The inaugural Dinner on the Rooftop, a collaborative culinary fête launched by The Wine Kitchen in Leesburg, was a sell-out success Monday night, according to organizers and the flood of social media pictures and praise.
The sunset feast, set on the top floor of Leesburg's primary parking garage, raised more than $16,000 for Mobile Hope, a local nonprofit that aids the county's homeless and precariously housed youth.
“The Dinner on the Rooftop was an amazing evening,” Wine Kitchen General Manager Charles Schech told the Times-Mirror. “Guests laughed, friends were made, and they truly enjoyed themselves. I believe their expectations were surpassed, and that was one of the goals all along. Choosing Mobile Hope was one of the best decisions we made. They're an absolutely amazing group of people, and this one evening brought so much awareness.”
The event featured a cocktail hour with appetizers and drinks from Tuscarora Mill, King Street Oyster Bar, Cocina on Market, Walsh Family Wines and Catoctin Creek Distillery.
"Mobile Hope was so honored to be the beneficiary of the festivities ... at the one and only Dinner on the Rooftop," the nonprofit said on Facebook. "A great, awesome, incredible time was had by all!"
Schech said Wine Kitchen and the event's partners hope to make the dinner an annual event.