1340 4th Street NE courtesy Masseria
Ed. Note: I’m gonna share this comment from Irving Streete left after the champagne lounge post because it is amazing.
“Sometimes I feel as though I’m living in (or ubering towards) Wiemar Germany or one of Gatsby’s parties — a glorious burst of self-conscious decadence before the whole house of cards collapses. I guess there’s nothing to do except put my assets into overseas gold, decide between Beluga and Ossetra, and see what vintages of Grand Dame they have on the fizz list. Maybe buy a cake to leave out for the peasants on the way home.”
Ed. Note too: Don’t get me wrong, if I had $375 or really $750 floating around, I’d be here in a heartbeat. Damn you daycare for two…
From a press release:
“Only 30 seats are available for this exclusive al fresco dinner set beneath Masseria’s enchanting pergola. The dinner is $375 per person, all-inclusive, and will begin at 7PM. Come raise a glass to a good harvest!
The Italian wine harvest gets underway in early autumn, and to celebrate this event that is so central to Italian gastronomy, Chef Nicholas Stefanelli is establishing an annual Harvest Dinner at Masseria, that will showcase a different Italian winemaker each year. The inaugural Harvest Dinner will take place Tuesday, October 4, 2016 in partnership with the venerable Antinori Estate.
continues after the jump including a look at the menu.
For six centuries and 26 generations, the Antinori family has made wines on their ancestral lands in Tuscany and Umbria. Renowned for its classic Chiantis and credited with creating the first Super Tuscans on the market, the Estate prides itself on honoring its heritage while taking an innovative approach to growing and producing throughout Italy. Masseria is pleased to welcome to the dinner Antinori’s U.S. Commercial Director and Brand Ambassador, the Florence-born Niccolo Maltinti.
Stefanelli’s menu will reflect the start of Italy’s white truffle and game season with autumnal ingredients in abundance. Each of the five courses paired with an Antinori wine marries the constant philosophy of Stefanelli, “A menu that reflects a firm expression in our passion for viticulture and artisanal cuisine.”
Fall Vegetable Salad
Paired with: Guado al Tasso, Vermentino, Italy, Tuscany, 2014
Southern Italian Fish Stew
Paired with: Cervaro della Sala, Chardonnay, Italy, Umbria, 2006
Cavatelli, Scamorza, White Truffle, Rosemary
Paired with: Tiganello, Sangiovese blend, Italy, Tuscany, 2006
Roasted Pork in the Style of the Puglian Butcher, Chickpeas, Mushrooms
Paired with a side-by-side comparison of two vintages of Solaia!
Solaia, Cabernet blend, Italy, Tuscany, 2006 and 2012
Biscotti Bavarese, Saba, Figs, Spice-Candied Almonds
Paired with: Vin Santo, Antinori, Italy, Tuscany, 2011″
“Ring in the Holiday Season at City Ridge’s Two-Day Artisan Market and Tree Lighting Enjoy Live Performances, Holiday Crafts, Seasonal Bites, Santa and more in Northwest DC” From a press…
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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…..
Get your tickets now!
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
Come solve a crime that took place in Takoma Park 130 years ago!
HouseMouse Books and Vintage is excited to announce the debut of Escape the Bookshop II, our new limited-run escape room experience. Escape the Bookshop II is a unique group puzzle game that is based on a real crime that took place in Takoma Park around 130 years ago. It is designed and created by HouseMouse to be played in our atmospheric little bookshop. This is not your typical corporate escape room and makes for a memorable evening out with friends or family!
Bookings are now open for game dates in January through April 2024. The game generally takes place Wednesday through Saturday at 8 PM but special arrangements can be made upon request. It is designed to be played by a group of 3 to 6 people (ages 16+) and lasts for one hour. No prior escape room experience is needed to enjoy the game.
Join us at Spirits & Spice DC Store as we embark on a spirited journey with the co-owner of the Mount Pleasant Club Whiskey.
Brace yourselves for an unforgettable whiskey-tasting experience where we’ll not only indulge in the smoothness of