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An Age-Old Italian Affair at Osteria Morini

Washington DC Dining DC

The Navy Yard’s Italian gem, Osteria Morini, celebrated Maialata over the weekend. The Northern Italian tradition translates to “pig fest,” and calls for the community to come together and feast. The star of the show was chef Matt Adler’s suckling pig that was stuffed with sausage. It was accompanied by elevated BBQ fixings like a potato salad dotted with pancetta. Pastry chef Alex Levin tried his hand at gourmet gelato sandwiches for dessert. Proceeds benefited Brainfood—a local non-profit dedicated to youth development.


The afternoon on the water also doubled as a debut for Osteria Morini’s new beverage manager, Kristi Green, whom we snapped. Kristi comes to Osteria Morini from Petworth Citizen and Crane & Turtle in Petworth. In her new gig, she’ll highlight Italian spirits and cool riffs on classic Italian cocktails.