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A Via Umbria Valentine's Dinner

January 29, 2015

Why just celebrate love (and wine) on one day? Join Via Umbria for an extended Valentine's Day weekend where the celebration continues on Sunday. Birthday boy Bill Menard turns 55, so you know it will be a party!

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Join acclaimed Umbrian winemaker Roberto Di Filippo for an intimate and delicious dinner featuring the biodynamic wines of Di Filippo and Plani Arche at your private table.

With presentations throughout the evening, Roberto will draw you in with stories about his life in Umbria, the role of food and wine in his culture and, of course, a deeper understanding of his wines and how they pair with different foods. It’s part dinner, part theater, and all wine.

Come February 15 at 6:30 pm for a very special four-course dinner curated by Roberto Di Filippo.

The cost is $125 per person with wine included. Reservations are required. Call Via Umbria at 202.333.3904 to make your reservation or for further information.

Via Umbria is located at 1525 Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown.

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Chef Simone is Coming to Georgetown

January 4, 2015

Via Umbria is starting off the New Year with Simone Proietti-Pesci, Italian Chef/Owner of Le Delizie del Borgo in Bevagna, Italy.

Simone's restaurant, nestled in a corner on one of the medieval city'sprincipal piazzas, is a magnet for gastronomes, attracting diners from afar with his menu of traditional and modern dishes and a wine list that draws heavily from Umbria, Tuscany, the Piemonte and across Italy.

Throughout January, learn the secrets of Umbrian cooking and la dolce vita with chef Simone right here in Georgetown at one of Via Umbria's special events, including pasta making classeswine and beer tastings, and a fantastic Umbrian Food and Wine Tasting.

Simone is also available for private cooking classes and in-home dinners on select nights in January.

Inquire with Suzy Menard by calling 202.333.3904 or emailing

Via Umbria is located at 1525 Wisconsin Avenue.

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NGA Ice Rink Lights Up the Holiday

December 22, 2014

The skating season at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Ice Rink is in full swing and will continue through March 16, weather permitting. The skating experience is enhanced by splendid views of large-scale sculptures by modern and contemporary artists from the Gallery's renowned collection. A broad range of skating lessons is offered to all ages, taught by Emme and Bruce Porter, along with their team of instructors. 

Monday–Thursday, 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Friday–Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.
Sunday, 11:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.

The ice rink will close at 5:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve. The Gallery and Sculpture Garden are closed on December 25 and January 1.

For questions or comments about the ice rink or Pavilion Cafe, please e-mail or call 202.216.9397


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