Sunday, March 26, 2017

Easter, Kentucky Derby, and Mother's Day at the Willard InterContinental

Octopus Sashimi

From our friends at the Willard InterContinental...

The Willard InterContinental Washington, DC is hosting the following (upcoming) events, including cherry blossom themed cocktails at Round Robin Bar, Easter brunch, a Kentucky Derby celebration, and Mother’s Day brunch.

Cherry Blossom Specials at Round Robin Bar:
Now through Sunday, April 16
Replete with real cherry blossom trees, the Willard InterContinental offers an unmatched celebration toasting to the hotel’s unique history with Japan with festive offerings including Japanese inspired cuisine and specialty cocktails at the Round Robin Bar. Offerings include octopus sashimi & seaweed salad and kale potstickers & pan seared edamame to enjoy with themed cocktails such as the Kyoto Sunrise with sake, ruby grapefruit juice, simple syrup, and sparkling rosé, or the 1912 Old Fashioned with Nikka single malt whisky, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, and cherry bark vanilla bitters.

Easter Brunch:
Sunday, April 16
Seating times: 11:00 AM, 11:30 AM, 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM
Dine with the Willard InterContinental for Easter brunch on Sunday, April 16. Enjoy an exquisite specialty menu for adults and children featuring made-to-order pancakes and waffles, an omelet station, a cheese and charcuterie display, seafood and carving stations, as well as an assortment of desserts and dark chocolate fountain. Tickets are $110 per adult, $55 per child (5-12 years old) with children under five complimentary. For reservations, please call (202) 628-9100.

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Bonnets & Bowties - Kentucky Derby Celebration:
Saturday, May 6
4:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Enjoy the “fastest two minutes in American sports,” at the Willard InterContinental’s annual Bonnets & Bowties Kentucky Derby Party. Celebrate the 143rd Kentucky Derby in the Willard Room with an afternoon of Maker’s Mark mint juleps, an open beer and wine bar, a southern style Buffet, a live jazz ensemble, casino-style games, as well as a contest for the “Best Derby Bonnet” and “Fanciest Bow Tie.” Tickets are $99 per person; for reservations, please call (202) 942-7000.

Mother’s Day Brunch:
Sunday, May 14
Seating times: 11:00 AM, 11:30 AM, 1:30 PM
Treat your mother to an extravagant brunch buffet at the Willard InterContinental. Set against the grand backdrop of the storied Willard and Crystal Ballrooms, amongst the soothing sounds of the piano and harp, guests will indulge in a delectable assortment of brunch favorites from a variety of action stations including omelets, waffles, fresh seafood, and hand carved meats. Tickets are $110 per adult, $55 per child (5-12 years old) with children under five complimentary. For reservations, please call (202) 628-9100.

About the Willard InterContinental Washington, DC:
A most celebrated historic Washington DC hotel, the Willard InterContinental Washington DC, has been the focal point for elegant dinners, meetings, and social events for more than 150 years. An iconic institution, the Willard has hosted almost every U.S. president since Franklin Pierce in 1853. Located in the heart of our nation’s capital, two blocks from the White House, the Willard InterContinental, recently named one of the “Top 10 Best Hotels in Washington, DC, 2016” by U.S. News & World Report, offers 335 spacious and elegantly appointed rooms that exude a unique blend of contemporary luxury and historic charm. For more information, visit