You guys know how much I love José Andrés and Zaytinya. Another excuse to get out to eat tapas? Like I need one. But if you do, here’s one: They have a new Easter menu coming out that sounds amazing.
Dates: April 8th through April 22nd
Menu: A variety of spring lamb dishes, the return of the lamb sandwich cart and Easter cookies. Two spring cocktails created especially for the festival.
The Sandwich Cart: The cart will be on the restaurant’s outdoor patio, Monday thru Friday, from 12 p.m. until sandwiches are sold out. $11 sandwiches will feature spit-roasted lamb served on oven-fresh pita, with tzatziki and pickled onions.
The Cookies: Greek Easter cookies will be available to-go or to eat with your sandwich. Priced at $5 for a mixed assortment, including Paximadakia, (a Greek biscotti-type cookie flavored with citrus zest); Pastoules Amygthalotes, (traditional almond cookies); Melamokarina, (spiced walnut cookie soaked in honey syrup); and Kourabiedes, (crescent shaped cookies made with pine nuts and Metaxa).
The Drinks: The Attica, a combination of Plymouth gin infused with rose buds, lemon juice, house-made grenadine and garnished with Retsina air. Also featured is the Anastasis created with Beefeater gin, Cocchi Americano, kumquat liqueur and lemon juice.
Chefs Experience Menu
two people, ten courses $99 (excluding tax and gratuity)
traditional lamb avgolemono broth, short grained rice, caramelized onions, lamb’s liver
white asparagus tzatziki, pistachios, green asparagus, lemon zest
Greek Easter Maroulosalata
green and red tango lettuce, caramelized myzithra cheese, ladolemono, flowers
thinly sliced lamb’s tongue, potato skordalia, green olives, pickled red chilis, celery, candied pistachios
rice pilaf with wilted spinach and tomato, spinach puree, feta cheese, preserved cherry tomatoes
Bizeli me Yiaourti
english peas, garlic yogurt, pistachios, micro lemon mint
Arni me Sparangia
lamb shoulder, asparagus, ladolemono, dill
Loukaniko me Patates
traditional house made lamb sausage scented with orange and cumin, potato, garlic
Greek Easter Lamb Kleftico
spit roasted lamb, kefalograviera cheese, english pea skordalia, feta, dill
Tsoureki Bread Pudding
Mascerated strawberries, candied almonds, orange flower ice cream
Visit Zaytinya at:
701 9th Street NW
Washington DC 20001