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On Blair House's Diplomatic Table April 4

March 28, 2018

Blair House became The President’s Guest House in 1942 to “wage peace.” It hosts official visits of world leaders and special events for the diplomatic corps. Managed by the Department of State’s Office of the Chief of Protocol, its restored interiors and important cultural heritage collections create an elegant, comfortable, and secure setting for international diplomatic hospitality.


On April 4, 2018 starting at 6:30 pm, enjoy a lecture with curator Candace S. Shireman about Blair House’s intriguing history as a friendly home-away-from-home for its visitors from the days of presidents Andrew Jackson and Abraham Lincoln to today.


Highlights include the ways Blair House sets a welcoming table to meet guests’ needs, efficient service, and aesthetic appeal for a variety of occasions while appropriately incorporating pieces from its historical collections.


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This program is part of Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens' Artistic Table Lecture Series.

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José Andrés Reopens America Eats Tavern in Georgetown

February 28, 2018

José AndrésThinkFoodGroup will reopen America Eats Tavern this summer in the former Old Glory Bar-B-Que space at 3139 M Street in Georgetown.


In addition to the American classics, Andrés will be introducing barbeque to the restaurant’s menu to add to the culinary experience, as well as a more casual ambiance. Andrés and his culinary team have conducted extensive research to identify the best products available, highlighting local meats, seafood, wines, cheeses, beers and other products from the mid-Atlantic region.

(Photo by: José Andrés)


“We’re excited to bring America Eats Tavern back to the district, where it all began, especially to historic Georgetown where we’ve been wanting to open for a long time,” said Andrés. “We know what makes America great is in no small part its rich and diverse culinary heritage and that is just what we invite everyone to come in and enjoy!”


Originally launched in 2011 in collaboration with the Foundation for the National Archives, America Eats Tavern was first conceived as a pop-up in the former Café Atlantico space.  From there, Andrés and his team brought the concept to the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner, just outside Washington, DC in McLean, VA. In its newest incarnation, the restaurant will be a partnership with longtime Georgetown restaurateur Bechara Nammour of Capital Restaurant Group.


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Celil Refik Kaya Live at Dumbarton Oaks Feb. 22

February 19, 2018

Enjoy an evening at Dumbarton Oaks on February 22, 2018 with Dumbarton Oaks Early-Career Musician in Residence, Celil Refik Kaya!


Savor a glass or two of wine as you experience their newest museum exhibition with works by Martha Jackson Jarvis, before enjoying the strains of Kaya’s guitar in the historic Music Room.


Kaya will present The Music of the Americas, a unique program featuring his own compositions, as well as works by Agustín Barrios and Jorge Morel. In between concerts, Kaya will discuss his compositions, instruments, and inspirations with guests. The Early-Career Musician Residency at Dumbarton Oaks provides time and resources to young musicians and composers who show promise in transmitting traditions of classical music to younger generations.


Throughout the evening, guests will also be treated to an after-hours look at our newest exhibition, Outside/IN: Martha Jackson Jarvis at Dumbarton Oaks. This installation features sculpture and works on paper inspired by natural forms and materials by noted Washington, DC, artist Martha Jackson Jarvis.

Admission is $15 and includes drinks. Guests must be 21 years of age or older and present a valid photo ID.


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