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 TrumpBiden to sign executive order aimed at increasing voting access Albany Times Union editorial board calls for Cuomo's resignation Advocates warn restrictive voting bills could end Georgia's record turnout 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 WinfreyFormer 'Suits' co-star defends Meghan Markle amid royals controversy Buckingham Palace investigating accusation Meghan Markle bullied staff Prince Philip undergoes 'successful' heart procedure, Buckingham Palace says 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 blasts new House rules on gender neutral language as 'height of hypocrisy' A vaccine, a Burrito and more: 7 lighter, memorable moments from 2020 Growing number of House Republicans warm to proxy voting 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.