The 48,000 hand sewn panels of The AIDS Memorial Quilt are a tangible demonstration of love and loss, life and determination.


Join tens of thousands this summer to honor and celebrate those we’ve lost while breathing new life into the global fight against AIDS.


The AIDS Memorial Quilt is now massive -- 48,000 panels measuring 50+miles and 54 tons -- but is cared for by a tiny team at the nonprofit in Atlanta. As the demographics of AIDS has evolved, so has the demographics of those who make panels to add to The Quilt -- and today, many of them are from communities with very little means to also donate for The Quilt's care and upkeep, as happened in the early days. Also a little known fact: NAMES loans panels of The Quilt for education and fundraising in communities nationwide -- and its practice has always been to ensure all monies raised stay in those communities, with none of it coming back to NAMES. 


RIS is honored to offer a Quilt in the Capital tasting menu with local food and wine, to bring the Quilt locally to Washington, DC.


Quilt in the Capital Menu

July 22-28, 2012

Chilled Cucumber "Vichyssoise"
with crème fraîche and dill croutons

Hazelnut Crusted Seared Sea Scallop
on a roasted beet salad with pink grapefruit, ginger caramel and white port vinaigrette
Linden Vidal Riesling, 2009, Virginia

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Genoa Cheese Ravioli
new potato cake with basil pesto, string beans and tomato eggplant fondue
Jefferson Vineyards Chardonnay, 2011, Monticello, Virginia

Jumbo Lump Crab Cake
with corn bacon ragoût, spinach and grilled pepper relish
Boxwood Estate Rosé, 2011, Middleburg, Virginia

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Peach Cobbler
with honey almond ice cream
Linden Late Harvest Petit Manseng, 2008, Virginia

$50 / $85 with wine pairings
15% of the proceeds from this menu will be donated to The Quilt/NAMES Project Foundation
The Quilt transforms statistics into souls, stigma into understanding, and complacency into action.

By Leah on July 20, 2012

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