Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Sax to open May 13

We reported on Monday that Sax is close to opening - and it is.  The restaurant will open its doors next Friday, May 13.

The venue will feature live cabaret and "allegorical art installations." 

The press release announcing the opening says "The Sax experience, from shocking paintings and elegant, erotic performances to a luxurious menu of modern French small plates and decadent cocktails, is an atmosphere lavishly unique in Washington, D.C."

A 20-foot enclosed infinity stage is visible from all angles of the two-story space, which will host costumed cabaret performers throughout the evening. Entertainment will range from illusionists and mimes to alluring performances that border on burlesque as the evening continues. Hillary Wright, an award-winning choreographer and performer, will expertly orchestrate the in-house troupe

Sax is the incarnation of power, sex and money, a place that both entertains and provokes discussion about the scandalous events in Washington and throughout history,” said Errol Lawrence, Co-Owner of Sax. “The paintings are art first and truth second — a catalyst for forbidden dialogue in an otherwise conservative town.”

Sax will be 9,700 square feet and two stories tall.  The design will be "modern French," with gilded and faux-marbled columns, hand-button tufted damask banquettes and inlaid medallion tabletops. Authentic reclaimed church doors mark the entryway from the crystal-adorned vestibule into Sax, and red-corded curtains lead to the main dining room, which is adorned with 30 wall sconces and nine large chandeliers surrounding the perimeter balconies. All of the sconces and chandeliers are antique period pieces updated for the 21st century.  

The dinner menu will be modern French-influenced and feature foods you eat with your hands. 

The venue will also be open late, until 1:00 a.m. Monday through Thursday and Sunday and until 2:00 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

In another twist, food and beverage packages start at $75 and are priced based on where you would like to sit.

Jonathan Seningen will be the Executive Chef of Sax, and before opening the restaurant and lounge he oversaw the menu at Oya.

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