Soirée 2017

A Soirée with Dr. Anthony Esolen, Professor of English at Providence College Rhode Island

on Saturday, February 25th, 2017, 5:30p.m. – 10p.m.
at 6521 Dryden Dr. McLean, VA 22101.

$175 for a single and $300 per couple. Semi-Formal attire.


Speaker Topic:
“The Liberal Arts as an Entryway to Faith”

Anthony Esolen is a native of the small coal-mining town of Archbald Pennsylvania, located just northeast of Scranton, PA. He attended Princeton University, graduating summa cum laude in 1981 and in 1987 received a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina in Renaissance English Literature, writing his dissertation on “A Rhetoric of Spenserian Irony.” He began his teaching career in the Carolinas, teaching at the University of North Carolina from 1987 to 1988 and then at Furman University from 1988 to 1990. In 1990 he joined the faculty at Providence College, Rhode Island, becoming full professor in 1996. At Providence Dr. Esolen teaches courses in Medieval and Renaissance Literature in the Western Civilization Program.

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Cocktails and Heavy Hors d’oeuvres Throughout the Evening

Live Piano

Singing By the Boys of Gregory the Great Academy


Roquefort Soufflé
Whipped Duck Liver Mousse on Sourdough
Gravlax Salmon

Red-Kraut Lamb Sausage Sachet
Skewered NY Strip with Za’atar Vegetables
Orange Grilled Scallops

Porcini Infused Carrot Broth w/ Fennel Pollen
Lobster Ravioli in Dashi
Milk-Braised Pork on Polenta Crostini

Assorted Artisan Cheeses Representing Three Layers of Earth

Cardamom Beignet
Thyme Infused Peach Panna Cotta
Cinnamon Ice Cream Topped with Waffle and Drambuie

Coffee & Cordials

Please contact Doniel Schiller to reserve your seats: or by phone: 518-560-9658.