Sunday, April 10, 2016

Ardeo + Bardeo to a Host Kosher Wine Tasting to Explore Wines for Passover

From our friends at Ardeo + Bardeo...

Ardeo + Bardeo would like to invite guests to enjoy a special kosher wine tasting on Wednesday, April 13 beginning at 6:45 PM, just in time for Passover. In this engaging session, guests will have the pleasure of sampling four kosher wines paired with two kosher hors d’oeuvres. Led by Summer Whitford, the Food and Wine Diva ( with representatives from Pearson’s Wine & Spirits, located at 2436 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, guests will be both entertained and educated on the ins and outs of what makes a wine kosher, and how to find quality and value. The evening tasting experience is priced at $50 per person (not including tax and gratuity.) Space is limited and guests are required to make a non-refundable reservation by contacting Ardeo + Bardeo at (202) 244-6750. As an added bonus, those who attend the tasting will enjoy a discount price on any featured bottles of kosher wine from Pearson’s Wine & Spirits purchased at the event. Purchased wines will be available for pick-up or delivery directly from Pearson’s.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 13th, 2016 at 6:45 PM - 8 PM, limited seating is available and reservations and payment are required in advance.

WHERE: Ardeo + Bardeo is located at 3311 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008; phone (202) 244-6750; The restaurant is one block from Cleveland Park Metro Stop (Red Line) and valet parking is available for $8 a car.

WHY: It used to be a challenge to find great kosher wine for Passover and most people ended up buying the traditional sweet stuff that came in a square bottle. Thankfully, things have changed, a lot, and there is plenty of well-made kosher wine one can proudly serve. Whether one is seeking a California Cabernet, a new modern wine from Israel, or a classic beauty from France, there are nice options, and this tasting can assist with learning how to find quality and value in Kosher wine.  Kashrut is the body of Jewish law dealing with what foods we can and cannot eat and how those foods must be prepared and eaten. "Kashrut" comes from the Hebrew root Kaf-Shin-Reish, meaning fit, proper or correct. It is the same root as the more commonly known word "kosher," which describes food that meets these standards. The word "kosher" can also be used, and often is used, to describe ritual objects that are made in accordance with Jewish law and are fit for ritual use.