19 Embassies - One Night of Food, Music, Art and Drinks at Noche Iberoamericana Festival
Meet and socialize with over 300 internationally-minded professionals along with diplomatic staff from 19 embassies. Attend on your own or with friends! Indulge in food tastings of native delicacies prepared especially for you by the embassies represented.

Event Date

Friday, June 9, 2017 at 6:30 PM

Event Address

Mexican Cultural Institute
2829 16th St NW

Washington DC 20009

Requested Attire

Business or cocktail attire requested. Please note that all attendees must be 21 and over.

Event Description

We cordially request the pleasure of your company for a very special cultural event presented in cooperation with 19 Ibero-American embassies including the embassies of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Dominican Republic, Spain, Uruguay, Panama and Venezuela.

The event is presented at the Mexican Cultural Institute of the Embassy of Mexico, one of Washington's most magnificent and grand diplomatic venues. As you enjoy the evening, taste delectable local delicacies of the Iberoamerican countries being presented along with wine and handcrafted cocktails. The evening also includes live musical performances and artwork on display. This multicultural fiesta is a great opportunity to meet representatives from 19 countries presenting the event along with internationally minded professionals attending the event.

Attend on your own or with friends for an evening of music, art, food & wine at this very special cultural festival presented with the participation of 19 embassies. The entertainment, food, drinks and other event details are subject to change as we continue to refine the event.

El Salvador
Special signature drink “Cuco Beach” a mix with sugarcane liquor “Chaparro Flor de Fuego”, and two favorite Salvadoran fruits, jocote and nance syrup.
Hector Carmona is part of the DC Bartenders Guild and is one of the top Salvadorans on the mixology circuit. Hector is currently Beverage Manager at Chef Geoff’s.


FOOD TASTING:

Brasil
Hearts of palm mini pies
Shrimp rissoles 
Potato and dried beef croquettes

España
Gazpacho (Spanish cold tomato soup)
Ham and Cod Croquettes
Cortadillo de Cidra "Inés Rosales" (Small cakes with sweet pumpkin filing)
           

Cuba
Cuban Style Roasted Pork and sauteed w/ mojo and onions
Cassava w/ Cuban mojo
Guava and Cheese
 

  • Indulge in "Uchuvas," a Colombia dessert made with cape gooseberry, chocolate and Porto from Portugal.
  • The Embassy of Peru will offer the Peruvian signature drink Pisco Sour. The Embassy of El Salvador will also offer a signature drink  and guests will also enjoy wine from Argentina, Chile and Uruguay. 
  • The Embassies of Argentina and Uruguay will present a delightful tango performance to commemorate the centennial of La Cumparsita.
  • VIP program will include Brazilian hors d’oeuvres served at the beginning.
  • Two business class round trip to Peru will be offered in a raffle.
  • Enjoy a live musical presentation by the group "Sound Impact" courtesy of the Embassy of Costa Rica. The group will perform music from Costa Rica and other countries in Latin America. Sound Impact was recently awarded a grant by The Foundation for the Advancement of String Education and the Virginia Commission for the Arts. In 2016-2017, Sound Impact is presenting concerts at the Kennedy Center, National Gallery of Art, and the Ethical Society on Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia.  For additional information: www.soundimpact.org
Please reserve your tickets now, as the event is expected to sell out in advance. All attendees must be 21 and over.

Festivities for the evening start at 6:30 PM for VIP Guests and 7:30 PM for General Admission guests. We recommend that you arrive on time. The event is organized as a festival to celebrate Ibero American culture. As such there are many facets to the evening and the evening is planned so that you can mingle and walk inside the Mexican Cultural Center to enjoy your evening. Kindly note that the event is not organized as a sit-down event or dinner function but rather as a stand up cocktail reception with authentic food tastings.

Tickets

  $79.00 - 7:30 PM General Admission Ticket:
Join us for a cultural expereince in cooperation with 19 Ibero-American embassies featuring food, music, and art of diverse Iberoamerican countries.

$125.00 - 6:30 PM VIP Admission Ticket:
Enjoy a special VIP reception from 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM with an Ecuadoran chocolate tasting, a signature rum drink from Guatemala, a diplomatic greeting and tour of the Historic Mansion promptly at 7:00 PM. Please ensure that you arrive by 6:30 PM to enjoy the VIP benefits. We are unable to issue you a refund if you arrive late and miss any of the VIP Admission benefits.

Event Agenda (May change)

6:30 PM VIP Admission Commences
Enjoy a special VIP reception from 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM with an Ecuadoran chocolate tasting, a signature rum drink from Guatemala, a diplomatic greeting and tour of the Historic Mansion promptly at 7:00 PM. Please ensure that you arrive by 6:30 PM to enjoy the VIP benefits. We are unable to issue you a refund if you arrive late and miss any of the VIP Admission benefits.

7:30 PM General Admission Commences
Art Exhibition Viewing
Enjoy wine and drinks served at the bar
Food tastings presented until 8:30 PM
Enjoy an evening of music and Ibero-American culture
Please arrive on time, when the event starts, to enjoy the entertainment presented during the evening

9:30 PM Bar Service Concludes

10:00 PM Event Concludes

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Map

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