Late June Events
Several Solstice parties this season: first, the Old Line Society‘s evening cocktail party on the grounds at the Cylburn mansion was a great place to be on the day of the Solstice— even if temperatures climbed into the low 100s. Justin Batoff did a great job of organizing the sell-out event along with staff from Cylburn, and the 225 guests enjoyed strolling the gardens, sipping cocktails and nibbling on fare from Woodberry Kitchen. Look for fun party pix from this event in the next issue of STYLE. Then on Sat., June 23, we attended the annual Solstice party at the Maryland Science Center, where guests such as Tiffany Zappulla and Diane & Larry Macklin enjoyed the breezes off of the harbor outside on the terrace. I’d spent that day as a judge at the first annual Baltimore/DC Battle of the Food Trucks, and what a great day it was. By the end of the day, an estimated 12,000 people had made their way to the Westport Waterfront to sample the wares from 36 trucks representing the two cities. My fellow judges and I were in agreement (after sampling ALL 36 trucks) and the Gypsy Queen truck was declared the winner. Look for a rematch next summer. And on Wed., June 27, I attended a packed event: a guest chefs’ dinner at Heavy Seas Alehouse, which benefited the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. All the chefs created wonderful dishes, but the standout for me was Aldo’s Sergio Vitale‘s Pappardelle with clow-cooked wild boar ragu. And Brendan Dorr‘s custom cocktails were stunners, as well. Also spotted enjoying the four-course meal: Mike Morris, Christine Stutz, Brian Thim and Molly White.