Chilean foods to spice up this year’s RAMMY awards


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Chile Rammys Food from Chile will serve up creative plates at the 2013 RAMMYs on Sunday night in Washington (Photo: Jeff Martin via RAMW)

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Sunday is a prime time to score a last-minute reservation at any popular, new restaurant: All the city’s foodies will be at The RAMMYs.

The RAMMYs is the annual black-tie gala and fundraiser for the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington. This year’s celebration, themed Restaurants in Bloom, will be held June 23 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.

“This is an exciting time for restaurants in the Metropolitan Washington area,” said RAMW President Kathy Hollinger. “The region’s booming dining scene stands as a testament to this idea and it leaves an indelible impression on those who experience it firsthand.”

The 1,600 guests expected to celebrate D.C.’s culinary stars will sample creative foods from one of the party’s top sponsors, Food from Chile. On the menu: appetizers of seared scallops with carica pebre and merquen; smoked salmon stuffed with avocado and merquen jam; main dishes of crab casserole au gratin; lamb tenderloin with prunes and caramelized shallots; and grilled salmon with olive oil over merquen-spiced quinoa.

A desert of carica and walnuts flan, plus plenty of wine, premium beer and pisco, the popular Chilean brandy, will help complete the epicurean feast.

We’ll dish next week about RAMMY winners.

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