Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Ambar Debuts New Summer Dishes and Pita Sliders

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Ambar, the nation’s capital’s first Balkan restaurant, owned by Serbian born Ivan Iricanin, is pleased to announce the introduction of eight new summer dishes now available on the dinner menu. Chef Ivan's new fare highlights the flavors of summer, taking the best traditional dishes from the Balkan Peninsula and preparing them with a modern twist.

Newcomers include Creamy Zucchini Soup made with zucchini, potato and sundried tomato offered for $7, and the new Arugula and Prosciutto Salad with kajmak, cherry tomato served with balsamic blueberry vinaigrette for $9. Other options include Vegetable Lasagna with grilled eggplant and zucchini, tomato, mushroom, Gouda and eggplant aioli priced at $10, and Stuffed Baby Peppers with raisins, jasmine rice, roasted walnut, onion, carrot and spicy vegetable sauce priced at $8. Guests can also enjoy the new Salt & Pepper Chicken Wings, marinated in honey and served with chile aioli for $9.

Ambar is also introducing new ‘Pita Sliders’ with three selections priced from $8 to $9. These sliders are a nice example of the restaurant’s great merging of traditional and modern Balkan cuisine.  Each is served on fresh from the oven pita bread with a side of homemade potato fries.  Choices include:

  • Suckling Pig, horseradish dressing, caramelized apple and arugula
  • Angry Burger, beef and pork, bacon, Gouda, onion, chili flake and tartar sauce
  • Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Breast, with Serbian ajvar, kajmak, pickled onion and lettuce. 


Ambar serves Balkan cuisine that is artfully presented, with modern combinations that deliver the authentic flavor profiles in a new appealing way. Located just steps from the Eastern Market at 523 8th Street, SE, 20003, Ambar is metro accessible on the orange and blue lines, the restaurant is open from 11 AM to 2 AM Sunday through Thursday, and 11 AM to 3 AM Friday and Saturday. For additional information please check out my previous review.

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