We are going to transpose to an ancient land for a special evening of pairing Wine, Beer and Food. The food from this region has both influenced and been influenced by the cuisine of its surrounding countries in Central and Eastern Europe.
The ancient land of Bohemia today makes up the western two-thirds of the Czech Republic. Historically it was a kingdom in the Roman Empire and subsequently a province in the Habsburgs’ Empire, bounded by Austria, Bavaria, Saxony and Lusatia, Silesia and Moravia.
Our event venue is an European Bistro with a Bohemian style. Coffee shop by day and an ethnic Czech restaurant by night, Bistro Bohem opened its doors in 2012. Owner Jarek Mika born in Czech republic, studied in North Carolina, moved to Washington DC to pursue his banking career and settled down in DC. Through his passion for food, Jarek left banking and became chef and restaurant owner who know focuses mainly on running the Bistro and Kafe Bohem.
The recipes here are authentic and you will immediately notice the two things that quickly come to mind when one thinks of Czech food: dumplings and sauerkraut.
Dumplings (knedlíky) can be either wheat or potato based often filled with smoked meat and served with spinach or sour cabbage. Restaurant specials include the Borsch a traditional stew made with savory chicken, pork, beef, red beets and cabbage. Chicken Schnitzel, Beef Goulash, Slow roasted Pork and Duck dishes and Grilled Cauliflower steak a vegetarian favorite, topped with creamy mushrooms and Kale.
The choice of beverage, will certainly take a few thought cycles as there is an extensive list of Wines from Europe and California and Beers from the Czech Republic. The Cocktail and Martini choices are extensive and just a delightful selection on a warm Spring night. Not to worry, but to be prepared for making decisions, as I have never heard someone ever say “Too many Good choices are a bad thing”.
So lets raise a glass or two and say na zdraví (nah zdra-vee) - means “to your health"
We do however have a limited seating arrangement for this event, and so I request that you manage your RSVP’s responsibly. In our recent events, members have done a great job in managing their RSVP but occasionally we do have a few new members, that wait till the last minute to cancel and hence denying others of a spot.