DC wraps up correspondents' weekend with Reuters brunch
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Journalists and political insiders packed into the Hay-Adams hotel in downtown Washington on Sunday for a breezy brunch hosted by Thomson Reuters to cap off White House Correspondents' Dinner weekend.

While President TrumpDonald TrumpIran claims U.S. to lift all oil sanctions but State Department says 'nothing is agreed' Ivanka Trump, Kushner distance themselves from Trump claims on election: CNN Overnight Defense: Joint Chiefs chairman clashes with GOP on critical race theory | House bill introduced to overhaul military justice system as sexual assault reform builds momentum MORE took advantage of the sunny springtime day for a golf outing in northern Virginia, others gathered at the Top of the Hay for sprawling views of the White House and culinary treats from Bravo "Top Chef" stars.

Guests munched on chilled prawns and picked at overflowing charcuterie boards while dishing about the speeches at the previous night's White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) dinner, with buzz centering on punchy lines from association president Olivier Knox and Alexander Hamilton biographer Ron Chernow, the headliner for this year's event.

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Reuters White House correspondent Jeff Mason and The Washington Post's David Nakamura were among those on hand for Sunday's festivities at the Hay-Adams, with scores of other journalists, lawyers, lobbyists and political operatives milling about.

Adrian De Berardinis, better known as The Bear-Naked Chef, and onetime Oprah WinfreyOprah Gail WinfreyMeghan McCain, Whoopi Goldberg spar over Biden's outburst at CNN reporter Kate Middleton says she has yet to meet Prince Harry and Meghan's daughter Harry and Meghan deny not discussing new daughter's name with the queen MORE personal chef Art Smith held court over a southern schnitzel wild boar dish that had a number of guests salivating.

"Fried Chicken Takes No Sides," read a small placard describing the meaty subject and its political motivation, which in this case was President Trump's "love for fried chicken."

D.C.'s Spike Mendelsohn offered up a fresh açaí bowl topped with cacao chips and drizzled maple syrup, a dish inspired by Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardTulsi Gabbard on Chicago mayor's decision to limit media interviews to people of color: 'Anti-white racism' Fox News says network and anchor Leland Vittert have 'parted ways' New co-chairs named for congressional caucus for millennials MORE's (D-Hawaii) 2020 presidential bid ("Tulsi's Acai You in 2020 Bowl"), while Philly chef Natalie Maronski served up bites featuring eggplant and lamb with savory lemon puree and lamb jus.