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April 25 @ 7:00 pm - August 18 @ 9:00 pm

                                                       ANCIENT DINNERS

                                                       Cordially Invites You To

                                                         A MINOAN FEAST

The first ever ‘Ancient Dinner’, a private dinner in an intimate patio/garden setting inspired by the Ancient Greek Symposia at IRON GATE, one of Washington’s very best historic restaurants*.

Jerolyn E. Morrison, Ph.D., an archeologist, food anthropologist and potter will present “Minoan Tastes”, a cultural and culinary exploration featuring ancient flavors from the land, sea and sky of the Greek island of Crete.

She will illustrate the culinary history of Bronze Age Minoan Crete while serving a meal created in collaboration with Iron Gate’s Chef Anthony Chittum. The ancient inspired dishes will be cooked in clay pots and served in Minoan-style hand-made cooking vessels using food ingredients available during the Minoan period (ca. 3650-1400 BCE).

Minoan Feast Menu Highlights:

Sesame crusted feta, vin cotto, honey.
Spring pea bruschetta, Iron Gate’s sourdough, ricotta, torn spearmint.
Braised wild greens, meyer lemon, olive oil, crispy garlic.
Brown lentils flavored with coriander and honey and topped off with fresh olive oil and sea salt
Pork slow cooked and tossed with cracked wheat and wild Cretan sage.
Octopus and wild onions simmered in wine and flavored with honey and herbs
Castle valley grains flatbread, oregano, kefalotyri.
Sheep’s milk yogurt, dried fruit, almond, local honey.
The White wine: 2015 Tselepos, 100% Moschofilero, Peloponnese, Greece
Tasting notes : Juicy wine with green pear, green melon, lime and elderflower on the nose.
The Red wine: 2015 Tselepos, 100% Agioritiko, Pelponnese, Greece,
Tasting notes : Red cherry, juicy plums, currant and dried herbs –  no oak.

Join us for the ultimate dining and cultural experience!

Ancient Dinners are social gatherings in a friendly environment with authentic meals and the goal of eating, drinking and learning together, exploring the wisdom of the ancients to achieve optimal health and a smart, sustainable lifestyle. The dinners are created by chefs and scientists collaborating to use only fresh ingredients available to our ancestors and clay cooking pots that are made from pure and nutrient rich earth that grows and nourishes our food. Experts in a variety of fields lead discussions that help us make better choices for a healthy, happy and meaningful life. Guests share the flavors, aromas and stories that cross time and cultures.

Please reserve your tickets early, most seats are pre-sold and only a few are remaining!



What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Nearest Metro Station: Dupont Circle.  Street parking.                                                                                       Nearest parking garage:  interparkonline.com (202) 667-3030

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email us at: AD@ancientdinners.com


*Rated by the Washingtonian Magazine.


April 25 @ 7:00 pm
August 18 @ 9:00 pm


Iron Gate Restaurant
1734 N Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20036 United States


Ancient Dinners