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La Vie Bohème - Wine & Beer with Food from an ancient land

  • Apr 30, 2014 · 7:30 PM
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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.

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  • Daniel

    Had a lot of fun as well. Good food, nice company! an idea, should do a picnic sometime in the summer and bring our favorites wines to share... Thanks Rodolfo as always.

    1 · May 1, 2014

    • Rodolfo

      Good suggestion ! Been thinking about it, just need to find a park/place that allows us to bring wine. Alternately, We will be doing the Tarara outdoor concert series that allows us to picnic outside with wine while listening to live music.

      May 1, 2014

  • Faye

    It was a fun event with interesting conversations with a nice group; thank you, Rodolfo!

    1 · May 1, 2014

  • Kimberley

    Thanks for organizing this event, Rodolfo! Had a nice time meeting all of you last night and enjoyed our conversation!

    1 · May 1, 2014

  • Yinan

    Wonderful company and food! Thanks for organizing, Rodolfo!

    1 · May 1, 2014

  • Rodolfo

    Wonderful end to a rainy day, with a great group of fun interesting people. The restaurant has a good neighborhood feel to it and the hearty traditional Czech food just happened to be a good choice for a day like this. For those that could not make to make it tonight, hope to see you at our next events.

    April 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Apologies. I tried to make it but I've got multiple leaks in the roof.

    April 30, 2014

  • Rodolfo

    We have a table in the back room. Ask for the reservation under my name.

    April 30, 2014

  • Corbin

    Sorry but other homes in my area have flooded I'm told and I need to return to see if mine flooded too. Was really looking forward to this

    April 30, 2014

  • Michelle E.

    Rodolfo, sorry to have to cancel. There is a flooding in my neighborhood as well. I have water leaking in and want to keep and eye on it. The rain doesn't seem to be letting up.

    April 30, 2014

  • Marco L.

    I have to cancel, hard for me to get there, i hope next time..

    April 30, 2014

    • Rodolfo

      Marco, you are signed up for the event next Wednesday and not this one. Hope you can make the next Wednesday or please update your RSVP accordingly.

      April 30, 2014

  • Rodolfo

    We are still going to have the event. But if you have a problem getting there just update your RSVP. Looking forward to a great evening after a long rainy day : }

    April 30, 2014

  • Beth

    Rodolfo, I have to cancel. A leak just emerged in bathroom ceiling and it will not get fixed until tomorrow morning. Need to stay home to monitor it. Beth

    April 30, 2014

  • Marco L.

    Anybody knows if the event is going to be cancel due to the weather?

    April 30, 2014

  • Faye

    Hi Rodolfo, I could ale it tonight

    1 · April 30, 2014

  • Rodolfo

    We have a spot due to a cancellation, so if you are on the wait list and would be able to attend, Please comment on this post. Do not want to change your RSVP automatically as it's a late notification and some may have made other plans.

    April 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Common sense tells me I should let someone else have my spot as next week is looking psycho ... the menu really did look fab!!!

    1 · April 25, 2014

  • Rodolfo

    Just a reminder, to those that have RSVP'd, to please update your RSVP if your plans of attending has changed. We do have a few members on the wait list, and they sure would appreciate to be notified a few days in advance if they can attend or not. Last day cancellations are harsh on everyone. !!

    Look forward to a great evening of traditional Czech food and drinks and sharing the experience with you.

    April 25, 2014

  • Rodolfo

    RSVP's open on April 20th. Please 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, waiting till the last minute to cancel and hence denying others of a spot.

    April 13, 2014

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