Location: Dominican Ambassador’s Residence
WL EXCLUSIVE – Photos By Tony Powell
FINAL FIESTA: After four years, it’s hard to call the popular ambassador of the Dominican Republic and his wife anything but “Flavio” and “Minerva.” Most of us even say “DR” now! When the Espinals leave Washington in January, all their friends will want to tag along – not just for the warm weather, sunny beaches, and great golf, but because they are so much fun.
SIP AND PUFF: At least there was a chance to celebrate by sampling the country’s best-known exports one last time. Yes, it was cold in the garden, but warm welcomes and big smiles, rich Brugal rum and fat Procigars, and always, the luscious food of chef Altagracia Candelario, made it yet another party to remember. Adios, amigos!