A Taste of Travel with Delta + Amex

Friday night, I got to send truelane’s photographer Michele to a dazzling and delicious event with Delta and American Express at Tavolàta Capitol Hill. The dinner was in celebration of the new, Blue Delta SkyMiles Credit Card. Delta is one of my favorite airlines, so I was happy to partner on this post to share the news with you all!

A Taste of Travel with Delta + Amex | truelane
A Taste of Travel with Delta + Amex | truelane
A Taste of Travel with Delta + Amex | truelane
A Taste of Travel with Delta + Amex | truelane
A Taste of Travel with Delta + Amex | truelane
A Taste of Travel with Delta + Amex | truelane
A Taste of Travel with Delta + Amex | truelane

Chef Ethan Stowell’s beautiful restaurant, Tavolàta Capitol Hill, set the stage for a Taste of Travel through Italy. Chef Ethan is a family man who garnered an interest in cooking thanks to his father, and is a big fan of casual and family-style dining, as you can see here. The night kicked off with the event’s signature Blue Aviation Cocktail: a luxurious mix of Aviation American Gin, Luxardo Maraschino, lemon juice and Creme de Violette that created a gorgeous, deep blue tone—you don’t see that very much in the cocktail world!

A Taste of Travel with Delta + Amex | truelane
A Taste of Travel with Delta + Amex | truelane
A Taste of Travel with Delta + Amex | truelane
A Taste of Travel with Delta + Amex | truelane

The menu ranged from bruschetta to burrata and roasted halibut to roast beef, but the crowd favorite at Tavolàta is always their famous rigatoni—two of the chefs even have it tattooed on their arms! Finally, you can’t go wrong with panna cotta for dessert…the perfect palette cleanser on the coast of Italy or the coast of Washington State.

A Taste of Travel with Delta + Amex | truelane
A Taste of Travel with Delta + Amex | truelane
A Taste of Travel with Delta + Amex | truelane
A Taste of Travel with Delta + Amex | truelane
A Taste of Travel with Delta + Amex | truelane
A Taste of Travel with Delta + Amex | truelane
A Taste of Travel with Delta + Amex | truelane
A Taste of Travel with Delta + Amex | truelane
A Taste of Travel with Delta + Amex | truelane

With standout meals like this one, I’m excited to share that the new Blue Delta SkyMiles Credit Card gets you 2 miles per $1 spent at US Restaurants. This means you always have an excuse for a special occasion dinner at your favorite local spots, while getting you on your next adventure that much sooner. Learn more about the new Blue Delta SkyMiles Credit Card here. Buon appetito!

Photos: Michele Equitz

Thank you to Delta and American Express for sponsoring this post.