Monday, June 20, 2011

Graffiato to open June 23rd

The much-anticipated Graffiato restaurant from celebrity chef Mike Isabella finally has an opening date.  The restaurant will be opening this Thursday, June 23rd.  Dinner service will begin at 5:00 p.m.  The restaurant will be open seven days a week, and will open for lunch a few weeks down the road.

The menu of the two-story restaurant will include artisanal pizzas, chicken thighs with pepperoni sauce, and king crab legs with sea urchin.  Appetizers include warm, fresh-stretched mozzarella, locally cured hams, and spiced red beets with pork fried almonds.

And a secret for readers of Penn Quarter Insider: when you go, you won't find zeppoles on the menu.  Order them anyway.  For those in the know, Isabella will be preparing 15 to 20 orders of sweet fluffy dough balls each evening which will be dusted with strawberry powdered sugar and served with balsamic chocolate dipping sauce.   The item won't be on the menu, but is reserved for neighborhood guests who know about it.

The second floor also has a ham bar.   The wooden counter will feature cured meats and fresh-stretched mozzarella.

Graffiato is not yet on Open Table, but the menu is available here.

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