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2017 RAMMY Winners announced: RAMMYS red carpet gala

And the 2017 RAMMY Winners are…

Restaurant Association of Metropolitan of Washington (RAMW) held the 35th Annual RAMMY Award ceremony in style and in star-studded fashion at the July 30 gala at the Walter E. Convention Center. In partnership with DC Events and the Citi Open Tennis Tournament, RAMW pulled out all the stops with a red carpet,DJ-driven music, tasting tables from near and far, including succulent indulgences and beverage bars from its finalists, and samples from international tourism, diplomatic and trade associations, including, for example, Taste of Peru, The Argentine Embassy and Wines of Argentina.

This year, the RAMMYS co-hosted the Citi Open Tennis Tournament Players Party within the event, adding to the forum’s celebrity status. A cast of notable personalities among D.C.’s elite were on tap to present the awards. A few of these included Joe Yonan, food/dining editor of the Washington Post, Council Member Jack Evans (Ward 2); Eun Yang, NBC Washington reporter, Holly Morris from Fox 5, RAMW Chairman John Snedden, RAMMYS Gala Chair David Moran, and 2016 RAMMYS winner Scott Drewno (Chiko). Kathy E. Hollinger, president & CEO of RAMW, kicked off the Awards ceremony.

Eatery Pulse TV was represented at the event by its news anchor Mina Lezcano, part of the news team assembled to beef up industry coverage for restaurateurs in Metro D.C. and available on YouTube, as well as photographer Matthew T. Robinson.

2017 RAMMY Awards Mina Lezcano

SERVICE PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
The Source by Wolfgang Puck

WINE PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
Charlie Palmer Steak

CHEF OF THE YEAR
Tarver King of the Restaurant at Patowmac Farm

REGIONAL FOOD AND BEVERAGE PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
DC Brau Brewing Company

UPSCALE CASUAL RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR
Proof

CASUAL RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR
Compass Rose Bar + Kitchen

BEER PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
Jack Rose Dining Saloon

COCKTAIL PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
Kapnos by Mike Isabella

EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR
Joseph Cassis of PassionFish Bethesda

MANAGER OF THE YEAR
John Grace of The Hamilton

RISING CULINARY STAR OF THE YEAR
Ryan Ratino of (now closed) Ripple

JOAN HISAOKA ALLIED MEMBER OF THE YEAR
Acme Paper & Supply Co., Inc.

DUKE ZEIBERT CAPITAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Ashok Bajaj of Knightsbridge Restaurant Group

PASTRY CHEF OF THE YEAR
Jemil Gadea of Masseria

FORMAL FINE DINING RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR
Minibar by Jose Andres

NEW RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR
Hazel

RAMMYS 2017 Cava Group

RESTAURATEUR OF THE YEAR
Ike Grigoropoulos, Dimitri Moshovitis, Ted Xenohristos, and Brett Schulman, Cava Group

VOTING PUBLIC WINNERS:

FAVORITE GATHERING PLACE OF THE YEAR
Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

UPSCALE BRUNCH OF THE YEAR
Convivial

CASUAL BRUNCH OF THE YEAR
Republic

See more stories like this one here: Fall 2017 Digital Issue

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