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Embracing Change in the Age of COVID -19

We’ve been issued an order – no more in house dining – but you knew that already. We are in the process of setting up partnerships with several delivery services and have designed a new “TO GO” menu with some of our most popular items. See below.

As soon as we realized what was about to happen, we set to work on designing a new platform called the i Ricchi Food Club. It should be ready to launch very shortly and we will let you know. It will be our way of continuing to nurture our customers by creating food experiences that can be enjoyed at home.

Of course, we are also offering gift cards you can purchase for future dining. Call 202 835 0459 and we will process it for you.

Here is a way we can stay connected for now…. Order from our TO GO menu and bring the i Ricchi dining experience home. We will be here cooking for you: Mon – Fri 11:00 am – 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm – 9 pm / Sat 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Call 202 835 0459

For 30 years we have committed to being here for our guests and the community, and we will continue to do whatever it takes to maintain our legacy of service to our customers.

WARRIOR WOMEN AND THE WINES OF CAMBRIA ESTATE. Celebrating International Women’s Day – Tuesday, March 10, 6 pm

La Festa della Donna or Women’s Day has been celebrated in Italy for as long as I can remember – way before it became fashionable in this county. When I lived there, it always delighted me to see the streets filled with bouquets of tiny, fragrant yellow mimosa – symbols of the holiday. Not only did these delicate flowers pay homage to all women, they were definitely a tease of more temperate Spring weather to come.

Several years ago, in an effort to celebrate this holiday, I offered a 50% discount to all women on March 8th. It was my daughter, Olivia who suggested I carry the idea forward and actually create something longer lasting. And so i Ricchi’s Woman’s Club was born. A club, a community where women would feel welcome to come to network, do business or just meet up with friends. Every Tuesday, our female members enjoy a 50% discount on their checks. To partake, we only ask that you give us your email address so we can keep in touch. This idea has led to the establishment of a group of 8000+ (and growing) women members in addition to creating a place that is welcoming to other women’s groups as well.

It was this idea of creating a women’s community that intrigued me about Cambria Wines’ effort to offer tastings across the country, attracting women to enjoy some wine and cherish what they are able to accomplish together. As a female owned and operated winery, they believe that when strong women work together, they can change the world! That is why they felt compelled to create Seeds of Empowerment, a program to honor “Warrior Women”. It contributes $100,000 annually to empower and celebrate exceptional women who have overcome great adversity and inspired others to do the same.

The wines we will be offering at the tasting include Cambria’s chardonnays (in Wine Spectator’ s TOP 100) and their pinot noirs. They will be paired with artisanal, local Californian cheeses and garnishes. It promises to be a very special evening. http://cambria.eventbrite.com

Cena di San Valentino – Valentine Lover’s Dinner Friday 2/14 & Saturday 2/15

Florence has attracted lovers for centuries. Dante Alighieri & Beatrice, Gertrude Stein & Alice B. Toklas, poets Elizabeth Barrett & Robert Browning, and even Kim Kardashian & Kanye West have all experienced the romantic pull of this Renaissance capitol. All it takes is a walk down one of it’s cobblestone streets to be captivated by its quiet elegance, unique ambiance and genuinely delicious cuisine.

For more than 30 years, we have translated this tradition from our little trattoria in the foothills of Florence to Ristorante i Ricchi in Washington, DC. What better time to fall under the spell than Valentine’s Weekend experiencing a Valentine Lover’s Dinner with our Florentine ambiance and authentic gastronomic specialties. Choose one from each of the 4 courses or design your own dinner from our a la carte menu – celebrating both Friday 2/14 and Saturday 2/15. Either way, come for an evening you won’t soon forget.

Why did I wait so long to return to Tuscany?” Tom Sietsema, The Washington Post food critic

Winter Restaurant Week and it’s time to eat! Jan 13-18,2020

Cooking has always been a love language. Those of us of Italian heritage know that very well. That’s why, whenever we would go to our grandmother’s / Nonna’s / (in my case) Nanny Russo’s house, we would be showered with dish after dish of the most incredible food, aka….LOVE. Maybe that explains why, when I can, I want to cook for my grandchildren. They understand the language. That is very evident by their response to our Sunday night dinners together. Not only does the food I prepare fill their tummies, it nurtures their spirits and reassures them that they are loved.

That also would explain why I own a restaurant – I get to feed people all the time! Nothing makes my heart swell more than talking to a departing customer who has enjoyed our food.

Restaurant Week, with it’s specially priced menus, offers people the opportunity to revisit i Ricchi or experience what we do for the first time. We want to offer our guests a range of dishes to showcase what we have dedicated ourselves to doing for over 30 years – artisanally prepared authentic recipes offered with an expression of care that nurtures the spirit as well. Christianne Ricchi

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