I met my friend Karina in Washington, D.C., at the Willard to watch a holiday evening performance by Voce, a chamber choral group of 22 artists. A crowd of about 40 people stood in the extravagantly decorated lobby listening and chatting amongst each other. We stayed for about three songs and then wondered around the main level gazing at all adornments. The enormous Christmas tree in the center of the lobby was breathtaking. Another item that caught our attention was a gingerbread White House on display in the entrance of the hotel restaurant. It was created by their head pastry chef. The details of the structure were amazing.
Afterward we went to dinner at Cafe Mozart, deemed an authentic German restaurant by Karina (the facility also contains a German deli and bar). Karina’s father served in the military and she had lived in Germany the bulk of her childhood. The atmosphere was quaint … like a relative’s home. The food was warm and delicious.
As a treat after dinner I ordered a Scotch Chocolate — hot cocoa and butterscotch schnapps. Sooo tasty!!! It kept me warm as I scurried to catch the Metro home in the cold.