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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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What's On Your Holiday Plate?

November 25, 2014

We know you're busy.

With Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday just around the corner, let friends and clients know what you're doing the rest of the year. And in 2015.

Festive holiday menus, private catering or fitness training? Designer trunk shows, pre Holiday specials and after Christmas sales?

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From now through November 28th, lock in THREE months of advertising in our most popular BIG SQUARE for only $900!

For details about this very limited offer, contact or 202.550.5932

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