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PTOS *Alexandria** Embassy of Portugal


Date: 21 November 2019 19:00 to 21:30

Details:

FOR PTOS Members only - can purchase up to 2 tickets

EMBASSY OF PORTUGAL: EVENING AT THE RESIDENCE OF THE AMBASSADOR
RESIDENCE OF THE AMBASSADOR OF PORTUGAL

2125 KALORAMA RD NW WASHINGTON,
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA @ THU NOV 21ST, 2019 07:00 PM TO 9:30 PM

PRICE: $40 PER PERSON


DETAILS
It is one of the America’s closest friends in Europe, as well as one of the hottest tourist destination for travelers    Portugal  is a country that embraces a spirit of warmth, elegance, beauty and adventure like no other.
Tonight, the ambassador is opening up his magnificent residence for an exclusive visit for our members.   It is a chance to meet him and the diplomats from the embassy, taste authentic Portuguese cuisine, experience Portuguese culture, enjoy a concert from a native Portuguese artist and marvel at the beauty of this unique residence!

FEATURING:

1) DIPLOMATIC GREETING:
His Excellency Ambassador Domingos Teixeira de Abreu Fezas Vital will personally welcome you to his home and offer a remarks about his country. The embassy will also invite other diplomats from different departments of the embassy to meet and greet you and to answer any questions that you may have.

2) PORTUGUESE FOOD PREPARED BY NATIVE CHEFS:
As if we were in a popular restaurant in Lisbon, tonight’s dinner comes from the embassy’s hand-picked Portuguese chef who cooks exclusively for the embassy’s events.    Enjoy samples of exciting native Portuguese food.   The Menu includes
Starters:
Starters:
Pastéis de bacalhau Codfish cakes
Rissóis de camarão Shrimp patties
Bacon wrap shrimp
Chicken crostini
Chouriço Assado Roasted Chorizo
Salads
Entrees:
Carne de Porco à Alentenana Alentejo Pork
Bacalhau com Natas Codfish cream
Arroz de pato Duck rice.
Dessert

3) PORTUGUESE WINE& REFRESHMENTS:
A special taste of Portuguese wine, beer, and other nonalcoholic drinks.

4) EXCLUSIVE PORTUGUESE MUSICAL CONCERT
Experience a classical Portuguese concert performed by native cellist Mafalda Santos, with piano accompanist.   We will hear a special concert of classic Portuguese music, representing different historical eras and different regions of their country.
 About the Artist:  Awarded 1st prize from the Marília Rocha Competition at the age of 10, she has since then been the recipient of over 20 awards from prestigious national and international competitions in Portugal, Spain, London and Berlin. In 2018, Mafalda won the Yale Gordon Competition for Orchestral Bowed Strings, becoming the first person to ever be awarded this prize as a first-year Undergraduate.
She performed in prestigious venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, Berliner Philharmoniker, Centro Cultural de Belém and Casa da Música, in concert series such as Shriver Hall and “Thursdays at 7”, the last one with live broadcast by the Portuguese National Radio. She played with orchestras in both the United States and in Europe.
Ms. Santos will be performing as part of the Portuguese American Post-graduate Society (PAPS), a non-profit organization whose mission is to support Portuguese and Portuguese-American graduates (with a Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral degree, in any academic/professional field) studying or working in North America, as well as those who have returned to Portugal. http://www.papsonline.org/


Suggested attire:
Business Attire
 
Event hosted by PTOS International Relations Committee, working with ThingsToDoDC.
Tickets must be reserved online at https://reservations.ptos.org/
*Reminder, by placing an order on the PTOS reservation system, you are responsible for the payment, unless you find a replacement.
 
All Reservations must be made by tues 11/19 @ noon
 
Please direct any questions to Kang Hu (01344) or Anand Loharikar (28756)
 
Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org


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