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News & Views 1 minute 17 September 2018

MICHELIN Guide Washington, D.C. 2019 Celebration Recap

Guests gathered at the French ambassador's residence to honor this year's selection.

Washington D.C.

Thursday was a big day for our nation's capital. The MICHELIN Guide Washington, D.C. 2019 selection introduced two new one-starred restaurants (Bresca and Siren by RW) and included the city's first three-starred restaurant (The Inn at Little Washington). Chefs, restaurateurs and other prominent D.C. residents gathered at the French ambassador's residence in the Sheridan-Kalorama neighborhood for a high-spirited evening of celebration.

At a VIP reception earlier in the evening, attendees listened to remarks from Ambassador Araud, Joanie Martin (Michelin North America's chief administrative officer) and chef Fabio Trabocchi (whose restaurants supplied much of the food). Later in the evening, Michael Ellis gave what would be his final remarks as the international director of the guides and recognized the chefs in this year's selection.

Watch a livestream of the recognition ceremony below and look at select images from the evening.

Michael Ellis (left) and Patrick O'Connell, chef/owner of The Inn at Little Washington. (Photo by Aaron Hutcherson.)
Michael Ellis (left) and Patrick O'Connell, chef/owner of The Inn at Little Washington. (Photo by Aaron Hutcherson.)
Bresca's Ryan Ratino has already had people ask him what he's going to do next. His response? "Try to get another one!" (Photo by Aaron Hutcherson.)
Bresca's Ryan Ratino has already had people ask him what he's going to do next. His response? "Try to get another one!" (Photo by Aaron Hutcherson.)
United Airlines served a riff on an old fashioned. (Photo by Aaron Hutcherson.)
United Airlines served a riff on an old fashioned. (Photo by Aaron Hutcherson.)
Chef Fabio Trabocchi poses with Bibendum. (Photo courtesy of France in the U.S.)
Chef Fabio Trabocchi poses with Bibendum. (Photo courtesy of France in the U.S.)
Sheep's milk ricotta pansotti from Sfoglina. (Photo by Aaron Hutcherson.)
Sheep's milk ricotta pansotti from Sfoglina. (Photo by Aaron Hutcherson.)
Michael Ellis congratulating chef Adam Howard (right) of Blue Duck Tavern. (Photo courtesy of France in the U.S.)
Michael Ellis congratulating chef Adam Howard (right) of Blue Duck Tavern. (Photo courtesy of France in the U.S.)
Chefs line the stairs of the ambassador's residence. (Photo courtesy of France in the U.S.)
Chefs line the stairs of the ambassador's residence. (Photo courtesy of France in the U.S.)

For more images from the event, check out the photo album on Facebook.

Hero image by Aaron Hutcherson.

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