Celebrate the Graduating Class of 2020

The class of 2020 may have missed out on some of the traditions and rituals that go along with the accomplishment of graduating. They may not be able to walk across the stage or throw their cap in the air but, we can celebrate them deliciously:


Chaia Backyard Party Box: add a little Chaia to your graduation celebration. Box includes all the sides you need to accompany anything you are planning for the grill or a small gathering. Serves 6-8 people and includes mexican potato salad (1 QT), citrus-roasted beets (1 QT), and more($92). One can add Margaritas ($48, or $85 for half gallon), and other drink options. 615 I Street NW; (chaiatacos.com

Fiola Mare

The 4-Course Graduation Celebration Menu (Serves 4 for $320) includes chilled spring green gazpacho,  ricotta cavatelli “al Forno”, and more. Casper’s recommended pairings for the meal include Marc Hebrart Brut Champagne, 1er Cru Rose ($72), Gaja, Ca' Marcanda 'Vistamare', Toscano Bianco 2017 ($75), and Antinori 'Pian delle Vigne' Brunello di Montalcino 2014 ($81). The Graduation Gift Basket ($125) features a selection of gifts including a “Congratulations Graduate” coffee mug, a marble flask, and more. Graduation baskets will be available from Thursday, May 21 from Fiola Mare and all Sfoglina locations. 3100 K Street NW; (fiolamaredc.com)


Geppetto catering has created Virtual Graduation Packages for you to share and send to guests. The first is the Cum Laude package ( serves 4, $60) and includes cake, champagne, and a cheese display. The Magna Cum Laude ( serves 4, $100) and includes cake, champagne, a cheese display, and more. The Sumo Cum Laude (serves 4, $90) includes a choice of two proteins, three sides, cake, and champagne. 4505 Queensbury Road, Riverdale Park, MD; 301.927.8800; (geppettocatering.com)


Celebrate the class of 2020 with offerings from Ridgewells. Package one (4 people, $195) includes ribs, coleslaw, cornbread, and more. Package two ( 4 People, $275) includes shrimp cocktail, garlic breadsticks, and more. The celebration box ($65), includes confetti cannons, balloons, and more. 5525 Dorsey Lane, Bethesda, MD; 301.652.1515; (ridgewells.com)


The 4-Course Graduation Menu (Serves 4 for $280) includes seasonal favorites such as grilled asparagus, lobster crema; braised beef short ribs, and more. Add wine and spirits director Casper Rice’s suggested wines, including Louis Roederer Brut Premier Champagne ($39), Sartarelli Verdicchio 2018 ($13), La Giaretta Amarone della Valpolicella 2015 ($35), and Mastroberardino Taurasi 1998 ($87). 4445 Connecticut Avenue NW;  202.525.1402; (sfoglinapasta.com)

The Mount Vernon Inn 

The Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant is offering a special meals-to-go opportunity for Dads & Grads. Place your order June 1-18 for pick up on Saturday, June 20. Meals include your choice of entree: Baby back ribs or jerk chicken, with sides like corn salad, dessert like rum cake, and drinks including beers, cocktails, and wine. 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, VA; 703.799.5296; (mountvernon.org)