They may be Washington Capitals, but they are Washington Wizards in the kitchen.
Defensemen Mike Green and Roman Hamrlik along with goaltender Tomas Vokoun joined local chef Spike Mendelsohn of "Top Chef" fame and four auction winners for a cooking lesson at the Old Naval Hospital in D.C.
The auction winners won the chance to participate in Saturday's lesson with a $11,500 bid at last month's Caps Care Casino Night and Auction. All proceeds went to Washington Capitals Charities.
Glittarazzi was there to document the lesson and the photos are worth a peek. The final products were probably delicious because Mendelsohn was not the only seasoned chef (or ingredient) present in the kitchen. Green had a burger recipe featured in Mendelsohn's cookbook, while both Hamrlik and Vokoun graduated from culinary school.
Coming soon from Hamrlik and Vokoun: "Czech Mates." Patent pending.
Adam Vingan is co-founder and editor of Kings Of Leonsis, a Caps-centric blog, and is the Capitals Editor for SB Nation. Follow him on Twitter @Adam_KOL and e-mail your story ideas to adamvingan (at) gmail.com.