Posts Tagged ‘Amy Brandwein’

Chef Amy Brandwein to Open Italian Restaurant and Market in CityCenterDC

The menu will span Italy from Sicily to Emilia Romagna.

Put Foie Gras on Everything at Alba Osteria

What goes with everything? Foie gras, apparently. Alba Osteria, the recently opened Piedmontese Italian restaurant in Mount Vernon Triangle, lets diners add a duck liver to any pasta, entree, antipasti, or pizza for an additional $12. Foie gras—which involves force feeding a duck or goose to fatten up its liver—has "kind of gotten, obviously, a bad rap […]

Osteria Morini vs. Alba Osteria

2013 was the year of osterias. Osteria Marzano arrived in Alexandria, while Ovvio Osteria opened in Merrifield. In the District, New York transplant Osteria Morini debuted in Navy Yard, and Roberto Donna-helmed Alba Osteria opened earlier this week near Mt. Vernon Square. Elisir changed to Elisir Osteria in its more casual rebrand. And Alphonse Italian […]

Piedmontese-Inspired Restaurant Alba Osteria Will Open Dec. 30

Al Dente chef Roberto Donna will reunite with Amy Brandwein, his former chef at tax-plagued Galileo, at a new northern Italian restaurant called Alba Osteria, opening Dec. 30. "It's different," Donna says. "Before she used to work for me, now we work together... We're really a team." Their boss? Hakan Ilhan, who also owns Al Dente […]

Former Casa Nonna Chef Pops Up at Cork Market

Two months after Casa Nonna shuttered, chef Amy Brandwein is popping back up on the D.C. dining scene with a dinner at Cork Market & Tasting Room on August 2. The former Galileo chef will play with heirloom tomatoes for the multi-course feast (see menu below). She says Cork owners Diane Gross and Khalid Pitts […]

Casa Nonna Closing Tonight

Rumors have been circulating in the restaurant world for a couple months, and now it's official: Casa Nonna will serve its last meal tonight. Washington Post critic Tom Sietsema broke the news via Twitter. Casa Nonna's parent company ESquared Hospitality released this statement: "It is with regret that we must share the decision to close Casa Nonna Italian […]

Chefs Veg Out: Amy Brandwein of Casa Nonna

Short ribs and baby octopus may dominate many menus in the city, but that doesn't mean local chefs can't find love in an acorn squash. In our ongoing series, Chefs Veg Out, we'll prove D.C.’s chefs can play with more than just meat. Name: Amy Brandwein Title: Executive Chef Restaurant: Casa Nonna Twitter: @CasaNonna Cooking […]

Have Some Flanken Respect: Passover Dining in D.C.

Has that infamous Jewish guilt gotten to you? Please your mother and check out some Passover dining options in the District. The holiday starts at sundown tonight. Find the Afikoman: The 16th Street JCC is holding a "green" seder on Tuesday. Buy a ticket online and bring your own kiddush cup. Washington DCJCC, Community Second Night Seder, $54/ticket. […]

Quick Feeding: Downsizing Family-Style Portions and Punctuation-Fussy Burgers

The Family Ties That Bind? Casa Nonna in Dupont Circle, whose family-style Italian dining approach was profiled by Young & Hungry last fall, is now stepping back from that whole family-style thing. "The change accommodates single diners and small groups turned off by the large portions." [Y&H; The Feast] Congress Heights v. Georgetown: Developer Jair […]

Post Magazine Heavy on Family-Style Italian Portions, 1st Date Strip Club Run

Earlier this fall, Tim Carman dug into D.C.’s newest family-style Italian places, Carmine's and Casa Nonna. Now that he’s decamped for The Washington Post, he can compare notes with Post critic Tom Sietsema, who in this weekend’s Post Magazine gave two stars to Casa Nonna, Amy Brandwein’s sleek new restaurant that’s taken the place of […]

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