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Special Holiday Promotions & Events

We’re pleased to offer the following special promotions and events to make your holidays easy and memorable:

Thanksgiving Floral Arranging and Bottomless Cocktails Event

Tuesday, November 24, 6-7:30 pm, $69 per person

Grab a friend (or your mom!) and join us for one of our most popular events.  Palace Florists helps us make a beautiful floral arrangement for our Thanksgiving table.  Enjoy bottomless cocktails, featuring flavors of the season.  Free valet parking.  More details on Eventbrite.

Book a Holiday Event and Get Free Dinner for Two

If you book a 2015 holiday event for your co-workers, clients, family or friends by November 20, you’ll get a free dinner for two!  Choose from our semi-private party room, our private wine room, or let us dedicate part of the restaurant to your event. Visit our Events page for more details.

$100 Gift Cards for $80

Give an experience this holiday season…and save!
A candlelit dinner, a lunch with clients or cocktails with friends are all unique experiences at i Ricchi.
Simplify your holiday shopping with our discounted gift cards. Throughout December, every $100 gift card will cost just $80. Stock up – there’s no limit to how many cards you may buy. Face value of each card must be $100. Offer is good through 12/24/15.

Be sure to visit our events page for more events this fall including DC Cocktail Week and Small Business Saturday!



The Sparkling Holidays

Taste and learn how to drink champagne with almost everything this holiday season.

Taste 4 Nicolas Feuillate Champagnes (all 90 points or above) including GOLD MEDAL WINNER Palmes d’Or 2002 with food pairings at a sit-down guided tasting at our Champagne Tasting Event on Tuesday, November 3.

We’re sipping Brut Reserve NV, Brut Rose NV, Palmes d’Or 2002 and D’Luscious Dei-See Rose, all paired with delicious foods, easy to prepare for the holidays.  Nothing says holidays and celebration like champagne, we hope you will join us for this fun and festive occasion!  Visit the event page for more details and to register!






Doing Everything with Excellence

Chef/Owner Christianne R. Ricchi was recently chosen by Washington Business Journal as an honoree in the “Women Who Mean Business” section.  She stands out in her field because she seeks to do everything with excellence from how skillfully she creates her dishes, to the way she treats her customers and staff, and personally seeks to do good in the community around her.  She has forged her way into important roles like directing the National Restaurant Association without being concerned about doors closing on her.  Networking and caring for women in the community are especially close to her heart.  Read the full story here.

The Art of Pasta Selection

Did you know there is an art to selecting which pasta to use with various sauces?  Many Italian restaurant owners have this knowledge and produce better pairings than we would at home.

First of all, recognize the lighter the sauce, the thinner the pasta should be. One example of this is utilizing spaghetti with garlic and olive oil or puttanesca and the thicker sauces like Alfredo or pesto with the medium weight, flatter fettucine or linguine.

Tubular pastas like ziti, penne, and rigatoni cling to the sauce and also allow for the sauce, meat, and vegetables to travel inside creating a tastier bite. Filled pastas like the tortelloni or ravioli are served with lighter sauces or broths so the luscious fillings can be the star of the show.

Overall, consider these pointers to make great pasta at home: Don’t overcook it. Follow the directions for al dente, and remove from the heat immediately. Never rinse the pasta, getting rid of wonderful tastes and nutrients. Gently mix the pasta with the sauce and let it sit so the flavors can marry before you indulge. Lastly, limit the amount of sauce so you can savor the pasta’s flavor and textures also.

For more tips, see this site.

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