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Drink the District at The French Embassy Sept. 7 & 8

August 21, 2018

Wine and summertime rhyme, and that's no coincidence! Raise your glass to summer and enjoy unlimited samples of more than 50+ wines at La Maison Francaise at The French Embassy September 7 & 8.

Kick back with friends, while you enjoy chill live tunes, demonstrations on the culinary stage, a local artisan market and more!

Every General Admission ticket includes:

  • Unlimited sampling of more than 50+ wines including French favorites
  • Access to the Culinary Demonstrations where our Executive Chef will show you how to sip and cook like a pro
  • Have questions? Our roaming Sommelier team have answers! Stop them to learn more about varieties and vintages
  • Experience Etsy "In Real Life" – with an artisan market featuring local DC small businesses
  • Commemorative festival cup
  • Live music and entertainment all day
  • Specialty cheese and charcuterie packages available!

Every Wine Lovers Package includes:

  • Everything included in the General Admission ticket package, PLUS
  • 4 bottles of our favorite summertime wines to take home and sip.

Event Dates

Three great sessions to choose from!

Friday, September 7, 2018 - Session 1: 6-9pm

Saturday, September 8, 2018 - Session 2: 1-4pm

Saturday, September 8, 2018 - Session 3: 6-9pm


Purchase tickets here.


The French Embassy is located at 4101 Reservoir Road in Georgetown.

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1789 Summer Specials

June 28, 2018

1789 Restaurant is pleased to release a pre-theater summer special menu available now through September 16th. The three-course menu crafted by Executive Chef Tracy O’Grady and priced at $59, is available nightly from 5:00 to 6:00 pm in the Club Room, 1789’s new dining room.

Inspired by the arrival of Lin-Manuel Miranda's blockbuster hip-hop musical “Hamilton,” the pre-theater summer special is a perfect first stop for theater-goers and summer date nights alike. “It’s hard not to feel the excitement around town over Hamilton at the Kennedy Center this summer,” says Chef O’Grady. “With the recent success of Tony Award®-winning shows starting in DC as well as new, live music venues opening, it’s a great time for our city’s arts & culture scene.”  

Guests will select from a few options for an appetizer, entrée, and dessert. Showcasing local produce, the menu is expected to evolve over the summer to reflect seasonal changes. Current standouts include Burrata & Baby Heirloom Tomatoes, Tempura Fried Soft-Shell Crab & Petite Crab Cake, Roasted Halibut, and Herb-Roasted Duck Breast.

Desserts by Pastry Chef Mollie Bird are whimsical riffs on the popular soundtrack, and include “Sugar Cane & Rum,” “Tea In The Sea,” and “Vine & Fig Tree.”

1789 Restaurant’s contemporary seasonal menu blends the taste of local, fresh ingredients into unique and flavorful dishes. Located in Georgetown at 1226 36th Street, NW, the fine-dining restaurant recently completed a multiphase expansion to introduce an adjacent and more casual Club Room as well as a stylish new bar. The 1789 Bar & Club Room’s large mahogany bar and tufted leather seating provide a welcoming lounge atmosphere. 


Reservations can be made online or by calling 202.965.1789. Complimentary valet parking is provided. 

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Sense of Humor Coming Soon to DC

May 29, 2018

Humor may be fundamental to human experience, but its expression in painting and sculpture has been limited. Instead, prints, as the most widely distributed medium, and drawings, as the most private, have been the natural vehicles for comic content.

Drawn from the National Gallery of Art’s collection, Sense of Humor celebrates this incredibly rich though easily overlooked tradition through works including Renaissance caricatures, biting English satires, and 20th-century comics. The show, located in the West Building, ground floor, opens July 15th and runs through January 6, 2019.

Included are major works by Pieter Brueghel the ElderJacques CallotWilliam HogarthJames GillrayFrancisco Goya, and Honoré Daumier, as well as later examples by Alexander CalderRed GroomsSaul SteinbergArt Spiegelman, and the Guerrilla Girls.

The exhibition is curated by Jonathan Bober, Andrew W. Mellon senior curator of prints and drawings; Judith Brodie, curator and head of the department of American and modern prints and drawings; and Stacey Sell, associate curator, department of old master drawings, all National Gallery of Art, Washington.


Admission is always free and passes are not required.

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