Toro Toro Schmoozarama!
Last night over 200 joined us for two hours of open bar, hors d'oeuvres, and top business networking at our Bisnow Schmoozarama at Toro Toro.
There was an open bar and Tinta Roja sangria (wine, brandy, ticor, apple, orange liqueur). We snapped Innovation Management's John Dials, Branch Daffan's Suzanne Swistak, and Vedder Price's Andrew Tucker.
Passed treats included Choclo empanadas (sweet corn, oaxaca cheese, avocado, chimichurri), Toro Toro chicken wings (aji panca glaze, sesame, scallion), and Choripan (chorizo, chile rocotto aioli, napa slaw). Here, Marriott International's Dotty Beverly and Natalie Cioffi.
Toro Toro is Richard Sandoval’s newest restaurant, a pan-Latin steakhouse. We took over the lower level, which is more of a club. Here, UBS' Elisabeth Ovits, LLS's Claudia Bahar, and CoStar's Melissa Frohna.
Toro Toro is a play on the Japanese word for tuna and the Spanish word for bull. Here, Trunk Club's Caitlin Maguire and Lindsay Moramarco flank Iron Point Partners' Joseph Fuccillo.
We loved the station with grilled meats: beef, chicken, and sausage. Here, ARA's Jim Pope and Rawles Wilcox flank PNC Bank's Tricia Mininger.
Many open bars meant no lines! Here, Marriott International's Sharon Conley, Permuta Technlogies' John Cirujales, and OPX's Mathew Xavier.
This is Toro Toro’s third location, after Dubai and Miami. Here, HelloWallet's Andrea Franklin, Paul Franklin, First Potomac Realty's Gabe Katz, and Professional Sports Care & Rehab's Megan Blair.
Tables had piles of chips and dips, like Chipotle Hummus. Here, NowForce's Jason Goldberg, MedStar Hospital's Elliott Brown, Cornerstone First Financial's Mark Livingstone, and Rand Construction's Zuzanna Myckow.
For those of you out-of-date on the hottest new restaurants, we named Toro Toro No. 1 this month in Bisnow Dining among Bisnow's Buzziest 12. Here, Talking Tree Creative's Craig Weisbaum and Sports Club/LA's Rick Fichter.
Robert Half Int'l's Ashley Dibitetto, Wells Fargo Private Mortgage's Robert Martinson, Colliers' Chris Dibitetto, Wilkes Artis Chtd's Kevin Kozlowski.
Sanford Capital's Steve Lin and Gilbane Building Co's Zarina Reznikov.
Merrill Lynch's Jason Juergensen II, Ridgewell's Ashley Williams, PwC's Chris Beyer, and DRI's Michael Murphy.
DOJ's Tammy Reno, Innovation Management's John Dials, Megan Monroe.
Post Properties' Meghan Bader and Amanda Prather.