Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Chef Tasting Menu Now Available at Rialto

From our friends 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
Prosecco, Sachetto, NV

Second Course:
Acciughe Fritte
Fried Fresh Anchovies

Arugula Salad, Walnuts, Red Onions, Pears and White Balsamic Vinaigrette

Roasted Beets, Honey and Tarragon Vinaigrette
Pinot Grigio, Donna Laura, Friuli V.G. 2012

Third Course:
Ravioli All’Aragosta
Lobster Ravioli

Seared Filet of Mediterranean Sea Bass, Caramelized Lemon

Gamberi E Pancetta
Grilled Pancetta Wrapped Shrimp, Saba
Chardonnay, Farnese, Abruzzo, 2012

Fourth Course:
Agnello Scottadito
Roasted Rosemary-crusted Lamb Chops, Lentils, Spinach and Fingerling Potato

Asparagi Alla Griglia
Grilled Asparagus, Truffle Butter, Pecorino
Super Tuscan Blend, Al Passo, Tuscany, 2008

Fifth Course:
Bites of Layered Lady Fingers Soaked in Coffee

To thoroughly enjoy the chef’s tasting experience, Rialto highly recommends that every guest at the table participate. The expertly prepared dishes are designed to be shared. The tasting menu will constantly be evolving to showcase new dishes and each season’s finest ingredients.

Rialto is the third restaurant opened by entrepreneurs Ben Kirane, and Moe and Joe Idrissi. Located in the heart of Georgetown at 2915 M Street NW, Rialto offers world-class Italian food in an upscale atmosphere. To learn more, visit the site at:

About Rialto:
Rialto is an authentic Italian restaurant located in the heart of Georgetown in Washington D.C. The menu features a variety of traditional Italian dishes with a contemporary touch. The restaurant’s Executive Chef is Ryan Fichter, who has years of experience in the industry. The restaurant was started by serial entrepreneurs Ben Kirane, and Moe and Joe Idrissi, who also own Thunder Burger & Bar, and Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge, both located in the heart of Georgetown. To learn more, visit the site at: