Take Mom to Tuscany for Mother’s Day

As Mother’s Day approaches, we all reminisce about our mothers. Every year I find myself fantasizing about what it would be like to still have my mother with me. The poignant, Neapolitan song “Mamma” beautifully sung by Luciano Pavarotti, speaks about how most of us feel: “Mamma, my most beautiful song is you; you are my life.” In honor of the one who gave us life, we want to celebrate her by providing a special way for your family to dine together on Mother’s Day.

In Italy, family meals crafted lovingly by Mamma are times for rich family connections to take place and generations to come together. At our little trattoria in Cercina, Mother’s Day is one of the busiest days of the year. Whole families make the drive up to our place in the country for a multi-course lunch followed by relaxing strolls through the olive and cypress trees – many times stopping to pick wild asparagus or fill up cisterns with local spring water. Treat your mother to an old world, Tuscan feast, and rediscover the delight of family dining at our Tuscan Mother’s Day Sparkling Celebration, Sunday, May 12th starting at 5pm. 

Festa della Mamma

Mother’s Day Sparkling Celebration

Sunday, May 12, 2024

Primi (choice of one)

Spring salad – celery hearts, apple, toasted hazelnuts & lemon vinaigrette
Star anise cured salmon, tarragon aioli, haricots verts, potato & Castelvetrano olives

Asparagus Fiorentina – eggs mimosa, balsamic vinaigrette
Fresh pea soup, mint mascarpone, thyme croutons

Crostini Tre Modi – fried polenta; mushrooms / burrata, sundried tomato; oregano /finochiona salame, pecorino, fave pesto

Secondi (choice of one)

Lobster risotto, prosecco & parmesan

Beet caramelle pasta stuffed with ricotta, mozzarella & parmesan alla Primavera
Pan-seared Maine scallops, wild mushrooms, ricotta gnocchi; parsley butter
Mountain trout alla Mugnaia, Tuscan “frittura” fried vegetables
Chicken scallopine, lemon; capers, potatoes mascé, grilled asparagus

Eggplant parmesan

Dolci (choice of one)

Panna cotta, balsamic strawberries, cracked black pepper
Torta della Nonna “Grandmother’s” cream; almond tart
Chocolate-covered profiterole filled with Chantilly cream
Frutti di bosco, mixed berry sorbetto with fresh spring berries

Gelato affogato – cappuccino gelato, whipped cream, hot espresso, chocolate pizzelle

$89 *ala carte menu also available

Make your reservations now by calling (202) 835-0459.