Grazie to Kim Kong, the Sensible Stylista @sensiblestylista, for stopping by Ristorante Firenze to try some food & drink. Kim was accompanied by Heidi Klotzman of HeidnSeek Entertainment. She took some incredible photos, which may be seen on her blog post. Be sure to follow @sensiblestylista and subscirbe to the HeidnSeek newsletter for the latest in fashion, food, and entertainment.
Ristorante Firenze was honored to have Vincenzo Ippolito, owner of Ippolito Vineyards of Calabria, Italy, in the restaurant on Saturday February 18th. Vincenzo was in town as part of US tour to promote his family's wines. If you have not had a chance to try it, be sure to ask for "I Mori" on your next visit. A blend of Calabrian grape, Gaggliopo, and Cabernet Sauvignon, it is a rich, spicy red with notes of dark red fruits and smooth tannins. On Wednesdays, it is half price.
Baltimore Magazine is conducting it's annual reader poll regarding the best places to eat in and around the city. Polling is open until March 13th, so please cast a vote for Ristorante Firenze! Yes, you can vote more than once (and you should). Thanks very much for your support!
The Winter 2017 Restaurant Week in Baltimore County runs from January 20th through February 4th. This is a great opportunity to warm up by our fireplace, try something new, and save a few dollars in the process. The lunch menu is $15, Dinner $35. See selections below.
–Cup of Italian Wedding Soup: Mini-meatballs, spinach, and noodles in a flavorful broth
–Wedge Salad: Wedge of iceberg lettuce with bacon, Italian blue cheese dressing, and grape tomatoes
–Glass of Wine (DINNER ONLY): Choice of house Chianti, or our house Pinot Grigio
Main – LUNCH CHOICES
–Chicken Caesar Ciabatti: Grilled chicken with romaine, tomato, red onion, and Caesar dressing on ciabatta
–Nonna’s Caprese Bake: Cresto de Gallo noodles tossed in a creamy cheese sauce; baked with roasted grape tomatoes and fresh mozzarella. Garnished with basil.
–Firenze’s Chefs Salad: House blend of arugula, iceberg, and spinach topped with chopped Genoa salami, capicola ham, provolone and Pecorino-Romano cheeses, egg, tomato, olives; tossed with red wine vinaigrette
Main – DINNER CHOICES
–Tortellini Gamberetto: Tri color cheese tortellin in a garlic-alfredo sauce with grilled shrimp and fresh baby spinach
–Veal Oscar: Sauteed veal topped with asparagus & lump crab in an Old Bay cream sauce over spaghetti
–Gnocchi with Veal Ragu: Handmade potato dumplings in a piquant veal ragu
–Rockfish al Cartoccio: Rockfish fillets baked with aromatic herbs and vegetables in parchment paper
–Bocce Ball Cake: A delicious amaretto cake, topped with an orange glaze
–Chocolate-Raspberry Cake: A rich, moist chocolate-raspberry cake.
–Ice Cream Sundae: A timeless classic; vanilla ice cream with chocolate syrup, whipped cream, and a cherry
Thanksgiving Day (11/24): Opening at 5:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Black Friday (11/25): Opening at 5:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Chanukah (12/24 – 1/1): No special hours, except as noted here
Christmas Eve (12/24): Normal business hours 11:00 AM to 10:30 PM
Christmas Day (12/25): Opening at 4:305:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Monday (12/26): Opening at 5:00 PM to 10:30 PM Wednesday (12/28): CLOSED for private event
New Year’s Eve – EXTRAVAGANZA in planning stages, info coming soon!
…it is not too late to book your office or family Holiday Get-together at Firenze! Call 410-394-5577 and ask to speak to Larry, or email Larry@EatFirenze.com
Give the gift of authentic Italian taste this year, and get a little "bonus cash" back for yourself. For every $50 worth of Ristorante Firenze Gift Cards* purchased, we will give you a card worth $15 in ‘Bonus Cash’. “Bonus Cash’ is just like real cash at Ristorante Firenze and may be used to pay your bill (with a few restrictions of course) Gift Cards may be purchased online, over the phone (410-394-5577), or in Ristorante Firenze. All qualify for the ‘Bonus Cash’ offer. *Note: Gift Card not redeemable at current visit. Future use only. OFFER HAS EXPIRED – THANKS TO THOSE WHO PARTICIPATED.
Brian was honored to be asked to participate in a panel at the FSTEC (Foodservice Technology) show in Dallas this week. If you plan to attend, be sure to stop by the "Nuances of the POS System" panel on 9/26 at 10:30 and say hello! Info: https://fstec.com/
Even the basics can get a little involved, with the “5 steps” and “9 rules”, so simplify further by focusing on just a single type of wine. And since there are exceptions to every rule, be sure to experiment. If the pairing goes bad, at least you drinking wine – which is always a good thing!
Summer Restaurant Week is here! Between Aug 5th-20th, Ristorante Firenze will be participating in the annual promotion sponsored by the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce. This is a great chance SAVE MONEY and TRY SOMETHING NEW. Our menus, priced at $15.15 and $30.16, are made up of entirely new items, and include an Appetizer, Main, and Dessert:
With the Orioles in 1st place, the Olympics starting, and pre-season NFL, August is shaping up to be a good time to come in from the sun and watch some TV.
Our 4 large screen TVs will feature all the best action. And we will even throw in some discounts like our all-night Happy hour on Mondays and our late-night Happy Hour on Friday and Saturday. And of course the Purple Power shots for Ravens games. So come in, cool off, and enjoy the action.