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*Under the direction of celebrated chef José Andrés and his ThinkFoodGroup, 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.

Zaytinya Welcomes Mario Batali

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Posted Oct 08, 2014

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José Andrés, ThinkFoodGroup and Zaytinya invite you to celebrate Mario Batali’s new cookbook, America Farm to Table, with a special mezze lunch crafted by chef Michael Costa and featuring several dishes from the cookbook. This lunch event will include a discussion with Mario Batali and his co-author Jim Webster of the Washington Post.

Sunday, October 26
12:30 PM

Tickets are $95 and include multi-course menu, special wine offering, tax, gratuity and a signed copy of the cookbook. You can purchase tickets via nvite.co/marioatzaytinya

Zaytinya is proud to support FRESHFARM markets with a portion of the events proceeds.

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Zaytinya & Uber Bring You the Ultimate Culinary Journey!

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Posted Sep 09, 2014

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We’ve partnered with Uber for #UberALLACCESS week to give you a complimentary ride to an array of culinary experiences that we’re offering at our restaurants.

Now through September 15th, ride UberBLACK between 6:00am – 5:30pm for a chance to win an exclusive night out on the town at any DC-area Jaleo, Zaytinya, Oyamel, America Eats Tavern or barmini. In your Uber app, enter the promo code ALLACCESSDC and check out Uber’s website for more details on how to participate.

Don’t have Uber? You can sign up here using the promo code JOSEANDRES and get a free ride up to $20.

Additionally, all three Jaleos, Oyamel and Zaytinya will be offering a special Uber Experience Menu all week long so that everyone can take part in the fun.

For event updates, follow @ZaytinyaDC, @Uber_DC and #UberALLACCESS on Twitter and get ready to ride!

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Grape Festival 2014

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Posted Sep 04, 2014

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JOIN US DURING OUR TWO-WEEK CELEBRATION OF THE GRAPE

For the entire festival, we will celebrate the harvest season of the Mediterranean’s most cherished fruit with an array of grape-inspired dishes.

Additional events include:

Saturday, September 20th, 12 – 4:00 PM – Grape Harvest Patio Party!

Grape Stomping and Live Music on our patio. $10pp includes glass of wine and snacks.

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Massaya Wine Dinner at Zaytinya

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Posted Aug 11, 2014

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Tuesday, September 9​th​ at 7:00 PM

Join us to welcome Sami Ghosn from Lebanon’s Bekka Valley for an exclusive dinner featuring Massaya Wines.

Sami will lead us through tasting his wines which have been specially paired with a menu created by Chef Michael Costa.

$85 per person (tax and gratuity not included).

Space is limited so please send your response to JaclynS@Zaytinya.com or call (202)638-0800. Click here to view the menu.

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Flying Dog Brewery Dinner

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Posted May 21, 2014

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Tuesday, June 3rd at 7:00 PM
$65 per person (tax and gratuity not included)

Zaytinya is excited to welcome special guests from Flying Dog Brewery to offer a unique Beer Pairing Dinner.

Winner of Maxim Magazine’s Best Beer Award in 2011, Flying Dog has been one of Maryland’s best breweries for pale ales since 1994. The dinner will feature five beers from this acclaimed hometown craft brewery paired with inventive dishes specially created by Zaytinya’s Head Chef Michael Costa. The dinner will highlight limited release and award winning pours, including Dead Rise Old Bay Summer Ale and the Easy IPA.

Space is limited, so please reserve your seat by emailing JohnL@Zaytinya.com or calling (202)638-0800.

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Zaytinya Hosts Sixth Annual Greek Easter Festival

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Posted Mar 19, 2014

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Zaytinya’s Greek Easter Festival
April 20th – May 3rd

Join us during our celebration of Greek Easter, one of the most important holidays on the Greek calendar.

This two-week festival will feature celebratory food, cocktails, music and special events. Head Chef Michael Costa will create an array of Mediterranean-inspired dishes rich with flavors and ingredients reminiscent of springtime in Greece. The festival kicks off with Easter Brunch on Sunday, April 20th and culminates on Saturday, May 3rd with Agorá, a traditional Greek outdoor market event. Follow @zaytinyadc and #GreekEasterFest for event updates.

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José launches José Andrés Foods

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Posted Nov 07, 2013

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José Andrés Foods
José Andrés Foods, a new line of products from Spain’s most prestigious small producers hand-picked by Chef José Andrés, is now available in the United States. José Andrés Foods marries modern cuisine with Spanish tradition, delivering products that capture the flavor, life and passion of Spain.

With a portfolio that spans several categories, José Andrés Foods provides tastes of quintessential Spanish fare. Featured products include, Olive Oils & Sherry Vinegars, Seafood Tapas & Vegetables. The brand will become available in Whole Foods Markets in the DC/MD/VA area as well as nationally later this fall and is now available online at www.JoseAndresFoods.com.

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ICC announces Chef José Andrés as Dean of the Spanish Studies program

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Posted Nov 20, 2012

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Since arriving to the United States over 20 years ago, José Andrés has helped promote the cuisine and culture of his native Spain. In May 2012, he was named Dean of the Spanish Studies program of the International Culinary Center, the first and only program of its kind offered in the United States.

The ICC, originally founded as The French Culinary Institute, is a world leader in culinary education and has graduated over 22,000 alumni worldwide. The unique program was designed by José Andrés, and Colman Andrews, a leading expert on Spanish cuisine, author of Catalan Cuisine, co-founder of Saveur and editorial director of www.thedailymeal.com

In addition to receiving a world-class training in traditional and modern Spanish cuisine, students will learn Spanish culture, history, geography and culinary terminology, making it the most authentic and comprehensive Spanish culinary program in the country.

Classes will begin on February 5th, 2013. For more information, please visit http://www.internationalculinarycenter.com/content/spanish_culinary_arts.

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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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