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“New Oil” & Winter Truffles Dinner Offers Outstanding Health Benefits

Improve your health this week by indulging in freshly-pressed, air-shipped La Canale unfiltered and organic extra virgin olive oil, straight from the hills of Umbria, harvested from 400-year-old trees. Purchase your tickets now for our “New Oil” & Winter Truffle Dinner Tuesday, January 24 at 7 pm. Hear the history and culture of these trees from olive grove proprietor, Alberto Panella. Also taste the “black diamonds” in our roasted breast of turkey stuffed with veal and black winter truffles served with fried artichokes.

Extra virgin olive oil has been shown to have many health benefits you may not be aware of. It has monounsaturated fats which can reduce inflammation and of course, antioxidants that fight disease. Did you know it can prevent Stroke, protect against heart disease and Type 2 diabetes, fight Alzheimer’s Disease and treat Rheumatoid Arthritis? Some early evidence shows it can prevent cancer. It also has anti-bacterial properties that can fight against stomach ulcers and stomach cancer. Unlike other fats, it doesn’t cause weight gain – that’s a relief! Considering all of these, including EVOO regularly in your diet is a great idea. Read the evidence

Unfortunately, many do not realize that EVOO holds the most nutritional value when it is freshly pressed. Many types we purchase in stores have very little heart health effects left because they have been shipped various times, not handled properly and are no longer fresh. Be sure to choose one that has a production date stamped on it so you know what you are purchasing.

We Welcome All Women to Join Our Dinner Conversation Saturday

As a woman who has owned and run a business in Washington for 28 years, I am pleased to welcome the thousands of women who will be traveling here on Saturday for the Women’s March on Washington. We stand together recognizing that womens’ rights are human rights. We are inviting any woman – whether a march participant or not – to join us afterwards to exchange ideas and learn from each other at our Women’s March Dinner Conversation, Saturday from 4-10 pm. There will be hot drinks (Vin Brule and Hot Toddies) with savory bites at the Bar and dinner specials. We will also be offering the option of communal seating to encourage dialogue and camaraderie. This march is going global and is even taking place in Florence and Rome!

We also invite you to stop by any time this week through Saturday to try our Inaugural drinks – the Trump-tini (gin, pomegranate, lemon shaken with a splash of prosecco) and Barack Rocks (vodka, lime, Curacao, Sprite) cocktails. Did you know it’s hard to eat at most of the Inaugural parties? Join us for dinner before heading out, and be prepared to party the night away (with a full stomach and comfortable shoes).

Anticipating an Amazing January with Two Exclusive Events

After all the buzz of the holidays, it’s back to business as usual, and we want to give you something to look forward to. We’re hosting remarkable events all month long you can only experience at i Ricchi!

We are shipping in olio nuovo (new oil) from Italy for our “New” Oil & Winter Truffle Dinner, Tuesday, January 24 at 7 pm. This is a unique opportunity to taste freshly squeezed 100% pure Italian olive oil. Olive grove proprietor, Alberto Panella, will explain the culture and history of 400 year-old trees that provide this delightful oil. There will also be a presentation on winter black truffles you don’t want to miss.  Buy tickets

We are the only one in DC to offer Opulence Revealed – An Exquisite Rémy Martin Cognac Tasting, Friday,
January 27 for 2 sessions at 5:30 and 7:30 pm
. This sensorial experience (pictured) has taken place all over the world, and we want you to have this encounter with us at i Ricchi!  Purchase your tickets before they sell out

Usher in 2017 with an Italian Tradition!

As we anticipate the fresh start that a new year brings, we are giving you a rare opportunity to also celebrate New Year’s Eve in the Italian tradition with Cenone di San Silvestro – the Feast of St. Sylvester, Saturday, December 31, 5:30 pm-midnight.  The night before a new year, Italians believe a person should eat lentils – a symbol of wealth – and pork – a symbol of life’s fullness.  $89 (beverages, tax & gratuity not included).  Complimentary champagne toast at midnight.  Reserve your table today by calling us at (202) 835-0459.  Felice Anno Nuovo!

MENU

(Choose one option from each course)

Antipasto 
  • Toscano:  Italian charcuterie, wild mushroom crostini, house-marinated vegetables
  • Polipo Marinato con Verdure e Pane Croccante:  Charred Mediterranean octopus, cucumber, tomato, saba
  • Erbe d’Inverno col Caprino, Mele e Sbricioli di Panettone:  Tuscan kale, spinach & frisée lettuces with goat cheese, Fuji apples & panettone croutons
  • Capesante, Gnocchi di Ricotta e Funghi:  Seared Maine scallops, ricotta gnocchi, roasted mushrooms, parsley butter
Primo Piatto
  • Zuppa di Lenticchie:  New Year’s “good luck” lentil soup, parmesan crisp
  • Tortellini al Sughetta di Vitella:  Nonna Irma’s homemade three-meat tortellini with savory veal reduction
  • Cavatelli Neri:  Artisanal squid ink pasta, homemade sausage, shrimp, roasted tomato
  • Risotto ai Funghi e Champagne:  Vialone Nano rice, wild mushrooms, champagne, chive oil
Secondo Piatto
  • Pescespada al Salmoriglio:  Grilled swordfish steak, lemon, fresh herbs, EVOO, potatoes maché, grilled winter vegetables
  • Arista al Forno:  Slow-roasted pork loin, juniper berry crust, stewed plums & roasted rosemary potatoes
  • Agnello al Scottaditto:  Grilled marinated T-bone lamb chops, soft polenta, mint oil
  • Quaglia Farcita al Brandy:  Roasted stuffed quail, prosciutto, brandy, sautéed Swiss chard
Dolce
  • Panna Cotta al Melograno: Yogurt panna cotta, pomegranate jelly, toasted coconut
  • Gelato con Frutta Spezziata:  Homemade vanilla gelato, spiced apples, pears, raisins & chopped pistachio
  • Scarpette di Panettone al Gelato:  Warm panettone, chocolate gelato & chocolate shavings
  • Torta di Formaggio:  Marscarpone cheesecake, toasted walnuts, strawberry
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