Swimsuit Fashion Show Benefitting Autism Speaks

We are thrilled to welcome Tala Raassi, local powerhouse entrepreneur and founder of the high-fashion swimsuit line Dar be Dar.  Straight from the Mercedes Benz Fashion Show in Miami, she will feature her 2014 Resort Collection.  Sip on cocktails and gourmet hors d’oeuvres as professional models show off this beautiful […]

Plan your holiday event at Cesco

Plan your holiday event at Cesco!  Don’t wait or you might not find the date you want!

Cesco offers an elegant space and award-winning food for your holiday entertaining.  Please contact Elaine Sheetz to reserve. elaine.sheetz@gmail.com

Recipe featured on NBC News

Rigatoni with Porcini Mushrooms and Pistachio Pesto


1 Lb Rigatoni pasta
3 Porcini mushrooms sliced (frozen) – approx. 1 cup sliced
4 oz. pistachios
1 small shallot
2 cloves of garlic sliced
1 tbs chopped fresh parsley
1 tbs chopped fresh basil
4 leaves chopped sage
1/2 cup vegetarian stock
1/4 cup dry white wine
2 tbs heavy cream
2 tbs olive oil
salt […]

My Secret Dishes Revealed by Zagat

So…some of you know about these…but now a lot more people do since Zagat featured our two secret dishes as some of the best in DC!  I’ve had to make a lot more!  Hope you enjoy our homemade Tagliolini al Limone and Branzino Under Salt as much as all the others […]

Celebrating International Beer Day with Celebrity Brewer Brandon Skall

***You’re Invited***
International Beer Day at Piazza Beer Garden
Hosted by DC Brau’s Brandon Skall
International Beer Day is celebrated on August 1. Cesco Osteria owner and chef Francesco Ricchi and DC Brau’s Brandon Skall invite you to kick off the festivities one day early at Piazza Beer Garden on Thursday, July 31 […]