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Neighborhood restaurant on Capitol Hill, serving comforting yet innovative cuisine..........with a smile.

The Place:

Rose's Luxury is going to be a small neighborhood restaurant on Capitol Hill with approximately 40 seats, an interior garden and a cozy little bar upstairs. 

soon to be the dining room. (it should look a tad better when we are done)
soon to be the dining room. (it should look a tad better when we are done)
the courtyard that will become our interior garden
the courtyard that will become our interior garden

The Food:

The food will be American, modern, interesting, seasonal, etc. etc. etc....but most importantly, it will be delicious. And served with a smile. Our constantly changing menu will most likely include as much as 50-70% vegetarian items at any given time. 

pic of our "popcorn soup with lobster" (with no soup in it yet...obviously)
pic of our "popcorn soup with lobster" (with no soup in it yet...obviously)

What's with the name:

The "Rose" part is easy, Rose was my grandmother who happened to be an excellent cook, baker, singer, songwriter, poet, and playwright amongst many other things. 

The "Luxury" part...we like to think luxury isn't about having four different salad forks and servers in white gloves. To us luxury is about finding quality and taking the time to enjoy it.

Where Your $$$ are going:

Our lease is signed, construction has started and we are planning to open our doors in approximately 5 months! We are hoping to raise money to help us cover the costs of the design and renovation process for our restaurant. 

By renovation and design we mean plants for the garden, NON-PAPER hand towels for the bathroom, and maybe even a fancy ice machine to make actual "cubes" of ice for your cocktails. We do not mean beers at the local bar or impromptu 48-hour gambling trips to Atlantic City. 

The building has tons of character and natural charm (which is why we love it so much). But the building is very old and it needs quite a bit of love to bring it back to it's prime.

We hope our friends (you guys) will be able to help us do this and think it will be a nice way to let you all be a part of the success of Rose's, while getting some pretty cool rewards in the meantime.

The "feel-good" part:

Lastly (and most importantly) we are currently active contributors to the World Food Program USA of the UN World Food Program's Global Operations.

Basically what this mean is that for every meal eaten in our restaurant (or currently our pop-ups) we  donate .25 cents to the WFP-USA which will provide a meal for a child, served in schools across Africa, South America, and Asia. 

So every time you have a meal, a child gets a meal. Simple as that. 

Risks and challenges

What are the risks and challenges that come with this project? And how do we plan to overcome them???

The risks associated with this project are that you might want to come back to our restaurant sooo often..........your roommate-slash-spouse-slash-brand new puppy-slash-whatever may start to wonder whether you've been abducted or perhaps even just moved out. In either case, we can't help you.

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    Complimentary drink plus a high five!

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    Ok so this reward is just for the "out of towners" since you don't live nearby to cash in on all these great rewards

    $25 will get you your very own vintage steamy romance novel, signed by the entire sexy kitchen staff that you can use as a great coffee table book/conversation piece for your house. Oh and a free drink when you do make your first visit.

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    Complimentary 5 course dinner for 1, (alcohol not included) PLUS free drink & dish on your next visit!

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    Complimentary 5 course dinner for 2, (alcohol not included) plus free drink and dish on your next visit, and copy of our first menu signed by entire opening staff.

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    Complimentary dinner for 2 at the chef's kitchen counter, where the chef will create a special tasting menu for you right there on the spot. (alcohol not included) Plus complimentary drink, extra dish and copy of opening menu on your next visit.

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    Get to try us before all your friends do

    This prize includes an Invitation for 2 to our VIP soft opening night, which includes free dinner (alcohol not included).

    AND special tasting dinner for 2 at the chef's kitchen counter.

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    Ever want to spend a day in a high end professional kitchen??? This prize earns you two seats at the kitchen counter where you'll get to see what really goes on behind the scenes before a restaurant opens up for a big saturday night service. You will be served a multi-course lunch for two, with beverage pairings while you watch the chefs prepare for the evening.

    This prize also includes special tasting for two at the chef's counter.

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    Ok, now the big ones

    Private multi-course tasting dinner cooked for you and 9 of your closest friends at one of our "pop-up" locations in DC, prior to opening. This includes food, beverage pairings, tax & tip

    AND two tickets to our VIP soft opening AND special tasting for 2 at the chef's counter!

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    Private multi-course tasting dinner for you and 8 guests, cooked IN YOUR HOME, prior to opening. This includes food, beverage pairings, tax and tip.

    THIS REWARD ALSO INCLUDES INVITATIONS FOR 2 TO THE VIP SOFT OPENING NIGHT, A PRIVATE TASTING FOR 2 AT THE CHEF'S COUNTER FOUR TIMES IN A YEAR. AND A SUPER EXTRA ENTHUSIASTIC HIGH FIVE!

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