Level up Your Night Out with a Class at Via Umbria
Article & Photos by: Hayden Jeong & Annamarie White
If you and your friends are itching to do a fun and unique activity close to campus, definitely check out Via Umbria. Located just a block up from Thomas Sweet on Wisconsin Avenue, Via Umbria is a quaint, brick-and-mortar space modeled after an Italian marketplace. The shop is stocked with authentic products ranging from wines to panettones, all sourced directly from Italy. Plus there is a cafe area in the back where you can ask for pasta made fresh to order. The free wifi and ample seating also makes it a great space to bring your laptop to get some work done!
One warm Tuesday evening, we went to a cocktail class where our instructor Matt walked us through three pairings of drinks and pub snacks from start to finish. About 10 of us sat in bar seats surrounding a kitchen island, where we watched Matt demo the cocktails and prep the foods. We got to taste a bit of everything, and even got to help him with the hands-on work.
Not 21 yet? No problem! Via Umbria also offers a variety of fun, alcohol-free events such as their Movie and a Meal nights which feature a buffet dinner.
For any inquiries regarding Via Umbria and its events, please feel free to reach out to their Marketing Associate Naz Yavuz (MSB’17) at firstname.lastname@example.org!