Wednesday nights at the Corcoran kick off with FREE book party and tasting for Washington, D.C. Chef’s Table
On Wednesday, January 9, the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design will debut Corcoran Uncorked, its new late-night evening. Now Wednesday instead of Thursday nights, late nights at the Corcoran will feature new programming, features and drinks from the city’s top mixologists and wine directors, with a special fixed price for admission. The Corcoran, with hosts Todd and Ellen Gray of Equinox Restaurant and Todd Gray’s Muse at the Corcoran, will celebrate the debut of Corcoran Uncorked with a book launch and tasting for Washington, D.C. Chef’s Table, the city’s favorite new cookbook by local writer Beth Kanter and photographer Emily Pearl Goodstein. The entire museum will be free and open from 5 to 9 p.m., with registration for the book party and tasting required (free; space limited). To register, visit http://dccheftable2.eventbrite.com/#. “The Corcoran is one of our favorite D.C. spots and we love the idea of showcasing the book in such a fantastic space,” said author Beth Kanter. “We are thrilled to kick off the Corcoran’s new Wednesday night series with our local talent.” The event will feature gourmet tastings by local chefs including Graham Bartlett of Zengo, Eric Brannon of Ted's Bulletin, Tom Elder of härth, Adam Goldman of Masa 14, Todd Gray of Equinox Restaurant, Ris Lacoste of RIS, Santosh Tiptur of Co Co. Sala, Shannan Troncoso of Matchbox, and Teresa Velazquez of Baked & Wired. In addition to the book party and tasting, the kickoff evening of Corcoran Uncorked will feature docent-led tours at 6:30 and at 7 p.m. of special exhibitions including Taryn Simon: A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I-XVIII, Ivan Sigal: White Road, Enoc Perez: Utopia, and an opening of This is Not a Museum in Gallery 31, the Corcoran’s free College gallery. At 7 p.m., guests can attend the MobileMovie Film Festival, the Corcoran’s first-ever juried festival of movies made on mobile phones by D.C.-area filmmakers.