We are proud to announce that iciurbanbistro.com has been acquired by Home Reporter News. As of April 9, 2021, all new content to be published to ICI Urban Bistro shall embrace the same attention to detail and elegance as originally was posted. Home Reporter News aims to help home owners and home cooking enthusiasts create an ambient atmosphere with detailed trendy upscale meals.
As both parties share a common thread regarding high levels of excellent attention to detail and fine dining experiences, Home Reporter News shall respectfully deliver 5-star content. All published materials will reflect the utmost respect to the original iciurbanbistro.com website and their artful presentation to culinary creations.
A brief history of ICI Urban Bistro
Indeed, the history of ICI Urban Bistro does not have an extensive story but does relate to traditional French cuisine. Located within the Sofitel Lafayette Square, ICI Urban Bistro was launched in February of 2008 and quickly updated a previous French décor restaurant called Café 15. Both menus of each French restaurant shared an interesting fun fact which includes the same award-winning French chef.
This earned Café 15 a prominent place on the Washingtonian’s 100 Best Restaurants list for 2007. Yet the new concept for ICI Urban Bistro replaced an aging example of smoky bistro Brasseries for an upscale and trendy Washington D.C. dining experience. This unique design change saw major splashes of elegant red decorations and décor. Walls were adorned with beautifully painted modern art and featured highly polished walnut tables.
One aspect that made ICI Urban Bistro truly unforgettable was the ambiance of true French cuisine that far outweighed the previous incarnation of Café 15. Not only was the original kitchen staff preserved, but their wine bar also wasn’t changed a single bit. Moreover, the style was treated to a hip makeover that helped ICI become one of D.C.’s crowning gems. Sadly, the onset of a global pandemic in 2020 saw the closure of ICI, which is currently still closed.
One of the highlights of this restaurant location is that it can be found less than a block from The White House. For those who enjoy the elegant settings of Hotel Sofitel, ICI was located within the lobby area inside the hotel itself. Any guest visiting ICI would not want to miss out on going to Le Bar before or after their meal. This lounge-based setting with an excellent combination of modern and classic décor also treated patrons to top-notch mixed cocktails.
Aside from a fresh and updated appearance, ICI hosted many dinner parties and private events. This also involved weddings for large and small groups. ICI could comfortably seat up to 45 or more guests, however, larger groups could be accommodated. Access to the Paris Ballroom within Hotel Sofitel also featured an additional 1,700 square feet. ICI was also a favorite to D.C. residents who frequently enjoyed weekend brunches and evening dinners.
How This Partnership will Flourish?
Many aspects of ICI Urban Bistro and Home Report News have common roots for fine dining experiences and reports. We firmly believe that our connection to culture, lifestyles, and creature comforts will lend to the best content intended for the ICI Urban Bistro website. This further extends perfectly for articles that relate to cooking and gourmet grilling that helps preserve International and American crossover recipes.
The upscale elegance of modern French décor is one more reason how additional comfort can also include luxurious home additions. Nothing makes a fine dining experience more exquisite than adding indoor fireplace heating. Many new home beautifying products that feature aspects of French culture provide a hip and chic feel in any home. We are dedicated to placing a special focus on French-American gourmet foods and trending cocktails too.
With many patrons who have firsthand memories of ICI Urban Bistro in the past, we invite your feedback. We aim to preserve the look and feel iciurbanbistro.com had established with plenty of tips and advice for the best-related content. Effectively, our job to provide the best intentions for providing information, Home Reporter News has long supported better living and home improvement-based articles and reviews.
We are excited to make this press release available for our viewers and look forward to embracing fans of ICI Urban Bistro alike. We hope this new partnership will help develop this revitalized website in the best possible light.