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Win a seat at our luxe Italian dinner!

January 11, 2015

ITALY GETS COLD TOO, but somehow thoughts of the bel paese are warm ones. Nonetheless, winter or summer, a grown-up girl’s gotta eat. And thanks to the owners of the new Via Umbria shop in Georgetown, some MyLittleBird readers will get to do just that, at a very special dinner.

The Via Umbria owners, Bill and Suzy Menard, know well the charms of central Italy. They stock their shop with Italian ceramics Simone2Weband linens  and pantry staples, even offer cooking classes.

But this month the Menards are importing a whole chef!

Simone Proietti-Pesci owns a restaurant in the medieval Umbrian town of Bevagna–Le Delizie del Borgo (loosely, the delights or delicacies of the town). He will be giving pasta-making classes and leading tasting evenings at the shop–you should go to the Via Umbria site for more info.

But even more fantastic: MyLittleBird has contracted with Chef Simone to put on a private dinner! And we’re inviting a lucky couple of you, our faithful readers, to join us. Dinner will be served on Sunday evening, January 18, at a very special Georgetown home, and will include a four-course meal (we’ll provide the vino for you as well) and maybe even a chance to watch Chef Simone in action.

Tell us why we should invite you! Sign up for MLB’s daily or weekly email and you will automatically get a chance for a seat at the table. Already get the email? Put your thoughts about this special dinner into a Comment to this article and, as they say, we’ll get back to you. (But we really will.)

Sign up to receive MyLittleBird email and/or post your Comment by 5 pm on Tuesday, January 13, 2015; we’ll announce the winners on Wednesday, January 14, on Facebook, and the winners will be alerted by email or phone.

–Nancy McKeon



9 thoughts on “Win a seat at our luxe Italian dinner!

  1. Krystal Au says:

    I love Italian food! Italy is one of my favorite countries that I’ve ever visited, not only because of the history and culture, but the food was also amazing. I would love to experience it again!

  2. Annie says:

    I would love to attend the private dinner with Chef Simone! I love Italian food and I was fortunate enough to travel to Italy last March and I miss authentic Italian food sooo much! I hope you’ll consider me! Thanks!

  3. Who doesn’t love an exclusive dinner party? I know I do! And I would love to attend this dinner with an authentic Italian chef. I’ll be dreaming of Tuscany, Cinque Terre, and Positano while waiting for the winner to be announced!

  4. Greg O'Neill says:

    My first trip/taste of Italy was last summer–Rome, Florence, Siena, Orvieto, Capri, and the Amalfi Coast–and I want to go back! So, what could be better than enjoying a meal prepared by Chef Simone Proietti-Pesci right here in DC! Umbria via DC, perfecto!

  5. Isabelle WILLIAMS says:

    Discovering Italy through Chef Simone cuisine would be an honor.
    Fingers crossed!;-)

  6. Larissa Hanpeter says:

    Wow! What a great opportunity! I trained as. Chocolatiere and I have always been fascinated by great chefs and Italian food and love the tasting room experience. A small, intimate experience. This would Be great! Thanks for offering the opportunity.

  7. Carey Ragels says:

    Hopefully, third time is a charm and this comment will register. I’d love to come to dinner with Chef Simone!

  8. Dominique Rychlik says:

    I LOVE to eat! Especially Italian Food. I am a good conversationalist and I will tell everyone about it : ) and I will share the opportunity to enter with my friends!

    1. Janet Kelly says:

      Thanks, Dominique!!! I know you’re a really good conversationalist!

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