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Honor legendary chef Julia Child (who would have turned 100 on August 15th) by joining Chef/Owner Ris Lacoste of RIS at the West End Cinema on August 7th. Three special screenings of clips from the PBS documentary “Cooking for Julia” will run, with a Q&A session with Chef Ris following each screening.
Filmed in 2002, “Cooking for Julia” chronicles Julia Child’s 90th birthday dinner, prepared by Chef Ris for 160 dinner guests at Georgetown’s 1789 Restaurant, where she was executive chef at the time.
It also celebrates the induction of Julia’s kitchen to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center. Following the film, viewers can ask Chef Ris about her experience cooking for America’s most beloved culinary queen.
Guests are invited to participate in the weekly Movie Tuesday deal at RIS before or after the film, featuring a glass of Malbec wine and a Julia-inspired burger, a menu item from the month-long celebration of “All Things Julia” at RIS in August.
West End Cinema is located at 2301 M Street, NW. Entrance is on 23rd Street.
Film starts at 6:00 pm, 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm. Cost is free; no reservations required.
This past month, Bonhams Auctioneers broke two world records and made over $34.5 million at the Goodwood Festival of Speed automobile auction in the United Kingdom. The Bonhams auction's highest selling lot was a 1929 single- seater ‘Birkin’ Bentley formerly owned by famed watchmaker George Daniels.
The car sold for $7.85 million and not only broke the record for highest price for a Bentley at auction, but also achieved the highest price for any British automobile at auction.
The next highest sale price was achieved by “The Corgi”, a 1912 Rolls-Royce ‘Silver Ghost’ Double Pullman Limousine, which sold for a breathtaking $7.37 million, a world record price for the Rolls-Royce marquee.
“I am pleased to say that Bonhams has just yielded the top prices internationally for two of the most desirable automobile companies in the world,” says Dr. Martin Gammon of Bonhams’ Georgetown office. “This feat has reinforced our status as the largest international auction house to hold scheduled auctions of cars, motorcycles, and other automobilia.”
Bonhams already has achieved world record prices for Porsche, Mercedes-Benz and Lagonda at prior auctions, and looks forward to their forthcoming flagship sale in Carmel this August, featuring a 1997 McLaren F1 GTR 'Longtail' FIA GT Endurance Racing Coupe, a Ford GT40 and 1972/75 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione Spyder, all estimated to sell well above $2 million each.
This October Bonhams will be bringing a selection of vintage motorcars for an exclusive exhibition in the D.C area.
To contact Bonhams, call 202.333.1696 or martin.gammon @bonhams.com
Washington Fine Properties (WFP), the leading luxury real estate brokerage in the Nation’s Capitol Region has been recognized in the Wall Street Journal’s Real Estate Top 250. WFP had more individual agents recognized for Sales Volume than any other firm in the Mid-Atlantic Region.
Acknowledged as Individual Agents by Sales Volume were Nancy Taylor Bubes, W. Ted Gossett, Mark McFadden, Marsha Schuman and Margot Wilson. Acknowledged as Top Agent Teams by Sales Volume were the team of William F.X. Moody and Robert Hyrniewicki and the team of Ellen Morrell, Matthew McCormick and Ben Roth.
Washington Fine Properties President Thomas Anderson said “We are extremely proud of these outstanding agents as well as all of our agents whose extraordinary efforts last year helped our firm achieve the Highest Average Sales Production Per Agent in America, and the Highest Average Sales Price By Firm in America.”
Washington Fine Properties is recognized as one of the most successful “carriage–trade” real estate firms in the United States. In 2011 and 2012, Washington Fine Properties was awarded “Highest Sales Volume per Agent” in America and the “Highest Sales Price per Transaction” by Real Trends, the leading organization in the nation whichranks the performance of residential real estate firms and is the source used to calculate the Wall Street Journal’s rankings published each year. WFP also ranked number 1 in sales over $1,000,000 in Washington, DC in 2011.