• Mess Hall (map)
  • 703 Edgewood Street Northeast
  • Washington, DC, 20017
  • United States

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*Tickets inclusive of food, wine pairing, service & gratuity

The most memorable dining experiences are the ones in which we are immersed in exceptional food and conversation. XII is a monthly pop up dinner series celebrating local ingredients with spices and flavors from around the globe. 

In the ever changing landscape of the restaurant industry, our goal is to showcase how different cuisines and individuals from all walks of life can come together to share a spectacular meal at one table.

Instead of conventional titles, we simply define our dinners as numbers. Numbers are neutral. There is no preconceived notion of what to expect. Our dinners are the unforeseen journey of what can come out of thoughtful collaboration by industry pioneers. Simply put, leave the day behind, place your evening in our hands and be open to the XII shared dining experience.

To celebrate the first pop up dinner of the series, Johanna’s Table will pay tribute to where its culinary journey began: Liguria. A region of Northern Italy just off the Mediterranean coast, Liguria is known for its exquisite seafood, unique Genovese basil and wild herbs, as well as a life altering focaccia. This evening’s concept reflects the childhood of Chef Johanna - trips home to where her mother was born and raised - and her excited eagerness to share a regional cuisine yet to be celebrated in DC. Join Johanna’s Table to be transported from Portofino to Cinque Terre through this five course shared dining experience. Cheesemonger Alice Bergen Phillips will set the tone of the meal with her grazing centerpiece of cheese and charcuterie. Throughout each course Sommelier Michael Rovezzi will guide your wine palate through pairings highlighting the region’s diverse grapes. Mess Hall’s open kitchen concept allows all guests to observe the preparation of the meal. Lastly, Chef Johanna and crew look forward to interacting and sharing each plate’s story with you.




Welcome Cocktail or Prosecco Upon Arrival


Formaggio e Affettati Misti 

Grazing Centerpiece with Cheese, Charcuterie, Nuts, Seasonal Vegetables, Fruit & Homemade Compotes

Antipasti Misti della Regione

Mixed Antipasti from the Region including Focaccia Genovese, Cozze alla Parmigiana & Fritto Misto

Paired with Durin Pigato Riviera Ligure Di Ponente 2016


Pansotti alla Salsa di Noci e Trofie al Pesto Genovese

Duo of Pasta: Wild Borage & Ricotta filled Pansotti in a Walnut Sauce and Trofie with Ligurian Basil Pesto

Paired with Durin Riviera Ligure di Ponente Rossese 2015


Scampi alla Ligure

Argentinian Langoustines in a Ligurian Sauce with Seasonal Vegetables

Paired with Cantina Cinque Terre Bianco 2016

Palate Cleanser

Seasonal Sgroppino with Braida Brachetto D'Acqui


Semifreddo di Pesche e Amaretti

Peach & Amaretti Semifreddo

Paired with Cantina Cinque Terre Sciacchetrà DOC Reserve 2009

Each guest will receive a takeaway of Canestrelli to enjoy the next morning with their cup of coffee. 

*All ingredients are sourced from local farms to encompass what the season’s harvest has to offer. Please note this meal contains and is cooked in a kitchen that has nuts & shellfish.