Attention to detail. Passion for quality. Discover all the ways we’re celebrating the legacy of exceptional craftsmanship this month at CityCenterDC.
Everyone has their own definition of luxury. For some, it might be an indulgent dinner at an award-winning restaurant; for others, maybe a finely crafted watch, handbag, or automobile. But the thread that connects every true luxury item or experience is craftsmanship. The painstaking details, the generations of artisanal knowledge, the human touch that conveys a lifetime of study and practice. Whether it’s a Bulgari bracelet or a Burberry trench, there’s an emotional value that stems from the care and skill required to craft a luxury product; that value is reflected in our tradition of preserving treasured items and passing them down to future generations.
At CityCenterDC, you’ll experience the renowned craftsmanship of some of the world’s most iconic brands—brands that invest in artisanal legacies and, often, keep them alive for centuries.
We invite you to linger over the delicate stitching on an Italian wool suit, the perfect setting that cradles a breathtaking diamond, or the one-of-a-kind gift that will spark joy for years. As we at CityCenterDC like to put it, the delight is in the details.
This renowned purveyor of fine silver flatware and home accessories relies entirely on handmade manufacturing in its workshops in Normandy, where 160 artisans keep centuries-old traditions alive.
FARMER’S RIBOLLITA (Serves 6)
by Chef Amy Brandwein
|1 ea||Baguette or other Stale Bread (not rye or sourdough)|
|1¾ C||Cooked Cannellini or other white beans|
|1||Kale bunch, chopped|
|1||Butternut Squash or Kabocha Squash, Roasted|
|2||Potatoes, peeled and thickly sliced|
|1||Head Cabbage, Julienned|
|2||Carrots, finely chopped|
|2||Celery Stalks, finely chopped|
|2||Onions, finely chopped|
|1 T.||Tomato paste|
|1 T.||Olive Oil|
|Salt & Pepper|
Preheat oven to 350°. Cut squash in half lengthwise; season with salt, pepper, and olive oil.
Roast for 30-40 minutes or until tender. Scoop out flesh and set aside.
Warm a saucepan or soup pot with olive oil. Add the onions, carrots, celery, kale, cabbage. Season with salt and pepper and cook for 5-10 minutes or until vegetables are cooked and lightly colored; add enough water to barely cover vegetables; cook 10-15 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.
Pure three-quarters of the beans; add the bean puree into the soup. Cook for another 20 minutes on low heat; when the vegetables are fully cooked and tender, add the thinly sliced bread, the remaining beans, and roasted squash. Simmer for 10 minutes and finish with olive oil, Parmesan, and fresh ground pepper.
at Conrad Washington D.C.
Sometimes, all you need to fall in love with your city again is the perfect staycation. Book an overnight at the Conrad Washington D.C., which recently picked up a 2021 Four Star Award from Forbes Travel Guide, and reacquaint yourself with everything downtown D.C. has to offer. Spend some quality time with your favorite artists at the National Portrait Gallery and American Art Museum, or explore Chinatown’s hidden gems during a leisurely walk. Or just sleep in and order room service—this is your staycation, after all.
During the month of October, Del Frisco’s is featuring a specialty drink that benefits a special cause. For every VIP Cosmopolitan sold, $1 will be donated to support breast cancer research. To make the VIP Cosmopolitan, Del Frisco’s bartenders soak Gold Hawaiian pineapples in Svedka Clementine Vodka for two weeks before squeezing the juice, which serves as the cocktail’s foundation. An ounce of cranberry juice and a splash of lime juice complete the libation, which is shaken with ice and strained into a martini glass. A tasty concoction that gives back? We’ll drink to that.
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