Patio Happy Hour

Event Date: 
Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 3:30pm to 6:30pm
RSVP Required
Food & Drink
Included Items: 
food and drink tastings, music, tax, tip



Chef Sebastien Rondier Welcomes Old Town Locals

to Meet Fellow Neighbors and Enjoy the Outdoors


BRABO Tasting Room is flexing its happy hour ‘mussels’ with a spring patio party on Sunday, May 7 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Newly-appointed Executive Chef Sebastien Rondier invites all Old Town Alexandrians to the restaurant’s picturesque courtyard for an al fresco happy hour featuring a one-day-only menu created for the special afternoon! While listening to lively music, ticket holders will have the opportunity to meet new friends and neighbors, and enjoy as many oysters, mussels, frites, and refreshments as they desire.

Patio sips will include microbrews from Port City Brewing  and 21st Amendment Brewery as well as a variety of international and domestic rosé wines from BRABO Tasting Room’s new “Around the World in Eight Rosés” menu. For those looking for a more low-key Sunday, house-made ginger beer and nitro draft coffee will be available on tap.

French-born Chef Sebastien, turned Alexandrian resident, will greet guests throughout the party and share stories from his globetrotting career. Each guest will receive a special invitation card to try the new happy hour ceviche. Chef Sebastien’s patio-party menu reflects BRABO Tasting Room’s casual and neighborly atmosphere. It includes the following:

Hors d’oeuvres

·        Virginia oysters in a mint and cucumber gin gelee

·        Mini veal burgers

·        Cerdonia Farms crispy pork belly with local ramps and a blackberry & pepper reduction

·        Freshly-shucked oysters on the half shell


·        Port Town - mussels with Port City beer, whole grain mustard butter, and herbs

·        Harissa - mussels with harissa broth, grilled scallions, sautéed red onions, and red bell peppers

·        Salumi - mussels with salumi broth, herb butter, roasted tomatoes, and serrano chips


·        Espelette pepper frites

·        Parmesan and truffle frites

·        Garlic and parsley frites

Tickets for the BRABO Tasting Room patio party are $50 each, all inclusive of food and beverage, and available at


BRABO Tasting Room has proudly been an Old Town Alexandria gathering place for nearly a decade. From signature mussels to wood-fired savory tarts, Executive Chef Sebastien Rondier offers sociable café fare to accompany the laid-back atmosphere. BRABO Tasting Room uses seasonal ingredients from the Mid-Atlantic region, invites guests to sample its selection of wine with three- and five-ounce pours, and encourages exploration of beers from Belgium and beyond. Adjacent to the Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa, BRABO Tasting Room is situated in a 150-year-old building and seamlessly blends colonial tradition with modern comfort. For more information, call 703-894-5252 or visit The restaurant is located at 1600 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 and is open seven days a week.