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One day every year, Mess Hall allows guests to enter beyond its 2,000 square feet of event space and venture into its private kitchens. That day is Ramen World. February 29 marks the sixth incarnation of this historically sold out event. Attendees immerse themselves in the action as dishes are made-to-order and fired hot and fresh in front of them. The unique format and venue make for a highly interactive – and boozy – experience, enabling event-goers to slurp noodle dishes prepared by DC’s favorite Asian food concepts. Ramen World showcases a breadth of unique Ramen dishes by bringing together chefs who choose to feature traditional iterations, and others who combine other worldly influences to innovate the craft. Each chef selects his or her preferred noodle style to complement the design of each dish several weeks in advance. Sun Noodle then produces the noodles fresh for each respective chef and delivers the truckload of carbs before the event begins. Click here for this year’s #RamenWorld lineup, including Miso Honey, Hatoba, Som Tam and more. A vintage phone booth filled with instant ramen packages gives guests the chance to raise money for Capital Area Food Bank. Whomever comes closest to “gumball guessing” the actual number of bowls contained, wins a Ramen-tastic prize pack. Get tickets for round one, noon-2 p.m., or round two which is 3-5 p.m.
A portion of the proceeds along with donations collected during this event will go to Ramen World’s charitable partner Capital Area Food Bank.