Tuesday, August 25, 2015

September is Turkish Heritage Month at Ankara Restaurant

From our friends at Ankara...

Ankara Restaurant Celebrates 4th Annual Turkish Heritage Month in September

In honor of September’s recognition as Turkish Heritage Month, Ankara restaurant celebrates Turkey’s rich and diverse culinary heritage with special promotions and offerings throughout the month. Designed to expand guests’ experiences with Turkish culture and cuisine, guests will enjoy specially priced Turkish wines, Turkish Restaurant Week prix-fixe menus and regional delicacies all month long.

“Food and drink is such an integral part of Turkish culture, so Turkish Heritage Month is a wonderful opportunity for us to offer our guests even more ways to engage in the many aspects of Turkish culture, cuisine and hospitality,” said Marketing Director Erin Gorman.

Special promotions include:

• 7th Annual Turkish Restaurant Week September 12-20. Recognized by Washington City Paper as the “Best Culinary Event of 2014,” Turkish Restaurant Week is a week-long celebration of Turkish cuisine. Ankara will offer a special three-course prix-fixe lunch ($18) and four-course prix-fixe dinner ($30). Drinks, tax and tip are not included. Reservations are recommended. Menus are available here. Follow on Twitter @DCTurkRestoWeek. For more information, go to www.turkishrestaurantweekdc.org.

• Half-price Turkish wines September 21-27. A selection of Turkish wines will be offered by the bottle including native grape varietals such as bo─čazkere, a red grape known for its big tannins; and narince, a white grape known as the “Queen of Anatolia” whose grapevines also produce leaves used for dolmas. International varietals, often blended with native varietals, offered include chardonnay (with narince), sauvignon blanc (with sevilen) and syrah (with kalecik karasi). Half-price bottle prices range from $15 - $24. The full wine list can be seen here. (Offerings based on availability.)

• Introduction of monthly specials focused on regional delicacies not often found on restaurant menus. More details available upon request.

Follow: #TurkishHeritageMonth

Ankara celebrates good food, hospitality and the heart of Turkey. It is an upscale-casual dining experience that celebrates the rich diversity of Turkish food and culture through a blend of classic and contemporary menu offerings and superb hospitality. Ankara is a labor of love for the Aslanturk family. Father, brothers, wives, cousins and children in both Washington, DC and Ankara, Turkey have come together to create a place that offers superior food, and encourages conversation and celebration amongst friends and family as well as neighbors and business professionals in the Dupont Circle neighborhood. The menu features the best of traditional Turkish foods as well as newly envisioned dishes. Ankara will serve lunch on Monday - Saturday from 11 AM - 4 PM; dinner Monday - Sunday from 5 PM - 12 midnight, and brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 11 AM - 3:30 PM. Happy Hour is available Monday - Friday from 5-7 PM on the patio and in the bar. The restaurant seats 120 indoors & 115 alfresco on the patio. Ankara is located at 1320 19th Street, NW, Washington, DC. Reservations can be made by going to Open Table or by contacting the restaurant directly. For more on Ankara, go to www.ankaradc.net, follow on Facebook and Twitter or call 202-293-6301.