Amuse Bouche

Life In The Italian Lane

April 5, 2016

Georgetowner and il Canale owner Joe Farruggio is profiled in a full page article this month (April, 2016) in the social magazine Washington Life. The article is titled “Flour, Salt & Passion."

Joe is hobnobbing in the publication with the best.  President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Sophie Gregoire Trudeau are pictured on the magazine cover at the Canadian State Dinner.

Joe Farruggio with his Neapolitan style pizzas (Photo by: Tony Powell for Washington Life Magazine) Joe Farruggio with his Neapolitan style pizzas

Starting from a small restaurant on 31st Street NW near the C&O Canal, Joe has expanded big-time into the former Cannon’s Fish Market next door, with a new wood-burning Stefano Ferrara pizza oven and completely new kitchen. 

Italian-American contractor Melo Cicala, also a Georgetowner, led the team that installed the sparkling new kitchen.

Both new and old properties are now wrapped into one modern restaurant.  

Ace social photographer Tony Powell shot the Washingtonn Life picture and up-and-coming  Washington Life writer Catherine Trifiletti did the article. 


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Party Like It's 1810

March 22, 2016

Dumbarton House is hosting a Sparkling Spring Ball on Saturday, April 2nd, 2016, from 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm. 

Be transported to the Regency Era and party like Jane Austen! Say goodbye to the worries of the modern world and enjoy traditional country dances like those practiced by your favorite Jane Austen heroines. Take a turn around the dance floor, and enjoy the live music, elegant ballroom, drinks and refreshments. Come in period costume or after-five attire to celebrate the beginning of spring. Tickets range in price from $22.50 - $55. Ticket information available here

Dance Mistress: Susan Taylor

Musicians: Karen Ashbrook, Andrea Hoag & Paul Oorts

Are you interesting in the Ball but don’t know the dances? Are you looking for an opportunitiy to practice before the big night? English Country Dance is here to help! ECD is hosting a series of teaching sessions to help you prepare for the Ball. These sessions will take place on March 17, 24, and 31 from 7-9 p.m. The cost is $10 per session or $25 for all three. Click here to sign up! 

Dumbarton House is located at 2715 Q Street in Georgetown.


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LiLi The First Introduces Two New Designers

March 10, 2016

LiLi The First's Spring collection has already started to arrive from their favorite designers around the world. Home to emerging American and International designers working exclusively with boutiques around the world, Lili The First has stylesthat are unique, sophisticated, high quality, only available in small quantities but in a wide range of sizes.

In addition to their regular designers, LiLi The First is also adding two strong talented women designers to their chic league: My London Flat from Houston, Texas, who creates one of a kind necklaces from rare 18th century shoes or belt buckles combined with pearls (upper left photo) and Adonisis from Tokyo, Japan, who works with cotton and chiffon for the most unexpected yet elegant looks (upper right).

Lili The First is located at 1419 Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown.


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