Frugality & Abundance
Break the monotony of uninspired take-out with curated weekly menus and travel stories from across Italy by one of D.C.’s iconic restaurants.The i Ricchi Food Club is a pre-paid pickup food service Tuesday through Sundaty 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 119 MENU: June 28 - July 3, 2022
Puglia: Frugality & Abundance
Puglia, at the heel, highlights the desirable qualities of Italian life that draws us all to this amazing country. It is scattered with Baroque architecture, pristine wilderness and wonderful beaches, charming villages, olive and citrus groves, underground caves and Roman ruins. Puglia’s agricultural heritage and enviable coasts make it the perfect place for great food. Ironically, this is “cucina povera,” though rich in produce and ingredients. Here there is a straightforward and practical attitude towards food. Its cooks are creative and have an enormous capacity of making something out of nothing.
WEEK 119 WINE - Critically Acclaimed wine
Tormaresca Torcicoda, Primitivo 2017
Torcicoda 2017 is an intense ruby red color with light violet hues. On the nose, it offers intense fruity notes of plums well-integrated with spicy, sweet sensations of chocolate, licorice and tobacco. Soft and generous on the palate, Torcicoda has excellent structure with elegant tannins and a long, persistent finish.
"Rich primitivo with dried berries and dark-chocolate and citrus undertones. Full and juicy. Fresh acidity. Lightly chewy tannins." James Suckling - 92 points
"Dense dark-berry aromas are lifted by plenty of violet, graphite and potpourri spice on the nose. There's a creaminess to the dark fruit on the palate, with warm baking spice tones and firm tannins giving grip and bright acidity lifting it up." Wine Enthusiast - 90 points
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. Enjoy!
EVERY SUNDAY: Fried Chicken Meal
At our little Trattoria in Tuscany we were famous for our "Pollo Fritto," fried chicken. The Florentines would drive out to visit us in the country on the weekends and we would always sell out. I am proud to say that my American friends and customers (even those from the South!) seem to have also fallen in love with my recipe so I am starting a new tradition. On Sundays I will be frying up my recipe -- this time for the Washingtonians.
And now we have perfected a Gluten-Free version that is equally delicious and have created an entire menu that is gluten-free to accompany.
"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!|