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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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Come discover what wines pair exceptionally well with Thanksgiving dinner.

These wines branch away from typical drinking wine so come explore with us!

 

Wed Nov 13, 2019

Remsen 1st Floor Board Room

6:00-7:30pm

 

This is a not-for-profit event, all the money goes towards wine! The typical retail average is $30-$45 per bottle.

The $20 is increased from the typical $15 because it this lecture will have food pairings to accompany the tasting.

Lecture, hosted by your Level 2 certified wine educator, will focus on the question of “What do people mean when they talk about wine pairing with food?”

 

**Please arrive by 5:45 so we can start on time**

Bring your own 3 wine glasses; this saves cost and the planet.

 

RSVP ($20): https://reservations.ptos.org/index.php

Limited to first 25 to register!

 

Questions? Email: Stephen.Yanchuk@USPTO.Gov

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

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***SILICON VALLEY OFFICE***

 

THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION

 

Where:     Taurinus Brazilian Steak House (167 W San Fernando St, San Jose, CA 95113)

 

When:      Thursday November 21, 2019, 11:30-1:00pm

 

Cost:         $10 per member

 

PTOS will be hosting a Thanksgiving luncheon at Taurinus Brazilian Steak House.   The buffet lunch will include all you can eat salad and a variety of different cuts of meat, as well as soft drinks. 

Contact Loan Truong, Jonathan Kuo, or Jay Huang for sign up, payment and/or questions.

 

Non-member can sign up prior to the event by contacting one of the representatives or to membership@ptos.org

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BLACK TIE ROMAN HOLIDAY GALA AT EMBASSY OF ITALY
 
Embassy of Italy
3000 Whitehaven St. NW
Sat, December 14, 2019 @ 07:00 PM to 11:45 PM
Price: $90 per person


Purchase or reserve at: https://reservations.ptos.org/

DETAILS

Open Bar, Italian Holiday Menu, Holiday Cheer, European Ballroom Dancing, Italian Holiday Opera, Late Night DJ Dancing, Chocolates from throughout Europe, and Hundreds of Holiday Revelers!
– Christmas and Chanukah in Rome
– The Majesty of the Coliseum
– The Beauty of the Trevi Fountain
Want to travel to Italy for the holidays? Ready to toast in the season in the backyard of Europe? Celebrate the holidays with us in one of the most exciting venues in our area;
– Italian wines, Italian Food and Desserts, European Dance Demos, Lessons and More!
– Help contribute to the toy drive with Toys for Tots by bringing an unwrapped toy with you.
Don your best outfits and be transported to one of the most beautiful and admired countries in all of Europe as we bring together the glory of Caesar’s Roman Empire with the allure of Modern Western Europe. From the music of the European master composers to a late-night modern DJ playing your favorite hits, this Italian Holiday Ball has something for everyone. Also, be on the lookout for Babbo Natale (Santa Claus)

Your magical evening features:
1) SPECIAL CAROLERS GREETING:
Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted by Holiday carolers singing Christmas, Chanukah and Seasonal Favorites to get you into the spirit (both in English and French).
2) BALLROOM DANCING with LESSONS
Travel to the  center of  the Emperor’s Palace  as you waltz, Fox Trot, Tango and even Swing  in an 18th century ballroom setting.  Ballroom dance lessons will be provided as an introductory refresher.
3) HOLIDAY OPERA PRESENTATION
As if we were evoking the celebratory spirit of St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican, we will be privy to a special performance of classical opera pieces celebrating the holiday season!

4) EUROPEAN NIGHTCLUB:
In the second half of the evening, we visit the hottest nightclubs emulating the hot spots of Via Del Corse  as one our area’s top DJs spins the best retro, swing and top 40 dance hits.

5) EUROPEAN BAR
Tonight, we will present OPEN BAR of European wines European wines, beers and other nonalcoholic refreshments.  Wines and beers several different countries, including the vineyards of Italy, will be on hand for you to sample and enjoy!

6) DOLCI (Desserts). As if picked from the best pastry shops in all of Italy, our dessert selection offers you a wide variety of assortment de holiday Italian treats   Experience the exquisite French desserts found in some of the finest restaurants, cafes and casinos in all of Italy

7) EUROPEAN HOLIDAY CHOCOLATES TASTING
Sample, compare and conquer some of the greatest chocolates from throughout Western and Eastern Europe.

8) WIN A TRIP TO THE CARIBBEAN
A drawing for all to partake in. One lucky person will win plane and hotel to the Caribbean!
 
9) CHARITY TOY DRIVE with TOYS FOR TOTS:
Help TTD spread joy to children this year. A marine representative from Toys for Tots will be on hand for collection. Please bring a new, unwrapped toy.
 
10) PLUS – A VISIT BY BABBO NATALE, otherwise known as SANTA CLAUS: Santa will come to take pictures and to tell you about how HE is celebrated in Italy!
Note: This is primarily a stand up, buffet style reception with limited seating throughout the evening. We will have limited tables and chairs, but will not be able to accommodate seating for all attendees at one time. If you have any special needs, please email events@thingstodoDC.com in advance.
 
VIP OPTION:  For a little extra royalty this evening, you will get:
– Early Admission to the Gala (7:00 PM);
– Private Champagne Reception;
– Special Early Italian Holiday Dinner Menu (TBA)
VIP MENU:
Roman Antipasti
[Coccoli with Stracchino and prosciutto crudo, Breassola, Mortadella, Capocolla,Italian Formaggi
Pickled vegetables-Variety of Olives stuffed mini peppers]
Suppli
[Ball rice Risotto]
Porchetta
[Pork roast stuffed with mushroom & fennel]
Coda alla Vacciana
[Traditional Roman Stw with braised vegetables]
Cacio Peppe
[spaghetti with pecorino Romana & black pepper]
Saltimbocca Chicken
Carbonara Rigatoni
Lamb alla Cacciatori
[roasted lamb with chili flakes and anchovies & fresh Tomato Romano served with gnocchi]
Fritto Misto Vegetables[Fried Vegetables]
Focaccia con la Robiola e Olio Tartufato
(Robiola cheese focaccia with truffle olive oil)
NOTE:  Please be advised that this event is NOT directly organized by the Embassy of Italy. Any concern or information request on the event MUST be addressed through our organization directly.  Please do not contact the embassy with any specific questions.


SUGGESTED ATTIRE
Black Tie Optional. Minimum of Suit & Tie for Men. Cocktail Attire for Women. Casual wear, jeans or sneakers prohibited.

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 thursday 12/5 @ 5pm

Please direct any questions to Kang Hu (01344) or Anand Loharikar (28756)

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

 


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