Dining Out for Marriage Equality in D.C.

Chef Kyle Bailey of Birch and Barley will be one of the top chefs participating in the Chefs for Equality event.

In delicious efforts to raise awareness proceeding the upcoming vote on Maryland’s stance on marriage equality, the Human Rights Campaign and prominent food columnist and cookbook author David Hagedorn present an evening of food, music, fashion, cocktails and auction in Chefs for Equality. Held in the Ritz-Carlton Washington D.C. at 6:30pm on October 26, 2012, the event is particularly dear to Hagedorn. “I’m thrilled to bring together leaders of the culinary community for a very special night to uphold Maryland’s law giving all its citizens the right to marry the one they love.”

The evening promises cocktails from mixologist heavyweights that will feature Derek Brown of The Columbia Room, Gina Chersevani of Eddy Bar, John Harris of Firefly, Rachel Sergi of Jack Rose and Todd Thrasher of TNT, as well as for-auction fashion pieces to be modeled throughout the event, including apparel from Michael Andrews Bespoke.

Find out more about this exciting event after the jump…

Most anticipated in the event are the Personal Chef Tables (tickets available for auction at chefsforequality.org, which will be five tables of eight diners each, situated in the middle of the action and subjected to the cooking of award-winning duos of chefs that include Spike Gjerde and Erik Bruner-Yang; Cathal Armstrong and RJ Cooper; Michel Richard and Bryan Voltaggio; Vikram Sunderam and Nicholas Stefanelli; Ris Lacoste and Jamie Leeds; Enzo Fargione and Peter Smith; and Victor Albisu and Amy Brandwein.

The after-party will be held at Graffiato Restaurant at 10 p.m., featuring small plates by Mike Isabella, Scott Drewno of The Source and Teddy Folkman of Granville Moore’s, as well as cocktails from top mixologists. (Tickets for the after party are $50)

Tickets for Chefs for Equality are $300 and can be purchased at chefsforequality.org All proceeds will benefit the Human Rights Campaign Political Action Committee’s fight for marriage equality in Maryland.

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