Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Agora Presents Raki Gecesi (Raki Night)

Photo: Agora Website
Agora, known for its alluring Mediterranean cuisine, will host a traditional Turkish gathering known as Raki Gecesi or Raki Night, complete with live Turkish music on Friday, August 16, 2013 at 8:30pm.  Priced at $80 per person, all inclusive, the menu will consist of five courses prepared Executive Chef Ghassan Jarrouj along with unlimited amount of Turkish Raki, Turkish red or white wine, or Efes beer. Limited seating is available and reservations are recommended (contact events @agoradc.net).

Photo: Oda TV
Raki Sofrasi is a traditional gathering concept that hails from the Balkan region and is meant to bring together old and new friends. The purpose of Raki dining is to share good humor, conversation and an assortment of mouth-watering mezzes while indulging in the distinct aniseed flavor of Turkey’s most popular alcoholic beverage -- Raki. Complete with upbeat music and lively socializing, Agora’s Raki Gecesi will celebrate the joys of good food, good drinks and good company.  Additionally, Turkish-born musician Ahu Gural will fill the room with traditional and modern music making it a night to remember. The complete Raki Night menu is listed below.

Raki Gecesi Dinner Menu August 16, 2013

Starter
Beyaz Peynir and Cantaloupe Feta Cheese
creamy, mild sheep’s milk cheese served with cantaloupe

First Course
Patlıçan Közleme
Charcoal smoked eggplant with green & red peppers, 
olive oil, garlic, parsley, dill and lemon juice

Cacik
Strained yogurt with cucumber, mint, vinegar, garlic and olive oil

Second Course
Kaşık Salad
Diced tomatoes with onions, parsley, cucumber, Feta cheese,
black olive, olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, oregano and Maras pepper

Chef Borek
Crispy phyllo filled with goat and Kasar cheese, oregano,
and Maras pepper served with tomato marmalade

Garides Tava
Sautéed shrimp with shaved garlic, lemon juice,
cilantro, olive oil and diced tomatoes

Third Course (Choice of one)
Shish Tavuk
Marinated grilled chicken breast with grilled tomato
and sumac-onions on garlic pita bread

Branzino (Sea Bass)
Grilled filet of boneless Mediterranean Branzino
served with olive bread and grilled lemon
Photo: Agora Website
Adana Kebap
Skewered ground lamb & beef, grilled tomato
and sumac-onions and pita bread

Dessert
Watermelon Salad
Red and yellow watermelon topped with feta cheese,
fresh mint and orange blossom vinaigrette

Pistachio Baklava
Phyllo dough with pistachio and orange blossom syrup

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