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New Menu and Cherry Blossom Tea Dazzle at Juniper Restaurant

April 8, 2019

Designed as a stylish and unique urban eatery, the warm and relaxed setting in Juniper Restaurant invites guests to linger at a table indoors or, weather permitting, to dine al fresco in the Fairmont Hotel courtyard garden at 24th and M Streets, N.W.

Corn Bread with Rooftop honey (Photo by: Juniper Restaurant) Corn Bread with Rooftop honey

Executive Chef Jordi Gallardo and Sous Chef Mitchell Eldridge collaborated on Juniper’s new menu. 

Grilled Octopus | warm potato salad, paprika aioli (Photo by: Juniper Restaurant) Grilled Octopus | warm potato salad, paprika aioli

Every meal is a celebration of regional and seasonal ingredients, presented on distinctive new china and served family-style for dinner.

 Maryland Crab Cakes | espelette remoulad (Photo by: Juniper Restaurant) Maryland Crab Cakes | espelette remoulad

 

Come for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Be sure to check out their very special Cherry Blossom Modern Afternoon Tea:

 

Savory

SMOKED SALMON, HORSERADISH CRÈME FRAICHE, SALMON PEARLS, DARK RYE

CURRIED CHICKEN, MANGO, TOASTED ALMONDS, CRANBERRY, BRIOCHE

PROSCIUTTO, BRIE, PESTO, MINI CROISSANT

ASPARAGUS & EGG, DIJON AIOLI, SOURDOUGH

 

Sweet

CHERRY & ORANGE WHITE CHOCOLATE SCONE, DEVONSHIRE CREAM

AMARENA CHERRY LEMON TART

SPICED CHERRY MACARON

BLACK CHERRY & VANILLA BEAN BOMBE

FLOURLESS CHOCOLATE CHERRY MOUSSE CAKE

$40/person 

 

 

Fairmont Washington, D.C. Tea Selections

 

FEATURED

CHERRY ALMOND – (Sri Lanka) ORANGE PEKOE, DEEP CHERRY WITH ALMOND NOTES

KYOTO CHERRY ROSE – (China) SENCHA GREEN TEA, SWEET CHERRY NOTES WITH ROSE PETALS

 

BLACK

CREAMY EARL GREY – (Sri Lanka) CORNPETAL FLOWERS, VELVET CREAM FLAVOR

SOMETHING SWEET – (India & Kenya) CACAO BEANS, COFFEE, CARAMEL & CHOCOLATE

LAPSANG SOUCHONG BUTTERFLY #1 – (China) crisp character, oak fire aroma

 

GREEN

ORGANIC JASMINE GOLD DRAGON – (China) HARVESTED AT MIDNIGHT, 

JASMINE FLOWERS, DELICATE & FLORAL

RESERVE SENCHA SAEMIDORI – (Japan) GROWN ONLY THREE WEEKS PER YEAR, 

DEEP GREEN TEA FLAVOR, SWEET BUTTER NOTES

 

HERBAL INFUSIONS: CAFFEINE-FREE

ORGANIC EGYPTIAN CHAMOMILE – (Egypt) FLORAL & AROMATIC

ORGANIC OREGON MINT – (USA) PEPPERMINT & SPEARMINT, PUNGENT & LIVELY

 

(Photo by: Juniper Restaurant)


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Orchestra of the Americas' International Gala on April 5th

March 28, 2019

The Orchestra of the Americas' International Gala on Friday, April 5, 2019, will be an unforgettable evening at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington DC, that will transport guests to the vibrant nation of Mexico in celebration of its upcoming tour. Purchase tickets.

Blake Pouliot & Colburn School String Orchestra at the Four Seasons 2018 (Photo by: Tony Powell) Blake Pouliot & Colburn School String Orchestra at the Four Seasons 2018

The Orchestra honors Arthur C. Brooks, Global Civic Leadership Award, and Gabriela Montero, Global Artist Leadership Award, for their commitment to transforming lives and communities in their respective fields. Gabriela Montero's visionary musical interpretations and unique improvisational gift will be on display as she gives an improvised piano performance. Don't miss the auction with fantastic vacation homes in Argentina, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, and more, as well as exclusive dinner experiences, one-of-a-kind jewelry, and much more.

The Orchestra makes its debut at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Germany (Photo by: Diego Ramos) The Orchestra makes its debut at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Germany

All proceeds support The Orchestra of the Americas' Musician Scholarship Program, which provides 80 exceptional musicians from across the Americas full scholarships to participate in a 6-week life-changing orchestra academy.

Eduardo Rios (Peru) performing Barber’s Violin Concerto in Lviv Philharmonic Hall, Ukraine (Photo by: Diego Ramos) Eduardo Rios (Peru) performing Barber’s Violin Concerto in Lviv Philharmonic Hall, Ukraine

Young Professional Committee Members (Photo by: Tony Powell) Young Professional Committee Members
Cecilia Schultz, Arturo Brillembourg, Tsi-Tsi-Ki Felix, Enrique Segura (Photo by: Tony Powell) Cecilia Schultz, Arturo Brillembourg, Tsi-Tsi-Ki Felix, Enrique Segura

The Orchestra of the Americas is a pan-American symphony of top musicians, ages 18 to 30, representing 25+ countries in the Western Hemisphere. The orchestra’s Mission is to empower rising musical leaders to transform lives across the Americas and beyond. With more than 5,000 musicians entering the audition process each year, the 80-member ensemble ranks among the most competitive music platforms in the world. Full scholarships ensure the greatest caliber of artistry possible. The Season Centerpiece is a July & August residence and concert tour hosted each year in different regions of the world.

The International Gala raises funds for The Orchestra of the Americas’ Musician Scholarship Program, which provides 80 exceptional rising musicians from across the Americas underwriting to participate in a life-changing 6-week international residency & concert tour. In July & August 2019, The Orchestra of the Americas leads a coast-to-coast Mexico Tour with artists Gil Shaham (USA), Ingrid Fliter (Argentina), Carlos Miguel Prieto (Mexico), Paolo Bortolomeolli (Chile), and other world-class guests, featuring performances in the country’s top venues including Mexico City’s Palacio Bellas Artes, Guadalajara’s Sala Placido Domingo, and Leon’s Teatro Bicentinario, as well as concerts in Puebla, Boca del Rio, Orizaba, Mexico City, Leon, Guadalajara, Morelia, Querétaro, Aguascalientes, San Luis Potosí, & Monterrey.


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88th Annual Georgetown House Tour April 27th

March 24, 2019

Georgetown homes of yesteryear and their gardens of today are celebrated at the annual Georgetown House Tour on April 27, 2019. The House Tour, one of the oldest in the country, is once again co-chaired by Hannah Isles and Kelly Stavish and is sponsored by St. John’s Episcopal Church on O St. NW in Georgetown. Since its inception in 1931, the Georgetown House Tour has raised several million dollars to support charities that serve those in-need in DC’s Georgetown community and beyond. 

3010 Q St NW (Photo by: georgetownhousetour.com) 3010 Q St NW

“In its 88th year, the Georgetown House Tour has really become a signature St. John’s event that the whole community looks forward to and comes together to support and celebrate,” declared event Co-Chair Hannah Isles. 

If you’re partial to beautiful landscapes, lush gardens and unique architecture, than you won’t want to miss this year’s show from 11:00 am until 5:00 pm in Washington, DC’s most historic neighborhood.  

The self-guided tour features new and remodeled residences representing a variety of architectural styles. This is an excellent opportunity to see how great design impacts our quality of life through creativity, sustainability, and craft.  The tour will feature eight homes, and although no two are alike, the common thread that unites all of them are the beautiful urban landscapes and gardens which surround each house.

“This event brings together dozens of sponsors, hundreds of volunteers, gracious homeowners and a dedicated committee, to raise funds to support the ministries of St. John’s Church and make a meaningful impact in the lives of those that St. John serves,” added Co-Chair Kelly Stavish. 

Tickets for the House Tour include admission to a tea, a panel discussion regarding urban landscapes and entertainment at St. John’s Church.  

Tickets may be purchased in advance online, as well as on the day of the tour at St. John’s Episcopal Church Georgetown, 3240 O Street, NW, Washington, DC.

3000 Q St NW (Photo by: georgetownhousetour.com) 3000 Q St NW

Additional information about the Georgetown House Tour can be found here 

Reverend Gini Gerbasi, Rector at St. John’s Church Georgetown said, “The Georgetown House Tour provides vital funding for St. John’s ministries that support the most vulnerable members of our community. None of this would be possible without the help and support from so many members of our church, our friends and our sponsors.” 

This year’s Platinum sponsor is Long and Foster and TTR Sotheby’s is this year’s Gold sponsor. 

St. John’s Episcopal Church, Georgetown was the first Episcopal congregation in Georgetown. Founded in 1796, Francis Scott Key was among the first members and President Thomas Jefferson contributed to the building fund. Located in a Federal-style building, based on a design by William Thornton, architect of the U.S. Capitol, St. John’s was opened in 1804 and consecrated in 1809. The foundations, walls, roof and the bell tower are original. Today they are a joy-filled Episcopal Church that likes tradition but isn’t stuffy. All are welcome! 

3327 Dent Place NW (Photo by: georgetownhousetour.com) 3327 Dent Place NW
(Photo by: georgetownhousetour.com)
3338 Dent Place NW (Photo by: georgetownhousetour.com) 3338 Dent Place NW


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