2505 Wisconsin Ave, NW
From a press release:
“Award-winning chef Michael Schlow announces the opening of his fourth area restaurant, on July 11, Casolare, located in the newly opened Kimpton Glover Park Hotel. Casolare is a rustic meets contemporary neighborhood restaurant offering authentic coastal Italian fare. Schlow and his team have created a menu of Italian dishes, gleaned from home cooks throughout travels to both Southern and Northern regions of coastal Italy, ranging from antipasti, wood stone-fired pizzas and a wide selection of seafood.
After receiving high praise for his cooking at The Riggsby, Schlow tapped Chef Philippe Reininger to oversee the kitchen at Casolare, where he will offer seasonal preparations of staples like maltagliati with local crab, chiles, and green onions; and porchetta with orange zest, broccoli rabe, and fennel pollen. Lighter dishes such as a seafood salad “Capri style,” a crudo of the day, and swordfish with spicy eggplant caponata and salsa verde will balance out heartier dishes and wood-fired pizzas. In addition to dinner, the restaurant will serve lunch and breakfast, and the latter will offer pressed juices, smoothies, and wholesome options such as an organic brown rice bowl with poached eggs, avocado, radish, bacon, and tiny tomatoes. (more…)