Thursday, February 10, 2011

The DC Tiramisu Story : Al Tiramisu Celebrates 15th Anniversary Year

Al Tiramisu, 2014 P St. NW, Washington, DC 20036. Reservations: 202-467-4466. Valet parking
seven nights a week 6-10 PM.

Eating out during the week of  week of March 3-102011 try Al Tiramisu, the most authentic Italian restaurant in DC during their  15th anniversary celebration, starting with complimentary Prosecco (sparkling Italian wine) with dinner.

To add to the authenticity  some of the distinctive food is imported from Italy—a large selection of whole fish such as Branzini, buffalo mozzarella,sardines, Parma ham, porcini mushrooms, octopus, white and black truffles. Pasta is made on site. "Ragu is made as we did back home— we grind fine first cut meat. We focus on quality, not quantity," said chef/owner Luigi Diotaiuti, "which we can do in a small space."

Surrounded by pasta and decadent desserts daily, how does Diotaiuti remain slim? Like a poster
child for First Lady Michelle Obama's healthy eating and exercise "Let's Move" campaign,
Diotaiuti not only jogs regularly but also runs marathons—10 full marathons and 14 half
marathons to date. As part of his goal to run marathons on every continent, he ran in China, is
heading to the outback of Australia this summer, and then Africa.

Diotaiuti also keeps growing by training in topnotch kitchens in Italy and Paris and perfecting
family recipes. Chef Luigi is also a certified Sommelier from the Association of Italian
Sommeliers. The restaurant offers 14 different Italian wines by the glass.

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