About Zaytinya

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Under the direction of celebrated chef José Andrés and his ThinkFoodGroup team, Zaytinya offers an innovative mezze menu inspired by Turkish, Greek and Lebanese cuisines served up in a sleek and modern setting. Building on Jose’s deep knowledge of Mediterranean cooking and years of research and travel, the menu features shared small plates of authentic and innovative fare, creative cocktails, and unique Mediterranean wines, making Zaytinya one of the most exciting restaurants in Washington. Since opening in 2002, Zaytinya ranks consistently as a Top DC Dining Destination.

Spice Dinner with Lior Lev Sercarz

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Posted Feb 17, 2017

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Head Chef Michael Costa and Zaytinya are thrilled to welcome Lior Lev Sercarz, chef, spice blender and owner of New York spice shop La Boîte, for a multi-course dinner experience. Each dish will feature spices from Lior and be paired with a complementary beverage.

Guests will have the chance to discuss all things spice with Lior, receive a signed copy of his latest book, The Spice Companion, and custom blended spice to take home. Don’t miss this intimate and exclusive event!

Monday, March 13
6:30 PM
$85 per person (includes tax and gratuity)

RESERVE HERE: https://nvite.com/Zaytinya/spice

About Lior and The Spice Companion
LIOR LEV SERCARZ is the chef and owner of La Boîte, a spice shop in New York City. He attended the Institut Paul Bocuse in Lyon, France, and trained with Chef Olivier Roellinger in Cancale, France, before working as a sous chef at Daniel. His spices are sold online and in the following boutiques: Sofra Bakery and Cafe, Dickson’s Farmstand Meats, ABC Carpet & Home, and Eataly NYC.

Since founding his spice shop in 2006, Lior Lev Sercarz has become the go-to source for fresh and unusual spices as well as small-batch custom blends for renowned chefs around the world. The Spice Companion communicates his expertise in a way that will change how readers cook, inspiring them to try bold new flavor combinations and make custom spice blends. For each of the 102 curated spices, Lev Sercarz provides the history and origin, information on where to buy and how to store it, five traditional cuisine pairings, three quick suggestions for use, and a unique spice blend recipe to highlight it in the kitchen.

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Truffle Festival

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Posted Feb 01, 2017

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February 13 – 26

Decadently Delicious, Straight from Spain

José Andrés introduces Truffle Festival to DC! For two weeks, you can enjoy the fragrant and exquisite black truffle in a variety of dishes and drinks across José’s DC-area restaurants. Flown straight from Spain the day they’re discovered by truffle-hunting dogs, these black truffles are as fresh as it gets. Don’t miss this exciting event!

Make a reservation to try our specials!

Do you know the lifespan of a truffle? Watch Nacho, a truffle hunter, explain the importance of truffle’s freshness and learn more here.

Menu:

Muhlama
Black Sea style Turkish cornmeal and cheese fondue, black truffle, broccoli, cauliflower, carrot and pita chips for dipping 19

Truffle Pide
Traditional Turkish flatbread, kasar cheese, soft cooked egg, black truffle 22

Truffled Jeweled Rice
basmati rice, pine nuts, almonds, pistachios, buttery rice purée, crispy fideos, black truffle 19

Truffled Lemon Potatoes
olive oil potato purée, crispy rustic potatoes, lemon zest, lamb jus, black truffle 20
with a fried egg 22

Truffled Kotopoulo me Yiaourti
creamy chicken stew enriched with Greek yogurt and egg yolk, chestnuts, celery root, mushrooms and black truffle 22

Truffle Additions
ask your server for suggested dishes to add black truffles
3 grams 9
5 grams 15

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Tour de José

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Posted Jan 30, 2017

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You can now visit four of José’s Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurants in one evening! Our Tour de José is an exclusive, unforgettable dining experience, available Sunday-Thursday on a limited basis for parties of up to six. The evening features a dining tour of Penn Quarter’s Zaytinya, Jaleo, Oyamel and China Chilcano with a special menu of 3-5 small plates and a paired round of beverages at each restaurant, for $195 per person, inclusive of tax and tip. Book yours today!
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Somms Uncorked

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Posted Aug 31, 2016

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JOIN US FOR AN EXCITING EVENING OF FOOD AND WINE PAIRINGS MIXED WITH A HEALTHY DOSE OF COMPETITION!

Monday, March 27 l 6:30 PM

Get inside the [wild and crazy] mind of a sommelier at Somms Uncorked. This exclusive event brings together two sommeliers to showcase their favorite wine pairings. Want an inside peek? Check out The Washington Post’s play-by-play.

Tickets are $125 per person and include:
Five-course Dinner from Zaytinya Head Chef Michael Costa
Ten Unique Wine Pairings from the Mediterranean
Tax and gratuity

Featuring Andy Myers, Master Sommelier, José Andrés ThinkFoodGroup Restaurants & Jarad Slipp, Master Sommelier, RdV Vineyards

Buy Your Tickets Today!

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José‘s Rosés

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Posted May 24, 2016

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Come enjoy the season’s official wine by sampling our selection of rotating Mediterranean rosés.

The perfect complement to a sunny day on our patio, try them by the glass, by the bottle, or allow our team create a custom flight.

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Mezze Lunch Menu: four courses for only $25

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Posted Mar 24, 2010

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The best lunch in Gallery Place is now an amazing deal. Your choice of one dish from each of four courses, including dessert, for only $25.

Click here to download the PDF menu.

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