Imagine my surprise & delight tonight reading the paper over a nice glass of Pinot Grigio when I see my FAVORITE Florence restaurant, Acqua al 2, opened on Capitol Hill in DC at the same time we moved back to the area in May!!!

The Washington Post‘s Tom Sietsema writes about the new DC spot in his First Bite column of the Food section today.  I love this place and their Le Specialita’ Assagio … the amazing sampler menu!

Tom writes about how owner Ari Gejdenson fell upon a love of cooking when playing soccer in Italy and worked his way up the ladder at Acqua al 2 in Florence.  His mother always suggested he return to the area to open a restaurant. And now he has…a few blocks from where he grew up, as part of the ‘revitalization of the Hill.’

I first discovered Acqua in September ’06 at the recommendation of my friend Samie.  I’ve been back 4 times and its always incredible! Don’t be turned off by the fact they have one in San Diego and now DC… this place is awesome!!

Just made reservations for the new DC location. Buon Appetito!