It is 2014 and we have just celebrated 25 years at the helm of the DC restaurant scene! My 18 years in the Tuscan countryside fueled the passion, authenticity and the magic for i Ricchi that has earned us accolades and awards such as the Hottest Restaurant in Washington and One of the Best Italian Restaurants in the World. In an age of constant change and innovation, we deliver what people expect of an Italian dining experience: comforting, authentic, quality food. With a wine list that is 100% from Italian wineries, a wood-burning hearth that produces the signature taste of the Tuscan grill, and our updated twists on classic recipes, you will leave with an appreciation for the rustic country food of Italy. From the food, to the frescos on the walls, the original terracotta floors and antique olive oil urns, we want to transport you to Tuscany even if just for a little while.
Palace Florists joins i Ricchi for this special event, Thursday, August 14 at 5:30 pm. Palace experts share tips for selecting flowers at your local market, maintaining and arranging cut flowers and dozens more insider tips, all while you sip premium Italian wines and signature cocktails. $79 includes all materials, instructional handouts, wines, tax, gratuity and valet parking.
Each participant will actually design, compose and take home
their own arrangement. (retail value $65) More details.
Invite your friends and MAKE IT A PARTY!
We’re excited to welcome Alex Elman, an international wine expert, for a special summer food and wine pairing event. Alex believes in honest wines – wines which are true to the soil and climate of their places of origin. Alex lost her sight in 1995, but that has not stopped her from traveling the world finding exceptional and sustainable wines that are meant to be enjoyed every day as a celebration of life. Join us as we explore food and wine pairings with Alex!
4 WINES WITH GRILLED FOOD PAIRINGS
BIN 721 – Barolo Blend
PAIRED WITH TASINGS OF ITALIAN MIXED GRILL:
Shrimp & Summer Vegetables
Peaches & Marscarpone
Rosticciana (Tuscan Ribs) & Sausages
Join us July 29, 6-8pm for a Cook out (inside) Italian Style with free valet parking for $49 all inclusive. More details.
Join us on the patio for our monthly Cigar Smoker, Thursday, July 10, 5:30 – 7:30 PM. Enjoy El Dorado Dark Rum tastings and specially crafted rum cocktails. BYO Cigar, or enjoy a promotional cigar from JR Cigars.
We’re offering the Golden Reel Special again Friday, July 11 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM. Before you head out to catch a free outdoor movie at Farragut Square, stop by for a 3-course dinner for $29 or happy hour. Check out our facebook page for the menu!
And…coming back for those who missed her the first time is Alex Elman! Our inspirational host will preside over wine tastings at our summer cookout on Tuesday, July 29.
Coming soon in August…a flower arranging class and wine tasting! Mark your calendar for August 14.
We’re hosting two wine events on the patio in June and we hope you can join us for one or both! The Wine Dinner with St. Francis Winery of Sonoma on June 9 will allow guests to meet Katie Madigan, the winemaker. There are 4 wines and 4 courses, which will be served family style. Check out the menu here. Join us for a Sagra (local Italian festival, often dedicated to a gastronomic specialty): an Umbrian Wine Tasting & Wild Boar Festival on June 11. We’ll taste 4 wines from Sciacciadiavoli Winery in Montefalco, Umbria. Check out the menu here.