Creative Coalition's 3rd Annual Night Before Benefit, DC

Emily Ratajkowski Attends The Creative Coalition Third Annual Night Before Benefit in Washington, DC | Photo: Eric Cuevas for Average Socialite
Affair: The Creative Coalition Third Annual Night Before Benefit Celebrating Arts In America

When: Friday, April 29, 2016 @ 8PM

Hot Spot: The Supper Suite by STK, DC

Deets: The Creative Coalition’s Night Before Dinner was sponsored by Dobel Tequila, Blue Moon Brewing and Line 39 Wines.  

The dinner was hosted by Emily Ratajkowski (“Gone Girl”), Nina Dobrev (“The Vampire Diaries”), Rosario Dawson (“Daredevil”), Neve Campbell (“House of Cards”), Wendi McLendon-Covey (“The Goldbergs”), AnnaLynne McCord (“90210”), Constance Zimmer (“UnREAL”), Lisa Edelstein (“Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce”), Richard Schiff (“The West Wing,” "Rogue”), Esai Morales (“The Brink”), along with DC Senator Paul Strauss, Ohio State Senator Capri Cafaro, MCNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell and film producer Matthew Rhodes (“Whiplash”) .

These celebs chowed down on thick NY strip steaks as well as a variety of specialty items, including Mini Tuna Tartare, Duck Liver Foie Mousse and Apple Crumb Cake. What happened?

- Annalynne McCord carefully guarded her cleavage in a plunging neckline dress with tinted crosses adorning the front.
- Rosario Dawson rushed to the carpet and didn’t have time to put on heels but her black suede boots looked just fine!
- Constance Zimmer is always the life of the party, quippy, arch and posing for photos with the sponsors.
- Esai Morales nearly choked himself up on the dais in an impassioned appeal for donations on behalf of the Creative Coalition.

A-List Communications’ “Supper Suite” is a pop-up culinary and hospitality haven programmed at leading film festivals, Hollywood award shows and fundraiser galas each year. The Creative Coalition ( is the premier nonprofit, 501(c)(3) nonpartisan charity of the entertainment industry dedicated to using the power and platform of the arts and entertainment communities in award-winning public service and advocacy campaigns.

About The Creative Coalition
The Creative Coalition is the premier nonprofit, 501(c)(3) nonpartisan charity of the arts and entertainment community. Founded in 1989 by prominent members of the creative community, The Creative Coalition is dedicated to educating, mobilizing, and activating its members on issues of public importance. The Creative Coalition uses the power and platform of the arts and entertainment communities in award-winning public service and advocacy campaigns. Actor Tim Daly serves as the organization’s president. 

About Maestro Dobel Tequila
Maestro Dobel Tequila is the world’s first crystal-clear aged tequila with the complexity of aged cognacs combined with the crispness of luxury vodkas. Dobel Tequila is a unique blend of extra-añejo, añejo and reposado tequila blended and filtered to produce a crystal clear liquid. The tequila is produced in small batches aged in oak casks from Southern Europe and every step of the process is done by hand. Dobel Tequila is recognized for its superior smoothness and iconic packaging which includes a stopper and a modern twist on a vintage apothecary-style bottle, a heavily embossed bottle whose design is inspired by the laboratory sample bottles used by the distillery’s Maestro Tequileros (Master Distillers). Dobel Tequila is available nationwide in fine bars, restaurants and retailers - in 200 ml, 375 ml and 750 ml bottles. The 750 ml bottle retails for $49.99. Dobel is a registered trademark of Maestro Tequilero, S.A. de C.V. Maestro Dobel and the Maestro Dobel Tequila logo are trademarks of Maestro Tequilero, S.A. de C.V. 

About STK
STK is a unique concept that artfully blends the modern steakhouse and chic lounge into one, offering a dynamic, fine dining experience with the superior quality of a traditional steakhouse. STK distinguishes itself by focusing on the social experience with a sleek, contemporary design and an in-house DJ who creates an infectious, high-energy vibe. The menu features reimagined classic American cuisine with signature dishes like bite-sized Lil’ BRGs made with Wagyu beef, Lobster Mac & Cheese, and, of course, the highest quality steak. STK defines the modern fine dining experience with incredible food, worldclass service and the perfect atmosphere. STK has locations in New York City, Washington DC, Miami, Chicago, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Milan and London with additional locations coming soon to cities such as Orlando, San Diego, Denver, Dallas, Ibiza and Toronto. 

About The ONE Group
The ONE Group (NASDAQ: STKS) is a global hospitality company that develops and operates upscale, high-energy restaurants and lounges and provides hospitality management services for hotels, casinos and other high-end venues both nationally and internationally. The ONE Group’s primary restaurant brand is STK, a modern twist on the American steakhouse concept with locations in major metropolitan cities throughout the U.S. and Europe. ONE Hospitality, The ONE Group’s food and beverage hospitality services business, provides the development, management and operations for premier restaurants and turn-key food and beverage services within high-end hotels and casinos. 

About Blue Moon Brewing Company
At Blue Moon Brewing Company, everything we do flows from our artistic approach to brewing. We craft our broad array of beers with flavorful ingredients for an inviting taste, perfect for enjoying the moment with friends. It's been that way since we added our first flavorful twist back in 1995 in Denver, Colo., and that's why we say our beer and everything we do is artfully crafted.

About Line 39
Line 39 offers consumers a selection of varietals from Lake County, AVA, as well as the North Coast and other areas in California. Line 39 wines are versatile and sophisticated, providing a wonderful complement to a variety of foods. Line 39 offers bright, crisp refreshing whites and smooth, subtle reds of consistent flavor and quality. Line 39 wines include Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petite Sirah. 

Spotted: Honorary Co-Hosts include: Democratic Leader Harry Reid, Senator Barbara Boxer, Senator Ben Cardin, Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr., Senator Steve Daines, Senator Thad Cochran, Senator Orrin Hatch, Senator Joe Manchin, Senator Edward J. Markey, Senator Patty Murray, Senator Jack Reed, Senator Charles E. Schumer, Senator Paul Strauss, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Senator Roger Wicker, Representative Ander Crenshaw, Representative Diana DeGette, Representative Charlie Dent, Representative Ted Deutch, Representative Debbie Dingell, Representative Sean Duffy, Representative Raúl M. Grijalva, Representative Mike Honda, Representative Bill Huizenga, Representative Adam Kinzinger, Representative Zoe Lofgren, Representative Erik Paulsen, and Representative Louise Slaughter. 

Hosted by Tim Daly, Emily Ratajkowski, Nina Dobrev, Rosario Dawson, Neve Campbell, Gabrielle Union, Wendi McLendon-Covey, AnnaLynne McCord, Constance Zimmer, Lisa Edelstein, Richard Schiff, Esai Morales, and other special guests to be announced. 

Hint For The Average Socialite: Click here to purchase your sponsorship online.

Bid on 2 tickets to the dinner here! (Ends April 25, 2016)

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