Hi There, I am new to Chowhound and already need your help. I am turning 40 in early August and want to invite 40 of my favourite people to a nice restaurant for good grub, red velvet cake and champagne (all not required if you have a good dining location). I would love a place that can accomodate us in a separate space. I am on the funky - less than conventional side - so a place that might fit my personality would be nice. I will be requesting my guests to wear spiffy attire for the evening's event. Lastly, preference would be a place in DC. However, if you have VA or MD suggestions I would appreciate those too.