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Nibbles and Sips Around Town ~ July 8, 2019

Jordan Wright
July 8, 2019 

Celebrate Wimbledon at the Fairmont and Bastille Day at the Sofitel Both Events on July 14th 

On Sunday, July 14th Georgetown’s tony Fairmont Hotel is planning a British invasion to honor the 2019 Wimbledon Championships.  From 11am till 2pm guests will view the men’s finals on the big-screen in the hotel’s stunning garden courtyard while feasting on traditional British fare including flutes of champagne, Pimm’s cup and G&Ts.

Spectators will view the men’s finals on huge screens while trying out their backhand and forehand on a miniature tennis court.  Wearing green, purple or white will make you eligible for prizes for the best garden party or tennis attire. Overnight stays, dinners and brunches are some of the prizes to be ‘lobbed’ at the winners.  Tickets are $25 per person.

Executive Chef Jordi Gallardo and his team will feature an all you can eat $25pp array of passed delicacies without any ‘foot faults’!

  • Traditional, Finger Sandwiches
  • Salad Buffet with Salmon, Smoked Trout and Sirloin Steak
  • Scottish Eggs
  • Lamb Chops and Sausages from the Grill
  • Fish and Chips
  • Mini Pork Pies

Pastry Chef Charles Froke plans an extensive dessert buffet.  Here’s the scrumptious menu.

  • Strawberries and Cream Station
  • Scones with Clotted Cream
  • White Chocolate & Cherry Tennis Balls
  • Summer Berry Trifle
  • Sticky Toffee Pudding Cake
  • English shortbreads
  • Strawberry rhubarb crème

Bottomless Pimm’s cups and mimosas are $15 pp or sip on the Juniper G&T or Thiénot Brut Champagne at $10 each.  Live entertainment provided by the Dom Petrellese Quartet playing British favorites.

The Fairmont Hotel is located at 2401 M Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037.  For reservations visit Eventbrite .

Bastille Day Picnic at the Sofitel

Some go all out with fabulous costumes! Here’s Louis XIV the “Sun King” at last year’s Bastille Day Party at the Sofitel

Want to leave London for Paris?  At the Sofitel Washington DC on Lafayette Square the Bastille Day celebration kicks off with their 2nd Annual Bastille Day Picnic in the Opaline Bar & Brasserie from 2 till 4pm on July 14th .  The deluxe hotel will pull out all the stops with French music, French picnic fare, champagne, rosé, fun photo ops, a caricaturist and more.  Prizes will be awarded for best parasols and best French attire.

Bastille Day Picnic at the Sofitel

The Sofitel is located at 806 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005

Go!  You can do both!

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