I was flattered yesterday to be included in an exciting group of DC women creatives at a brunch to celebrate chef Frank Ruta’s Spring menu at the Capella in Georgetown—my first time dining at the Grill Room. Our hostesses were Corie Sue Morris of Bitches who Brunch (below, fourth from right), and Tiffany Rioux (below, far left), Capella’s director of sales and marketing.
I know, this is not normally a place you come to read about food, but Chef Ruta is legendary in this city, and his dishes are like art, especially when he’s using spring’s fresh palette:
When I wasn’t eating, I was taking in the gorgeous dining room, lit by sunlight coming in off the C&O Canal.
The best part about this gathering was meeting new friends in the creative space around DC—and finding new blogs to follow! Here’s a partial list—I hope you’ll check them out:
Ashley Adams of Chicville USA, a fashion, lifestyle and decor blog.
China Rae Riddle, the blogger behind The Hungry Lobbyist.
Tammy Gordon of Florida Girl in DC (a woman after my own heart—I used to cover Florida issues in DC for Scripps Howard News Service).
Carlene Thomas of Healthfully Ever After, a healthy living blog.
Katie Urban of A Touch of Teal, a design and lifestyle blog.
Teri Clar, the interior designer and stylist behind Nafasi Interiors.
Jennifer Lavallee of Bella Jenna, a collection of custom stationery, greeting cards and invitations.