Learn, Eat, and Drink Your Way Through Greece, 1/21/19

Learn, Eat, and Drink Your Way Through Greece, 1/21/19


monday, january 21st, 2018

1st seating: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

2nd seating: 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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Going back to the Neolithic Age, the Greeks have the oldest recorded history in winemaking. In the 11th century B.C., they created a wine standard bearing similar resemblance to today’s appellation system in the EU.

Join us for a very special talk, as our tour guides, Kamal Kouiri (GM of Molyvos, Ousia; Partner at The Athenian) and Jason Corey (Owner of The Immigrant, The Athenian), taste us through the north of Greece with their complex deep red wines, as well as Santorini, where the Assyrtiko grape is king.  And for old times sake, we’ll indulge in Amphora wines to truly understand and experience what the Greeks were imbibing on 3,000 years ago.

Afterwards, we’ll enjoy a Greek family-style dinner as we continue to learn about the richness and vastness of Greek food, drink, and culture.

Bring your curiosity, enthusiasm, and appetite! (No passport required)



On the Menu


Thrace Meatballs / Ground Beef / Warm Spices / Tomato / Sultans / Walnuts


Octopus a la Plancha / Tomato Cranberry Confit / Kos Extra Virgin Olive Oil


Garlic Gulf Shrimp / Smoked Paprika / Herbs / Cretan Extra Virgin Olive Oil


Watermelon Feta Salad / Toy Box Tomatoes / Basil / Mint / Shaved Kefalotyri Cheese / Thyme Honey Vinaigrette


Seared Dayboat Sea Scallops / Butternut Squash Puree / Radicchio Fuji Apple Slaw




About Jason

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Before Jason Corey opened The Immigrant Wine Bar on Ninth Street in 2009, he tended bar at Molyvos, a Greek restaurant near Carnegie Hall. His newest venture, The Athenian, recently opened along with with partner, Kamal Kouiri.


About Kamal



Kamal is the Wine Director/GM of Molyvos, Ousia, and partner at The Athenian. Fun fact: Kouiri has compiled the most extensive selection of Greek wines in the United States (580 different wines total).


About the Athenian

Contemporary spot focused on Mediterranean cooking with a selection of Greek wines.