Ris is one of the most respected chefs in Washington. She has earned her reputation on high-quality ingredients, innovative technique and food that is familiar and delicious. Before opening her own restaurant, Lacoste served as executive chef of Georgetown’s celebrated 1789.
She was one of three chefs to compete in the Food Network’s Iron Chef America in 2005. Following her studies at the famous La Varenne Écôle de Cuisine in Paris, she returned to her native New England and joined Chef Bob Kinkead at the Harvest Restaurant in Cambridge, MA. She helped Kinkead open 21 Federal in Nantucket, MA, followed by Twenty-One Federal in Washington in 1987. In 1993, as chef de cuisine, Lacoste opened Kinkead’s American Brasserie. She participated in other restaurant openings, including those of Vidalia, Eye Street Café and Rock Creek at Mazza.
Salon tickets are available on the Foggy Bottom West End Village Website (http://www.fbwevillage.org
) starting August 15 and are $75 each. Don’t wait to buy tickets for your favorite celebrities; they go fast.
Addresses will be on the Website for people to see when they buy their tickets, and people who buy tickets will get a paper ticket with the street address and phone number of the host.
The Gala is the village’s major fundraising event. Individual tickets to the September 7 Gala at the DAR Constitution Hall are $95 and are now available on the village Website (http://www.fbwevillage.org
FBWE Village is a 501(c)3 nonprofit volunteer membership organization that provides services and social activities to help neighbors live independently for the long term.