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Break the monotony of non-perishable pandemic pantry food with the best Italian food in the city by one of D.C.’s iconic restaurants.The i Ricchi Food Club is a pre-paid pickup food service Tuesday through Saturday that curates authentic Italian cuisine with a pre-set 4 course menu for up to 8 people. Each week, Chef Christianne Ricchi hand crafts a different luxurious dining experience that will transport you through Italy -- and the optional wines and spirits will only add to the fun!
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WEEK SIXTEEN: JULY 7-11
Under the Tuscan Sun
Next year will mark 50 years (yikes!) since I saw the Tuscan sun for the first time. I can clearly remember that first morning in the little pensione on Via 27 Aprile when I flung open the shutters to discover the most vivid colors, sparkling clean air and brightest sun I had ever seen.
Tuscany is a region located in central Italy but ask any Tuscan and they will tell you it is the center of the universe. They are exceedingly proud of their heritage and are profoundly connected to their culture, not the least of which is their culinary patrimony.
Our menu this week will travel through the region, highlighting specialties from its different provinces. We are also introducing a little known light Tuscan red wine, Sabazio, that is best enjoyed lightly chilled, to “temperature di cantina.”
Francis Mayes’ award-winning work, Under the Tuscan Sun, adds to the experience. Open it up, read any passage and you will be transported. Or, for a fun and lighthearted accompaniment, try watching the movie for enticing food scenes and spectacular landscapes.
WEEK SIXTEEN WINE: Chillable Italian red
La Braccesca, Sabazio, Rosso di Montepulciano 2016
Red wines made in this fresh, vibrant style have bright, brambly flavors that pop when the temperature rises.
The nose is fresh with floral notes of violets and roses which balances the typical aromas of cherries. The palate is fresh and elegant with silky and pleasurable tannins. The finish and aftertaste are tasty, with lingering sensations which recall the aromas first felt on the nose. A great wine to serve after 30-40 minutes in the fridge!
EVERY SUNDAY: Prime Rib Sunday Supper
Our Sunday night Prime Rib Supper is designed to deliver good, solid comfort food to nurture both the flesh and the spirit. We slow-roast our herb-crusted prime rib for hours, and serve it sliced thick with a rich beef jus reduction and crispy steak fries, fresh salad, rosemary focaccia and our Tuscan tiramisu. We are also offering three tiers of wine that go beautifully with supper. Orders must be placed by 5pm Saturday. Enjoy!
"Let me take you on a journey through Italy. Andiamo!" Christianne RicchiDon't just eat. Feed your soul, connect with your loved ones over nourishing food, and support the diversity of your local economy.
|STEP 1: Choose your membership level|
|STEP 2: Select number of servings, wine, weeks, weekly pick-up day and time.|
|STEP 3: Pick-up at 1220 19th St, NW, DC on your specified day and time. Stay in your car, call us 202-835-2021, we will be right out with your food.|
|STEP 4: Follow easy reheating instructions, light your candle, pop your cork and take-off on your trip to Italy!|