Sunday, October 31, 2010

Bertucci's Tasty Change

At the heart of the Bertucci’s Restaurant lies the brick oven. An oven where heat meets food, where flavors unite into unforgettable recipes, and best of all, where an authentic Italian restaurant comes to life.

Bertucci’s prides itself on its brick oven, declaring, “it’s not just what happens inside the oven but what happens around it.” And now, they are happy to announce some tasty additions to a menu already chock full of brick oven favorites.

There are new appetizers, such as the Roasted Artichoke Fonduta, to new entree pizzas, such as the Scallop di Mare or the Sofia. The Sofia was my favorite, a white pizza with mozzarella, tomato sauce, Romano cheese and fresh basil. It will melt in your mouth with each bite.

There are also new brick oven-baked pastas, such as the Penne Stefano, a multigrain penne tossed in a spicy Bolognese sauce with crumbled chicken
sausage, onion, garlic, and fresh herbs.

The baked Merluzo Entrée is also a “sure-to-order”. Baby cod with flavored oil, breadcrumbs, and diced tomato, it’s light and fresh, and perfect for lunch or dinner.

To top off your meal, try the new Apple Cranberry or Chocolate Hazelnut Crostata. Each baked to a golden brown and sprinkled with powdered sugar, they cater to who you are, whether you’re the health conscious freak of your party, like me, or if you’re just in need of that chocolate fix.

“The beauty of the Brick oven is that it’s a playground”, says Chef Stefano, the head Chef of Bertucci’s. “It is a playground for each ingredient to transform into the dish it is meant to be.”

Another secret behind the brick oven is the originality. These dishes can’t be done at home. They are unique to the oven itself, forcing us to get out of bed, and chase after our craving. And, when you make it to Bertucci’s, it is worth that chase. The atmosphere is trendy, yet welcoming, and perfect for a good time to chat with friends.

Change is good; it’s what keeps us coming back for more. And, at Bertucci’s they realize that. The menu keeps the old favorites, while at the same time, delights us with new twists. Visit a Bertucci’s Restaurant near you, at either the Foggy Bottom or Dupont location, and you won’t be disappointed.
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(202) 463-7733
Dupont Circle
1218 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036

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