Executive Dinner Series: Laffy Taylor

Date and Time
Tuesday, May 14, 2024
6:30pm— 8:30pm
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Iron Gate
1734 N Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
United States
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Kiki Li

Please join us at our Executive Dinner Series featuring Executive Producer at Bethesda Softworks, Laffy Taylor.

From a humble start as a QA tester during the “Wild West” days in the 90s to leading global projects and multi-disciplinary teams with Hollywood-sized budgets, please join us as Laffy talks about the evolution and business of video games.

This is a very limited event with only 8 spots available.

There will be a waiting list available for any last-minute cancellations.

If you need to cancel, please contact the host so that wait listers can attend.

Event Details:
Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2024
Time: 6:30 ET - Please arrive on time for the family style meal.
Cost: Non-Refundable Cost includes Tax + Gratuity + Event Fee. Beverages are Not Included.
Member: $135
Non-Member: $160

Host: Kiki Li (Penn/M&T'92)

Iron Gate
1734 N Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
Parking: We recommend using Spothero to find parking.
Dupont Circle & Farragut North (Red Line Metro) and Farragut West (Blue/Orange/Silver Metro) are nearby.
Please let the host know if you have any dietary restrictions.


Laffy Taylor has over 25 years of experience in the video game industry. He started his career at Electronic Arts and has spent the last twenty years at Bethesda Softworks, the publishing arm of ZeniMax Media, now a Microsoft/Xbox company. Laffy serves as the Executive Producer with the legendary development team, id Software, creators of the DOOM game franchise. DOOM was created in 1993 and is considered one of the pioneering first-person shooter games in the industry.

Laffy has managed the development of more than 20 game titles. He has a B.A. in Economics from Middlebury College.


Sample Family Style Menu

Our daily focaccia, olive oil, sea salt, rosemary
Iron Gate seasonal dip, vegetable crudites, fennel seed crackers
Winter citrus salad, whipped tahini, urfa spice, castelvetrano olive, hazelnuts
Roasted local beets, sesame crusted feta, walnut, dill, baby watercress

Slow roasted sustainable fish, grape leaf, charred lemon
Pan roasted amish chicken, greek potatoes, dill, mustard, roasted garlic
Caramelized ricotta gnocchi, torn basil, garlic, cherry tomato pomodoro
Winter radicchio salad, local apples, bay blue cheese, charred lemon vinaigrette

Bittersweet chocolate budino, shortbread crumbles, sea salt chantilly cream
Olive oil torta, whipped mascarpone, spearmint, seasonal fruit



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Sorry, this event is sold out.
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Iron Gate

1734 N Street NW, Washington, DC 20036, United States,
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