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Dinner with Federico and Jennifer

December 27, 2016

Federico Bibi and Jennifer McIlvaine may have come from different places (he in Foligno, she in Philadelphia) but their roots are now firmly entwined and planted in the fertile Umbrian Valley. This couple is all about food and wine - with Federico managing the Terre Margaritelli vineyard and Jennifer operating a popular culinary tourism company. 

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End 2016 on a high note with and unforgettable and authentic Umbrian feast prepared by Jennifer, with a curated wine tasting compliments of Federico. It’s an unparalleled opportunity to meet the chef and winemaker, sit with them in our communal table, and eat great food paired with the perfect glass of wine.


If you have family and friends arriving in town and are looking for something special to do, make it a family affair and join Via Umbria on Friday, Dec 30th for a spectacular dinner that will end your 2016 year full of merriment and holiday cheer. 


Dinner will include 4 courses cooked by Jennifer and a curated wine tasting compliments of Federico, plus a complimentary signature GLOW cocktail of your choice.


Reservations are available online.


If you cannot make it to dinner on Friday, Jennifer and Federico will also host dinners on Dec 29, Jan 5, Jan 6, Jan 7.



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Make a Wreath at Tudor Place

December 13, 2016

Don’t leave your front door empty this holiday season! Join Tudor Place for a mixed greenery wreath making workshop with all the trimmings. Craft your wreath from historic Tudor Place garden materials including holly, cedar, and magnolia leaves to create that perfect wintery touch for any holiday celebration. Leave your wreath green or add bows, bells, and ornaments to capture the Christmas spirit.

Mixed greenery wreaths from Tudor Place materials are a beautiful, classic, and sustainable alternative to boxwood wreaths and help us ensure the strength of our boxwood population. Boxwoods across the globe are suffering from two widespread, incurable diseases that irreparably harm them. To conserve our centuries-old boxwoods for all visitors, we will trim no on-site boxwood for wreaths this holiday season nor bring other boxwood material onsite. Holding this workshop offsite further ensures the future health of Tudor Place boxwoods.

If you are interested in making a boxwood wreath this year, please consider the offsite boxwood wreath workshops on Friday, December 16.


Saturday, December 17, 2016

10 am – 12 pm

Saturday, December 17, 2016

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm


Register here.


Tudor Place is located at 1644 31st Street in Georgetown

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'A View From the Bridge' at The Kennedy Center

November 15, 2016

Internationally renowned Belgian director Ivo van Hove stages a limited engagement of Arthur Miller's masterwork, A View From the Bridge, winner of two 2016 Tony Awards including Best Director and Best Revival of a Play. Join tragic protagonist Eddie Carbone in this dark and passionate tale of family, love, and duplicity. The limited engagement is from November 18 through December 3, 2016.


In association with Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles, the Kennedy Center presents the Young Vic's two-time 2016 Tony Award–winning production of Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge, coming to the Center direct from the Los Angeles engagement. The play is helmed by internationally renowned Belgian visionary Ivo van Hove, whose lauded production of Antigone graced the Eisenhower Theater in the fall of 2015.


Following its hit run on Broadway, this dark and passionate tale of family, love, and duplicity explores 1950s America in a small Italian-American Brooklyn neighborhood. Longshoreman Eddie Carbone is obsessed with his 17-year-old niece Catherine. When she falls in love with a newly arrived immigrant, Eddie spirals into a jealous rage that consumes him, his family, and his world.


The New York Times exclaims, "A View From the Bridge must be what Greek tragedy once felt like, when people went to the theater in search of catharsis…. You also feel ridiculously blessed to have been a witness."


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