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Holiday Dinner (Friday, December 14th, 2018)
December 14, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
HAPPY HOLIDAYS! REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THE GERMAN WINE SOCIETY HOLIDAY DINNER AT THE COSMOS CLUB, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2018, 7 pm – 10 pm
Ho, Ho, Ho, German Wine Society Members and Friends of German Wines, it’s nearly time to hang the stockings and dream of nice German wine!
So, please plan to attend the GWS Holiday paired dinner at the Cosmos Club, Friday, December 14, 2017 starting at 7 pm, with registration beginning at 6:30 pm. We are very fortunate to have access to this elegant and festive venue again this year.
The address for our holiday dinner is 2121 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008. Metro is near (Dupont Circle Red Line) and parking is available to the rear of the club. The stunning venue is, as in past years, the wood-paneled Members Dining Room on the 2nd floor in this landmark building. Perfect for a special holiday wine event with family and friends!
The paired dinner includes a variety of German wines, among them high-prädikat selections, and a three-course meal preceded by hors d’oeuvres. In addition, there will be holiday piano music and an opportunity to sing carols together! This year, we are offering a choice of three different entrees with different prices – be sure to register for the one you want, and if there are multiple people on your order, register separately for each different entree choice.
The paired menu will be as follows:
Welcome and hors d’oeuvres
Chicken liver BLT (gruyere, gem lettuce, shallot jam, rustic bread)
House cured bacon satay with tomato jam
2014 FB Schononleber Pinot Noir Sekt Extra Brut Rheingau
Honey Dew Melon and Burrata salad, red wine-orange dressing
2015 Knauss Trollinger Württemberg
2016 Dr. Thanisch Bernkasteler Badstube Kabinett Feinherb Mosel
Entree (choose one dish when registering)
Mosaic Herb and Truffle Filet Mignon with scalloped potatoes, broccolini, pepper confit, truffle sauce
Smoked Duck Breast with sweet potato gnocchi, cherry shallot red wine sauce
Curried Cauliflower with braised lentils, chickpeas, golden raisins, red pepper sauce (vegetarian option)
2012 Schnaitmann Young Vines Pinot Noir Trocken Württemberg
2010 Fitz Ritter Gewürztraminer Spätlese Pfalz
Chocolate Heaven – chocolate mousse, feuilletine, chocolate glaze
And two surprise high-prädikat wines for the holiday (differing for each table) –
2005 Robert Weil Kiedricher Gräfenberg Riesling Auslese Rheingau
2009 Dr. Thanisch Brauneberg Juffer Riesling Auslese Mosel
2006 Willi Haag Brauneberger Juffer Riesling Beerenauslese Mosel
2010 Selbach Zeltinger Riesling Eiswein Mosel
1999 Fitz Ritter Durkheim Abtsfron Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese Pfalz
Club parking is off Florida Avenue behind the club. There is a small white sign showing the parking entrance. Parking is included in the event price and there is no tipping at the club including the valet parking. Parking is limited and club members have preference. It is highly advisable not to arrive late in case there are numerous other functions going on at the club that evening.
Dress code for the Cosmos Club is strict – jackets and ties for men, comparable business or evening attire for women. No jeans or tennis shoes are allowed.
The dinner price, varying by entree selected, is:
Filet Mignon $155 members/$165 non-members
Duck Breast $142 members/$152 non-members
Vegetarian $135 members/$145 non-members
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The deadline for reservations is Thursday, December 6 so that we may provide the chef with an accurate count of total guests as well as the entrees chosen for each guest, allowing time for place cards for each guest to be made. No late reservations can be allowed for this event due to these club requirements. This promises to be a wonderful event so please make your reservations right away and don’t miss out!
GWS and Cosmos Club member Dean Collins has once again offered to give tours of the historic Cosmos Club mansion to interested guests. If you would like to participate in the tour, please arrive one hour early in order to take part.
There are now two ways to join in the fun. You can register on our website, http://germanwinesocietydc.org/ , and pay online for the event using PayPal. Or, you can submit a check for the event to our Secretary, Joseph Aguiar,, payable to the German Wine Society, at the following address and using the form below, and making sure to note your entree preference. Please include names, number of guests, email and phone number.
1130 45th Place SE
Washington, DC 20019
The event organizer is the Chapter President, Carl Willner, who can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at 202-674-9044. Please contact him with any questions. All correspondence other than questions for the organizer should be directed to our Secretary, Joseph Aguiar, by mail at the above address or by email to email@example.com.
All Society Members and guests are reminded that drinking alcohol can lead to intoxication, and therefore Society members and their guests are expected to drink in moderation at Society events. It is advisable to provide designated drivers or other alternative modes of transit to driving where available, or mostly to taste rather than fully consume alcohol where such drivers or alternative modes of transit are not available.
If registering by mail, please cut and return the reservation form portion of the notice below – do not mail the entire notice.
Reservation form for GERMAN WINE SOCIETY HOLIDAY DINNER AT THE COSMOS CLUB, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2018, 7 pm – 10 pm
Member Name(s) ______________________________________________________________
Guest Names(s) _______________________________________________________________
Total Enclosed ________________________________________________________________
Daytime Phone Number _________________________________________________________
Entrees and number of each chosen: Filet mignon _____ Duck breast _______Vegetarian ____