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Washington Winemakers to host annual wine tasting event

Washington Winemakers to host annual wine tasting event

| March 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Washington Winemakers of Washington DC host their annual tasting event at Casa Italiana Sociocultural Center on Sunday, March 25 from  1:15pm to 4:15pm.  In addition to tasting a variety of home-made wines,  home-made wine,   each winemaker will have delicious snack food at their table. Cost:    $10 adults and $5 for seniors (you will receive […]

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The first gelato ambassador is focused on the consumer

The first gelato ambassador is focused on the consumer

| March 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Your name, Gianluigi Dellaccio, sounds to me like a delicious gelato flavor. What flavor would you be? If I had to name myself as a flavor … my favorite flavor is nocciola, which is hazelnut. But it doesn’t sound like Dellaccio. Let me think a little bit. Hazelnut stracciatella [which is like chocolate chip]. How […]

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How a 19th-century lemon craze gave rise to the infamous Sicilian mob – The Washington Post

How a 19th-century lemon craze gave rise to the infamous Sicilian mob – The Washington Post

| January 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Before there was organized crime in Sicily, however, there were lemons — lots of them. According to the researchers, the island’s lemon industry exploded in the 19th century as doctors around the world realized the fruit cured scurvy, a condition caused by lack of vitamin C. That created a huge global demand for lemons, which […]

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Franco Nuscheseʼs Cafe  Milano Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Franco Nuscheseʼs Cafe  Milano Celebrates 25th Anniversary

| November 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

The popular place where food and politics intersect Franco Nuschese’s Cafe Milano restaurant in Georgetown has been called “Washington’s ultimate gathering hole,” and for good reason.  Since its opening in Georgetown in 1992, Cafe Milano has become a Washington institution, where VIPs, politicians, diplomats, lobbyist, celebrities, business leaders, tourists and locals go to eat,  make […]

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Eat, Drink and Bring Hope at Ristorante I Ricchi!

Eat, Drink and Bring Hope at Ristorante I Ricchi!

| September 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

Dear Friends, We cannot physically pick up the pieces of the broken town, Amatrice, which suffered an earthquake last week. But we can join over 600 chefs across the world to provide a dinner of Spaghetti all’Amatriciana with wines from Italy’s most renowned wineries and together provide for them to rebuild. Italy is in my […]

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Italian Festival at Villa Rosa September 11

Italian Festival at Villa Rosa September 11

| September 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

The much anticipated 52nd annual Villa Rosa Italian Festival will be held on the Villa Rosa grounds on September 11, 2016. Holy Rosary parishioners, Darlene and Nick Battista, who have managed the festival since 2007, have been working overtime to ensure the success of this fundraising event. About 100 volunteers help  with the festival, including […]

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Chef Luigi  Diotaiuti Opens New Italian Restaurant “Aperto”

Chef Luigi  Diotaiuti Opens New Italian Restaurant “Aperto”

| September 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

We’re looking forward to trying out a new Italian restaurant in Foggy Bottom opened by Al Tiramisu Owner-Chef Luigi Diotaiuti.  Aperto takes over the space formerly occupied by Primi Piatti, which closed after 30 years.  In Luigi’s words, “‘Aperto’ is named after the Italian word for ‘open’. Featuring an open kitchen, a comfortable atmosphere and honest Italian cuisine, […]

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