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Paint the Town!

| May 2, 2014 | Parties National

The Party
It was a night of masterpieces and mixed drinks as 10 of the city’s finest mixologists faced off in a creative cocktail competition for a good cause. The annual Corcoran fundraiser attracted a bevy of art aficionados who spent the evening sampling the liquid entries and nibbling on hors d’oeuvres by Main Event.

The People
Tasked with the delightful but daring job of sampling all nine cocktails, the judges—including Mockingbird Hill’s Chantal Tseng and Art and Soul’s Ronald Flores—bestowed the Critics’ Choice Award on Nick Lowe and Trevor Frye of Jack Rose Dining Saloon. The duo mixed up The Golden Age, an apricot-inflected artini inspired by Robert William Vonnoh’s painting “Notre Dame de Paris.”

Best in Show
The cocktails may have been the main event, but it was the Corcoran’s contemporary art that stole the show. “It’s an exciting event for DC’s spring social scene,” said Carl Bedell, chairman for Corcoran’s 1869 Society. “Tonight’s cocktails are inspired by the works of art from the Corcoran’s permanent collection.” The artistic evening raised $70,000 for the Corcoran’s contemporary art series, Now. We’ll drink to that! –Photos by Gabriel Mellan


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