The famous José Andrés and Roy Yamaguchi hosted pink partiers for the National Cherry Blossom Festival’s signature Pink Tie Party at the Mayflower Renaissance on Tuesday. Chefs Andrés, Yamaguchi and Art Smith made a toast to the night during the pre-event VIP reception, sipping Moet & Chandon Imperial and laughing with friends and members of the host committee.
Pink Tie partygoers embraced the event's theme, donning pink ties and springtime styles. The event marked the kick off of the Washington Cherry Blossom festival.
[National Cherry Blossom Festival President Diana Mayhew, Roy Yamaguchi, Jose Andres, Chairman of the NCBF Board of Directors Susan E.S. Norton]
Guests included Japanese Ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki, Travel Channel's Man V Food star Adam Richmond, Abby Paige Fenton, Adrian Loving, Alan Popovsky, Alexandra Hershey, Allison Priebe Brooks, Amanda McClements Martin, Amber Pfau, Andrea Szempruch, Anna Kimsey, Brendan Kownacki, Brian J. Silver, Brittany Garrison, Coco Farr, Danielle Piacente, Dannia Hakki, Demetrio Zavala, Elisa Farr, Elizabeth Ladt, Emma Dinzebach, Eric Franklin, J Clarke Manley, Jason Kampf, Jason Mandel, Jeanhee Kim, Jennifer Motruk Loy, Jenny Zinn, Jon Arroyo, Josie Taylor, Kara Manos, Kat Hansen, Kira Mackenzie Bates, Lanna Nguyen, Lauren Cozzi, Lawrence O'Neal, Lilliana Moon, Lindsey Becker, Marie Kilroy, Marlene Hall, Micah Wilder, Michael Bailey, Michael Woestehoff, Nicole Venable, Nycci Safier Nellis, Pamela Lynne Sorensen, Sara Trab Nielsen, Sheldon Scott, Sher Sher, Tara Papanicolas, Tasha Smith, Tim Lundin, Tom Weirich, Windy Shepard [h/t Revamp]
[Art Smith, Jose Andres, Susan E.S. Norton] [Adam Richmond]
[photos by Dave Phillipich]