National Pride Month

Restaurants are painting the town rainbow in support of National Pride Month

Alexandria, VA – Restaurants are painting the town rainbow in support of National Pride Month and the Washington, DC Pride Festival this June. The Birdcage, projected onto a wall in a secret courtyard. An Italian almond rainbow cake. A colorful ‘Pride Cone’ and a Pride Parade viewing party are among the many ways restaurants are offering Washingtonians a way to show their Pride and celebrate love.  National Pride Month is celebrated throughout June and the Capital Pride Festival runs from May 31st – June 9th, with the Pride Parade taking place on June 8th. 2019 Pride celebrations include:

Brabo Brasserie: Rainbow Baked Alaska

Brabo Brasserie Rainbow Baked Alaska

Throughout the month of June, Brabo Brasserie in Alexandria is swirling a rainbow into their signature dessert with the colorful Rainbow Baked Alaska. The Rainbow Baked Alaska features layers of dense dark chocolate cake, chocolate ganache, cherries and Kirsch frozen mousse, positioned inside of an airy rainbow colored meringue before being flambeed tableside with 100 proof Virginia brandy infused for thirty days with whole vanilla beans and Grand Marnier. Brabo Brasserie will donate $1 from each $13 Rainbow Baked Alaska sold to The Trevor Project, an American non-profit organization focusing on suicide prevention among LGBTQ youth.

Brabo Brasserie is located at 1600 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia, 22314. The Rainbow Baked Alaska is  $13. For reservations, please visit: http://www.braborestaurant.com or call (703) 894-3440.

Tasting Room: Pride Movie Night

The Bird Cage

On June 8th, the Brabo Tasting Room in Alexandria is celebrating Pride with cinematic, comedic awesomeness at a Pride Movie Night. The Birdcage will be projected onto a wall  in the stunning courtyard for an alfresco cinema featuring outdoor seating, summer cocktails and a movie snack menu. The Pride Movie Night al fresco screening of The Birdcage will run in a loop all night on June 8th, beginning at 3:00 pm, then at 5:00 pm, and 7:00 pm.

Tasting Room is located at 1600 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia, 22314. Reservations are not required. For more information, please visit: https://braborestaurant.com/tasting-room or call (703) 894-5252.

Le Diplomate: Rainbow Cones & Pride Parade Patio Party

Le Diplomate Rainbow Cone

During the DC Pride Festival, Le Diplomate‘s curbside Glaces de Diplomate ice cream cart from Michelin-star pastry chef Fabrice Bendano will feature a colorful Rainbow Cone, creamy French-style glace made in house daily, covered completely in colorful rainbow sprinkles. ALL proceeds from the $5 cone being donated to the Capital Pride Alliance.

As one of the Capital Pride Parade’s prime viewing locations, Le Diplomate will extend the 14th Street patio  from 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm and offer cocktail specials and an ideal viewing venue for celebratory revelry.

Le Diplomate is located at 1604 14th St. NW, Washington D.C., 20009. For more information, please visit:http://lediplomatedc.com or call (202) 332-3333.

Osteria Morini DC: Rainbow Pride Cake

Osteria Morini Rainbow Cake

At Osteria Morini, pastry chef, Tova Hillman and team are celebrating Capital Pride Festival with a colorful and decadent Rainbow Italian Almond Cake. The cake, made from a fine almond flour blend, is five layers of colorful almond cake separated by sweet and tangy layers of raspberry and apricot jam and coated in a silky dark chocolate glaze. The five layer Rainbow Almond Cake will be offered from May 31st through June 9th, for $11 with 20% of the proceeds going to Casa Ruby. Casa Ruby gathers and shares success stories among transgender, genderqueer, gender non-conforming, gay, lesbian and bisexual individuals to strengthen community and understanding.

Osteria Morini is located at 301 Water St SE, Washington, DC 20003. The Rainbow Italian Almond Cake is for dine in only. For more information, please visit: http://www.osteriamorini.com/washington-dc/ or call (202) 484-0660

Nicoletta Italian Kitchen

Nicoletta Italian Kitchen Credit Spencer Starnes

Nicoletta Italian Kitchen is celebrating Capital Pride Festival with the Pride Sundae from May 31st – June 9th. The Pride Sundae features rainbow colored cake bites, sweet chocolate sauce, with a smooth fior di latte vanilla soft-serve, decorated with festive rainbow sprinkles. The newest restaurant in Mt. Vernon Triangle will serve their creamy and vibrant dessert for $7 to support The Trevor Project with 20% of the proceeds going to the organization.

Nicoletta Italian Kitchen is located at 901 4th St NW, Washington, DC 20001. The Pride Sundae will be for dine in only. For more information, please visit: https://www.nicolettakitchen.com/ or call (202) 697-6888