Top Chef Event at Kapnos DC

Can I say I love being married? Marriage has many perks of course but since I now have wifey status it seems I am now invited to a few more cool events with the hubby.  Last week Casey and I were invited to an amazing private event at the new Greek restaurant Kapnos, owned by Top Chef Mike Isabella.
The event was hosted by Time Warner Cable and let me tell you they went all out on this one, they even shut the place down for the night.
The free flowing magical cocktails, the abundance of passed hors d’oeuvres, the five course family style dinner, and a wine pairing for each course made for an unforgettable evening.
My favorite cocktail of the night:
Mustachio: made with pisco porton, house made ginger beer, luxardo marachino, angostura bitters, lime
 Mike Isabella gave us a live demonstration on how to make the perfect spanakopita (spinach pie). I think I may attempt this at home, except the whole making my own phyllo dough part. That seems overly ambitious.
Well as you can imagine we left a bit tipsy and about as full as you can get.  The food was absolutely out of this world, if you love Greek food then you must try Kapnos! Everything on the menu was incredibly delicious.

My personal favorites, if I have to choose, would be the taramasalata with the flat bread (to die for), smoky beets, smoky hen of the woods mushroom, charred octopus, farm house vegetable salad, charred brussel sprouts (omg), and the whole lamb. Was that too many?? I told you we ate a lot.

The never ending menu and yes we ate everything on it..don’t judge.
I also had to try ALL of the wines, don’t worry we had a DD.
 I took a few pictures at the event but I unfortunately didn’t get a picture of every dish.  Probably due to how fast people were digging into the food or it could have been the copious amounts of wine I drank..you be the judge..
 The pictures do not do this place justice, go check it out for yourself and you can thank me later. Ciao!
Sarah P.
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    FiftyTwoThursdays
    November 2, 2013 at 12:47 am

    Rumor has it that a spin off called Kapnos Taverna will be opening in Ballston soon! Can’t wait for this!

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