Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Ambar Hosts Five-Course Balkan Wine Dinner with Neighbor Chat's Liquors and Grapes & Barley Importers

From our friends at Ambar...

Ambar, the nation’s capital’s first Balkan restaurant, located at 523 8th Street, SE, will host a wine dinner with Chat's Liquors, located just a few doors down at 503 8th Street, SE, and Grape & Barley Importers on Sunday, October 11th. Two seatings will be available, the first from 5-7 PM, and the second from 7:30 - 9:30 PM. At each seating, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy a five-course meal prepared by Ambar's Executive Chef Ivan Zivkovic featuring modern Balkan fare from his new fall menu, while representatives from Chat's Liquors and Grape & Barley Importers will pour pairings of unique and affordable wines imported from K Cellars Thracian Valley Wines of Bulgaria. Guests will sample K Cellars Chardonnay 2014, K Cellars Cabernet/Syrah Blend 2011, K Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, K Cellars Merlot 2013 and K Cellars White Blend 2012. All the wines sampled during dinner will be available to be enjoyed at the restaurant, and can be purchased at Chat’s to be enjoyed at home. This unique experience is priced at $75 per person (all inclusive), and tickets can be purchased online at: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/bulgarian-wine-dinner-5-courses-ambar-select-from-2-seating-times-500pm-or-730pm-tickets-18333783841.

WHENSunday, October 11th with two seatings from 5 - 7 PM, and from 7:30 - 9:30 PM. Seating is limited, and reservations are required.

WHERE: Ambar is located at 523 8th Street SE, Washington, DC 20003, just steps from the Eastern Market metro accessible on the orange and blue lines; phone (202) 813-3039; www.ambarrestaurant.com.

First Course
Spread Sampler
Balkan Spread Platter
Chef's tasting of ajvar, urnebes and kajmak
K Cellars Chardonnay 2014

Second Course
Stuffed sour cabbage with pork belly, cabbage juice, jasmine rice and yogurt
K Cellars Cabernet/Syrah Blend 2011

Third Course
Vienna Schnitzel
Crispy veal schnitzel with arugula salad and tartar dressing
K Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Fourth Course
Steak and Fries
Steak frites, zlatibor kajmak and homemade fries
K Cellars Merlot 2013

Trio of chocolates: milk chocolate, white chocolate and dark chocolate with mascarpone and
served with raspberry sorbet
K Cellars White Blend 2012