It's time for the annual BSW holiday banquet. This year we will be
having it at Tuscana West Restaurant - http://www.tuscanawest.net
McPherson Square Metro.
An invitation (which will serve as the form to send in) and a map of the
location are attached. (Be sure to write the names of those planning to be
at the dinner.) Pat Ford will be giving the President's Address after
The text of the invitation is reproduced below.
The Botanical Society of Washington
Annual Banquet Dinner
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Tuscana West Restaurant
Specializing in Tuscan-style Italian dishes.
Location: 1350 I Street, NW Washington, DC 20005
Web site: http://www.tuscanawest.net
Parking is available; nearest Metro stop is McPherson Square (1 block west).
Arrival time is 6:30 pm with cash bar. Dinner served at 7:00 pm;
departure at 8:30 pm.
Dinner is $50.00 per person (includes DC tax and gratuity).
Please circle (below) desired first course and entr?e option for the dinner.
To renew your BSW membership for 2010, add $10.00 ($15.00 for two at same
address). Please send form with check (payable to Botanical Society of
Washington) by November 20th to: Paul Peterson, Department of Botany
MRC-166, Smithsonian Institution, PO Box 37012, Washington, DC 20013-7012
All dinners are served with in-house Italian bread.
Salad - an organic lettuce medley with balsamic vinaigrette dressing;
Classic Caesar salad with in-house garlic croutons; or
Soup of the day.
Entr?e - choice of:
Tortelloni di Branzino con funghi e broccoli-
Fresh large tortelloni pasta pockets stuffed with pesto and seasoned
sea bass, topped with fresh forest mushrooms and broccoli florets;
Petto di pollo al Marsala-
Saut?ed breast of chicken in a porcini mushroom and Marsala wine sauce; or
Cernia alla Griglia con salsa verde-
Grilled fresh filet of grouper served with fresh salsa verde.
Meat and fish entrees served with vegetables and oven-roasted potatoes.
Vegetarian option is:
Panzerotti di Formaggio al Pomodoro e Basilcio-
Fresh ravioli stuffed with ricotta cheese and topped with a
traditional cherry tomato, garlic, olive oil, and fresh basil sauce.
After dinner coffee and tea will be served.
Traditional Italian desserts are optional ($6.95-$8.95).