Announcing the
11th Annual Cherry Challenge

The #GWCherryChallenge is a
competition among the finer
restaurants in Alexandria.

Each restaurant develops its own cherry
cocktail, appetizer, entrée, and/or dessert,
in honor of our distinguished native son, of course! 

The 2019 #GWCherryChallenge will begin on January 27 and run through February 10.

 2018 wINNER FOR Cocktail: Café 44’s “Burning Down the Cherry Tree”

2018 wINNER FOR Cocktail: Café 44’s “Burning Down the Cherry Tree”

 
 2018 winner for appetizer: Taqueria Poblono’s “It’s a Taco by George”

2018 winner for appetizer: Taqueria Poblono’s “It’s a Taco by George”

The competing restaurants and their entries
will be listed here on our website, and the winners will be announced on Parade Day.

To register for the 11th Annual #GWCherryChallenge, please email Kristen Eastlick, co-chair of the Cherry Challenge at kristen.eastlick@gmail.com!

The Tenth Annual Cherry Challenge was generously sponsored by the Historic Properties Group at TTR Sotheby’s Realty (Diane Murphy, Danny Smith, Jeanne Barton)

The winners of the 2018 Cherry Challenge were:

Beverage -- Café 44’s “Burning Down the Cherry Tree”

Appetizer -- Taqueria Poblano’s “It’s a Taco by George”

Entrée -- Jackson 20’s “Seared Long Island Duck Breast”

Dessert -- Dishes of India’s “Cherry Kulfee”

Honorable Mentions were garnered by Evening Star and Virtue Feed and Grain in the beverage category and by River Bend Bistro and Café 44 in the entrée category.

 2017 winner for Entrée: Jackson 20’s “Seared Long Island Duck Breast”

2017 winner for Entrée: Jackson 20’s “Seared Long Island Duck Breast”


 2018 winner for Dessert: Dishes of India’s “Cherry Kulfee”

2018 winner for Dessert: Dishes of India’s “Cherry Kulfee”