Founding Spirits Helps Raise Money for DC Central Kitchen

Last night, Founding Spirits and Farmers & Distillers joined forces with over 80 of the area’s best chefs and mixologists to raise money for DC Central Kitchen at the fourteenth annual Capital Food Fight.

Our team served “How Poor Richard Would Have Liked It,” a craft cocktail made with Founding Spirits American Whiskey and Founding Spirits American Amaro, mixed with lemon, brandied cherry, and garnished with an orange slice. We also shared our tasty Parmesan Pound Cake with Shrimp & Local Crab.

This signature fundraiser, founded by Chef José Andrés, features four local top chefs competing in a live, onstage battle hosted and judged by the biggest names in the culinary world. This year’s hosts included foodie celebrities from the Food Network’s Kitchen Sink: Spike Mendelsohn, Tregaye Fraser, and Fanny Slater. Judges included Washington National’s star player Ryan Zimmerman and political analyst Ana Navarro. The lively event brought together over 1,000 guests from across the DC metro area.

DC Central Kitchen develops and operates social ventures targeting the cycle of hunger and poverty. They provide culinary training to jobless adults, turn wasted food into balanced meals for shelters and nonprofits, expand access to healthy food, and provide healthy, scratch-cooked meals in low-income schools. All proceeds from last night’s event will benefit DC Central Kitchen.

Craft Spirits Make for a Tastier DC Cocktail Week

This week Founding Spirits is joining other local mixologists, bartenders, and innovators of craft cocktails across the metropolitan Washington, D.C. region for seven full days of tasty drinks and paired snacks. Stop by Farmers & Distillers for our celebration of the 5th Annual DC Cocktail Week.

Starting today, Monday, November 13th, and continuing all week (through Sunday, November 19th), we’ll be serving our Amaro and the Rye cocktail, featuring our Founding Spirits American Amaro and Founding Farmers Rye Whisky, stirred and served in Georgian glass with lemon zest and a brandied cherry garnish. Guests will also get two of our delicious Kung Pao Chicken Dumplings for a total cost of $11.

As DC gets into the holiday spirit with decorations starting to go up around the city, make DC Cocktail Week your own holiday. Gather with some friends for some cocktail lovin’ at Farmers & Distillers overlooking our distillery. Make an evening of it and stay for a meal too. If possible, we recommend making a reservation.