Lamb Jam 2011 at the Ritz-Carlton
The first annual Washington D.C. Lamb Jam is on Sunday, May 22 at the Ritz Carlton (1150 22nd Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.) from 2-5 pm. This event will bring dozens of Washington, D.C.'s top restaurants and chefs together to celebrate American Lamb by creating succulent and savory selections for the lamb loving public.

This event will feature:

* Approximately 16- 20 D.C. restaurants/chefs offering samples of dishes featuring American Lamb
* Friendly chef/dish competition to garner awards and prizes in categories including "Best in Show," "People's Choice" and "Best Leg, Loin, Shank and Shoulder" categories with voting by a panel of key media representatives and event attendees
* Hands-on American lamb butcher demos
* Local beer, cider and wine pairings

19 Participating Chefs:

Adam Sobel- Bourbon Steak

Billy McCormick- Eatwell DC (Logan Tavern, Grillfish, Commissary and The Heights)

Christophe Poteaux- Bastille

Clayton Miller- Trummers on Main

Dan Giusti- 1789

Dennis Marron- Jackson 20 & Grille at Morrison House

Ed Witt- 701

Jeffery Buben- Vidalia

Joe Palma- Eric Ripert's West End Bistro at Ritz Carlton

John Critchley- Urbana

Joseph Comfort- Lebanese Taverna

Mike Costa- Zaytinya

Mike Sindoni- AGAINN

Nick Stefanelli- Bibiana

Richard Brandenburg- Café Atlantico

Roberto Donna- Galileo III

Rodney Scruggs- Occidental Grill & Seafood

Todd Woods- Restaurant Nora

Victor Albisu- BLT Steak
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