Washington, DC (October 5, 2011) – Yesterday, Carmine’s opened one of their spacious rooms to The Trust for the National Mall with a full family-style Italian celebration to kick-off the L’Enfant Society’s fall season. The event celebrated the start of the L’Enfant Society’s fall fundraising campaign and the one-year anniversary of “NYC’s Legendary Family Style Italian Restaurant” in Washington’s Penn Quarter neighborhood.
The Trust for the National Mall is the official non-profit partner of the National Park Service dedicated to restoring and improving the National Mall. For more information on the Trust for the National Mall, check out their site at www.nationalmall.org.
Last night, hundreds of L’Enfant Society members and advocates whose mission to restore and build awareness about the National Mall came and enjoyed a full pasta bar, veal and their signature wines. CEO and owner of Carmine’s Jeffrey Bank was in the crowd while commercial real estate developer and chairman of the Trust Chip Akridge, Christian Gullott and Marissa Mitrovich, who are Co-Chairs of the L’Enfant Society, served as welcoming hosts to the evening. When the event was over, The Trust raised over $9,000!
As for a little history on the restaurant , Carmine’s first location opened August 14, 1990 on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Designed by Peter Niemitz, the interiors of Carmine’s evoke the images of the quintessential New York restaurant. Born of elements and details from the 1920s to the 1940s, the establishment looks and feels as if it has been around for a very long time. Carmine’s classic Italian-American interiors started the trend in Italian style dinner houses with its eclectic, spirited environment that has become the perfect place for family celebrations.
Carmine’s, New York’s legendary Italian restaurant, opened in Washington DC just over a year ago. This 20,000 square feet gracious space located just south of Chinatown can accommodate 700 guests and has nine private rooms. This past year, the restaurant was named “Power Spot” and “Most Favorite Restaurant” in the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington’s 2011 RAMMY (the link is to the award show) awards competition. www.CarminesNYC.com.