Amuse Bouche

Dream of Italy With Via Umbria

May 14, 2015

Via Umbria is rolling out the red carpet in their Galleria events space to celebrate the premiere of the six-episode television travel series Dream of Italy airing on PBS. Join host Kathy McCabe and Via Umbria owners Suzy and Bill Menard in Via Umbria’s upstairs gallery space on Saturday, May 30th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm for a celebration of all things Italian and Umbrian.  The series premieres across the country starting May 16th.

Chef Simone Proietti-Pesci (Photo by: viaumbria.com) Chef Simone Proietti-Pesci

Dream of Italy, the PBS series, is based on the award-winning subscription travel newsletter, Dream of Italy. In the series, McCabe visits six regions of Italy, meeting the colorful locals — chefs, artisans, historians — who are deeply connected to their land, carrying on and preserving the traditions of their ancestors. The regions covered in the series include Rome, Tuscany, Puglia, Piedmont/Lake Iseo, Naples/The Amalfi Coast and of course, Umbria.

Joining them to celebrate will be special guest Chef Simone Proietti-Pesci, owner and master chef at le Delizie del Borgo in Bevagna. Chef Simone will conduct a cooking demonstration of traditional Umbrian delicacies and of course there will be plenty to taste. Plus, sip on some of Umbria’s best wines from Wine Enthusiast’s 2012 European Winery of the Year, Arnoldo Caprai and enjoy a sneak preview of the travel series.

The crew of Dream of Italy used Via Umbria's villa, la Fattoria del Gelso, as its home base while filming the Umbria episode. Clearly they know a thing or two about Italy!

Watch a preview of the series here.

To attend the Dream of Italy party, RSVP to Elsa at elsa@viaumbria.com. See you there!


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Mother's Day The Ultra Violet Way

April 27, 2015

This Mother's Day, give her the gift that dazzles ... an exquisite arrangement by Fabio. It's not too late to order Ultra Violet Flowers.

Stop in at 1218 31st Street for wedding planning and graduation celebrations too.

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Georgetown French Market April 24-25

April 23, 2015

Georgetown celebrates the 12th annual Georgetown French Market on April 24- 25, 2015. One of the most anticipated shopping weekends to welcome spring,  will be on April 24 & 25, the Book Hill merchants, restaurants, salons and galleries will display their wares in an inviting open-air market, evoking the outdoor markets of Paris where guests wander between shops and galleries tempted by the aroma of fresh coffee and croissants while enjoying the sounds of strolling musicians. 

Upper Wisconsin Avenue, between P Street and Reservoir Road – known as Book Hill - will transform into a charming market with more than 40 local boutiques, antique shops, restaurants and galleries offering savings up to 75% on designer goods, art and home furnishings.

The Georgetown French Market also features family friendly entertainment, whimsical mimes, caricature artists, facepainting, and strolling musicians. Get a sneak peek of items and the latest news on the Market via the event page on Facebook

Click here for a complete  list of participating boutiques and cafes, and their magnifique offers.


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