Dinner at the Chef's Table

Dinner at the Chef's Table

Each Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening we host a Dinner at the Chef's Table, which like our most memorable meals in Italy are shared experiences around a table with others, communal and social, with simple, yet unforgettable food and wine.  We believe you cannot find a comparable experience or better dinner in all of Washington, DC. 

  1. 12.15.17 December 15 - Dinner at the Chef's Table: Farm to Table

    December 15 - Dinner at the Chef's Table: Farm to Table

    $75.00
    per person
    Friday, Dec 15 2017 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  2. 12.16.17 December 16 - Dinner at the Chef's Table: Farm to Table

    December 16 - Dinner at the Chef's Table: Farm to Table

    $75.00
    per person
    Saturday, Dec 16 2017 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  3. 12.21.17 December 21 - Feast of the Seven Fishes

    December 21 - Feast of the Seven Fishes

    $100.00
    per person
    Thursday, Dec 21 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  4. 12.22.17 December 22 - Feast of the Seven Fishes

    December 22 - Feast of the Seven Fishes

    $100.00
    per person
    Friday, Dec 22 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  5. 12.23.17 December 23 - Feast of the Seven Fishes

    December 23 - Feast of the Seven Fishes

    $100.00
    per person
    Saturday, Dec 23 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  6. 12.28.17 December 28 - Dinner at the Chef's Table: Medieval Menu with Jennifer McIlvaine

    December 28 - Dinner at the Chef's Table: Medieval Menu with Jennifer McIlvaine

    $75.00
    per person
    Thursday, Dec 28 2017 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  7. 12.29.17 December 29 - Dinner at the Chef's Table: Medieval Menu with Jennifer McIlvaine

    December 29 - Dinner at the Chef's Table: Medieval Menu with Jennifer McIlvaine

    $75.00
    per person
    Friday, Dec 29 2017 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  8. 12.30.17 December 30 - Dinner at the Chef's Table: Classic Umbrian Menu with Jennifer McIlvaine

    December 30 - Dinner at the Chef's Table: Classic Umbrian Menu with Jennifer McIlvaine

    $90.00
    per person
    Saturday, Dec 30 2017 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  9. 01.11.18 January 11 - Dinner at the Chef's Table: Butcher's Cut

    January 11 - Dinner at the Chef's Table: Butcher's Cut

    $75.00
    per person
    Thursday, Jan 11 2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  10. 01.12.18 January 12 - Dinner at the Chef's Table: Butcher's Cut

    January 12 - Dinner at the Chef's Table: Butcher's Cut

    $75.00
    per person
    Friday, Jan 12 2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  11. 01.13.18 January 13 - Dinner at the Chef's Table: Butcher's Cut

    January 13 - Dinner at the Chef's Table: Butcher's Cut

    $75.00
    per person
    Saturday, Jan 13 2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  12. 01.18.18 January 18 - Dinner at the Chef's Table: Rustic Feast

    January 18 - Dinner at the Chef's Table: Rustic Feast

    $75.00
    per person
    Thursday, Jan 18 2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  13. 01.19.18 January 19 - Dinner at the Chef's Table: Rustic Feast

    January 19 - Dinner at the Chef's Table: Rustic Feast

    $75.00
    per person
    Friday, Jan 19 2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  14. 01.19.18 January 19 - Sagrantino Wine Dinner with Chef Simone Proietti Pesci

    January 19 - Sagrantino Wine Dinner with Chef Simone Proietti Pesci

    $125.00
    per person
    Friday, Jan 19 2018 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
  15. 01.20.18 January 20 - Dinner at the Chef's Table: Rustic Feast

    January 20 - Dinner at the Chef's Table: Rustic Feast

    $75.00
    per person
    Saturday, Jan 20 2018 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  16. 01.20.18 January 20 - Sagrantino Wine Dinner with Chef Simone Proietti Pesci

    January 20 - Sagrantino Wine Dinner with Chef Simone Proietti Pesci

    $125.00
    per person
    Saturday, Jan 20 2018 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
  17. 01.21.18 January 21 - Family Dinner Special: Pastapalooza

    January 21 - Family Dinner Special: Pastapalooza

    $50.00
    per person
    Sunday, Jan 21 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  18. 01.25.18 January 25 - Dinner at the Chef's Table: Farmhouse Favorites

    January 25 - Dinner at the Chef's Table: Farmhouse Favorites

    $75.00
    per person
    Thursday, Jan 25 2018 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  19. 01.26.18 January 26 - Dinner at the Chef's Table: Farmhouse Favorites

    January 26 - Dinner at the Chef's Table: Farmhouse Favorites

    $75.00
    per person
    Friday, Jan 26 2018 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  20. 01.27.18 January 27 - Dinner at the Chef's Table: Farmhouse Favorites

    January 27 - Dinner at the Chef's Table: Farmhouse Favorites

    $75.00
    per person
    Saturday, Jan 27 2018 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  21. 01.28.18 January 28 - Family Dinner Special: Pastapalooza!

    January 28 - Family Dinner Special: Pastapalooza!

    $50.00
    per person
    Sunday, Jan 28 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  22. 01.04.18 January 4 - Dinner at the Chef's Table: Farm to Table

    January 4 - Dinner at the Chef's Table: Farm to Table

    $75.00
    per person
    Thursday, Jan 04 2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  23. 01.05.18 January 5 - Dinner at the Chef's Table: Farm to Table

    January 5 - Dinner at the Chef's Table: Farm to Table

    $75.00
    per person
    Friday, Jan 05 2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  24. 01.06.18 January 6 - Dinner at the Chef's Table: Farm to Table

    January 6 - Dinner at the Chef's Table: Farm to Table

    $75.00
    per person
    Saturday, Jan 06 2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Fine Print

Our Dinners at the Chef's Table are a single-seating, fixed price, fixed menu dinners.  A vegetarian offering may be substituted with advance request.  Guests sit communally at our chef’s table in our Laboratorio demonstration kitchen and will be able to watch and interact with our Chef as their meal is prepared.  Courses are served family style and our chef will join you at every course to describe what has been prepared.  Throughout the year our dinners may be prepared by visiting Italian guest chefs, hosted by winemaker colleagues or feature a particular region or specialty.  

Dinners range in price from $75 to $200 for a four course meal, depending upon the specific menu. Wine pairings can be added for an additional $40 or guests can purchase wine to enjoy with their meal at retail prices with no corkage fee from our in house enoteca (wine store).  We call this our CYOB (Choose Your Own Bottle) program.


Our dinners start at 7:00 and you should expect to spend two to three hours in order to fully enjoy the entire experience.  Because we seat our guests communally at a single table, we ask that you arrive early to check in and enjoy a complimentary pre-dinner aperitivo.  This allows us to assign seats and to seat the entire group promptly at 7:00.  We will do our best to accommodate late arrivals, but most courses are served family style and guests that arrive late cannot be guaranteed to receive all courses.


For more information visit our FAQ section. 

Why Tickets?

All of our events are ticketed events with limited seating.  Tickets are purchased in advance, on a first-come first-served basis until sold out.  Events at Via Umbria are unique and human scale experiences that are carefully crafted to create an outstanding and memorable dynamic.  By requiring pre-purchase of tickets, we minimize the frequency of no-shows and ensure that we create the best possible experience at the best possible price for what we offer. 


Each month’s tickets are offered for sale all at once, through our monthly event calendar, which is typically posted at least a month in advance.  We provide advance notice on Facebook and Twitter a few days before posting of a new calendar.  Subscribers to our newsletter are given an exclusive 24 hour pre-release opportunity to purchase tickets.  For most events, the maximum number of tickets that can be purchased in a single transaction is 6, although larger groups can attempt to make multiple separate purchases.  Event buy outs and private events are also possible.  Please contact us if you are interested in more information. 


Tickets are not refundable and cannot be exchanged for a different date or time, but they are transferable to other people. Think of it like buying a ticket to a concert, baseball game, or movie. Ticket prices do not include a 10% DC Meals Tax, which will be added to your purchase, or gratuity, which is at your discretion.

Tickets can be purchased online or by calling us at (202) 333-3904 or emailing us at feedme@viaumbria.com.
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Browse Photos of our Memorable Dinners

  • Italian Dinner Party with Chef Vickie Reh
    20 guests,community table
  • Murder Mystery: Terror in a Toga
    20 guests gathered in our Laboratorio demonstration kitchen dressed in their best toga ensembles and enjoyed an evening of fine dining with a side of murder, imbibing and intrigue.
  • Chef Simone Proietti-Pesci
    Chef-owner of the iconic restaurant in Bevagna - le Delizie del Borgo visited Via Umbria to charm us with his cuisine explertise. 
  • Italian Dinner Party: Chef Simone
    With a dinner featuring homemade tagliatelle with guanciale and spezzatino al Sagrantino. 
  • Tabarrini Wine Dinner
    The menu for this dinner was designed especially for our guests to sample the exceptional award-winning Tabarrini wines. 
  • Dinner with Federico and Jennifer
    For this very special dinner, Federico Bibi from the Terre Margaritelli Vineyard curated a wine tasting to compliment his wife and chef Jennifer McIvaine's authentic Umbrian feast.
  • Murder Mystery Dinner Party
     
  • Murder Mystery Dinner Party
     
  • Black Truffle Dinner - February 2016
    With black truffles airshipped from our supplier in Umbria guests enjoyed a special four course menu, each course showcasing truffles.