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06.27.17

Pizza Making Class: Battle Of The Sauces At Via Umbria

Via Umbria will host an interactive pizza-making class in their upstairs demonstration kitchen. The class will teach you how to roll pizza dough and how to create different flavors using various sauces like classic marinara or even dessert pizza using melted Nutella.

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Washingtonian
06.26.17

Things To Do in DC This Week (June 26-28): A Capitals Fundraiser, Financial Advice for Millennials, and an Ai Weiwei Installation

COOKING A great pizza begins with a great sauce, and Via Umbria is hosting a pizza making demonstration called “Battle of the Sauces.” Flavors range from a traditional tomato sauce to a melted Nutella. $35 (advanced reservations required), 7:30 PM.

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Bitches Who Brunch
06.25.17

This Week in DC: June 26- July 2

Spend the night at Fresco d’Estate at Via Umbria, fresh for the summer menu. For their Italian Dinner Party series, they serve a single fixed menu and have one seating at 7 p.m. All guests sit communally at one table.

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Washington City Paper
06.22.17

The Underrated Food Issue

D.C. is a competitive market when it comes to bottomless brunch, but there might be one spot that even the most diehard brunchers haven’t snuffed out. The midday meal at Georgetown’s newish Italian market Via Umbria costs $35 and includes free-flowing prosecco and a three-course Italian brunch cooked in front of you in an open kitchen.

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WTOP
06.17.17

Father’s Day festivities in and around DC

If a long day outdoors isn’t his scene, local restaurants are offering special Father’s Day meals. Via Umbria, an Italian restaurant in Northwest D.C. offers a special Father’s Day brunch that is sure to spoil him.

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Eater DC
06.16.17

Fun and Quirky Father’s Day Deals

Georgetown’s Via Umbria (1525 Wisconsin Ave. NW) will host a special brunch (starting at 1 p.m.) around the communal table at the Laboratorio demonstration kitchen on the second floor. Featured menu items include poached eggs with roasted hanger steak, sausage frittata with potatoes and roasted tomatoes, and chocolate mousse with berries and shortbread.

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Georgetown Patch
06.15.17

TONIGHT In Georgetown: 'Sip & Shop' To Support Women

LiLi The First, Baked by Yael, Style Me Bar and Via Umbria will donate 15% of all sales that evening towards the scholarship.

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WJLA Washington
06.14.17

Cheap tricks on how to butcher on a budget

Weekly grocery trips can be a hassle, especially with the cost of meat rising. Scott Weis, an in-house butcher and Owner, Bill Menard at Via Umbria shared money saving tips on how to use inexpensive cuts of meat for delicious meals.

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Bitches Who Brunch
06.07.17

D.C. Father’s Day Brunch Guide 2017

Score major bonus points when you take your dad to Via Umbria for Father’s Day brunch. Arrive early to shop the Georgetown gourmet market for wine, ceramics, and other imported Italian goods, primarily from the region of Umbria. Head upstairs to the amazing open kitchen on the second level of the market.

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Bitches Who Brunch
06.02.17

Via Umbria Pasta Class: Tagliatelle

For a person that consumes as much pasta as I do as a vegetarian, you would think by now I would know to make fresh pasta from scratch. Like Dev on Master of None, it’s always been on my bucket list of grown-up activities. Unlike Dev, jetting off to Italy for a few months to learn the craft isn’t exactly an option.

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Nightclub & Bar
06.01.17

Celebrate the Ultimate Bitter, Boozy Cocktail with These 9 Riffs for #NegroniWeek

Demma created this frozen Negroni to add whimsy to their Negroni Week celebration, Camparti. “A Sno-Cone seemed like the perfect way to just have some fun and a laugh with this bitter cocktail,” he says. “The Negroni is the perfect example of drink that's ideal for the warm weather...it’s bitter, balanced, and, most importantly, easy for anyone to enjoy.”

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Bitches Who Brunch
05.30.17

This Week in DC: May 29-June 4

Whether preparing for a fancy fiesta or a quick late dinner for yourself, an antipasti platter can be a lifesaver. Master the skills and learn the secrets of creating the perfect antipasti platter–a must for every host or hostess. Via Umbria will be demonstrating and sampling an array of delicious Italian recipes to spoil your taste buds! 

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Dclist
05.26.17

How to Eat And Drink Your Way Through D.C. This Week

As grilling season heats up this unofficial start of summer, Via Umbria (1525 Wisconsin Ave. NW) is taking in those looking to slightly improve their barbecue game. The Italian market's head butcher will teach a June 14 class on how to grill on a budget, choosing and cooking value cuts of meat. Tickets are $35.

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Washingtonian
05.25.17

DC-Area Memorial Day Weekend Brunches, Parties, and Specials

Let the chef make your tastebuds tingle with An Italian Affair at Via Umbria, an exquisite four-course dinner hosted in the intimate Laboratorio Demontration Kitchen on Thursday at 7 p.m. The cuisine is prepared in front of you with fresh ingredients straight from the garden and served around a communal table. Menu includes fried zucchini blossoms and spaghetti with bacon, favas, black pepper and cherry tomatoes.

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Bad Wolf DC
05.24.17

CELEBRATE FATHER'S DAY, NEGRONI WEEK & MORE IN JUNE AT VIA UMBRIA

To celebrate Negroni Week, Via Umbria will host a party with all things Campari. Guests will enjoy tastings from six different stations serving up unique twists on a traditional Negroni created by house mixologist Matt Demma. There will also be a full Negroni bar set up with cocktail demos occurring throughout the night. As part of Negroni Week, Via Umbria will donate a portion of the night’s proceeds from “Camparti” to Miriam’s Kitchen, a non-profit aimed at ending chronic homelessness in D.C.

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Washington Blade
05.12.17

D.C.-area restaurants have Mother’s Day specials planned

Keep to the Italian theme, but in a different region, at Via Umbria (1525 Wisconsin Ave., N.W.), where a special brunch on Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 14) will include local Ivy City Smoked Salmon with Pequea Valley yogurt dill spread, and pasta with eggplant, capers, olives, tomatoes and ricotta — along with bottomless Aperol spritz, mimosas or Bloody Marys.

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The List Are You On It?
05.11.17

Italian Dinner Parties At Via Umbria

Each week on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, Via Umbria hosts intimate Italian dinner parties in their demonstration kitchen where you are seated around a community table and can interact with the chef throughout the meal.

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The Drink Nation
05.09.17

Where to Celebrate Mother's Day 2017 in D.C.

Head to Georgetown for an Italian brunch starting with assorted bruschetta, breads and spreads, and entrees including smoked salmon and accouterments or pasta with eggplant, ricotta, tomatoes, capers and olives.

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Bitches Who Brunch
05.08.17

This Week in D.C.: May 8-14

Get ready to roll up your sleeves for Tagliatelle Tuesday at Via Umbria. Head to Georgetown for an interactive hands on cooking class where they’ll teach you the secrets to hand making their house pasta.

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Bitches Who Brunch
05.02.17

D.C. Mother’s Day Brunch Guide 2017

Score major favorite child points when you take your mom to Via Umbria for Mother’s Day brunch. Arrive early to shop the Georgetown gourmet market for wine, ceramics, and other imported Italian goods, primarily from the region of Umbria. It’s been one of our best kept secrets for a few years. Head upstairs to the amazing open kitchen on the second level of the market. 

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Bitches Who Brunch
05.02.17

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

You’ll find one-of-a-kind hand painted ceramic pieces, hand woven table cloths, and other unique Italian imports as special as your mom at Via Umbria in Georgetown. Gift mom a slice of Italy with a gorgeous Biscotti jar filled coupled with Italian cookies, olive oil bottles pretty enough to display on the counter, cappuccino cups and espresso beans, or a bright table cloth with a gorgeous serving dish.

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Eat Drink Lucky
05.02.17

Strong Women

Help support women as you sip champagne and nibble on hand-crafted hors d'oeuvres Thursday at Via Umbria's Strong Women in Fashion event. The $25 ticket proceeds will go to Suited for Change, a nonprofit dedicated to helping women seek financial independence.

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Bitches Who Brunch
04.30.17

This Week in DC: May 1-7

Spend the night at D.C.’s Premier Women Empowerment Fashion Show–Strong Women in Fashion at Via Umbria. Sip champagne and enjoy hand-crafted hors d’oeuvres, while supporting women from all backgrounds. 

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Bad Wolf DC
04.27.17

GEORGETOWN: ITALIAN BBQ, CABANA COCKTAILS & MORE AT VIA UMBRIA IN MAY

Here are the May events at Via Umbria, including a variety of hands-on cooking and cocktail classes like how to make summer cocktails and how to make the perfect antipasti platter. 

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GregsListDC
04.26.17

Cheese and Beer Pairings

Via Umbria will host a class on how to pair cheese with beer to help show guests that cheese can be paired with more than just wine. The class will pair Italian cheeses with both Italian and American craft beers.

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GregsListDC
04.25.17

Wine Tasting: Bubbles, Bubbles, Bubbles

Join Via Umbria for a tasting of sparkling wines that bear the designation ‘Prosecco’. The tasting will allow guests to compare various sparkling wines made all over Italy, while enjoying small bites from the kitchen. Guests must show a valid government issues ID to attend the class.

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East Coast Contessas
04.24.17

COCKTAIL DEMO CLASS AT VIA UMBRIA

We’ve all been there: After experiencing a long and stressful day at work, the only thing we want or need is someone willing to buy us a stiff drink alongside a satisfying plate of hearty grub. Lucky enough for diners living in the DC Metro area, artisanal food giant, Via Umbria takes it a step further by handcrafting cocktails and plates for hungry patrons during their new interactive table-side series.

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18 Negronis to Knock Back Right Now
04.21.17

Never be without the classic Italian cocktail again

In the café space at this gourmet market, drinkers can celebrate “Spritz O’Clock” all day, every day. The special menu features classic Italian cocktails, including a traditional negroni and a negroni sbagliato ($12).

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Bitches Who Brunch
04.17.17

This Week in D.C.: April 17-23

In the mood for some traditional Italian cuisine? Join Via Umbria for their Italian Dinner Party this week and meet special guest chef, Umbrian native Chiara Cicogna. Chiara’s four course menu is authentic Umbrian, simple, yet exquisite dishes that reflect the bounty and flavors of her native region.

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Bitches Who Brunch
04.07.17

D.C. Bridal Shower Guide

Perhaps one of the most unique brunches we’ve experienced in D.C., Via Umbria, tucked away in upper Georgetown, packs a beautiful family style brunch in a white, open air kitchen, with an outdoor rooftop courtyard to boot.

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Bitches Who Brunch
04.07.17

This Week in D.C.: April 10-17

Bring the whole family to a special Easter celebration in the open air kitchen at Via Umbria, starting at 1pm. For $35 a person, the authentic Italian kitchen is serving up delicious pastries, family style appetizers and cheese plates, a main dish of your choosing, and of course, a sweet dessert.

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Washingtonian
04.06.17

7 Fun Food Events Around DC This Weekend

Concerts in the Park Party: Join Via Umbria in Georgetown on Thursday as they work to raise funds for a Georgetown concert series.

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Georgetown Patch
04.03.17

Via Umbria Holds 2017 Concerts In The Parks Kickoff Party

Via Umbria will hold the 2017 Concerts in the Parks Kickoff Party this Thursday, April 6 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. All of the proceeds will help underwrite the cost of the summer concert series in Volta and Rose parks.

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Bad Wolf DC
03.31.17

GEORGETOWN: DEMOS, DINNERS & TASTINGS AT VIA UMBRIA IN APRIL

Here are just some of Via Umbria’s upcoming events for the month of April including various tastings, demos, classes and Italian dinner parties.

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Bad Wolf DC
03.31.17

GEORGETOWN: HAVE AN ITALIAN EASTER AT VIA UMBRIA

Leading up to the Easter holiday on April 16, Georgetown’s Via Umbria, an Italian market and food emporium in Georgetown, is hosting several events, including a chocolate egg-decorating class on Saturday, April 15, a lamb-centric ‘Italian dinner party’ on Saturday April 15th, and a special Easter brunch on Sunday, April 16. 

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The Washington Post
03.14.17

Learn about (and taste) wine at these classes and dinners

WINE TASTING: Sample four Italian wines featuring notes of cherry. 7:30 p.m. $35. Via Umbria, 1525 Wisconsin Ave. NW. viaumbria.com.

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The Georgetown Dish
03.13.17

Snow or No Snow, Via Umbria is the Place to Go

Via Umbria will be open Tuesday, March 14 from 7:00 am until 7:00 pm.

Escape cabin fever and celebrate the big snow (or no snow) with your neighbors. 

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Brigh Test Young Things.
03.09.17

Cherry Blossom Everything

To kick off a week of events, Via Umbria will be hosting a wine tasting in honor of the National Cherry Blossom festival at 7:30 p.m. The event will feature four Italian wines with notes of cherry for guests’ tasting pleasure.

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The Washington Post
03.07.17

St. Patrick’s Day is coming — here are 2 events to get you ready

Butcher Scott Weiss teaches how to make corned beef. 7:30 p.m. $35. Via Umbria, 1525 Wisconsin Ave. NW. viaumbria.com.

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The Georgetown Dish
03.07.17

Cherry Blossom Festival Inspired Italian Dinner Parties at Via Umbria

In honor of the Cherry Blossom Festival, Via Umbria is hosting a series of three Italian Dinner Parties: March 23rd through March 25th, with cherries infused into every dish.

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Bitches Who Brunch
03.06.17

This Week in D.C.: March 6-12

Head to Via Umbria for a relaxing night enjoying dinner and a movie. This month’s screening is A League of Their Own (1992), a classic movie about a legendary softball team, in honor of Women’s History Month. 

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The Georgetowner
03.03.17

Hyde-Addison Parents to Start New School

Alben took a sip of coffee at Via Umbria last Saturday and shook her head. “Well, we did decide. One hundred and eighty-nine parents sent her a letter within three weeks stating we wanted to wait a year while space at UDC was renovated, and have our kids bused there instead of across town.

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Drink the Nation DC
02.28.17

Where to Celebrate Mardi Gras 2017 in D.C

Putting an Italian spin on Fat Tuesday (which falls on the final day of Carnevale), Via Umbria will be hosting a cocktail class with mixologist Matt Demma from True Syrups.

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Georgetown Patch
02.27.17

Save The Date: 14th Annual Georgetown French Market Returns in April

The Georgetown French Market marks the triumphant return of spring as the Book Hill neighborhood transforms into Paris on the Potomac.

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Washingtonian
02.23.17

8 Fun Food Events Around DC This Weekend

Fondue party: Let your inner Liz Lemon come alive this Saturday at Via Umbria, which hosts  their second annual MELT fondue fest. 

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Bad Wolf DC
02.22.17

GEORGETOWN: March at Via Umbria: Beef Brining, Whiskey Tasting and More

Via Umbria’s lineup of events for the month of March, include a meat brining class, a cheese and whiskey tasting, a steak tartare making class and more. 

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The Georgetown Dish
02.21.17

Via Umbria Carnevale Celebrazione!

It’s Carnevale and just because you can’t make it to Venice this year doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get to celebrate! 

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Georgetown Patch
02.21.17

Events In Georgetown This Week: Barleywine Festival, Carnevale Celebration And More

Via Umbria is hosting a Venice Carnevale Celebration, featuring all-you-can-eat Carnevale foods and special Carnevale cocktails.

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Brightest Young Things
02.17.17

Taste Test: Via Umbria’s Bottomless Brunch

D.C. has a plethora of bottomless brunch options, but Via Umbria, Georgetown’s Italian market-restaurant-enoteca, manages to be both fun and incredibly inexpensive: $35 for three generous courses, plus bottomless sparkling wine and mimosas.

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Eat Drink Lucky
01.13.17

EAT, Chef Simone Proietti-Pesci, Washington DC

Chat with guest chef Simone Proietti-Pesci as he prepares a special, straight-from-Italy truffle dinner in Via Umbria's demonstration kitchen.

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DC Refined
01.13.17

Where to eat & drink during the Women's March on Washington

Bartender Matt Demia from True Syrups will host a class, “Cheers to Powerful Women,” focused on classic American cocktails inspired by iconic American women at the Italian café and market in Georgetown. A portion of the proceeds will go to Planned Parenthood. January 19 and 20 at 7:30 p.m.

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Bad Wolf DC
01.05.17

GEORGETOWN: January Happenings at Via Umbria

Georgetown’s Italian food emporium and café Via Umbria will kick off 2017 with various Italian dinner parties, a cocktail making class, a sausage making demo and an Umbrian beer tasting. See below for the full details and let me know if you have any questions.

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The Georgetown Dish
12.27.16

Dinner with Federico and Jennifer

Federico Bibi and Jennifer McIlvaine may have come from different places (he in Foligno, she in Philadelphia) but their roots are now firmly entwined and planted in the fertile Umbrian Valley. This couple is all about food and wine - with Federico managing the Terre Margaritelli vineyard and Jennifer operating a popular culinary tourism company.

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Bitches Who Brunch
12.16.16

Via Umbria Brunch

After a long week of travel and presidential election drama, I couldn’t have been more excited to spend a Sunday brunch celebrating one of my best girls.

I have a pretty good pulse on all of the authentic Italian haunts in Washington. A. Litteri is the best place to get an Italian sub; Centrolina is where I uncover rare Italian wines and pasta; and Via Umbria is where I go for imported extra virgin olive oil. And, now, it’s also one of my favorite places for brunch.

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WTOP
12.15.16

Local gifts for the food lover on your list - Via Umbria

Local gifts for the food lover on your list - Via Umbria

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Bad Sentences
12.05.16

Via Umbria Will Transport You to Italy

A trip to Italy is at the very tippy tip-top of my bucket list. The wine, the food, the ancient architecture – it all beckons to me on a regular basis. Until I make it there, I’ll be spending a lot of time at Via Umbria in Georgetown.

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Bad Wolf DC
11.29.16

GEORGETOWN: There Are Many Holiday Happenings at Via Umbria To Make You Feel Festive

This December, Via Umbria, the Italian food emporium and café in Georgetown will celebrate the holidays with a month full of cooking, cocktail and cookie-making classes, festive drinks and Italian dinner parties. Below are the details, but please let me know if you have any questions.

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Washingtonian
11.23.16

Where to Shop in DC on Small Business Saturday

There are over 300 small businesses in Georgetown, and a bunch of them are celebrating Small Business Saturday with giveaways and discounts, including 20 percent off at Reddz Trading, samples of Via Umbria’s Italian foods...

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WTOP
11.22.16

Capital Culture Episode 19

A shimmering, bronzed turkey is, for many Americans, the highlight of colossal Thanksgiving feasts. Although this basted bird is synonymous with the gluttonous day, vegetarians need not settle for spongy slabs of Tofurky Roast & Gravy or fill up on green bean casserole alone.

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WTOP - Foodie and the Beast
11.20.16

Foodie and the Beast Holiday Gift Guide Special

Via Umbria owners Bill and Suzy Menard join Nycci and David Nellis on their Sunday radio program "Foodie and the Beast" to pour some Italian wines and talk about gifts for the upcoming holiday season.

Listen to the program here.

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Vogue
11.17.16

How to Pull Off a Vegetarian Thanksgiving—Tips From Top Chefs

A shimmering, bronzed turkey is, for many Americans, the highlight of colossal Thanksgiving feasts. Although this basted bird is synonymous with the gluttonous day, vegetarians need not settle for spongy slabs of Tofurky Roast & Gravy or fill up on green bean casserole alone.

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WTOP
11.16.16

Put an Italian spin on the traditional Thanksgiving spread

Via Umbria is a passion project for D.C. couple Bill and Suzy Menard. After developing an affinity for Italy — and the artists who craft its food and culture  the couple launched an online business to sell imported Italian goods. That has since evolved into an expansive two-story Georgetown shop, complete with a restaurant and an art gallery on the second floor. 

Leading the kitchen at Via Umbria is Johanna Hellrigl, who whips up everything from vincisgrassi to vegetable salads to supply the cafe and intimate seated dinners. And this time of year, Hellrigl’s mind is on Thanksgiving.
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GregsListDC
11.14.16

How to Host Your Best Thanksgiving

On November 16, ‘How to Host Your Best Thanksgiving’ cooking demonstrations will be led by Head Chef Johanna Hellrigl and Butcher & Charcutier Scott Weiss who will teach guests how to prepare a juicy and decadent turkey, how to make new and inventive side dishes, and the secrets to creating the perfect signature cocktail. Guests are invited to taste their way through the demonstrations and take home copies of any of the night’s recipes. The ‘How to Host Your Best Thanksgiving’ demo will be held on Wednesday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are priced at $50 per person, and can be found here: http://viaumbria.com/november-16-thanksgiving-cooking-class.html

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NBC 4 Washington
11.14.16

How to Make Italian Treats for Thanksgiving

Via Umbria's Chef Chefs Johanna Hellrigl and Jaclyn Beasley visit the News4 studio to demonstrate to reporter Eun Yang how to make pumpkin-filled pasta for a fall feast.

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Gregs List DC
11.14.16

Cashmere Sip & Shop

ust in time for the holiday shopping season, Via Umbria, an Italian market in Georgetown, will host a special two-day event on November 18 and 19, featuring Umbrian cashmere, prosecco and caviar...

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National Post
11.14.16

One flexible dough, so many possibilities for these easy homemade crackers

At Via Umbria in Georgetown, cheesemonger Alice Bergen Phillips says complex cheese platters work for large gatherings. But for a small group, a single cheese — with your snazzy crackers — just makes sense.

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The Georgetown Dish
11.13.16

Cashmere, Prosecco and Caviar at Via Umbria

Owners Suzy and Bill Menard just returned from a trip to the region, where they visited ESSERE, a company specializing in men and women’s knitwear, and providing cashmere for some of the top fashion houses in Italy.

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Bad Wolf DC
11.11.16

GEORGETOWN: Via Umbria Has a Special Two-day Event Featuring Umbrian Cashmere, Prosecco and Caviar - Nov 18/19

ust in time for the holiday shopping season, Via Umbria, an Italian market in Georgetown, will host a special two-day event on November 18 and 19, featuring Umbrian cashmere, prosecco and caviar. 

The event runs from 10am to 6p.m. on both days, and Italian cashmere sweaters,scarves, hats, blankets and more, from the region of Umbria, will be available for sale.  

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Bad Wolf DC
11.08.16

GEORGETOWN: Thanksgiving Cooking Classes and Prepared Foods at Via Umbria

Leading up to the holidays, Georgetown’s Via Umbria, an Italian retail market in Georgetown, is hosting a night of cooking and cocktail demonstrations to help equip guests with the knowledge and skills to host their best Thanksgiving yet. The store will also offer a full menu of prepared Thanksgiving foods for pre-order, from turkeys to stuffing to desserts, helping to alleviate pressure on hosts.

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Bad Wolf DC
10.31.16

GEORGETOWN: November at Via Umbria – Cheese Demos, Cocktail Clases and Wine Dinners

talian café and market Via Umbria will host various events, including demos, tastings and dinners throughout the month of November. The events all correlate to designated themes for each week, which are Seafood, Alto Adige, Umbria, andThanksgiving, respectively. 

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Washingtonian
10.24.16

Photos from Washingtonian's Taste of Georgetown

Foodies from near and far braved the rain to experience the 23rd annual Taste of Georgetown on Saturday, October 1st. Thousands of attendees enjoyed an eclectic offering of delicious dishes from over 30 of the neighborhood’s best restaurants. While strolling the historic streets, guests also shopped at several local retailers and sipped on beers from Georgetown local Pizzeria Paradiso and wine from Great Frogs Winery.

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dcist
10.19.16

Ten Underrated Brunches in DC

The problem with the brunch scene is that it can kind of be, well, a scene, but we've come up with a few options if you need help breaking out of your brunch rut. We've picked out places that veer from the traditional American brunch playbook, places you might not usually think about visiting quite so early or that are quite literally off the beaten path. For our previous contentious posts about best brunch, see here and here.

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Washington Post
10.17.16

Can you do better than cheese 'n' crackers? Yes, and no.

At Via Umbria in Georgetown, cheesemonger Alice Bergen Phillips says complex cheese platters work for large gatherings. But for a small group, a single cheese — with your snazzy crackers — just makes sense.

“Easiest appetizer in the world. You just have to unwrap it,” she says.

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The Georgetowner
10.16.16

Dine and Donate for Amatrice at Via Umbria

To support the city of Amatrice which fell victim to a destructive earthquake in August, Georgetown's Via Umbria hosted an earthquake relief fund gala, raising a total of $21,000. 

To reach their goal of $25,000 for the Italian American Relief Fund, the Italian market and cafe is offering a Dine and Donate promotion, where guests have the option of making a $20 donation to the Fund in-store in exchange for a plate of Spaghetti All’Amatriciana – the region’s namesake dish.

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DC Eater
10.10.16

Tracking Truffles During This Year's Season

Truffle season is back. It tends to be quick — and pricey — but fans of the rich delicacy are willing to shell out up to three figures to get a taste. D.C. restaurants are getting in on the truffle game by making truffle-specific dishes or allowing diners to shave the fancy fungi all over their food.

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Bad Wolf DC
10.05.16

Georgetown: October Events at Via Umbria

There are lots of upcoming events throughout the month of October at Via Umbria in Georgetown including a cheese party highlighting Mountain Top Bleu, a wine dinner with winemakers from Abruzzo, and a showing of Silence of the Lambs with an Italian buffet.

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The Georgetown Dish
09.26.16

Via Umbria Hosts Earthquake Relief Cooking Class & Chef Gala

Via Umbria is hosting two very special events this month to raise funds for the Italian American Relief Fund, a fund established by the National Italian American Foundation to support earthquake relief activities in central Italy.

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Bad Wolf DC
09.23.16

GEORGETOWN: Amatrice Fundraisers and More at Via Umbria - Starts Tonight

Via Umbria in Georgetown is hosting an Amatriciana cooking class on Friday, September 23 to teach guests how to make the namesake dish of Amatrice, the Italian town that was devastated by last month’s earthquake. The class will include a full demonstration as well a three-course dinner.

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Chaine des Rotisseurs
09.17.16

Via Umbria - Société Mondiale Du Vin - A Day Of Wine And Roses

On September 17, 2016, the Greater Washington D.C. Bailliage, Société Mondiale du Vin, reveled and reviewed in a day of "wine and roses, smiling and running away like a child[ren] at play, through the open door[s]" of Via Umbria, in the heart of Georgetown. Hosted by our very own Maître Rotisseur Traiteur William Menard and Maître Rotisseur Traiteur Suzie Menard at their maison de la gastronomie that reflects l'amore di tutto Italiano, a privileged group of members and guests of the Société Mondiale, gathered to learn more of the elixir of le joie du vivre of the Piedmont region of Italy, under to tutelage of Caroline Hermann.

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La Chaine des Rotisseurs DC
09.17.16

Via Umbria – Société Mondiale Du Vin – A Day Of Wine And Roses

On September 17, 2016, the Greater Washington D.C. Bailliage, Société Mondiale du Vin, reveled and reviewed in a day of "wine and roses, smiling and running away like a child[ren] at play, through the open door[s]" of Via Umbria, in the heart of Georgetown.

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Eat Drink Lucky
09.13.16

Eat, Washington DC

If you can't actually make it to Italy anytime soon, the Via Umbria cafe and market is a close second. Everything you need for a true Italian food experience is available here -- cheeses, wines, pastas, olive oils, sauces, spices, antipasti and some of the best espresso in town. Gnocchi-ding here! 

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Hungry Lobbyist
09.12.16

Georgetown's Via Umbria is Your Passport to Italy

In the last two years, Georgetown has really stepped up its food game thanks to places like family-owned Via Umbria – an Italian marketplace under one roof. 

Over the weekend, I partook in Via Umbria’s 2nd anniversary celebration that was open to the public and included complimentary tastings, specialty cocktails, and wines all day long.  

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Modern Luxury
09.10.16

Via Umbria's Two Year Anniversary

Via Umbria is turning two! Celebrate our anniversary on Saturday, September 10th, at a festive open house and Sip & Shop event complete with complimentary tastings, specialty cocktails, and wines all day long. 

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The Gerogetown Dish
09.08.16

Via Umbria Hosts Eileen Lyons' Art

“The quality of the light, those vibrant colors in A Coruña, a province in northern Spain were my inspiration,” says fourth generation artist, Eileen Lyons about her paintings and lithographs, on display Thursday evening at a party hosted by Via Umbria.

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The Georgetowner
09.06.16

Via Umbria Events Will Raise Earthquake Relief Funds

Italian emporium Via Umbria, 1525 Wisconsin Ave. NW, is planning fall events to be held in its upstairs kitchen space to raise funds for the central Italian towns hit by an earthquake Aug. 24. The magnitude-6.2 quake destroyed entire villages and killed more than 200 residents.

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Capitol File
09.02.16

Sip & Shop at Via Umbria

Celebrate Via Umbria's two-year anniversary with a festive open house and Sip & Shop event complete with complimentary tastings, specialty cocktails, wines and giveaways that guest can enjoy throughout the day.

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Bad Wolf DC
08.31.16

GEORGETOWN: Via Umbria Food Market Celebrates Two Years - Sept 10th

Via Umbria, is an Italian food market, café and wine shop located in Georgetown, and they are about to celebrate their two-year anniversary on Saturday, September 10th with a festive open house and “Sip & Shop” event complete with complimentary tastings, specialty cocktails, wines and giveaways that guests can enjoy throughout the day. The event runs from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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The Georgetown Dish
08.30.16

Turning 2: Celebrate With Via Umbria

Celebrate the two-year anniversary of Via Umbria on Saturday, September 10th. Georgetown's go-to place for all things Italian, from ceramics and textiles to wining and dining ... is holding a festive open house and Sip & Shop event complete with complimentary tastings, specialty cocktails, and wines all day long. 

 

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DC Refined
07.26.16

Transport your guests to Umbria with this Italian-themed dinner party

Need an idea for your next dinner party? Look no further than the “green heart of Italy.” Halfway between Florence and Rome, Umbria is the country’s only region without a coastline.

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The Georgetowner
07.21.16

Ciao Bella: Business Group Celebrates Via Umbria

The increasingly popular Italian store at 1525 Wisconsin Ave. NW is relatively new to town, having opened last year. It sells food as well as kitchen items and pottery on the first floor, where the deli side also has seating. Upstairs, an impressive kitchen and dining space allows for special events and tasting dinners with chefs who fly in from Italy.

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The Georgetown Dish
07.21.16

Knodel Demo & Dinner with Chef Johanna

Make learning to cook is as relaxing as it is fun with Via Umbria's new Demo and Dinner series.

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The Washington Blade
07.07.16

Eat Like a Tourist

The Washington Blade features Via Umbria's Sunday Brunch as one of its top destinations for a DC "staycation," urging readers that it will "allow you to taste the good life without ever leaving the city limits."

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Bad Sentences Blog
07.06.16

Via Umbria will Transport you to Italy

If you’re looking to learn more about Italian cuisine or purchase hard-to-find Italian products, meats and cheeses you cannot go wrong with Via Umbria. Check out their July events menu for a list of upcoming wine tastings, cooking classes and special dinners.

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DCist
07.01.16

The Weekly Feed: Summer Cheese Edition

If you’re interested in learning more about the intricacies of seasonal cheese, you can visit Alice Bergen Phillips at Via Umbria Tuesdays through Sundays, where she’ll happily share both knowledge and cheese. Via Umbria’s Cheese of the Month Club offers even more opportunities.

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Let's Do Lunch
06.22.16

Meatball Mania at Via Umbria in Georgetown

Meatball Mania featured a tasting of 3 different meatballs with a hands on experience of making one of the meatballs. The class started with a meat grinding demonstration, showing that it is indeed possible to grind your own meat without having fancy pants machinery, although using a kitchen aid with a grinder attachment is still a pretty piece of machinery.

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The Georgetown Dish
06.02.16

Father's Day Brunch at Via Umbria June 19

Give Dad a break from the grill this Father's Day and treat him to a relaxing brunch in ourLaboratorio Demonstration Kitchen at Via Umbria. Choose from a delicious selection of Italian favorites and American inspired creations all paired with with a flight of Birra Perugia beers or Gordy's Bloody Mary's.

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DCfud
05.09.16

Via Umbria Melted Cheese Party

A place to enjoy all things Italy right in the middle of Georgetown, Via Umbria brought together cheese lovers to taste their way around Europe and America. The Melt Fondue Fest was created to show off some of the best international and local cheeses in the form of fondue. Upon arrival, guests were given a passport to visit five different cheese stations.

 

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Pix of DC
03.30.16

MELT at Via Umbria

Via Umbria MELT was all about melted cheesy goodness. With 5 different cheese stations celebrating a different type of melted cheese – Alpine Fondue, Italian Fonduta with truffles, American Pub/Beer cheese (with Port City Brewing Company beer), Raclette, and fried Wisconsin cheese curds.

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The Georgetown Dish
03.17.16

Umbrian Comfort Food Dinners at Via Umbria

Last chances to enjoy classic Umbrian comfort food this month! Warm the heart and stir the soul by indulging in the dishes you crave at Via Umbria's Italian Comfort Food dinners Thursdays in March.

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The Georgetown Dish
12.09.15

Experience Italy as Via Umbria Reopens

The culmination of a two decade love affair with Italy by longtime DC residents Bill andSuzy Menard, Via Umbria is a reflection of their vision of a place where people can come and experience many facets of la dolce vita,the “sweet life” long associated with Italy. 

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Swimming in Quicksand
12.06.15

A First Look At Georgetown's Rebooted Via Umbria

What a difference a reboot makes. Via Umbria has reopened in the same location at 1525 Wisconsin Avenue NW, but its now so much more: butcher shop, cheeserie,  wine purveyor, bread shop, deli, coffee shop, cafe, as well as all the previous staples of pasta, biscuits, crackers and table top items, and classes and travel.

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Popville
11.24.15

Via Umbria Cafe and Italian Market Soft (re)Opens in Georgetown

Discover the finest Italian olive oils, Italian pasta, delicious chocolates, succulent sauces, handpainted ceramics, beautiful linens and much more. We invite you to explore the best of Italy’s unique cuisine and crafts today!

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Hollywood on the Potomac
01.16.15

Via Umbria

We’re not sure where the truck is from, but everything else inside Via Umbria on Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown is exactly that – from Umbria – ”the rustic region known as il cuore verde d’Italia, the green heart of Italy,” according to owners Suzy and Bill Menard.

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The Washington Post Online
12.10.14

Destination Design : Georgetown

The Washington Post showed aesthetic appreciation for Via Umbria's ceramics & imports when featuring Georgetown's best brick & mortars.

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The Georgetown Dish
09.28.14

A Georgetown Sit-Down with Via Umbria

Editor-in-chief Judith Beerman flagged us down on the eve of our store opening to talk shop. Enjoy.

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Hollywood on the Potomac
01.29.14

Italian Chef Experience

Our guest chef Simone Proietti-Pesci prepares a meal for the Hollywood on the Potomac guests after they visit the store.

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The Georgetown Dish
01.01.70

Via Umbria Opens Laboratorio Demonstration Kitchen

As part of their mission to Discover, Savor, and Share all things Italian, Via Umbria is opening their Laboratorio Demonstration Kitchen to the public as they host their first Sunday Social–an informal evening dedicated to creating a shared space for families and neighbors to gather together. 

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