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Celebrate the Feast of the Seven Fishes with Us!

Change up your Christmas routine, and join us for the Feast of Seven Fishes – an Italian-American 7-course feast! seven-fishesAlso known as La Vigilia (The Vigil), this Christmas Eve tradition commemorates waiting for the birth of Baby Jesus at midnight on Christmas.  Roman Catholics have traditionally abstained from meats and animal fats on the eve of certain holy days, so they feasted instead on seafood.  Some Italian-American families celebrate with more than 7 fish, and sometimes up to 13 different types.  Experience it for yourself, Friday-Saturday, December 23-24 from 5:30 pm-10:00 pm for only $89 a person (exclusive beverage, tax and gratuity).  Call (202) 835-0459 to make reservations.


Crostini di trota di fiume affumicata – Smoked river trout paté

Insalata di calamari con salsa di limone – Salad of pan-seared calamari, purslane & lemon salsina

Frittura di polpettine di granchio e carciofi – Tuscan crab fritters, fried artichokes

Capesante, gnocchi di ricotta e funghi – Seared scallops, ricotta gnocchi, roasted mushrooms, parsley butter

Taglerini alle vongole – Artisanal egg pasta, little neck clams, roasted zucchini, tomato, Calabrian chili

Caciucco all Livornese – Tuscan fish stew- lobster, mussels, clams, shrimp, tuna, scallops, tomato broth, garlic croutons

Budino Nataliza di Panettone – Christmas panettone bread pudding, crema Anglais and chocolate

Unite with Us to Be Generous to the Needy Locally and Abroad

Now that this historic and brutally combative Election is officially over, many of us are yearning to stop the madness, roll up our sleeves and move forward.  The holidays provide an opportunity to turn our attention to higher altruistic endeavors as we join together to help those less fortunate. In the coming weeks we are planning two events to assist those in need, both locally and internationally.

As the earthquake victims still remain in our hearts and in their tents, as winter is fast approaching and as the earthearthquake-tents-1 continues to tremble in central Italy, we are partnering with local band, Misspent Youth and Hungarian Ambassador (and guest lead guitarist), Andras Simonyi, Tuesday, December 6, 7:30-9:30 pm. Enjoy this rock ‘n’ roll band nominated twice for Best Cover Band at the Maryland Music Awards.  Refreshments, wine and beer included for $165. We will be having a Silent Auction with many great items for you to bid on:  6 Park Hopper tickets to Disney World; 2 club seat hockey tickets Caps vs. Bruins; Illy espresso maker with starter kit; Staycation 2-night stay at the Mayflower Hotel with dinner at i Ricchi; Reston Limo 3-hour evening tour of the monuments for 6 people; Exclusive collection PBS documentaries; $200 gift certificate Edible Arrangements . . . and more coming in every day!  Get tickets now

Large family-like communal tables, long simmering sauces and lots of red wine will transport you back to a simpler time while helping our community’s blind, visually impaired and deaf blind children on Guest Chef for a Night – Cooking for Good, Monday, December 12 at 7 pm. Savor the flavors of chefs Tony Cancelosi’s (CEO, Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind) and Tom Raffa’s (CEO, Raffa, Inc.) culinary skills for a traditional Sunday dinner on Monday evening for $125 (excludes tax and tip).  Buy tickets

As the packages pile up and your calendar fills with holiday events, don’t forget to consider those in need around us. Join us on Giving Tuesday, November 29 as we inform you about 3 of our favorite charities that you can choose to financially support while you are dining with us. We will be featuring Madison House Autism Foundation, My Sister’s Place and Vital Voices.  More info

For an overview of all our upcoming November and December events, click here.

Express Your Right to Vote, and Make These Red, White & Blue Snacks

For almost twenty years I witnessed what it was like to live outside of the U.S. and am most grateful for the opportunities we are afforded in this country. It is our duty to safeguard our lifestyle by making our individual voices heard. What a tragedy it would be, if after all these months of brutal campaigning, we, American citizens, don’t go to the polls! Please, take a moment now to make sure you are registered to vote.

Patriotism tends to be strong during election time, and our nation’s colors are everywhere you look! With a little over a week left until the votes are cast, we investigated some red, white and blue snacks, desserts and beverages you can serve at your election parties or just make for yourself while you watch the coverage.

Have some leftover cheeses? In 10 minutes, you can make Crostini di Formaggio if you have a food processor handy. Creamy goat cheese and roasted tomatoes make a perfect topping for crisp polenta cakes. For a red cocktail, try making a Rhum Swizzle which incorporates grapefruit juice, grenadine and a French West Indies rum produced from sugarcane juice. Get these recipes and others

Chef Ricchi Honored with 2016 YWCA Woman of Achievement Award

The YWCA National Capital Area is a great local organization whose mission statement is to “empower women, eliminate racism and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.” This really resonates with Chef Ricchi’s heart to promote women and their causes through events at i Ricchi. She was very honored when she found out she was one of 5 ladies who was recognized for one of their awards at the 2016 YWCA Women of Achievement Awards Breakfast earlier this month at the Grand Hyatt Washington located at 1000 H Street NW. We appreciate your support and attendance at our events where we seek to inform about women’s issues in an effort to celebrate and help as many women as possible. Find out more here

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