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Photos: Inside Fig & Olive, CityCenterDC’s New Restaurant, at Their Opening Celebration

Photos: Inside Fig & Olive, CityCenterDC’s New Restaurant, at Their Opening Celebration
Fig & Olive was a full house at their opening night private event. Photograph by Dan Swartz.

Guests came out to experience CityCenterDC’s newest restaurant, Fig & Olive, on Wednesday, June 24, from 6:30-9 p.m. Party-goers were welcomed with a red carpet, live DJ, and Veuve Clicquot. Attendees indulged in a variety of hors d’oeuvres and specialty menu items created by Michelin-starred Chef Denis Fetisson of La Place de Mougins. Among the many guests who came to the “Evening in Italy” themed event, was Richard Galy, mayor of Mougins, France—the birthplace of Fig & Olive. The event fundraised in collaboration with Knock Out Abuse.

Photograph by Dan Swartz.

Fig & Olive Founder and Owner Laurent Halasz celebrates the restaurant’s opening with guests.

Photograph by Dan Swartz.

CityCenterDC General Manager Tim Lowery and founder of Fig & Olive Laurent Halasz.

Photograph by Dan Swartz.

Guests enjoyed tasting different hors d’oeuvres from Fig & Olive.

Photograph by Dan Swartz.

The restaurant created a beautiful tablescape for a private dinner.

Photograph by Dan Swartz.

Party-goers enjoyed champagne from sponsor Veuve Clicquot.

Photograph by Dan Swartz.

Models sported clothes from Neiman Marcus.

Photograph by Dan Swartz.

Meg Plamondon, Kristine Serne, and Levi Richard.

Photographs by Jeff Martin.

Left, Fig & Olive President Greg Galy with wife and the Mayor of Mougin, Richard Galy. Right, Samantha Newman and Jennie Snyder.

Photograph by Jeff Martin.

Left, Navin Singh and Stephanie Kauffman. Right, Trish Yan and Aba Kwawu.

Photograph by Brendan Kownacki.

Ashley Arias, Isobel Kuchinsky, Aba Kwawu, Mia DeSimone, Rebecca Chin, Nicole Schade.

Photograph by Dan Swartz.

Attendees admired the beautiful red Ferrari displayed outside the restaurant.

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