Wednesday, March 1, 2017

2941 Restaurant to Host 'Spice Companion Dinner' March 12th

2941 Restaurant Executive Chef Bertrand Chemel

From our friends at 2941 Restaurant...

2941 Restaurant in Falls Church, Virginia to Host 'Spice Companion Dinner' March 12th, Featuring NYC Spice Master Lior Lev Sercarz of La Boîte

On Sunday, March 12th from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM (regular seatings available) Executive Chef Bertrand Chemel, Sommelier Ryan Jones, and team at 2941 Restaurant (2941 Fairview Park Dr, Falls Church, VA 22042; (703) 270-1500) will host their next spice dinner showcasing custom spice blends and a guest appearance from NYC Spice Master Lior Lev Sercarz of La Boîte Biscuits & Spices. This special one night only ‘Spice Companion Dinner’ will also celebrate the recent launch of Sercarz’s new book The Spice Companion: A Guide to the World of Spices, and each guest will receive one signed copy of the book of which is included in the price for the dinner.

Priced at $95 per person (not including beverages, tax, and gratuity), guests will enjoy a decadent 4-course spice-infused prix fixe tasting menu showcasing a selection of rare and custom spice blends from NYC Spice Master Lior Lev Sercarz of La Boîte ( Guests will begin their dining experience with a gourmet greeting at their tables including their own personal sample of some of Sercarz's signature spices for them to taste, touch, smell, and bring home with them following the dinner. Sommelier Ryan Jones will also be on hand offering optional wine pairings with each course available for an additional $50 per person. Reservations are required.

“I had the pleasure of working with Lior during my time living and working in NYC for Daniel Boulud,” said Executive Chef Bertrand Chemel of 2941 Restaurant. “We met in the kitchen, became good friends, and I have truly enjoyed watching him become one of the most celebrated spice gurus not just for Daniel Boulud, but also for quite a few other celebrated chefs as well such as Eric Ripert, amongst others. After leaving NYC to take the Executive Chef position at 2941, I remained close with Lior - a culinary friendship spanning over a decade - and continue to use many of his beautiful spices in my dishes and on my menus at 2941 Restaurant year-round. We have hosted several Spice Dinners featuring Lior and his beautiful custom blended spices in the past few years and are humbled that they have always sold out and have become a favorite amongst our guests. It's an exciting way for us to showcase just how fantastic his one-of-a-kind products are. I'm proud of him and honored to offer a special dinner like the Spice Dinner where I can continue to make guests happy and expose them to Lior's wonderful spices. With the ‘Spice Companion Dinner’ we look forward to celebrating him and the recent launch of his latest book as well as sharing a signed copy of the book with all of our guests attending this special dinner".

For additional information on 2941 Restaurant's Spice Dinner or for reservations please visit, email, or call (703) 270-1500.

About 2941 Restaurant:
Opened in 2002, 2941 - located in Falls Church, VA surrounded by lush landscaping, koi ponds, waterfalls, world-class artwork, and a lakeside view, is one of the most celebrated restaurants in the metropolitan area. Following its transition from a special occasion fine dining restaurant to a bustling upscale casual dining experience in 2012, award-winning Executive Chef Bertrand Chemel and Pastry Chef Caitlin Dysart infuse sweet and savory perfection into their contemporary American cuisine accented with bold French and Mediterranean flavors. 2941 continues to charm gourmands with its sophisticated yet relaxed ambiance, outstanding service, and creative yet approachable cuisine. For additional information on 2941, please visit or @2941Restaurant.

About Lior Lev Sercarz/La Boîte:
Lior Lev Sercarz is the chef, spice blender and owner of La Boîte, a biscuits and spice shop in New York City. Recently, Lior has been named one of Bon Appétit‘s “Tastemakers of 2012” and La Boîte has been featured in publications including The New York Times, Vogue, In Style Magazine, Every Day with Rachel Ray, Food & Wine Magazine and the SAVEUR 100. After completing three years as a sergeant of the Israeli army, Lior traveled to South America where he further developed a passion for cooking and world cuisines. As his interest in cooking evolved, he decided to enroll in culinary school at the acclaimed Institut Paul Bocuse in Lyon, France. During that time, he did an externship with chef Olivier Roellinger in Cancale, France. Roellinger had earned three Michelin stars at Les Maisons de Bricourt, his hotel and restaurant, where he displayed a rare understanding of spices, blends, oils, and pastes. In 2002, Lior brought his newfound understanding of spice blending with him to New York, where he had the honor of working with chef Daniel Boulud as a sous chef and catering chef at his flagship restaurant, Daniel. He left Daniel in 2006 to start La Boîte, launching the company by making and selling a line of French biscuits as well as experimenting with the use of spices. In 2011, after working more with spices, he opened La Boîte Biscuits & Spices, an art gallery and spice shop in New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen. Each season, the artists whose work adorns his cookie tins also show their work in the gallery. Since the beginning of his career, Lior has worked closely with chefs from around the world, developing custom blends for them and for other customers with all levels of cooking experience. In 2012, he produced a cookbook entitled The Art of Blending, which features 41 blends along with recipes and cooking tips provided by renowned chefs and culinary minds including Gail Simmons, Daniel Boulud, Eric Ripert and Apollonia Poilâne. For additional information on Lior or La Boîte, please visit or @laboiteny. For information on Lior’s cookbook The Art of Blending please visit