Venue in Review: The PowerHouse Opening Party

PART I: Food and Venue

This week, we went to the opening of the new space Powerhouse (3255 Grace Street, NW) – in the southern part of Georgetown, where those “only in the know,” know where to go. With exposed brick walls and wooden floors, this blank slate is where industrial meets vintage (without the late 19th century feeling of soot and child factory workers).

The space is represented by Rise Events and the food, provided by Design Cuisine, was top notch! Design Cuisine’s ultimate goal was to create small plates (BTW, so hot right now) that work in a reception setting. While there were traditional passed hors d’oeuvres, the best treats were more than one bite, so it was a challenge to enjoy both the food and drink at the same time (double fisting anyone?)

See our favorites below:

GOAT CHEESE AND CHIPS

waffle fry | roasted leek | carmelized onion | fresh thyme sauce |

MINI SKILLET BRISKET AND CORNBREAD

individual cast iron skillets | red pepper corn bread | slow smoked brisket | molasses BBQ drizzle

BURGUNDY CHICKEN POT PIE JARS

bacon | leeks | carrots | turnips | pearl onions | wild mushrooms | puff pastry

SALTED CARAMEL ICE CREAM SANDWICHES

toffee cookies | praline crunch

The space can hold up to 480 for a reception (including both the balcony upstairs and main space downstairs) and 160 for seated at 5.5 foot rounds upstairs.

See the artist’s rendering of the blank slate you will find at the venue (a décor designer’s dream!)

The space might not look like much in the picture above, but trust us – a little gobo action on this wall, a strategically placed bar along that wall, and *BOOM* – a hip and intimate space made in event planner heaven…

Stay tuned for “PART II: Décor and Design in Review by Des

By: Desirée Adams, Director of Production

Edited By: Brittanie Clement, Creative and Digital Marketing Strategist

Photos By: Rodney Bailey