“Speed Dating” Brings Farmers and Chefs Together

The area’s best chefs from haute spots like the Inn at Little Washington, 1789, and local-chain-turned-national sweetgreen squeezed in to one location along with the region’s top farmers and food artisans. Hopefully at least one toque was hidden in an undisclosed location to keep Washington’s restaurant world alive in case something happened to us.

But unlike the State of the Union there were no dry speeches, only cold beer, fingers flying over smartphones, and speed dating. In traditional speed dating, a bunch of strangers looking for love meet in a location prearranged by some service (presumably run by the dark lord himself, if you’ve ever been to romantically oriented speed dating). Two people chat one-on-one for a couple of minutes

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