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Behold Art Being Painted for National Cherry Blossom Festival

The National Cherry Blossom Festival is such a beautiful and exciting time of year with Spring blooming around us and more than 1.5 million people celebrating!  I am very honored to be serving on the board of the festival this year.  perkasso 2We invite you to break away from the typical night out with a potent cocktail of creativity and social connection when you attend our event that is on the festival schedule:  Paint, Pasta & Philanthropy!  Plan to stop by Wednesday, March 23 at 5:30 pm to watch Shawn Michael Perkins, A.K.A. “Perkasso” paint a cherry blossom adorned DC landscape while you watch and sip a cocktail or glass of wine.  This fresh work of art will be auctioned to the highest bidder, and the proceeds will go to a charity of the bidder’s choice as well as to support the National Cherry Blossom Festival.  Find out more about the festival here.

Ladies Are Our Guests of Honor in March

wine pairingsi Ricchi has built a business around honoring and empowering women, and for Women’s History Month, we’re celebrating women leaders, wine-makers and inviting everyone to join us! On March 8, we celebrated International Women’s Day by giving ladies 50% off their bill all day, and we hosted a special happy hour for alumnae of all-women’s colleges.  On March 10, we hosted the “Beyond the Ceiling” Launch Party to celebrate a new podcast featuring amazing women.

Women Wine-Makers

Modern-day Italy still has a more traditional view of women’s roles than the U.S.  Statistically, the Bureau of Labor shows that an average of 53.5% of working-age civilian women were employed in the U.S. from 2010-2012, but only 34.7% of Italian women were employed; but this is growing.  There are a number of women pioneers stepping out in the wine-making business.  I’m highlighting these women  by participating in the Spring Wine Fling, March 21-26, offering a Wine Flight by women wine-makers:  3 wines and 3 regions for $15.  I also have a special evening planned at the end of March: The Grand Dames of Italian Wine, Wednesday, March 30 where you’ll learn from a wine specialist about four of Italy’s most prominent wineries and the women who are influencing them.  Don’t miss this chance to savor the pairings I have chosen to highlight each tasteful sip!

Ladies, know that you are worth honoring all year long!  I invite you to join my Women’s Club and receive 50% off your bill every Tuesday you dine with us!  I also host a DEWD dinner monthly for distinguished women to network around a delicious dinner and drinks.

Please click here to go to the events page for more information on all of these events!

Announcing Our Monthly BYOB Wine Dinner with Chef Ricchi

wine dinnerWith our fast-paced society, many of us don’t take the time to savor a meal and sip our favorite glass of wine while having stimulating conversation.  We are offering our BYOB Wine Dinner with Chef Ricchi monthly for you to get away from the hustle and bustle of life – a place to relax, break bread together, and taste each morsel of a specially-designed 5-course meal.  I can’t wait to share this experience alongside you!  Join us for the Tuesday, February 23 event!  Check out our menu:  BYOB Menu and register here!

Special Holiday Menus

From the staff at i Ricchi: We wish you the happiest of happy holidays and very prosperous New Year!  We look forward to seeing all of you all year long; and catching up with those who join us for our special holiday celebrations each year.

We’re excited to share our special menus with you for the season.  Our first, the Feast of the 7 Fishes, is available December 21-24.  Italian-Americans have adopted the tradition of a meatless dinner based on fish for Christmas Eve.  We have 5 courses of seafood including lobster, mussels, scallops, shrimp and clams to fill all your seafood cravings.  We finish with warm, grilled panettone for dessert, with an accompaniment of gelato, chocolate and pomegranate.  Check out the menu here.

Looking for an intimate and festive way to spend New Year’s Eve?  We’re featuring a 4-course candlelight dinner with housemade pastas, seafood, grilled meats, our famous desserts plus a glass of champagne for only $79.  I would recommend the Toscano for a 1st course, featuring Italian charcuterie, wild mushroom crostini and our house marinated vegetables.  View the full menu here.  This is our 26th year celebrating New Year’s Eve with our patrons, and it will be a festive time, as always, with hundreds of balloons and party favors.  We hope to see YOU here!

Our regular menu will also be available throughout the holidays.  We offer free valet parking for dinner.

Buone Feste!Post for Dec 21 FB Cover


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