Amuse Bouche

Officina is Popping Up in Georgetown

June 1, 2020

This week, the Officina experience is landing at the Via Umbria space at 1525 Wisconsin Avenue, where Chef Nicholas Stefanelli and the Officina team will bring their love for the traditions and flavors of Italian cuisine to their friends in Georgetown.


Much like the shopping experience at the Wharf, they will be stocking the shelves with fine wine, artisanal pastas, and specialty snacks and preserves.

 

Enjoy the daily breads, fresh pastas, handcrafted butcher products, and specialty meats and cheeses you love too.

 

Of course, delivery and curbside pickup will be available.


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WFP Lists New Chevy Chase Home in Somerset

May 7, 2020

Washington Fine Properties has listed a fabulous new home in sought-after Somerset in Chevy Chase, Maryland offered at $3,195,000.

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Conveniently located just north of the DC line, the special enclave of The Town of Somerset is over 100 years old and offers a community swimming pool, tennis courts, basketball court and more. It's a short walk to Metro, the Capital Crescent Trail, and nearby shopping.

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Beautifully constructed and appointed, this 2019 built house at 4909 Falstone Avenue checks off everything on a buyer's wish list including a thoughtfully-designed floor plan with excellent flow and proportions, beautiful light, high-end finishes and custom-built appointments throughout.

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The six bedroom/six-and-a-half bathroom house of approximately 7200 total square feet has a detached two-car garage, covered deck and balcony.

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Everything's in the right place: four large bedrooms and en suite bath on 2nd floor including an incredible owner's suite with a private balcony.

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There's a beautiful third floor bedroom suite and office; great lower level; a gorgeous, large, top-of-the line kitchen with grand, four-seat island, adjoining large informal dining/breakfast area and adjacent open large family room with fireplace opening to covered deck.

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There's also a separate front entrance to a terrific mud-room.

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Plus there is a proper living room and separate large formal dining room with custom butler's pantry, all off a gracious central hall with a handsome wide, light-filled staircase. 

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Here is a link to the virtual tour. 

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For more information, contact Nate Guggenheim at 202.333.5905 or nate.guggenheim@wfp.com

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José Andrés Closes All His DC Area Restaurants

March 15, 2020

“We are doing this for the right reasons. We need to take care of our employees, we need to take care of our guests for their safety, more importantly we need to take care of every one of you,” José Andrés said in a video posted to Twitter. “We cannot just keep going like this is not gonna happen to us.” 

 

Known for his philanthropic work providing meals to communities in the wake of natural disasters, the celebrity chef said Sunday he is closing his D.C. restaurants and urged others to do the same as the coronavirus outbreak spreads.

 

He said the move is necessary in order to mitigate the global coronavirus pandemic, which is rapidly spreading across the U.S. 

 

“We need to be joining the NBA, need to be joining closings of other venues that are doing the right call ahead of everybody. We cannot stay much longer with restaurants open or we will only be part of the problem when we need to be part of the solution,” Andrés said. 

 

Andrés, who founded the nonprofit World Central Kitchen, which provides meals to areas hit by natural disasters, said several of his D.C. restaurants will be converted into community kitchens to provide basic needs s amid the pandemic. 

 

The community kitchens will have take-out windows for people to pick up food, he said. 

 

Andrés also said that all of his employees will be paid for the next two weeks, adding that closures will be hard on small businesses. 

 

“I've been here 26 years moving this company forward and plan to be here 25 more years ahead, and I know I will only be able to do this with the men and women next to me,” he said. “We’re going to be finding every way to be next to them to make sure that together we go through this complicated time.” 

 

  • America Eats Tavern, Georgetown: A community kitchen will operate from the back upstairs patio.
  • China Chilcano, Penn Quarter:  Due to the lack of outdoor space at the restaurant, a community kitchen will not be available.
  • Jaleo, Bethesda: A community kitchen will operate from the side door.
  • Jaleo, Crystal City: A community kitchen will operate from the side door.
  • Jaleo, Penn Quarter: A community kitchen will operate from the side door.
  • minibar and barmini, Penn Quarter: The restaurant and bar both closed following the end of service on March 14. A community kitchen will not be available. Guests with existing reservations will be contacted to rebook, and deposits will be refunded.
  • Oyamel, Penn Quarter: A community kitchen will operate from the side door.
  • Zaytinya, Penn Quarter: A community kitchen will operate from the side door.
  • Beefsteak, Dupont, Foggy Bottom & Montgomery Mall: Our D.C.-area fast-casual locations will offer delivery only, available via our website. 
  • Pepe Food Truck, D.C.: Will remain in operation, check here for current location.


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