DC wraps up correspondents' weekend with Reuters brunch
© Jesse Byrnes

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 John TrumpTrump reversed course on flavored e-cigarette ban over fear of job losses: report Trump to award National Medal of Arts to actor Jon Voight Sondland notified Trump officials of investigation push ahead of Ukraine call: report 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 WinfreyTexas court grants indefinite stay on Rodney Reed execution Democratic handwringing hits new highs over 2020 Famous gingers Prince Harry, Ed Sheeran team up for World Mental Health Day 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 GabbardNew poll catapults Buttigieg to frontrunner position in Iowa Deval Patrick: a short runway, but potential to get airborne Saagar Enjeti: Yang's plan to regulate big tech misses the mark 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.