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MONZA of HISTORIC MANASSAS HOSTS NEW YEAR’s EVE EVENT

MONZA of HISTORIC MANASSAS HOSTS NEW YEAR’s EVE EVENT

Kick off New Year’s Eve at Monza of Old Town Manassas, Va. on Tues., Dec. 31 at 10:15 p.m. with the James Dean or Wayne Newton New Year’s Eve Package. The James Dean Package is $10 per person made before Dec. 31 and $15 for reservations made on Dec. 31, which includes party favors, midnight toast, music with disc jockey and a closing cup of Monza’ chicken noodle soup. While the Wayne Newton Package is $36 per person (with a four person minimum) and includes a reserved table, party favors, music with disc jockey, some beverages and a closing cup of Monza chicken noodle soup. Monza’s pizza menu will available for dining with both packages. Guests will also have the option of a la carte dining from Monza’s regular menu, available only from noon to 9 p.m. For more information and reservations, go to www.eatmonza.com.

Georgetown Restaurant, Rialto, to Offer Live Jazz Brunches

Georgetown Restaurant, Rialto, to Offer Live Jazz Brunches

Rialto, a new Italian restaurant in Georgetown, will begin offering live jazz music during their weekend brunches, beginning Saturday, December 21, 2013. The live jazz music will be played by local artists during each brunch, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., every Saturday and Sunday. Rialto is Georgetown’s premier Italian restaurant, offering world-class food and an upscale atmosphere.

“We are excited to welcome everyone to our new jazz brunch,” affirms Joe Idrissi, co-owner of Rialto. “Jazz” up your weekends and start a new family tradition by joining us every Saturday and Sunday at Rialto for the perfect pairing of live music and delicious food.”

According to “A History of Jazz Music,” jazz got its beginning in the South during the 19th century. Bands comprised of trumpets, clarinets, trombones or tubas and percussion. Year’s later, jazz music is considered timeless and played all over the world.

CARMELLO's NEW YEAR’s EVE FIVE-COURSE DINNER; LIVE BAND

CARMELLO's NEW YEAR’s EVE FIVE-COURSE DINNER; LIVE BAND

Carmello’s of Old Town Manassas, Va. is offering two New Year’s Eve dining options on Tues., Dec. 31. At 9:30 p.m., Carmello’s will feature an All Inclusive Five-Course New Year’s Dinner with live band, party favors, midnight toast and beverages. Cost is $139 inclusive for reservations made up through Dec. 30 and $150 inclusive for those reservations made on Dec. 31; a second option of a la carte dining from Carmello’s new winter menu, will be available from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. For more information and reservations, go to www.carmellos.com.

CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER at CARMELLOS; KIDS UNDER 12, EAT FREE

CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER at CARMELLOS; KIDS UNDER 12, EAT FREE

Carmello’s of Old Town Manassas, Va. is offering a Christmas Eve dinner on Tues, Dec. 24 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and children, 12 and younger can eat free from Carmello’s children’s menu. A two-pound lobster, stuffed with crabmeat, shrimp and scallops will be offered for $48, and diners can also choose items from the new winter menu, which includes favorites like Wild Boar Ragout, Veal Agnolotti and Mar E Terra.  For more reservations, go to www.carmellos.com.

 “Carmello’s is a family-run restaurant, so we appreciate the importance of gathering the family around to enjoy a special Christmas Eve dinner, which is why we like to offer our youngest patrons the opportunity to eat free,” said Miguel Pires, general manager of Carmello’s and Monza of Old Town Manassas, Va.

Ring in the New Year with a Special Menu at Rialto

Ring in the New Year with a Special Menu at Rialto

Say ‘farewell’ to 2013 and ‘hello’ to 2014 with a New Year’s Eve celebration, Italian style, at Georgetown’s new restaurant, Rialto. With a six-course dinner designed especially for creating a memorable evening of dining and reveling, Executive Chef Ryan Fichter has plans to make this night unforgettable.  In addition to the special menu, Rialto will be serving their full menu options as well.

"I have composed a menu that will delight the most discriminating palettes. Everyone seems so ready to start a new year, why not begin it with a perfect dinner with us,” says Fichter. "From a cheese course to dessert, the menu will reflect the best from our dinner menu, as well as some surprises for New Year's Eve.”

The six course special New Year’s Eve meal at Rialto will be $150 per couple, which includes two glasses of Prosecco (tax and gratuity not included) and will feature: 

 

First Course:

5 Facts for Pasta Lovers

5 Facts for Pasta Lovers

Millions of people think it’s the basis of the ultimate comfort food. Just imagine that creamy macaroni and cheese or spaghetti. Pasta is not only something many people find comforting, but one look at the facts and it’s easy to see that Americans love their pasta. No matter how it’s prepared it continues to rank as a frequently consumed food for people of all ages.

“What’s not to love about pasta? Even those who try to cut it out of their diet end up coming back around, it’s just that good,” explains Ryan Fichter, the executive chef at Rialto, a new Italian restaurant in Georgetown. “In addition to being tasty, pasta is also affordable, versatile, and simple to work with. Even those with limited culinary experience can create a great meal using pasta as the bases.”

Here are 5 interesting facts, according to the National Pasta Association, for all pasta lovers:

Rialto’s Executive Chef, Ryan Fichter, Lists 5 Must Try Dishes for Brunch

Rialto’s Executive Chef, Ryan Fichter, Lists 5 Must Try Dishes for Brunch

Breakfast, inarguably is the most important meal of the day, it becomes an instant celebration in the form of the weekend brunch.  As we head into the stressful holiday season, what better way to enjoy this repast than to have someone else make if for you, and if that someone is the staff at Georgetown's newest Italian eatery, Rialto, you can't go wrong.

Diners can enjoy brunch at Rialto on Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  The restaurant will be serving delicious brunch selections to satisfy the most discerning patrons and palettes. “From creative egg dishes to morning libations, we want to allow our customers to have the perfect start to a weekend morning,” says executive chef Ryan Fichter.“Sleep in a little later than usual, take your time, and head over to Rialto for the pleasure of having our staff pamper you,” he says.