Score Reservations at Rose’s Luxury

The hot restaurant auctions off a table to the highest bidder.

The auction winner receives a coveted table at Rose's Luxury. Photograph by Lauren Joseph.

An infamously tough table at the no-reservations Rose’s Luxury just became easier to attain, at least for a patron with $500-plus to spend.

Chef/owner Aaron Silverman has teamed up with nonprofit World Food Program USA and eBay Giving Works for a charitable auction; the restaurant always donates 25 cents per customer to WFP. The prize: two reservations at the white-hot restaurant, a free meal, and a 22-karat gold-gilded platter signed by the culinary team. Winners are asked to cover their own alcohol, with their bid wholly going to provide school meals for children.

Bids have already started—at the time of this posting the highest is $510—and run through November 30.

Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.