Thursday Events

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Private Dinner Series

Thursday offers a series of intimate wine dinners with an international flair in homes, restaurants and Embassies with a host, chef and winemaker at each.


Here are some of the dinners from 2014.  Check back soon for the 2015 dinner locations!


Dinner 1
Sponsor: General Dynamics
Host: His Excellency, The Ambassador of France to the United States, Francois Delattre
Chef: Christophe Tanneau, Ambassador's Chef
Wine: Château Margaux presented by Paul Pontallier
Residence of the Ambassador of France
7:00 pm     24 guests     $ Sold out


Dinner 2
Sponsor: Riea and Steve Lainoff
Chef: Sebastien Archambault
Wine: Jill Matthiasson, Matthiasson Wines
Blue Duck Tavern
7:00 pm     16 guests      $pre-sold


Dinner 3
Sponsor: Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Murphy
The Home of Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Murphy


Dinner 4
Sponsor: Rick and Myrna Toren
Host: His Excellency, Rudolf Bekink, The Ambassador of The Netherlands
Chef: Christina Owens, Ambassador's Chef
Wine: Château Giscours and Château du Tertre presented by Alexander van Beek
Residence of the Ambassador of The Netherlands
7:00 pm     24 guests     $ Sold out


Dinner 5
Sponsor: Available
Host: His Excellency, S. Jaishankar, The Ambassador of India
Residence of the Ambassador of India
7:00 pm     20 guests      $500 


Dinner 6
Sponsor: Dennis Yee, Abacus Technology
Chef: Massimo Fabbri, Ristorante Tosca
Wine: Christina Turley, Turley Wine Cellars
Home of Dennis Yee
 7:00 pm     14 guests     $ pre-sold


Dinner 7
Sponsor: Available Host: His Excellency, Ashok Mirpuri, The Ambassador of Singapore and Mrs. Gouri Mirpuri
Wine: Château Malartic-Lagravière presented by Véronique Bonnie Laplane & Bruno Laplane
            Château Guiraud presented by Laure Planty
The Embassy of Singapore 
7:00 pm     24  guests     $500 


Dinner 8
Sponsor: Available
Chef: Frank Loquet, Ici Urban Bistro
Wine: Château Clos Dubreuil presented by Benoit Trocard
            Château Lafon-Rochet presented by Basile Tesseron
The Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square  
7:30 pm    20 guests     $400 


Dinner 9
Chef: Devin Bozkaya, Westend Bistro
Wine: From the Collection of Charles and Sharon Bates, with focus on 1990 Bordeaux
            Château Coutet presented by Dominique Baly
The Ritz-Carlton West End
6:30 pm     20 guests     $ Sold out


Dinner 10
Sponsor: Available
Host: His Excellency, Ebrahim Rasool, The Ambassador of South Africa
Chef: Charmain Sitappah, The Seasoned Pot, Inc.
Residence of the Ambassador of South Africa
7:00 pm    24 guests    $ 500


Dinner 11
Sponsor: Available
Host: His Excellency, Jose Cuisia, Jr., The Ambassador of the Philippines
Residence of the Ambassador of the Philippines
6:30 pm     12 guests      $ 500 [on hold for sponsors, waiting list available]


Dinner 12
Sponsor: Genentech
Chef: Victor Albisu
Wine: Château Léoville-Poyferré presented by Didier Cuvelier
Del Campo
[January 17, 2014]


Dinner 13
Supported by the Embassy of Australia 
Sponsor: Available 
Wine: Two Hands Wines presented by Phil Kightley
The Embassy of Australia
6:30 pm    40 guests     


Dinner 14
Sponsor: Available
Chef: Todd Gray, Equinox Restaurant
Wine: Château Beychevelle presented by Philippe Blanc
            Château Smith Haut Lafitte presented by David Ornon
Corcoran Gallery of Art
7:00 pm     24 guests     $ 400


Dinner 15
Sponsor: The Mullenholz Family
Chef: Anthony Lombardo
Wine: Château Durfort-Vivens, Château Ferrière and Château Haut-Bâges-Libéral presented by Gonzague Lurton
1789 Restaurant
 7:00 pm      14 guests     $ pre-sold


Dinner 16 
Chef: Peter Schaffrath, Hay-Adams Hotel
Wine: Château Lynch-Bages presented by Stephen Bolger
Hay-Adams Hotel
7:00 pm      20 guests      $ 400