Posts Tagged ‘Casa Nonna’

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 […]

86 the Whole Place

D.C. has seen a rash of high-profile restaurants shutter over the past couple months. Rising rents and a boom of competition mean if you can’t get Washington’s discerning diners to eat, you’ll be eaten. Restaurant lifespans, after all, are notoriously short even in good times. (Restaurant years are kind of like dog years in that […]

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 […]

What To Eat This Weekend: Meatballs Galore At Carmine’s, Sonoma & Casa Nonna

Go ahead. Have a ball. It's National Meatball Day, after all. And, as you might expect, there are deals to be had all over town. At Carmine's, for example, every table of six or more guests gets six free meatballs (and we're talking about some really big balls here). At Sonoma, meanwhile, chef Michael Bonk […]

What To Eat (& Drink) Tonight: Gin-grich & Tonic at Topaz

Tonight, try to numb your anxieties about the upcoming November election at Topaz, where a selection of new cocktails created in tribute to the remaining GOP candidates promise a far sweeter result than any polling place. You've got to hand it to Kimpton Hotels' resident mixologist Rico Wisner. Naming a liquid concoction after former U.S. […]

The Proof Is In The Curry: Haidar Karoum Wins Capital Food Fight

Proof chef Haidar Karoum's lamb with spinach and coconut curry bested Watershed toque Todd Gray's potato latke with diced apple and ... well, something involving lamb. Honestly, it was pretty darn loud at last night's Capital Food Fight. I couldn't hear what Gray did with the lamb—and I was standing at the foot of the […]

Three Things To Try This Weekend: Sweet Tooth Edition

Hot potato doughnuts with lime curd and strawberry jam (pictured) at PS7's, $4.50; 777 I St. NW, (202)  742-8550 "Sparkling Lemon," cherry pound cake with lemon curd and sherry marscapone, sprinkled with Pop Rocks, at Urbana, $7; 2121 P St. NW, (202) 956-6650 Ficchi gelato (ricotta, fig, vin cotto swirl) at Casa Nonna gelato cart, […]

Free Gelato! Casa Nonna Debuts New Icy Treat Cart Today With Comp Scoops

Casa Nonna in Dupont Circle is rolling out its new Italian-style street-side gelato cart on Thursday. Folks dropping by between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. receive free scoops. Full details below:

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. […]

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