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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. 08.10.18 August 10 - Sweet Grass Dairy Cheesemaker's Dinner

    August 10 - Sweet Grass Dairy Cheesemaker's Dinner

    $75.00
    per person
    Friday, Aug 10 2018 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  2. 08.11.18 August 11 - Dinner at the Chef's Table: August in Central Italy

    August 11 - Dinner at the Chef's Table: August in Central Italy

    $75.00
    per person
    Saturday, Aug 11 2018 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  3. 08.12.18 August 12 - Pastapalooza

    August 12 - Pastapalooza

    $50.00
    per person
    Sunday, Aug 12 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  4. 08.02.18 August 2 - Street Food Dinner: Spiedino

    August 2 - Street Food Dinner: Spiedino

    $50.00
    per person
    Thursday, Aug 02 2018 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  5. 08.23.18 August 23 - Dinner at the Chef's Table: Summer in Puglia

    August 23 - Dinner at the Chef's Table: Summer in Puglia

    $75.00
    per person
    Thursday, Aug 23 2018 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  6. 08.24.18 August 24 - Dinner at the Chef's Table: Summer in Puglia

    August 24 - Dinner at the Chef's Table: Summer in Puglia

    $75.00
    per person
    Friday, Aug 24 2018 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  7. 08.25.18 August 25 - Dinner at the Chef's Table: Summer in Puglia

    August 25 - Dinner at the Chef's Table: Summer in Puglia

    $75.00
    per person
    Saturday, Aug 25 2018 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  8. 08.03.18 August 3 - Street Food Dinner: Spiedino

    August 3 - Street Food Dinner: Spiedino

    $50.00
    per person
    Friday, Aug 03 2018 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  9. 08.09.18 August 9 - Dinner at the Chef's Table: August in Central Italy

    August 9 - Dinner at the Chef's Table: August in Central Italy

    $75.00
    per person
    Thursday, Aug 09 2018 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  10. 07.20.18 July 20 - Dinner at the Chef's Table: Summer in Puglia

    July 20 - Dinner at the Chef's Table: Summer in Puglia

    $75.00
    per person
    Friday, Jul 20 2018 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  11. 07.22.18 July 22 - Pastapalooza

    July 22 - Pastapalooza

    $50.00
    per person
    Sunday, Jul 22 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  12. 07.26.18 July 26 - Dinner at the Chef's Table: Summer Farmhouse Favorites

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

    $75.00
    per person
    Thursday, Jul 26 2018 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  13. 07.27.18 July 27 - Dinner at the Chef's Table: Summer Farmhouse Favorites

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

    $75.00
    per person
    Friday, Jul 27 2018 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  14. 07.28.18 July 28 - Dinner at the Chef's Table: Summer Farmhouse Favorites

    July 28 - Dinner at the Chef's Table: Summer Farmhouse Favorites

    $75.00
    per person
    Saturday, Jul 28 2018 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  15. 09.01.18 September 1 - Dinner at the Chef's Table: Summer in the Countryside

    September 1 - Dinner at the Chef's Table: Summer in the Countryside

    $75.00
    per person
    Saturday, Sep 01 2018 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The Fine Print

Our Dinners at the Chef's Table are single-seating, fixed price, fixed menu dinners. Typically, guests sit at a communal table in our demonstration kitchen, though we will occasionally host parties in our downstairs wine room. Diners are joined at every course for an introduction to each dish. Throughout the year, our dinners may be prepared by visiting Italian guest chefs, hosted by winemaker colleagues or themed around a particular region or specialty. A vegetarian offering may be substituted with advance request.


Dinners range in price from $75 to $150 for a four course meal, depending upon the specific menu. The Chef's chosen wine pairings can be added for an additional charge. Alternatively, our Choose Your Own Bottle (CYOB) program allows guests to purchase wine from our in-house Enoteca (wine store) without the corkage fee.


How it works: We ask that you arrive 15 minutes early for check in so that we can seat the whole group promptly at 7pm. While you wait, we will provide a glass of complimentary prosecco while you mingle and explore the Via Umbria storefront. Dinners begin at 7:00 pm; we suggest that guests expect to spend two to three hours with us in order to fully enjoy the experience. We always do our best to accommodate late arrivals, but can not guarantee that late guests will 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.