Last week I had the please of shooting an event for the Vilcek Foundation which was hosted at the Spanish Ambassadors Residence. The Vilcek Foundation honours foreign-born Americans who have made exemplary contributions to the arts or biomedical research. This year they were honouring contributions to the culinary arts. The price recipients were DC uber-chef Jose Andres and Seattle area pastry chef Varin Keokitvon. The event was hosted by the Spanish Ambassador; His Excellency, Jorge Dezcallar and Dr. Jan T. Vilcek, head of the Vilcek Foundation.
It was my first time in the Spanish Ambassadors “house” and I can honestly say WOW! The architecture, the artwork, the size of the rooms… Everything was gorgeous and a wonder to see. I hope I get invited back sometime soon!