Sunday, March 25, 2018

Slate Wine Bar + Bistro Hosts Super Sommelier Night

From our friends at Slate Wine Bar + Bistro...

Rotary Club of Dupont Circle Partners with Slate Wine Bar to Help Vulnerable Kids in India Get to School  

The Rotary Club of Dupont Circle knows that the club can do more together than they could ever hope to do alone, which is why they have teamed up with VFF USA and Slate Wine Bar + Bistro to fund a bike project in Narpala. For high school students in the villages surrounding Narpala, a bike is all it takes to prevent them from being forced to drop out. “We are incredibly honored by Slate’s commitment to Rotary and VFF USA,” said Mandy Warfield, President of Dupont Circle Rotary Club.

Today, over 100 million children do not attend school in India and the literacy rate of girls from marginalized groups is below 35%. However, owning a bicycle makes the journey to school faster and safer, which improves attendance and graduation. VFF USA has been integral in supplying bicycles to children in villages across India. More than 7,000 students own a bike, enabling them to attend classes in schools. Join us to help raise funds to supply bicycles for 127 boys and girls in the Narpala area.

The Rotary Club of Dupont Circle and Slate Wine Bar + Bistro will host a wine tasting to support this important project. Chef Danny Lledó has crafted a unique wine flight series for guests. “Over the years, my love and devotion to food has only grown. Collaborating with causes like VFF USA inspire me as a chef. Being able to make people happy in the restaurant and around the world at the same time is really exciting,” says Chef Danny Lledó.

To join the event please make reservations via OpenTable or call (202) 333-4304. Slate will donate a percentage of sales to support “Bikes for Change.” The full menu is available and the ‘melting pot’ of flavors based on Chef Danny Lledó’s upbringing in the kitchen and vineyard will tempt all to party for a purpose.

About VFF USA:
The Vicente Ferrer Foundation USA (VFF USA) is a non-profit organization on a mission to empower rural India. For 48 years, VFF has empowered vulnerable populations and marginalized members of society by partnering with rural communities to implement sustainable solutions and remove barriers to eliminate poverty. VFF programs benefit 3.6 million people in over 3,500 villages.

About the Rotary Club of Dupont Circle:
The Rotary Club of Dupont Circle is a service-oriented club with professional and service aspirations extending far beyond the confines of the Capitol Beltway. Dupont Rotary meets on Tuesdays from 7-8:00 PM (with fellowship beginning at 6:30 PM) at the Bier Baron Tavern in Dupont Circle.

About Slate Wine + Bistro:
Slate is a neighborhood restaurant and wine bar helmed by award-winning chef and sommelier Danny Lledó. Located in Glover Park, the menu is anchored by New American cuisine, many dishes pull from Lledó’s Spanish and Portuguese heritage. When it comes to vino, Slate truly has something for everyone. The Glover Park locale serves over 150 different wines, available by the glass, carafe, and bottle. A handful of beers on draft and other cocktails round out the beverage menu. Slate Wine Bar + Bistro is located at 2404 Wisconsin Avenue, NW in Washington, DC. For more information, please visit or call (202) 333-4304.