10.31.2005

A Bargain at Tosca


Tosca doesn't seem to have the name recognition of some of its fine dining counterparts in D.C., but I can assure you there's no good reason for that. Chef Cesare Lanfranconi (pictured above) is one of the city's brightest culinary talents, and if you haven't treated yourself to a meal at Tosca, you're missing out. A new promotion at the restaurant gives you all the more reason to go: From 5:30 to 7 p.m. daily, the restaurant is offering a $32 three-course menu. As added incentive, Tosca will donate 10 percent of all sales from the "Dine at Dusk" menu to a selected charity each month. Food and Friends is November's charity.

The menu features more than half of the dishes found on Tosca's regular dinner menu, including chestnut flour pappardelle noodles with wild boar meat sauce; oven roasted veal shank with sautéed spinach, roasted new fingerling potatoes and Barolo wine sauce; and roasted Mediterranean sea bass with a balsamic vinegar sabajon and sautéed spinach with pine nuts and raisins. Guests get to choose their three courses with the choice of one appetizer or pasta, a main course and a dessert.

So what are you waiting for?

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the heads up. I took advantage of the pre-theater menu last night and was happy for a portion of my meal to go to Food and Friends.

Amanda said...

Glad you checked it out. What'd you eat?

Anonymous said...

The radicchio, gorgonzola, walnut and roasted pear salad; the roasted sea bass filet with spinach and balsamic glaze; and the quince and squash strudel with dried fruit and honey vanilla ice cream.

The first and last courses were very good. The entree, while expertly cooked, seemed to me to be an uninspired presentation. I took the server's recommendation for each course (and ultimately picked things that have been on the menu since opening). Next time I want to try some of the housemade pastas and the roasted lobster risotto.

Amanda said...

That quince and squash strudel sounds really interesting...