Bar, Washington DC

Upscale Casual
Vermilion, Alexandria VA

Hottest Restaurant Bar Scene
Birch & Barley/Churchkey, Washington DC

Pastry Chef
Anthony Chavez – 2941, Falls Church VA

Joan Hisaoka Associate Member
ProChile/Wines of Chile

Beverage/Mixology Program
PS7’s, Washington DC

Wine Program
Proof, Washington DC

Restaurant Employee
Adolfo Cajchon – Seasons, Washington DC

Restaurant Manager
Mark Politzer – Bourbon Steak, Washington DC

Your Favorite Restaurant (voted by online/newspaper ballot)
CoCo. Sala, Washington, DC

Duke Zeibert Capital Achievement Award
Bob Madigan

WHERE MAGAZINE Visitors’ Choice Award
The Capital Grille

2009 RAMMY Honorary Award

The Monocle on Capitol Hill

The Winners

The Evening's Best Dressed 40's Style (including Elizabeth Scott, Co-Chair of the RAMMYS and GWFCC Chair in the blue/black gown and PS7's mixologist extraordinaire, Gina Chersevani in the purple dress)

What I Wore

I had on this amazing seafoam green organza dress by Lorick New York that I bought during the snowstorm. With 20+ inches of snow on the ground, there wasn't much else to do but eat, sleep, and shop. I found the cutest black flower belt at The Limited. I bought these amazing art deco style accessories including a fab black ring with a great rhinestone pattern and a gorgeous rhinestone headband from Forever 21. My dainty little bracelet was from New York & Company and my dainty little earrings from Aldo Accessories. So what about shoes, you say? Well, my fab black satin shoes with round rhinestone buckles had that perfect vintage feel but were a pair of very modern day Claudia Ciuti shoes.

Me with the Fabulous Dusty

Me with Christine Brooks-Cropper (GWFCC President)

Me with Barbara Fairchild (Editor-in-Chief, Bon Appetit)

Me with Kelly Frederick (CityShopGirl)


Candice said...

that looks like heaps of fun! great pics and i love your blog :)


the capitol fashionista said...

thanks so much, candice!!