Rosé Tasting & Greek Feast: The Athenian- TUES 7/16

Rosé Tasting & Greek Feast: The Athenian- TUES 7/16

85.00

tuesday, july 16th

6pm - 8:30 pm

8:30pm - 10:00 pm

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Summer is FINALLY here, friends!

To help celebrate, we’re waking up our dear friend, Rosé, for a summer tasting of Greece’s finest pinks, paired with some unbelievably delicious Hellenic dishes.

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 our summer talk & tasting, 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 history and vastness of Greek cuisine & drink.

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

A copy of “Greece: The Handy Guide to Greek Wines,” is included with your booking.

 

On The Menu

Island Bruschetta | Marinated Anchovies, Sundried Tomatoes, Roasted Bell Peppers, Kalamata Olive “Caviar”

Moschofilero | Meliasto, Domaine Spiropoulos, Peloponnese, 2018

Water Melon Salad | Heirloom Tomato, Arugula, Goat Cheese, Pistachio Dust

Cabernet | Agiorgitiko, Granatus, Domaine Papagiannakos, Attica, 2018

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

Xinomavro | Hedgehog Single Vineyard, Alpha Estate, Amyndeon, 2018

Herb Roasted Cod Fish | Chickpeas, Artichokes, Oven dried Tomatoes, Mint, White Kalamata Vinaigrette

Biblinos | “Unnamed Grape” Biblia Chora, Pangeon, 2018

Grilled Lamb Chops | Fingerling Potatoes, Ionian Garlic Sauce

Touriga National | Pink Bang, Wine Art Winery, Drama, 2017

 

 

 

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. He would go on to open his newest venture, The Athenian, along with partner, Kamal Kouiri.

 

About Kamal

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Traveling to Greece at least once a year, Kamal tours wineries and meets winemakers on both the islands and the mainland to ensure he continues to have the pulse of Greek viticulture. With more than 60 indigenous grape varietals grown throughout Greece to keep track of, Kamal prides himself on continuing to introduce new labels that are exclusively available to diners at Molyvos. This vast, personal knowledge of Greek wine-making is what allows Kamal to showcase boutique and specialty producers from all over Greece, while offering a selection of over 700 labels, including 50 wines by the glass.

Fun fact: Kouiri has compiled the most extensive selection of Greek wines in the United States (580 different wines total).

 

About the Athenian

To discover refreshing, cutting-edge Greek wines, head to the Athenian where tastes and inspiring descriptions are freely given. The three-cheese pie is essential–flaky filo dough enclosing melted feta, kasseri and kefalotyri and sweetly crowned with preserved kumquats. Spanakopita and garlic shrimp with smoked paprika are also worthwhile. It’s a whitewashed slip of a place, best for solo diners and date nights

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