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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 TWENTY MENU: AUGUST 4 - 8
Ferragosto: August Staycation with Mamma
For the two weeks before and after the holiday of Ferragosto on August 15th, it seems as if all of Italy goes on vacation crowding the beaches and mountain resorts and leaving the cities virtually deserted. As with all other Italian holidays, food is the main attraction whether prepared for a festive picnic or stay-at-home summer lunch.
"Il Pranzo di Ferragosto"/"A Mid-August Lunch" is a delightful cult film that is a glimpse into the life of a middle aged bachelor living with his octogenarian mother over the long holiday weekend in Rome. Food, appetite, and the need for community are prominent themes along with an intimate peak into the complicated dynamics that exist between Italian men and their mothers.
This week's menu highlights some of the food served in the movie as well as other dishes that could be found at a mid-August lunch whether for a vacation picnic or at home for a staycation lunch with Mamma.
WEEK TWENTY WINE: The Pope's Wine
Campogrande Orvieto Classico DOC, Antinori 2019
Expertly made by Antinori, Campogrande 2019 is a blend of Procanico (the local name for Trebbiano) and Grechetto. It is cool-fermented and sees no oak, so the natural varietal flavors come through clearly in a rather rich, mouth-filling and gently aromatic flavor. Its nose is intense with pleasant fruity aromas of peaches and apricots with floral notes of orange blossoms. The medium weight palate it is soft, fresh with a tart white fruit which is framed by mouth-watering acidity. The best part of drinking this wine is a sense that you are at the sea, with its salty minerality. Your staycation experience right here in this bottle!
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.
Each $29 serving comes with:
* 3 big pieces of juicy and crispy fried chicken (dark and white meat mix only)
* Polenta Corn Pudding
* Summer Garden Salad with my EVOO vinaigrette
* Freshly baked chocolate chip cookie
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!|