Event Details

New Embassy Gala: Black Tie Evening in Spain at the Residence of the Former Ambassador

Sat, May 18, 2019 @ 07:30 PM to 11:45 PM

2801 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC

$100 - $130


VIP Dinner Option (7:15 PM Admission)
General Admission Option (8:30 PM Admission) - Dessert

Tonight, members of TTD are invited to experience the joys of Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, and Pamplona as we visit the Former Residence of the Ambassadors from Spain  (the official cultural building of and part of the Embassy of Spain) 

As you enter this incredible and beautiful building, we’ll be transported to perhaps one of the most admired countries in Europe. Experience a Spanish evening filled with Native Spanish food, wines, Sangria, dancing, flamenco, film, and more!

As we step onto Spanish soil, we’ll be instantly impressed with an amazing venue of multiple rooms including an Andalusian Patio, and opportunities to enjoy Spanish culture in this exclusive evening. From a Spanish Feast and Sangria in one room, to a Flamenco Dance Performance in the main ballroom (with late night dancing and star DC DJ) in another,  and if weather permits, some special events in their outdoor lawn.




Flamenco, declared World Heritage treasure by UNESCO, is a genre of music, song and dance from Andalusia in southern Spain, noted for its energetic, staccato style. El baile flamenco is known for its emotional intensity, proud carriage, expressive use of the arms and rhythmic stamping of the feet. As with any dance form, many different styles of flamenco have developed. (Wikipedia)

Tonight, accompanied by live music, we’ll experience a special show of Flamenco dancing ranging from Flamenco puro to the Classical form, to "Flamenco nuevo"! Take out the cameras for this, for the energy and excitement of these native dancers will be unlike anything you have ever seen before.

Optional Flamenco dance lessons follow the presentation.


As we rival the nightclubs in Madrid and Barcelona, one of Washington's top Djs will take us on the streets of Spain as we dance all night to the high energy beats - bringing us the best in retro, modern and top 40 dancing – Spanish style!


3) OPEN BAR - Including SANGRIA: 
Enjoy an OPEN BAR All Night of Spanish Wines, Beers, Non Alcoholic Beverages, and of course – Sangria


4) SPANISH DESSERT BUFFET:    (For VIP Dinner Option, see below) 
Experience a buffet of true and exquisite Spanish desserts, including:


  • Fresón Con Nata a la Ribereña
    Strawberry and Whipped Cream Gelatin
  • Tarta de manzana Crujiente
    Crispy Apple Tart
  • Piruleta de Chocolate y Cereales
    Dark Chocolate and Cornflakes Lollipop
  • Brocheta de Fruta
    Seasonal Fresh Fruit Brochette
  • Arroz con Leche
    Traditional Rice Pudding
  • Tocino de Cielo con Horchata y Yuzu
    Egg Yolk Custard with Horchata and Yuzu Sauce


A Special drawing will take place for all attendees to win a trip to the Caribbean.  Includes air and overnight hotel.

To make  your evening a little more exciting and exclusive, we are offering an  amazing VIP Option which includes:

- Early Admission to the Gala
- Private Champagne Reception
- Special Early Dinner Menu, including:

  • Jamón Serrano y Queso Manchego:
    Serrano Ham y Manchego Cheese
  • Gazpacho
    Traditional Cold Tomato and Vegetable Soup
  • Ensaladilla Rusa
    Potato, Tuna and Vegetable Salad
  • Pimientos del Piquillo con Txangurro
    Piquillo Peppers Stuffed with Crab Meat and “Morron” Pepper Sauce
  • Tortilla de Patata con Ali Olli:
    Potato and Egg Omelet with Alli- Olli
  • Pollo al Ajillo
    Roasted Garlic Chicken
  • Brocheta de Champiñones al Jerez con Espárragos
    Mushroom in a Sherry Sauce with Asparagus


Note: This is primarily a stand up, buffet style reception with limited seating throughout the evening. We will have limited tables and chairs, but will not be able to accommodate seating for all attendees at one time. If you have any special needs, please email events@thingstodoDC.com in advance.

Suggested Attire

Black Tie Optional, Minimum Jacket and Tie for men. No jeans, casual clothes or Sneakers Permitted.



2801 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC

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