Curated Weekly Menus RSS



WEEK EIGHTY-NINE MENU: 11/30-12/5

Slow Food: Saving our Food Heritage. “Fast,” “Convenient,” “Save time,” all have become the mantras of modern life. “Time is money,” has become the foundation of how we live our lives today, both here in the US and Italy.  Many of the time-honored traditions of Italian regional cuisine are being lost and replaced by more time efficient and less expensive methods. The “Slow Food” Movement was created to prevent the disappearance of local food cultures and traditions, counteract the rise of fast life, and combat people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat.  It goes without saying that Italy has a rich food culture and is an extraordinary expression of local traditions. We like to think that what we have...

Continue reading



WEEK EIGHTY-EIGHT MENU: November 23-28, 2021 (closed on 11/25)

Thanksgivings Past and Customer Favorites. This certainly will be another Thanksgiving to remember – still filled with zoom calls and quiet isolated dinners for some and crowded planes and icy roads for others. Since this beloved family holiday will be different again this year, I have found solace in remembering Thanksgivings past, first as a child at my Italian grandmother’s table and then as a young woman in Italy, cooking for the Ricchi’s and my new friends. Since most of us will be enjoying turkey this week, I thought it a good idea to highlight the dishes our customers ask for the most.

Continue reading



WEEK EIGHTY-SEVEN MENU: November 16-21, 2021

LAKE COMO – Glitterati, Gourmands & George. Why did it take me so long to get to Lake Como? It is undeniably breathtaking with gorgeous landscapes and towering snowcapped mountains.  It is an ideal spot with beauty, style and great food, frequently peppered with a movie star here and there.  Join us this week for a feast worthy of a movie star!

Continue reading



WEEK EIGHTY-SIX MENU: November 9-14, 2021

Venice: Warm Autumn Days and New Beginnings. “L’Estate di San Martino”, Saint Martin’s Summer, is a time when warm weather returns, albeit briefly, before winter – our Indian Summer.  In Italy, it is a moment to bask in the joy of the harvest and wine making when the coffers are full of the bounty from spring and summer’s hard work in the fields.  It has come to symbolize a time of change and “new beginnings.” The new vintage is almost ready, which means barrels need to be fully emptied from last year’s wine to be cleaned for the new. Venice’s way of celebrating this time of year is one of the most festive, especially for children. Our menu this week...

Continue reading



THANKSGIVING "ABBONDANZA" - NOVEMBER 24, 2021

Thanksgiving is a time to reunite family. For this, i Ricchi will prepare its annual Italian American feast for pick-up on Wednesday, the day before, so our staff can spend the day with their families. Many of our customers still will not be traveling this year, so we thought it a great idea to offer this 4-course celebratory meal so even those spending the day alone could enjoy some home cooking. In Italian American homes, Thanksgiving is the perfect melding of two cultures. For Americans, Thanksgiving has become the quintessential national holiday of goodwill and abundance.  Italians easily understand and embrace Thanksgiving as they love any holiday that brings people together around the table.

Continue reading