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Afternoon at an Artisanal Italian Liqueur Distillery

Our last visit, an year ago to the Italian liqueur distillery in DC, known for its limoncello, besides an impressive collection of amari, aperitivi and cordials was an interesting experience and for those that have been to the Amalfi coast, a wonderful recollection of memories.

Artisanal liqueurs
Artisanal liqueurs
After exploring the distillery, our second stop of the afternoon will be a laid-back coffee shop where you can find some eclectic coffees from around the world and some even aged in rye barrels.

An Artisanal Italian Liqueur Distillery in DC

Don Ciccio & Figli is located in the northwest of DC. They produce artisan liqueurs, and their recipes as they claim, have been handed down from generation to generation, having started on the Amalfi coast in Italy.

Don Ciccio & Figli
Don Ciccio & Figli
Owner Francesco Amodeo produces a full range of traditional Italian amaro, cordials and liqueurs, inspired by his family distillery on Italy's Amalfi Coast, which opened in 1883 and was destroyed by a 1980 earthquake. They started expanding their family business in DC in 2012, providing us a glimpse of their past, using many of the same old traditional techniques and recipes.

We will do a tour of their distillery and tastings of their different liqueurs.

Learn more
The brief history of the limoncello and a simple recipe.

A Neighborhood Coffee House

Our second stop of the afternoon will be a laid-back coffee shop where flavorful fresh coffee is roasted from the beans everyday.

Coffee berries
Coffee berries
The complexity of the flavors of a well made coffee is a reflection of the art and hard work that goes into growing, harvesting, roasting and brewing it.

Qualia Coffee house is a favorite hangout place for many of Petworth's neighborhood residents.

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Event Details


Description: Exploring Don Ciccio & Figli an artisanal Italian liqueur distillery in DC.

Date/Time: Saturday, July 14, 2018 1:30 PM to 4:00PM

Admission: Free / Grapes & Grains members must RSVP

Tentative Schedule

1:30 - 3:00 pm - Don Ciccio & Figli
6031 Kansas Ave, NW Washington, DC 20011

Google Map for Don Ciccio & Figli

3:15 - 4:00 pm - Qualia Coffee
3917 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20011

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