Live Like a D.C. Chef

August 15, 2016

This week is Restaurant Week in the D.C. area. From August 15-21, you can dine at the city’s hottest restaurants for a discounted price. Not only do these chefs cook up delicious creations in their restaurants, but also they make sure that when they’re home, they have everything they need to create their signature dishes and enough room to entertain. If you’ve ever wondered what an actual chef’s kitchen looks like, now’s your chance to find out.

Savino Recine is a well-known chef in D.C. and the former owner of Primi Piatti, Finemondo and several other area eateries. Recently, he’s put his McLean, Virginia, estate up for sale. This gorgeous, six-bedroom, six-bathroom rambler has a kitchen that any chef, professional or amateur, would dream of. In fact, Recine designed it himself.

Recently featured in “Luxury Defined,” the official blog of Christie’s International Real Estate, the kitchen was named as one of the best for entertaining large parties. In the article, “Nine Home with Kitchens for Large-Scale Entertaining,” they detail the features, which include an authentic wood-fired pizza oven, marble countertops and even a custom stove made by Molteni. When it comes to entertaining, there’s plenty of room with the breakfast bar and large eat-in space.

Interested in learning more about this beautiful property? See the full listing at