Under the Tuscan Sun (in DC)
- Top-notch breads are baked in the hearth oven, visible in the back of the restaurant — the caramelized tomato- studded focaccia in the bread basket is one of the best around.
- Kate Lim, sommelier and manager, knows her wines and can suss out special bottles from her mostly Italian list of gems -- for instance the highly rated, hard-to-get Pio Cesare Barolo 2006, $189.
Good to Know
- Don’t overlook the daily specials menu, where seasonal finds like butternut squash risotto appear.
- In warm weather, the roomy outdoor patio with its greenery and market umbrellas is an urban oasis.
·Truffled Polenta with Wild Mushrooms
·Tortelloni with Ricotta and Spinach
·Rosemary and Lemon-Marinated Lamb Chops
·Chocolate and Pear Tart
·Good Value: Antonori/Chateau St. Michelle Col Solare, $89 a bottle and $19 a glass (this is about half of what it goes for in other restaurants).
·Splurge-Worthy: Gaja Sito Moresco 2009, $127
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