Monday, March 17, 2014

Sunday Funday at the W

By: Laurie Wallin
Capital Cooking Contributor

On Sunday, March 9, the W Washington DC hosted Sunday Funday with Au Revoir Simone, the official pre-party for the Broken Bells and Au Revoir Simone show later that evening at the 9:30 Club. Held at the hotel’s rooftop lounge, POV, guests had the opportunity to listen to a DJ set by Au Revoir Simone while sipping specialty cocktails and enjoying amazing views of the city.

The W featured three specialty cocktails in honor of the event – the “Brooklyn,” featuring Jim Beam Rye, Gran Marnier, Luxardo Maraschino, and Dolin Dry Vermouth, the “Bubbling Point,” with St. Germain, Champagne, and fresh lemon, and the “Big Adventure,” with Bluecoat Gin, Luxardo Maraschino, Green Chartuese and fresh lime. My personal favorite of the three was the Bubbling Point, which to me tasted like spring in a glass – and, who can’t resist a glass of bubbly on a Sunday morning?

The event showcased Au Revoir Simone, a keyboard band founded in 2003. From Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Au Revoir Simone is a trio of women, Erika Forster, Annie Hart, and Heather D’Angelo. Sunday Funday featured them at the DJ tables, where they spun a mix of eclectic indie beats and house music, adding a funky, cool soundtrack to the afternoon. 

Cocktails, music, beautiful weather, and amazing views – what a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon in DC! Sunday Funday, indeed!

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