Friday Night Plans: A Pop-Up Dinner Party Straight Out Of Midnight In Paris

Ever wish your dinner parties had a bit more of an artsy salon vibe, with food that was beyond delicious and the diverse collection of guests like artists, musicians, foodies, and such? Chef and artist Carole Wagner Greenwood created Orange Arrow, a roving dinner party that pops up in one-of-a-kind spaces around town, to provide that very experience for you.
Tomorrow, Orange Arrow lands at the Artisphere in Arlington for a $150 all-inclusive dinner inspired by the iconic hostesses of the Lost Generation, Alice B. Toklas and Gertrude Stein. Greenwood will follow the instructions for recipes and presentation recorded in Toklas' own memoir-slash-cookbook, sending out seasonal, French-accented dishes like "Bass for Picasso" — named for the couple's frequent dinner guest — along with cocktails, appetizers, and wine pairings. While the fare is sure to be divine, Greenwood's goal is to encourage her guests to relive a time when artists, thinkers, and writers came together over a meal, and the conversation was as memorable as what was on the plate. So, grab your best F. Scott and Zelda garb, brush up on your small-talk skills, and book a seat before they're all gone.
When: Friday, January 13. Seatings are between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Where: Artisphere Terrace Gallery, 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington VA; 703-875-1100. Buy tickets here.

Photos: Courtesy of Orange Arrow

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