Posts Tagged ‘Fabio Trabocchi’

Barmini, Komi, and Others Are Semifinalists For the James Beard Awards

Finalists will be announced March 24, and the winners will be named at an awards ceremony in New York on April 24.

Price Check: Why Are Some New Restaurants Already Getting More Expensive?

If you thought Le Diplomate was expensive when it opened in April, you should see it now. The white-hot French brasserie from restaurateur Stephen Starr has increased the prices on nearly all of its entrées—anywhere from $1 to $4 per dish. The price tags for hors d’oeuvres, sides, and salads are mostly the same with […]

Open Season: Restaurateurs Go Big Quickly in Expanding Their Businesses

It’s opening day at the Greek-inspired 14th Street NWrestaurant Kapnos, and chef/owner Mike Isabella admits he’s already going gray. For the first time, I notice white hairs salt the 38-year-old’s gelled-up ’do and scruffy beard. “It’s adrenaline and it’s stress,” Isabella says of opening new restaurants. “You work every day, open to close. And it’s […]

No Caviar and Foie Gras at Fabio Trabocchi’s Casa Luca

Fabio and Maria Trabocchi's newest Italian eatery Casa Luca, which opened downtown on Friday, is the restaurant they initially intended Fiola to be. Fabio had wanted to cook simple rustic Italian dishes—the dishes he remembered from his father, a sharecropper, growing up in the Le Marche region in central Italy. But when Fiola opened in April 2011, Maria […]

James Beard Finalists Include Some of D.C.’s Finest

Fabio Trabocchi's Fiola, the recent recipient of three stars from WaPo critic Tom Sietsema and Y&H's vote for best bomboloni in town, is among the nominees for the esteemed James Beard Foundation's award for Best New Restaurant. The finalists for the upcoming foodie Oscars were announced today in Las Vegas.  D.C. chefs Johnny Monis (Komi), […]

What To Eat Tonight: Charity Grub & Suds at Birch & Barley

Talk about a tasty pairing. The gustatory stylings of Rammy Award-winning "Rising Culinary Star of the Year" chef Kyle Bailey and sudsy selections of James Beard Award-nominated "Outstanding Wine & Spirits Professional" Greg Engert make for a considerable one-two punch on any given night of the week. But, this particular evening, Birch & Barley's dynamic […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Restaurant-Friendly Kids Edition

A conviction in the 2011 beating of a man outside Dukem Ethiopian Restaurant. [Examiner] Here's how Fiola's Fabio Trabocchi makes meatballs. [Washington Times] Firefly's Danny Bortnick's advice on making your kid more restaurant-friendly. [Eatocracy] Footage from the local Top Chef casting call at Graffiato. [NBC Washington] José Andrés says "[y]ou do have to be a […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Secret Supper Club Edition

Take a peek inside D.C.'s secret "Hush" supper club. [New York Times] More secrets: Ripple is mum on the details about its new bakery. [Washingtonian] Tube meat finally gets its own week. [DCist] Which D.C. food blogger makes the best lamb dish? [Fans of Lamb] Let Birch & Barley's Tiffany MacIsaac show you how to […]

Esquire Ranks D.C.’s Fiola Among Nation’s Best New Restaurants

Congrats to chef Fabio Trabocchi and company. His Penn Quarter eatery Fiola, which opened this past spring, made the cut for Esquire's list of "Best New Restaurants 2011." Says the men's mag: "After his cucina nuova effusions of the past, Trabocchi has gone retro, infusing classic Italian dishes with his own sense of the sublime. […]

Even Hollywood A-Listers Can’t Resist the Doughnuts at D.C.’s Fiola

Check it out: real famous people (not just famous for Washington) dining out at a fancy D.C. restaurant. People magazine reports that celebrity couple du jour Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux were spotted eating at chef Fabio Trabocchi's Penn Quarter eatery Fiola: Their dinner order? A salad, plus the tagliatelle with Alba white truffle, a […]

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