2010 Washington D.C. Area Rising Stars Honorees Dinner at Equinox - Washington, D.C.

818 Connecticut Ave Northwest
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 331-8118
Hours: Mon-Thurs 11:30am-2pm, 5:30pm-10pm; Fri 11:30am-2pm, 5:30pm-10:30pm; Sat 5:30pm-10:30pm; Sun 5:30pm-9pm

The team behind iconic Equinox, Chef Todd C. Gray and marketing pro Ellen Kassoff Gray, are well-known in the city for their tireless support of the community, from Chef Gray’s extensive and involvement in the Chefs Move to Schools initiative to Ms. Gray’s push to begin DC’s Capitol Harvest on the Plaza Farmer's Market, which highlights and celebrates eco-friendly farmers in the vicinity. Virginia native Chef Gray is an iconic figure, and proudly showcases his state’s produce and culinary traditions, always taking care to underline seasonality and sustainability. His efforts have earned him numerous accolades, including five nominations for the James Beard Foundation’s Best Chef Mid-Atlantic region. 2006 DC Rising Star Pastry Chef Tom Wellings’ ingredient-driven desserts incorporate much of the seasonal bounty of the rich agricultural land around DC that Gray hones in on, including heirloom apples and huckleberries, to delightful effect. This legendary regional American restaurant opened just over 10 years ago, and we have a feeling it will be around for a long time to come.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Prosciutto Crusted Maine Diver Scallops with Brussels Sprout Petals, Caramelized Oyster Root, and Roasted Anjou Pear
  • Agnolotti of Housemade Ricotta with Jerusalem Artichoke, Slow Cooked Leeks, and Shaved Alba White Truffles
  • Textures of Pumpkin