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The Party Rolled On At Cafe Milano

January 22, 2013

Cafe Milano’s fȇtes continued Monday night and into the morning as inaugural celebrants toasted at a party hosted by Mrs. Gina F. Adams, senior vice president of government affairs for Federal Express Corp, Robert L. Johnson, founder and chair of The RLJ Companies, and restaurant owner Franco Nuschese.

Elizabeth Webster at Obama poster (Photo by: Natalia Janetti) Elizabeth Webster at Obama poster

“Earlier today, we heard President Obama’s soaring words of inspiration,” said Nuschese in brief remarks. “We now look hopefully for the most strident of the election rhetoric to fade and for all of our leaders of both parties to join in maximizing the greatness and opportunities of our country.”

In her talk, Mrs. Adams gave praise and encouragement to the President, wishing him great success in his second term. 

Although he was a party sponsor, Johnson was not able to attend.

Large and impressive carved ice sculptures of the White House, the Presidential Seal and the FedExp logo decorated the restaurant. A large poster-like photograph of the President dominated the main wall.

Deborah Sigmund flanked by Septime Webre (right) and his brother Charles (Photo by: Natalia Janetti) Deborah Sigmund flanked by Septime Webre (right) and his brother Charles

In addition to the early crowd, others dropped by Cafe Milano after midnight to dance, share the banquet feast of pastas, lobster, smoked salmon, roast beef, lamb, shrimp and Italian pastries, and to generally continue the non-stop celebration following the official balls.

Attendees included Septime Webre, artistic diretor of the Washington Ballet; Deborah S. Sigmund, founder and director of Innocents at Risk; and  Barbara B. Lang, president & CEO of the DC Chamber of Commerce.

Cora Master Barry (left) Barbara Lang and her husband (Photo by: Natalia Janetti) Cora Master Barry (left) Barbara Lang and her husband


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The Madison and Brooks Brothers Georgetown Celebrate the Inauguration

January 7, 2013

The newly restored Madison hotel is gearing up for all the excitement with an exclusive partnership with Brooks Brothers Georgetown offering temporary personalized shopping in the hotel lobby from January 18th through 22nd.

While you're there, sample special Inauguration cocktails including Great Debate, Massachusetts Mule and Latino Vote.

Visit The Madison for more information and  to book stays during the Inauguration.

The Madison is located at 1177 15th Street, NW. Tel: 202.862.1600

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Get a Jump on New Year's Eve at Tony and Joe's

December 20, 2012

If Walmart can open its doors early and get a head start on Black Friday, then Tony and Joe’s Seafood Place at Washington Harbour can start celebrating the New Year a few days early, right?  

Who says you have to wait until New Year’s Eve to enjoy a lobster and filet dinner and glass of champagne with your sweetie?

Start a new tradition with Tony and Joe’s and let the amateur revelers have New Year’s Eve. Bring your significant other and enjoy an evening out on the waterfront while listening to jazz and savoring a mouth-watering dinner. You will have your choice of a two-pound lobster or filet mignon, a bottle of Persecco, a shrimp cocktail for two and a special dessert, all for only $99.

Don’t let the amateurs ruin your New Year’s Eve celebration, have it early at Tony and Joe’s Seafood Place, Sunday, December 30th from 5–11 p.m. For reservations call 202.944.545 or go to Tony and Joe's.

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