Nothing better than combining great food for a great cause. The Kidsave event raised money to find orphans permanent homes. The stories warmed our hearts. Top area chefs and the local food service industry supported this premiere foodie event, in which competitors prepared their favorite main dishes in hopes of being voted D.C.’s Best Main Dish award winner. It was wonderful to see all of the chefs giving back by participating in the event. Some dishes really stood out.Chef Sammy Davis Jr. made the most creamy grits topped with shrimp. He went a step further with his virgin mojito.
I also loved Chef Christopher Edwards' of The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm Ethiopian inspired dish. He executed perfectly and achieved authentic Ethiopian flavors. (Doro Wot; Ayrshire Farm Chicken Breast in Berbere Spice Gravy with Boiled Farm Egg and Injera)
Chef Paul Healy of Domaso Trattoria Moderna (Mushroom Fettuccine)
Chef Jason Ferrell of Serendipity (Thai Beef Salad, marinated skirt with an Asian salad blend accompanied with coconut and peanuts and other tasty treats)
All of the chefs cooked tasty food and impressed the guests.
Kidsave International helps orphans and foster children—primarily foster kids in the United States and kids in orphanages and foster care in Russia, Colombia, and Sierra Leone —find permanent homes with caring families. Kidsave’s model programs connect older kids forgotten in orphanages and foster care with families who host them in their homes for weekends and school breaks, advocate for their adoption and make lasting connections for the children. Since 1997, Kidsave has helped more than 3,000 children find parents and lasting connections, trained and inspired hundreds of professionals worldwide to use family visits as a way for finding families for children who otherwise have no hope. Kidsave’s goal is to give 1 million children families and connections by 2020.