Viaumbria, 1525 Wisconsin Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20007
The business Suzy and I birthed some twenty years ago was from its inception a love affair. An affair with the amazing experiences we discovered in Italy and a deep devotion to how they transformed and defined us. From those early days our souls impelled us to seek out like minded explorers and to create a lasting community with them around those experiences. Those impulses are reflected in Via Umbria's tag line - Discover | Savor | Share.
This pandemic put the brakes on our journey, just as it has disrupted your lives. But it did not derail us. ...We continue to be driven by our mission to discover, to savor, to share. And we are thrilled to be joining forces with Chef Nick Stefanelli of Masseria and Officina to reopen Via Umbria. To serve our community and to further that mission. Nick is truly a kindred spirit who can deliver on our mission and together we look forward to serving you. With masks. With gloves. Whatever it takes to maintain and enhance community around food, in these challenging times.
Despite nationwide lockdowns both here and in Italy, we have strived to continue to be a part of our Italian community as well. To maintain our connection with our neighbors in Umbria whose lives were disrupted early but whose spirits have and continue to inspire us. We will continue to connect their lives to yours and we look forward to the day when we can take you back to their homes, to Experience Umbria with us and with them. We’ve hosted scores of tours in Italy over the years, each one an experience that has touched and refreshed the souls of the countless guests we have introduced to this magical way of life. When the clouds part, join us. Our souls need this. Deserve this.
Unsurprisingly, the lesson each of the members of our family has taken from our experiences over the past decades has been an impulse to organize life around the mission of creating community through food. Each of us approaches that calling differently. Such diversity is what makes life so interesting and our dinner conversations so stimulating. Join us and the community of followers we have attracted us online. It is how we can socially engage while physically distancing. And it’s delicious and rewarding.
Thank you for being part of this amazing adventure.
Un abbraccio! Bill and Suzy