Join RIS and other great DC restaurants for the American Institute of Wine & Food’s seventh annual “I LOVE CRAB CAKES” event, honoring Karen Cathey, this coming Monday, October 29. The event starts at 6:30 with emcees Chef Ris Lacoste and Chef Scott Drewno. Our Chef Sarah Biglan will host Chefs Gunnar Mikael and Saevar Steinarsson from Restaurant Satt, Rejkavik, Iceland. Come taste their take on the American Crab Cake. Guests will sample each chef’s unique take on crab cakes, along with carefully selected wines and fresh, seasonal beers from Port City Brewing Company. 


The following chefs will compete to win funds for a culinary intern:

Will Artley, Pizzeria Orso

Erik Bruner-Yang, Toki Underground

Chris Clime, PassionFish

Eric Frisch, Et Viola

Thomas Leonard, BlackSalt

Marjorie Meek-Bradley, Graffiato

Wes Morton, Art and Soul

Russell Smith, Wolfgang Puck Catering 


The illustrious judging panel will be:  Betsey Apple, Chef Amy Brandwein, Bill Butcher, Chef Susan Callahan, Chef Janis McLean, Chef Tracy O’Grady, and Lisa Shapiro. Students from local culinary schools also will compete for a $500 scholarship. 


The event will be held at Phillips Seafood, 900 Water St., S.W., Washington, DC. Please use the Crab Deck Entrance.  Thank you to Phillips Seafood, Tabasco, and Port City Brewing Company for their support. Get your tickets here to join the fun! 

By Leah on October 25, 2012

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