On Saturday, October 10th, the Mentoring Program took a group of 25 mentors and mentees to the annual culinary event known as 'Taste of Georgetown.' Also joining us for the afternoon were potential mentors and youth interested in joining the program. After gathering at the AALEAD DC house to talk about our upcoming Sandwich Making event (November 7th), playing Hangman, and distributing tasting tickets, we made our way to the Metro. 30 minutes later we arrived, all in one piece. For the next two hours, everyone wandered among the food and activity booths on M St. and Wisconsin Ave., down by the canal.
Big hits were the hummus from Agraria Farmers & Fishers, Korean style BBQ from Mei N Yu, lobster rolls from Clydes, duck confit from 1789, and, OF COURSE, Georgetown Cupcake's two cupcake tasting. The portions were enough to share with friends, and after just a few dishes, most people were full. While the day started on a cloudy note, the rain held off and the sun returned, giving us a beautiful fall afternoon.
We'd like to remind our programs and their followers of the November community service event, Sandwich Making to benefit Martha's Table here in DC. There are items that we need for the day, and if you are interested in aiding, please contact Yamir or Christine at the DC office.