Serendipity 3 hosts The Georgetown Dish Awards and Holiday Party
Monday evening, The Georgetown Dish celebrated the holiday season at Serendipity 3. It was an occasion to recognize outstanding Georgetown businesses and to mingle with friends.
Dish publisher Beth Solomon thanked Serendipity 3 owners Britt Swan and Rodrigo Garcia, together with manager Ron Newman for their gracious hospitality in welcoming over 200 guests to their iconic restaurant.
Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans was on hand to present The Georgetown Dish 2011 Ports and Recreation Award to Robert vom Eigen, president of Friends of Georgetown Waterfront Park.
Interest in converting the industrial Georgetown waterfront into a park began in the 1960s and grew in the late 1990s under the leadership of Illinois Senator Charles Percy. This lead to the formation of the Friends of the Georgetown Waterfront Park in 2005.
Chichie was recognized for half a century of grooming Washington's most beloved members of the family (including White House pets). Long-time Georgetowner and widow of Roland Evans, Katherine Evans, spoke about encouraging Chichie to move her business to Georgetown over 45 years ago, so she would be closer to her French poodle, Hubert (named after Hubert Humphrey).
Luca Pivato, CEO of Recoup was presented with the eCommerce Philanthropy Award for the first ever cause shopping channel that brings together consumers, businesses, non-profits and sponsors. Started in November, Georgetown-based Recoup enables you to "buy what you like, save what you want, support what you love, all with a single click."
Guests enjoyed cocktails and a fabulous buffet including Serendipity's famous foot-long hot dogs, All in Nachos and Frrozen Hot Chocolate.