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Chef Tasting Menu Now Available at Rialto

Chef Tasting Menu Now Available at Rialto

Rialto’s Executive Chef, Ryan Fichter, is proud to introduce a five course seasonal tasting menu, ranging from hors d'oeuvres to desserts, for guests seeking a truly unique dining experience.

“The tasting menu is comprised of dishes I have hand-picked to delight even the most discriminating palettes,” says Fichter. “Offering diners a distinctive culinary journey, each dish on our new tasting menu has been expertly paired with wine to enhance every bite,” he says.

Each meal is $65 per person, with an optional wine pairing for an additional $35 per person.

First Course:

Salumi E Formaggi

Chef’s Selection of Three Cheeses with Prosciutto San Daniele and Accompaniment

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Prosecco, Sachetto, NV

 

Second Course:

Rialto to Celebrate National Pizza Week January 5-11, 2014

Rialto to Celebrate National Pizza Week January 5-11, 2014

The average America eats 46 slices of pizza per year, according to Pizza.com. The second week of January, the 5th-11th, is a great time to celebrate this fun food that so many love as it is National Pizza Week. During National Pizza Week, people are invited to Rialto, located in the heart of Georgetown, to enjoy a variety of specialty Neapolitan freshly made in-house pizzas.

“We have devoted a section of the first floor to the gourmet pizza station where our Pizziaoli is constantly creating traditional and unique pizzas for our customers,” explains Ryan Fichter, executive chef at Rialto. “People love the familiarity of pizza while we add a fun, different twist to the traditional style.”

Tips for Creating the Perfect Italian Meal

Tips for Creating the Perfect Italian Meal

Take a poll of a group of people you know and there is a good chance that Italian food will top their list of favorites. Whether dining out, or preparing food to eat at home, many people love Italian food. When dining out they are assured a great Italian meal if they choose a restaurant specializing in it. But those preparing the meal at home may not know the Italian tips and tricks that can turn a decent meal into a great one.

“Once you are familiar with Italian cooking you can create a great meal at home,” explains Ryan Fichter, the executive chef at Rialto, a new Italian restaurant in Georgetown. “But there are a few important factors that go into preparing a great Italian meal at home. Once you take those into consideration you will have an irresistible meal.”

Here are some tips for creating the perfect Italian meal at home:

Georgetown Restaurant, Rialto, to Offer Live Jazz Brunches

Georgetown Restaurant, Rialto, to Offer Live Jazz Brunches

Rialto, a new Italian restaurant in Georgetown, will begin offering live jazz music during their weekend brunches, beginning Saturday, December 21, 2013. The live jazz music will be played by local artists during each brunch, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., every Saturday and Sunday. Rialto is Georgetown’s premier Italian restaurant, offering world-class food and an upscale atmosphere.

“We are excited to welcome everyone to our new jazz brunch,” affirms Joe Idrissi, co-owner of Rialto. “Jazz” up your weekends and start a new family tradition by joining us every Saturday and Sunday at Rialto for the perfect pairing of live music and delicious food.”

According to “A History of Jazz Music,” jazz got its beginning in the South during the 19th century. Bands comprised of trumpets, clarinets, trombones or tubas and percussion. Year’s later, jazz music is considered timeless and played all over the world.

Boffi-Maxalto create Albero di Natale, Italian for Christmas tree, at this year’s Georgetown Jingle

Boffi-Maxalto create Albero di Natale, Italian for Christmas tree, at this year’s Georgetown Jingle

Julia Walter of Boffi and Brian Fell of Maxalto designed an Italian-themed tree that includes a Tuscany Villa getaway and gift certificates from local Italian restaurants and beauty salon.

Spectacular holiday trees and décor are now on display in the lobby of the Four Seasons Hotel in anticipation of the 8th Annual Georgetown Jingle held this Sunday, December 15th. The event benefits pediatric programs at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital’s Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Ring in the New Year with a Special Menu at Rialto

Ring in the New Year with a Special Menu at Rialto

Say ‘farewell’ to 2013 and ‘hello’ to 2014 with a New Year’s Eve celebration, Italian style, at Georgetown’s new restaurant, Rialto. With a six-course dinner designed especially for creating a memorable evening of dining and reveling, Executive Chef Ryan Fichter has plans to make this night unforgettable.  In addition to the special menu, Rialto will be serving their full menu options as well.

"I have composed a menu that will delight the most discriminating palettes. Everyone seems so ready to start a new year, why not begin it with a perfect dinner with us,” says Fichter. "From a cheese course to dessert, the menu will reflect the best from our dinner menu, as well as some surprises for New Year's Eve.”

The six course special New Year’s Eve meal at Rialto will be $150 per couple, which includes two glasses of Prosecco (tax and gratuity not included) and will feature: 

 

First Course:

5 Facts for Pasta Lovers

5 Facts for Pasta Lovers

Millions of people think it’s the basis of the ultimate comfort food. Just imagine that creamy macaroni and cheese or spaghetti. Pasta is not only something many people find comforting, but one look at the facts and it’s easy to see that Americans love their pasta. No matter how it’s prepared it continues to rank as a frequently consumed food for people of all ages.

“What’s not to love about pasta? Even those who try to cut it out of their diet end up coming back around, it’s just that good,” explains Ryan Fichter, the executive chef at Rialto, a new Italian restaurant in Georgetown. “In addition to being tasty, pasta is also affordable, versatile, and simple to work with. Even those with limited culinary experience can create a great meal using pasta as the bases.”

Here are 5 interesting facts, according to the National Pasta Association, for all pasta lovers: