For one special evening each year, Barry Glassman puts away his business attire, dons his chef toque and whips up a tasting menu to raise funds to find a cure for brain tumors. This year, the 9th Annual Chef Night was no exception as Glassman hosted 140 clients, friends and colleagues at Teatro Goldoni restaurant in Washington, D.C. and raised over $35,000 to benefit the National Brain Tumor Society.
Chef Night was founded by Glassman to raise awareness and funds to advance a cure for brain tumors. Since losing a high school friend to a brain tumor, Glassman has dedicated over 20 years to championing a cure. Chef Night is completely underwritten with all proceeds going to the National Brain Tumor Society.
“Chef Night allows me to combine my love of sharing great food and wine with friends and family while benefiting a cause that I am passionately committed to,” said Glassman.
In addition to a 6-course tasting menu, guests enjoyed amazing wines many from boutique wineries in California and Washington. The Chef Night Silent Auction featured both rare and unique wines from around the world. Over 100 bottles, many in large formats were auctioned off.
Glassman is also on the board of directors of the National Brain Tumor Society, the largest organization that funds innovative brain tumor research and offers comprehensive services to those affected by brain tumors from coast to coast.
We hope you enjoy these pictures of Chef Night 2010.