DESSERTS OF DC TOUR: Desserts of the Royalty
Tonight, we are not sure how you will dine but your sweet tooth will be given the royal treatment as we feast on three desserts at three upscale, trendy unique places! From one of Washington’s most upscale hotels, to one of the top restaurants near the White House, to a trendy new restaurant and club, we will enjoy signature desserts like you never have before. Whether you are dieting or not, tonight everything is on hold as we treat our palates to an amazing post dinner treat! In addition, at each venue we will meet with a chef or restaurant representative to discuss the dessert, its history and maybe even secrets as to how it is made.
1) WILLARD INTERCOTINENTAL HOTEL:
Perhaps the most luxurious hotel begins our tour. Have a seat in the hotel that has served kings and queens, prime ministers and presidents, movie stars and music legends, and tonight – YOU! We will begin our dessert night with the Willard’s Signature MINT JULEP!
In Washington, the official line is that Kentucky statesman Henry Clay introduced the julep in the early 1800s at the hotel where the Willard Intercontinental now stands. Bartender Jim Hewes makes at least two dozen a day at the Willard's Round Robin Bar. He says juleps "evoke an era of hospitality and geniality, when you were offering the best of what you had: whiskey, ice--which was hard to come by--mint, and time. They're labor-intensive."
2) OVAL ROOM:
The Oval Room, located steps from "The Oval Office" is critically acclaimed restaurant serving modern American cuisine with International influences. in a sophisticated contemporary setting. A virtual "Who's Who" of Washington politicians and media dine here - which is why this venue is one of Washington's Power Restaurants.
As former Presidents have, you too will enjoy a choice between a HAZELNUT DACQUOISE (Milk Chocolate Mouse, Peanut Butter Ganache & Salted Ice Cream) or a CHOCOLATE BEET CAKE (with Blueberries & Mascarpone Ice Cream).
3) BLACK FINN:
The Black Finn will allow you to let your hair down a little more and enjoy the action and excitement going on tonight. While mingling with new friends, we end our dessert tasting with a famous “Slider” - featuring scoops of vanilla between two warm-from-the-oven chocolate chip cookies.
Suggested Attire: Business Casual Please. No jeans or sneakers.
Directions: Meet outside the Round Robin Bar at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel.
1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington DC 20004
Price subject to increase 5 PM Friday, August 3
Aug 9, 2012