Lindsey Becker from DC Modern Luxury Magazine hosted 25 young entrepreneurs and socials for a decadent 5-course meal at SAX, the hot new restaurant that opened near Metro Center in May.
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Everyone had something interesting and new to talk about: Socialite Katherine Kennedy caught up with her friends Lauren Pomponio of popchips and Cori Sue Morris of BitchesWhoBrunch.com after her long summer of traveling; Capital Club\'s Win Huffman was seated with the Madisons\' Josie Taylor;
Frank Craighill is working on the development of a 31-story LEED Gold building next to Rosslyn Metro that will have a public observation deck and transform Rosslyn to a place with bustling shopping and nightlife; Fritz Brogan just re-opened his restaurant as Mason Inn just outside of Georgetown; he was not seated at the same table as James Horn, who recently opened Graffiato with Top Chef\'s Mike Isabella as the sommelier and beverage director (all of their 90+ wines are by-the-glass); he was getting chatted up by Paradise Springs winery owner Kirk Wiles; Sondra Ortagus of T.H.E. Artist Agency likewise talked about the agency\'s food styling division, which is one of the many things they offer in addition to models and possible RHODC cameos.
Halfway through the dinner, Miss Becker gave a heartwarming toast to the "future of DC," and proceeded to bounce from table to table as guests enjoyed paired wine with a choice between bass or lamb. We couldn\'t help but notice the tan she was sporting from her recent trip to Yacht Week in Croatia--it turns out diners Miss Ortagus, the Kennedy Center\'s Katie Egan and communications director Maureen Shanahan (the youngest on the hill) were on the swanky trip with her.
A few that were there for dinner commented on the tweaks to SAX since its opening: the opulent decor was still in place, but the risque and politically incorrect paintings were off the walls and the burlesque dancers had toned their performances down from shocking to whimsical.
SAX gave the guests sweet samples in pretty boxes from their pastry chef when the dinner concluded. No doubt everyone there left with full bellies and new friends.