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Washington DC — By Jon Rochetti on February 24, 2010 at 4:08 pm
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Cherry Inspired Food at the Pink Tie Party

Grab your tux, complete with a pink tie or your favorite pink cocktail dress, for one of Washington DC’s Cherry Blossom Festival’s major events, the annual Pink Tie Party gala at the W Hotel downtown.

Pink tie This year, the party is hosted by celebrated chef and restaurateur Charlie Palmer, who will be bringing his celebrated Progressive American cooking to the party.

Palmer’s flagship restaurant Aureole in mid-town Manhattan is one of more than a dozen restaurants he operates in New York City, Las Vegas, Dallas, and the California wine country, as well as three Charlie Palmer Steak restaurants in Dallas, Reno and here in Washington DC at 101 Constitution Avenue, NW.

Joining Charlie will be 20 of Washington DC’s top chefs, all creating cherry-inspired dishes and blossom-themed cocktails.

Kenichi Ebina, a solo self-taught dancer will be performing his magical dance show that blends Hip-Hop dance, mime, sound effects and illusions.  He is the only two-time grand championship of Amateur Night at the Apollo Theater.  For a few samples of his unique dance style check out his homepage videos.

A silent auction will also be held.  Suggested attire for the event is “Pink Tie” cocktail attire, so think pink dresses and for men, suits or tuxes sporting pink ties.

The event is sponsored by the National Cherry Blossom Festival, Pink martinia non-profit organization that raises money for cultural and community-based events during the 2-week annual festival commemorating the 1912 gift from Japan of live cherry-blossom trees.

Cherry Blossom Festival Pink Tie Party
W Washington DC
515 15th Street, NW, at F Street
Great Room – Lower Level
Washington DC  (map it)

Date & Time – Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets - $ 150.00 per person, or $250 to also attend the exclusive VIP pre-Party with Charlie Palmer.  Tickets are available online or by phone at 202-661-7567.

Nearest Metro Subway Station – Metro Center – Blue, Orange and Red lines, then a 5-block walk, or use the DC Circulator bus.

Parking – Hotel valet as well as limited metered street parking and area paid garage parking is available.

Images – Flickrpink tie, pink martini

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