The Inn at Little Washington, one of the nation’s most celebrated restaurants, had a celebration of its own on June 16 at George Washington’s Mount Vernon. The festivities marked 40 years of success for the inn. All toasted chef Patrick O’Connell for making it to the very top of his field against all odds.
At the event, O’Connell awarded medals to “America’s Culinary Pioneers,” including his colleague and friend José Andrés. Andrés has not only been honored by the James Beard Foundation and the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington, but earned a spot on the “Time 100” list of the most influential people in the world for his contributions to society, notably his work feeding the people of Puerto Rico.
The Georgetowner takes this opportunity to heartily congratulate Patrick O’Connell on the 40th anniversary of the beloved Inn at Little Washington and welcome José Andrés to Georgetown — in the form of his ThinkFoodGroup’s America Eats Tavern.