By Robby Osborne
Spring is a time for flowers to bloom, birds to chirp, and most importantly, our shows to come back. The ABC smash-hit, Scandal is coming back this Thursday at 10 p.m. for its mid-season premiere after a grueling winter. La Tagliatella in Arlington is welcoming back Gladiator fans and B613-philes for a Scandal Viewing Party.
More than a normal viewing party, La Tagliatella will be offering a free popcorn bar, Scandal specialty drinks and Olivia Red wine, a free make-up experience, and a trivia challenge. The night will starts at 9 p.m. and include a Scandal specific specialty drink menu, make-up and a battle of wills.
“Lots of the staff (especially myself) are obsessed with Olivia Pope, her fashion and love of red wine.” said Stacey Kane, La Tagliatella‘s director of Buzz. “We thought with all of the great red wine we have, why not invite our guests in to watch the show?”
The Olivia Popecorn Bar will be available throughout the night and features three very different types of popcorn. There will be a truffle oil and Parmesan cheese blend, a classic movie theater style, and an indulgent Nutella with dark chocolate and sea salt. Normal meals will be available throughout the night as well.
Along with three red wine options, La Tagliatella has mixed up four cocktails inspired by characters from the show:
House Red – $4
La Valentina Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2010 – $9
Castelluci Miano Nero d’Avola Sicilia 2012 -$9
Gladiator Specialty Drinks
The Harrison – Buffalo Trace Bourbon, maple syrup,fresh lemon juice and egg white – $9
The Quinn Prosecco Cocktail – Prosecco, an organic sugar cube and citrus bitters – $9
The Irresistible Fitz – Plymouth Gin, St Germaine Elderflower Liqueur, citrus bitters and fresh lemon juice – $11
The Huck – Black Cherry Metropolitan -$9
Local Clarendon make-up shop, Bluemercury will be offering complementary make-up applications to anyone dressed up in order to match their character. La Tagliatella will pit gladiator against gladiator in the arena of a Scandal Trivia Contest. Prizes for the contest will be complimentary pizza or other meals, and gift cards of varying value.
La Tagliatella specializes in authentic Italian food, and features high quality ingredients. The restaurant hosts a center stage pizza kitchen, and a full compliment of wine and spirits, and has been a mainstay since first opening in Europe over 20 years ago.
La Tagliatella Clarendon; 2950 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington, 22201
Feb. 27, 9-11 p.m.