From a press release:
“In Washington, D.C., a restaurant is a place to entertain and impress business clients, negotiate political compromises, or enjoy a leisurely meal. However, dining at one of DC’s hottest restaurants requires planning weeks, or even months in advance, or knowing someone on the inside who can wrangle a coveted last-minute reservation. With today’s launch of restaurant reservation service Table8, available via iPhone and Android apps and through Table8.com, guests now have the opportunity to book that important dinner at a moment’s notice. “DC is famous for high-powered business dinners, and Table8 is the 21st century version of the maître d’,” says Table8 co-founder Santosh Jayaram. Users simply sign up for a free membership and select a guaranteed table from a highly curated list that serves as a guide to DC’s best restaurants. Tables reserved at peak, or otherwise sold-out, times are offered for a small reservation fee, which is shared with the restaurant; all other times, the reservations are on the house.
After a successful San Francisco launch in March 2014, and Los Angeles in September 2014, Table8 debuts today in DC with 17 prestigious restaurant partners, including:
• Chef José Andrés’ Think Food Group (Jaleo, Zaytinya, Oyamel)
• Chef Mike Isabella’s Mike Isabella Concepts (Graffiato, Kapnos)
• Chef Michael Babin’s Neighborhood Restaurant Group (Birch & Barley, The Partisan, Iron Gate)
• Fabio and Maria Trabocchi (Fiola, Casa Luca, Fiola Mare)
• The Kuller Restaurants (Estadio, Doi Moi, Proof)
• AltaMareaGroup (Osteria Morini DC)
• Founding Farmer Restaurant Group (Farmers Fishers Bakers)
• Del Campo
“Providing great service to our guests is always a top priority, and access to reservations is part of the overall service and experience,” says Chef/Owner Mike Isabella. “We understand that not every guest can book a reservation weeks out, and are excited to bring expanded access to reservations through our partnership with Table8.”
Table8 is the brainchild of Santosh Jayaram, the first business executive at Twitter, and Pete Goettner, a venture capitalist and CEO of DigitalThink. Frustrated with their restaurant routines, and the lack of availability at both new and classic destinations, Jayaram and Goettner built Table8 to open last-minute reservation access, and create a new revenue stream for restaurants. Table8 works one-on-one with each restaurant to select the number of tables they would like to hold as well as the price of the seats, and then splits the proceeds. “These are the ‘managers tables’ once set aside only for last-minute VIP diners that are now being made available to everyone,” says Goettner.”
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You are cordially invited to the Washington Opera Society’s exclusive Christmas/Hannukah Party!
We are pleased to welcome our great opera stars to the company!
Juliette Di Bello, Manuela Tomasz Korossy, Kristin Sampson from the NY City Opera Company, and Kevin Short of the Metropolitan Opera.
Don’t miss this unique holiday concert of seasonal favorites and hit arias from the operatic repertoire sung by our cast of stellar singers. Maestro Benichou will bring his infectious energy as he leads the WOS Festival Ensemble in an evening sure to remember. Glad tidings!
You are cordially invited to the Embassy of Austria for a thrilling evening with Mozart. What a better way to spend Christmas and Hannukah! Our full orchestra and lead singers, some of whom sing at the Met, will appeal to teens as they begin their journey to the classics! We expect to be sold out soon…..
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Under the Gracious Patronage of H.E. Petra Schneebauer, Ambassador of Austria
Julien Benichou, Conductor
Kevin Short as Figaro
Manna K. Jones as Susanna
Stephen Powell as Count Almaviva
Laquita Mitchell as Contessa
Anna Kelly as Cherubino
Maggie Polglaze as Barbarina
John Gibney as Bartolo
Leah Heater as Marcellina
Christopher Jon Hartung as Antonio & Don Curzio
Narration provided by Robin Phillips
Embassy of Austria
3524 International Court NW
Washington, DC 20008
Doors Open/Cocktails 6:30 pm
Performance including Intermission 7:15 pm
Wine Reception with Heavy Hors d’oeuvres 9:15 to 10:30 pm
Box Seats $250
Orchestra Reserved $150
Seniors (over 65 years old) Unreserved $80 [sold out]
Students with ID $50
Join metrobar and the team at DC Beer for a taste of 12 holiday brews, all made in the DMV by your favorite local breweries! Your ticket gets you access to the afternoon tasting with 3oz pours of each of